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




Environmental Science


An overview of the science underlying key environmental issues (e.g. climate change, loss of biodiversity and ecosystem function, air and water pollution, and resource use) and how each issue impacts environmental sustainability from the local to global scale.

Prerequisite(s): Priority will be given to students in their first year at Western.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is also offered at:

Huron

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An overview of the science underlying key environmental issues (e.g. climate change, loss of biodiversity and ecosystem function, air and water pollution, and resource use) and how each issue impacts environmental sustainability from the local to global scale.

Prerequisite(s): Priority will be given to Affiliated University College students in their first year.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is also offered at:

Western Main Campus

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Topics will include: water pollution from toxic chemicals and biological sources; waste disposal and recycling of materials; other current pollution problems. Instruction and practice in library research and essay writing involving aspects of these topics.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Chemistry 2210A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A multi-module course where a case study approach will be used to acquaint students with the research tools of environmental science, and the analysis, interpretation and presentation of environmental data.

Prerequisite(s): Environmental Science 3300F/G or special permission of the program coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A detailed study of selected issues in environmental science with an emphasis on integration of perspectives and expertise from a broad range of disciplines as represented by the particular faculty and guest speakers involved in a given year. Understanding and communication of the concepts and controversies discussed will be the focus of the course.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the final year of the Honors Specialization or Specialization in Environmental Science.

Extra Information: 3 seminar/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A research project course in a particular field under the direction of a faculty member who is a member of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability.

Antirequisite(s): Environmental Science 4999E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 4 of the Specialization or Major module in Environmental Science. Students must have arranged a project with a supervisor before completing registration.

Extra Information: 8 laboratory/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A major laboratory or field project that emphasizes experimental design, instrumentation, collection and analysis of data, and communication of experimental results by oral and written presentations.

Antirequisite(s): Environmental Science 4970F/G, the former Environmental Science 4971F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Fourth year registration in the Honors Specialization in the Environmental Science module. Students must have arranged a project with a supervisor before completing registration. In the late winter, a list of potential projects for the following academic year will be available from the Undergraduate Chair of Environmental Science.

Extra Information: Minimum 15 laboratory hours per week, and during the first term an additional 2 seminar hours per week.

Course Weight: 1.50
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