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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Chinese


An introduction to oral and written standard Chinese for students with no previous knowledge of the language and no previous exposure to Chinese culture. Students will learn approximately 400 characters, 40 sentence structures, basic grammar, and will be able to write short passages and conduct brief, informal dialogues. The pinyin romanization system will be introduced. Prepares students for progression to Chinese 2250.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 1151, Chinese 1152A/B, Chinese 1153A/B, Grade 12U Chinese or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

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An introduction to oral and written standard Chinese for students with no previous knowledge of the language. Students will learn approximately 400 characters, 40 sentence structures, basic grammar, and will be able to write short passages and conduct brief, informal dialogues. The pinyin romanization system will be introduced. Prepare students for progression to Chinese 2251.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 1150, Chinese 1152A/B, Chinese 1153A/B; Grade 12U Chinese or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

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An introduction to oral and written standard Chinese for students with no previous knowledge of the language. In the sequence of Chinese 1152A/B and Chinese 1153A/B, students will learn approximately 400 characters, 40 sentence structures, basic grammar, and will be able to write short passages and conduct brief, informal dialogues. The pinyin romanization system will be introduced. Prepares students for progression to Chinese 1153A/B.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 1150, Chinese 1151; Grade 12U Chinese or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to oral and written standard Chinese for students with no previous knowledge of the language. In the sequence of Chinese 1152A/B and Chinese 1153A/B, students will learn approximately 400 characters, 40 sentence structures, basic grammar, and will be able to write short passages and conduct brief, informal dialogues. The pinyin romanization system will be introduced. Prepares students for progression to Chinese 2251.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 1150, Chinese 1151; Grade 12U Chinese or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 1152A/B or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

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An examination of China as it emerges in the era of globalization. Contents include territory, people, society, language, science and technology, development and sustainability. Analysis of dominant and diverse realities will provide an essential basis for an appreciation of continuity and change in China. Students will learn how to access major sources of information and critically to evaluate perspectives and debates. Taught in English.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course surveys traditional symbols and icons still prevalent in China's everyday life, ranging from "yin-yang", "dragon", "mandarin ducks" and "the double-happiness", to "the three stars", "Lord Guan" and "Avalokitesvara" (Guanyin). Treating these symbols and icons as image-signifiers, the course illustrates the socio-historical contexts that have shaped major symbolism in China. Students will gain a basic understanding of Chinese culture and develop skills in critical examination of cultural phenomena. Taught in English.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An intensive study of contemporary language and socio-cultural issues and topics involved in domestic and international businesses in China. Discussion of selected readings from print and internet resources will help the student to gain language and cultural skills crucial to understanding business interactions in China.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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An intensive study of spoken and non-verbal communication and practices in the cultural context of contemporary Chinese business. Discussion of real cases will help the student to develop an awareness of cultural nuances involved in doing business with the Chinese in China.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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A survey of major works of prose by pre-modern Chinese writers. This course focuses on reading texts and analyzing their textual structure, aesthetic values, and historical contexts. Attention will also be paid to the evolution of the Chinese language from the Classical to the vernacular.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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A study of Chinese literary works written by Chinese-Canadian writers. This course examines the Chinese diaspora in relation to social constructions of ethnicity, identity, community, gender and sexuality. It also looks into reflections on the relations of the diasporic community, the homeland and the host country.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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A survey of major works of prose by modern Chinese writers. Selected works will be discussed in relation to the writers' ideas of political involvement, social change, revolution and the function of literature. Events that have shaped modern Chinese history and society will also be examined.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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This course examines representative films produced in major historical periods in the Chinese Mainland, with an emphasis on issues of nationalism and national identity, as well as cultural, social, and political changes occurred and are occurring in 20th century and contemporary China.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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This course examines representative films produced in major historical periods in Taiwan and Hong Kong, with an emphasis on issues of nationalism and national identity, as well as cultural, social, and political changes occurred and are occurring in 20th century and contemporary Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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In an interdisciplinary approach, this course will examine major ancient and modern Chinese cities, with a focus on the city's form and function as an aesthetic symbol in Chinese culture, exploring the city's significant role in the making of China's cultural identity.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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A course in standard Chinese and a continuation of Chinese 1150. Students will build on skills in reading, writing, and speaking developed in earlier courses. They will gain an increased vocabulary (approximately 1000 characters) and a greater understanding of more complex grammatical structures. The pinyin romanization system will be used.


