Originally Posted by mediagurl
I was just looking into doing a double major. I'm going into level 1 humanities and was thinking of doing a double major with social sciences. Is it worth it (with the work load and everything)? How should I set up to do this with my level 1 course selection?
First year Humanities is general, it's called Humanities I. You do not select a major yet, this is done near the end of first year and confirmed near the end of May of that year. As for course selection right now, just pick the things you feel you'll be interested in. First year is all about experimenting.
As for the workload, a double major requires you to take 9 units of each subject each year. That means 3 half year courses (each worth 3 units), or one full year course (worth 6 units) and one half year course.
Example: I'm double majoring in Hon. English and Religion. For next year I have 12 units of English, 9 units of Religion, and 9 electives. So you see you also have room to take courses unrelated to your major.
As for "is it worth it", it really depends on your life. If you're looking towards grad school or teachers college, double majors are more favourabley looked upon than just a B.A or a single Hon. B.A. Again, worry about this near the end of first year. You're given plenty of opportunities to figure things out.
Best of luck, and congrats on getting in!