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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Arts and Humanities


A combined historical and thematic survey of select fields that comprise the Humanities and the various approaches and methods they employ in furthering our understanding of the human experience. The various forms of communication used in the arts will also be examined.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School for Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course addresses contemporary theories and historical approaches currently used in the Arts and Humanities. The course aims to provide a foundation for critical thought by exploring how different disciplines understand and interpret texts, objects, and historical contexts.

Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in Arts and Humanities 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course examines the critical forms and strategies of writing and speaking in the Arts and Humanities by studying the principles and practices of rhetoric, argumentation, stylistic clarity, editing/rewriting, with an eye to students' professional as well as academic development.

Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in Arts and Humanities 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines the evolution of information systems and the impact of digital technologies on research in the Arts and Humanities through a hands-on examination of databases, search engines, and online archives; text mining and analysis tools; visualization, bibliography and citation software; social media, blogging, and website design and creation.

Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in Arts and Humanities 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An examination of scholarly methods applied to a specific research topic or area.

Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in Arts and Humanities 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An examination of scholarly methods applied to a specific research topic or area.

Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in Arts and Humanities 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An examination of scholarly methods applied to a specific research topic or area.

Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in Arts and Humanities 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An examination of scholarly methods applied to a specific research topic or area.

Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in Arts and Humanities 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Academic Internship may be paid or unpaid, credit internship for up to four months, or a minimum of 140 hours. Students may pursue an internship within an approved institution or industry related to their module within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of either a Major or Specialization within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, with a cumulative average of at least 75% and no failures. Approval of the Department and Dean’s Office of the Arts and Humanities.

Extra Information: International students may participate in an internship program in Canada if they have a valid study permit and a Social Insurance Number. The student is required to a) maintain a suitable level of performance in the position as verified by the employer through evaluations and b) submit a mid-term as well as a final report, demonstrating how the experience gained through the internship relates to his/her coursework and program of study.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Professional Internship is paid, non-credit internship for up to four months, or a minimum of 140 hours. Students may pursue an internship within an approved institution or industry related to their module within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of either a Major or Specialization within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, with a cumulative average of at least 75% and no failures. Approval of the Department and Dean’s Office of the Arts and Humanities.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail; International students may participate in an internship program in Canada if they have a valid study permit and a Social Insurance Number. The student is required to maintain a suitable level of performance in the position as verified by the employer through evaluations.

Course Weight: 0
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This course offers students an intensive and engaged learning experience by focusing on the research expertise of one of the School's Fellows. Students will study the practical issues and approaches to research in the Arts and Humanities. The course encourages self-directed study, and may include travel to an international location.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note: Please consult the Faculty for current course offering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course offers students an intensive and engaged learning experience by focusing on the research expertise of one of the School's Fellows. Students will study the practical issues and approaches to research in the Arts and Humanities. The course encourages self-directed study, and may include travel to an international location.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note: Please consult the Faculty for current course offering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course offers students an intensive and engaged learning experience by focusing on the research expertise of one of the School's Fellows. Students will study the practical issues and approaches to research in the Arts and Humanities. The course encourages self-directed study, and may include travel to an international location.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note: Please consult the Faculty for current course offering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course offers students an intensive and engaged learning experience by focusing on the research expertise of one of the School's Fellows. Students will study the practical issues and approaches to research in the Arts and Humanities. The course encourages self-directed study, and may include travel to an international location.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Note: Please consult the Faculty for current course offering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This capstone seminar centres on a specific theme or hot topic, chosen by a specific Visiting Fellow, to be examined from various disciplinary and methodological perspectives in the Arts and Humanities. Students can expect to travel to a national or international site to undertake intensive fieldwork.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course focuses on the advanced development of critical and research skills to prepare students for postgraduate study. Please consult the Faculty for current offerings. Students can also elect to undertake a research, teaching, or unpaid internship in a professional field to prepare for jobs in the private and public sectors. Note: A detailed proposal of the internship must be submitted to the School's Director for approval prior to registering in the course.


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This course focuses on the advanced development of critical and research skills to prepare students for postgraduate study. Please consult the Faculty for current offerings. Students can also elect to undertake a research, teaching, or unpaid internship in a professional field to prepare for jobs in the private and public sectors. Note: A detailed proposal of the internship must be submitted to the School's Director for approval prior to registering in the course.


Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on the advanced development of critical and research skills to prepare students for postgraduate study. Please consult the Faculty for current offerings. Students can also elect to undertake a research, teaching, or unpaid internship in a professional field to prepare for jobs in the private and public sectors. Note: A detailed proposal of the internship must be submitted to the School's Director for approval prior to registering in the course.


Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on the advanced development of critical and research skills to prepare students for postgraduate study. Please consult the Faculty for current offerings. Students can also elect to undertake a research, teaching, or unpaid internship in a professional field to prepare for jobs in the private and public sectors. Note: A detailed proposal of the internship must be submitted to the School's Director for approval prior to registering in the course.


Course Weight: 0.50
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