Prerequisite(s): Chinese 1150 or Chinese 1151, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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An intermediate course in standard Chinese and a continuation of Chinese 1151. Students will build on skills in reading, writing, and speaking developed in earlier courses. Students will gain an increased vocabulary (approximately 1000 characters) and a greater understanding of more complex grammatical structures. The pinyin romanization system will be used.


Prerequisite(s): Chinese 1150 or Chinese 1151, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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An intermediate course in standard Chinese and a continuation of Chinese 1151. Students will build on skills in reading, writing, and speaking developed in earlier courses. Students will gain an increased vocabulary (approximately 1000 characters in Chinese 2252A/B and Chinese 2253A/B) and a greater understanding of more complex grammatical structures. The pinyin romanization system will be used. Prepares students for progression to Chinese 2253A/B.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 2250, Chinese 2251.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 1150 or Chinese 1151, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An intermediate course in standard Chinese and a continuation of Chinese 2252A/B. Students will build on skills in reading, writing, and speaking developed in earlier courses. Students will gain an increased vocabulary (approximately 1000 characters in Chinese 2252A/B and Chinese 2253A/B) and a greater understanding of more complex grammatical structures. The pinyin romanization system will be used.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 2250, Chinese 2251.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 2252A/B.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is intended for students who can read and write in Modern Standard Chinese and will include studies in Chinese language and culture.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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This course is intended for students who can read and write in Modern Standard Chinese and will include studies in Chinese language and culture.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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A survey of the social, political, and economic factors that shape modern China. Taught in English.

Antirequisite(s): The former Centre of Global Studies 2202A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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A survey of the artistic, philosophical, and religious factors that shape modern China. Taught in English.

Antirequisite(s): The former Centre for Global Studies 2203A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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A study of the philosophical, cultural, and political aspects of traditional Chinese society through the reading of narrative texts, short stories, and novels. Literature of various genres and historical periods will be considered to illustrate the thought patterns, popular beliefs, and daily lives characteristic of traditional China. Taught in English.

Antirequisite(s): The former Centre for Global Studies 2310F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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Designed to enhance the understanding of modern Chinese society, this course will consider works by major Chinese authors from the Republican and contemporary periods. Emphasis will be on the writers' ideas of political involvement, social change, revolution, and the functions of literature. Events that have shaped modern Chinese history and society, and the writers' responses to them, will also be examined. Taught in English.

Antirequisite(s): The former Centre for Global Studies 2311F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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This course is intended for students who can read and write Modern Standard Chinese. Students will develop specific knowledge and skills in business communication in Chinese. Business etiquette and protocol will be discussed. Translation and competence in interpretation will be fostered by the study of business terms, documents, and practices.

Extra Information: 4 hours

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This course is intended for students who can read and write Modern Standard Chinese. Students will study business terms, communication styles and formats, and acquire linguistic and cultural knowledge for conducting business in Chinese. Students will develop competence through practical experience in reading and writing market reports and analysing contracts.

Extra Information: 4 hours

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This course is designed for students who speak Cantonese or Fujianese and have a working knowledge of written Chinese. Student will improve their proficiency in: pronunciation, listening and reading comprehension, oral and written communication of Standard Chinese. Students who plan to take the HSK test (Chinese proficiency test) should enrol in this course.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

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This course is intended for students who can read and write Modern Standard Chinese. Students will improve their competence in understanding and using spoken and written Standard Chinese. Print and electronic resources including Chinese television broadcasts and the World Wide Web are used to develop comprehension and writing skills.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

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This course is designed for students who speak a Chinese dialect and have an intermediate level of reading and writing proficiency. Students will improve their pronunciation through study of the Chinese phonetic system and practice of correct intonation, rhythm and accentuation.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 3344A/B

Extra Information: 4 hours

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A third-level course in standard Chinese. Advanced conversation, written composition, listening and speaking skills, and translation techniques will be emphasized. Students will learn all the basic grammatical patterns and gain a larger vocabulary (approximately 1600 characters). Selections from newspapers and short essays will be incorporated.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 3352A/B, Chinese 3353A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 2250 or Chinese 2251 or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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A third-level course in standard Chinese. Advanced conversation, written composition, listening and speaking skills, and translation techniques will be emphasized. Students will learn all the basic grammatical patterns and gain a larger vocabulary (approximately 1500 characters in Chinese 3352A/B and Chinese 3353A/B). Prepare students for progression to Chinese 3353A/B.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 3350.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 2250 or Chinese 2251 or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

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A third-level course in standard Chinese and a continuation of Chinese 3352A/B. Advanced conversation, written composition, listening and speaking skills, and translation techniques will be emphasized. Student will learn all the basic grammatical patterns and gain a larger vocabulary (approximately 1500 characters in Chinese 3352A/B and Chinese 3353A/B). Prepare students for progression to Chinese 4450.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 3350.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 3352A/B

Extra Information: 4 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is intended for students who can read and write in Modern Standard Chinese and will include studies in Chinese language and culture.

