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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Digital Humanities


This is a first course in programming for students of all backgrounds. Topics include images, video, sound, and text; user interface; interaction design; web services and APIs; and microcontroller platforms like Arduino and Phidgets. Students complete a series of projects on animation, installation art, electronic music, theatre, visualization, and/or robotics.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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From recent work in arts, neuroscience and business to exemplary cases of present-day creativity, this course studies and fosters innovation. It provides hands-on experience and collaborative work that will lead to the development of a creative idea into a business plan.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Through social media, computer gaming, and virtual communities, we spend a considerable portion of our lives in the digital world. What moral considerations ought to guide our conduct as digital citizens? This class will explore cases of online ethical challenges and theories that might provide some answers.

Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2078F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours, blended format.

Course Weight: 0.50
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In this course students will learn how historical content is produced, presented and published online; how to find and evaluate digital primary and secondary sources; and how to use computational techniques to work with digital resources. No previous background in the subject area is required.


Extra Information: 4 lecture hours.

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A comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction to data analytics using modern computing systems, with equal attention to fundamentals and practical aspects. Topics include sources of data, data formats and transformation, usage of spreadsheets and databases, statistical analysis, pattern recognition, data mining, big data, and methods for data presentation and visualization.

Antirequisite(s): Computer Science 2034A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Essential information processing skills for humanities students. Includes an introduction to programming; creating programs and scripts to address problems that arise in applied research; examples of data sets and projects drawn from different areas of the humanities and social science. No previous formal programming background required.



Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory/tutorial hour.

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An overview of core data structures and algorithms in computing, with a focus on applications to informatics and analytics in a variety of disciplines. Includes lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, and their associated algorithms; sorting, searching, and hashing techniques. Suitable for non-Computer Science students.


Prerequisite(s): Digital Humanities 2220A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory/tutorial hour.

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How is the digital world changing fashion? Learn how the web changes how we shop, how designers change the way they create and showcase products, how trending sites move opinions about what is cool, and how new technologies let us play with digital design.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

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How is Shakespeare connected to Cervantes, New York to Tokyo, Baroque painting to video games? Cultural networks grow in time and space through the creation of links among their elements. Through a set of digital tools, this course focuses on the discovery of connections that make culture possible.

Antirequisite(s): Spanish 3801F/G.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course explores virtual worlds with a focus upon their articulations of new digital forms of identity, community, art, and communication. How does the extension of the "human" into virtual space impact our understanding of ourselves? How can virtual worlds help us reappraise who we are and what we do?


Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course will cover theoretical aspects of the new use of data by humanists of different disciplines. It will serve as an introduction to the techniques and methods commonly used to make sense of data in a humanities context, such as social network analysis, generative writing, text mining or machine learning.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A study of modern database systems and their applications to and use in humanities and social science projects. Topics include database design, querying, administration, security, and privacy.


Prerequisite(s): Digital Humanities 2221A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours.

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This interdisciplinary course addresses three main issues: how information can and should be represented; how computers can allow us to interact with information; and how interactive information supports knowledge-driven activities. Case studies explore a variety of disciplines using various tools.

Antirequisite(s): Computer Science 3375A/B.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours.

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A combination of hands-on instruction in Text Encoding Guidelines for electronic texts and digital archive and a theoretical exploration of issues involved in editing, marking up, and structuring of texts and archival materials. Students will create their own digital edition or archive using XML and HTML5.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course of Digital Humanities at the 2000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Focus on visualizing and capturing cultural objects in order to preserve them, to permit consultation or to allow detailed analysis. Students will use instrumentation ranging from a simple camera to laser scanners and microCT scanners. Captured objects range from simple projections on a screen to fully immersive 3D environments.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course of Digital Humanities at the 2000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A hands-on workshop supplementing traditional historical and ethnographic methods with new modes of inquiry and expression. Students study experimental works, while working in a variety of new media including code; electronics and physical computing; 3D printing; alternate, augmented and mixed reality games; graphic novels; 3D photography; machinima and digital puppetry.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course of Digital Humanities at the 2000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course examines in depth the theories and methods of social network analysis. People, cultural artifacts, and historical events are all interconnected in complex ways. Students learn how to apply social network analysis to examine the interconnectedness of nodes and thereby better understand the resulting social, economic, and cultural consequences.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course of Digital Humanities at the 2000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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The Academic Internship is an unpaid, credit internship with minimum of 60 hours. The internship will require students to make connections with academic study while undertaking supervised duties in organizations, businesses or community groups with interests related to Digital Humanities.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department. Registration in the third or fourth year of a module in Digital Humanities, with a minimum cumulative modular average of 75%. Approval of, and acceptance into, an internship placement. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Students must have completed or are completing the required courses and at least 50% of the module.

Extra Information: Pass or Fail. Students accepted for an internship will arrange individual programs with supervising faculty. 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.

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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course of Digital Humanities at the 2000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course of Digital Humanities at the 2000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course of Digital Humanities at the 2000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course of Digital Humanities at the 2000 level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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