Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Courses


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


Suffixes

no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session

Glossary


Prerequisite

A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


Corequisite

A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Antirequisite

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.


Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).


Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Course Type




American Studies


This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of the history, culture, and politics of the United States. It stresses how the national idea of America has evolved, and how artists, labourers, immigrants, Indigenous peoples, and others, have grappled with the conflicting definition of what it means to be "American."

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Consult the Centre for American Studies office for details of current course offerings.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in ONE of: American Studies 1020, the former History 1701E, Political Science 1020E, English 1020E, English 1022E, English 1024E, or permission of Director of the Centre for American Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Consult the Centre for American Studies office for details of current course offerings.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in ONE of: American Studies 1020, the former History 1701E, Political Science 1020E, English 1020E, English 1022E, English 1024E, or permission of Director of the Centre for American Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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In the increasingly polarized culture of the US, one American’s dream often seems to be another American’s nightmare. This course introduces key ideas in American culture (the American Dream, American Exceptionalism, and American Identity), and examines recent socio-political movements such as #Black Lives Matter, #Me Too, and White Nationalism.

Antirequisite(s): History 2310F/G.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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What defines being “American”? How is the American identity constructed, and how and why is it frequently contested? This course employs an interdisciplinary approach to explore the meaning(s) and definition(s) of American identity from multiple viewpoints, and within the context of US history, politics, regions, values, and culture.

Antirequisite(s): History 3310F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 History course at the 2200 level or above OR enrolment in an American Studies module.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Consult the Centre for American Studies office for details of current course offerings.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in ONE of: American Studies 1020, the former History 1701E, Political Science 1020E, English 1020E, English 1022E, English 1024E, or permission of Director of the Centre for American Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Consult the Centre for American Studies office for details of current course offerings.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in ONE of: American Studies 1020, the former History 1701E, Political Science 1020E, English 1020E, English 1022E, English 1024E, or permission of Director of the Centre for American Studies.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The subject will be selected by students in consultation with an instructor of their choice willing to give the course. This course will normally be open to fourth-year honors students who have acheived an average of at least 80% in their third year of the American Studies program. Permission of the department is also required.

Extra Information: Restricted to Honors Students.

Course Weight: 1.00
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The subject will be selected by students in consultation with an instructor of their choice willing to give the course. This course will normally be open only to fourth-year honors students who have achieved an average of at least 80% in their third year of the American Studies program. Permission of the department is also required.

Extra Information: Restricted to Honors Students.

Course Weight: 0.50
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