Extra Information: 3 hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is intended for students who can read and write in Modern Standard Chinese and will include studies in Chinese language and culture.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A survey of major developments in the history and art of the Chinese short story that examines selected works in classical and vernacular languages representing a variety of narrative forms. Taught in English.

Antirequisite(s): The former Centre for Global Studies 3401F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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A study of the Chinese novel from the 16th to the 20th century that addresses the historical background, the social and cultural context, the aesthetic values, and achievements of individual authors. Taught in English.

Antirequisite(s): The former Centre for Global Studies 3402F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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The course offers a close reading of male and female writings on women's roles and gender relations in Chinese society. It examines the various normative principles that describe and impose boundaries on women's political and social practices. Taught in English.

Antirequisite(s): The former Centre for Global Studies 3405F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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The course examines the roles of women in Chinese society reflected in literature. Texts of different genres and historical periods, with emphasis on the narrative forms of the imperial era, will be read to explore the changing images of the female paragon and the femme fatale. Taught in English.

Antirequisite(s): The former Centre for Global Studies 3406F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours

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This course surveys the representation of historical traumatic experience in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film. By examining the portrayal of wartime atrocity, political violence and natural disaster in cultural texts, the course explores the role of popular conceptions and imaginations in the shaping and reshaping of Chinese national identity. Taught in English.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

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This course will offer an overview of traditional Chinese theatre from the 13th Century to the early 20th Century. Seeing traditional Chinese theatre as a form of popular entertainment developed across ages in its changing cultural contexts, this course will discuss a number of themes prevalent in Chinese theatre, with special attention to their economic and socio-political backgrounds, as well as their ideological implications. Literary and performing conventions of traditional Chinese theatre will also be examined. Taught in English.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics selected by the instructor. Consult the Department of French and Asian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics selected by the instructor. Consult the Department of French and Asian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics selected by the instructor. Consult the Department of French and Asian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics selected by the instructor. Consult the Department of French and Asian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics selected by the instructor. Consult the Department of French and Asian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics selected by the instructor. Consult the Department of French and Asian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics selected by the instructor. Consult the Department of French and Asian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics selected by the instructor. Consult the Department of French and Asian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics selected by the instructor. Consult the Department of French and Asian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics selected by the instructor. Consult the Department of French and Asian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Essay course from Category A or B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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English and Chinese translation with fundamentals of theory and practice for oral and written business-oriented communication. Reflective conversation and intensive practice sessions help students obtain insights and techniques to avoid common translation pitfalls and to develop the skills for more natural and accurate translations in business Chinese and English.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 3340A/B or Chinese 3341A/B or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Chinese and English translation to deepen understanding of theory and to enhance language proficiency in business-oriented communication. This course continues Chinese 4440A/B Business Translation 1. Students build competence through analyzing texts and deploying strategies to resolve issues encountered in translating a variety of authentic and increasingly complex business documents.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 4440A/B or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An advanced course in standard Chinese, building on skills developed in earlier Chinese courses. Students will read short Chinese literary texts, newspapers and journals, develop skills in conversation and discussion of topics related to the readings, and develop practical writing skills. Students will develop comprehension skills by using Chinese media broadcasts.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 4452A/B, Chinese 4453A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 3350 or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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An advanced course in standard Chinese. Building on skills developed in Chinese 3350, students will read short Chinese literary texts, newspapers and journals, develop skills in conversation and discussion of topics related to the readings, and develop practical writing skills. Prepare students for progression to Chinese 4453A/B.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 4450

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 3350 or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours

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An advanced course in standard Chinese and a continuation of Chinese 4452A/B. Building on skills developed in Chinese 3350, students will read short Chinese literary texts, newspapers and journals, develop skills in conversation and discussion of topics related to the readings, and develop practical writing skills.

Antirequisite(s): Chinese 4450.

Prerequisite(s): Chinese 4452A/B or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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