Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018


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.


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



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


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


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.


Course Level

Course Type

Intercultural Communications

How does culture mold habits of thought? What is "lost in translation" between one culture and another? Explore cultural values, practices, symbols, rituals, heroes, and non-verbal and verbal communication. Examples and projects will be based on language and storytelling in literature, film, music, popular culture, food, fashion, and more.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Develop intercultural competence by examining individual experiences of learning and maintaining language and of integrating cultural heritage. Connect in-class learning about language, identity, memory, storytelling, and related issues with service-learning projects in London or the surrounding region.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Arabic 2250 or German 2200 or Italian 2200 or Japanese 2260 or Spanish 2200.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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What do you need to be interculturally effective? Using local experiences, gain global competencies by developing a comparative perspective on expectations, myths, roles, norms, rituals, and language. Figure out how to make a difference by applying your skills.

Prerequisite(s): ICC 2200F/G. Pre-or Corequisite(s): ICC 2500F/G.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Practice Intercultural Communication through study abroad in a non-English speaking environment of your choice. Use your own experiences of culture and community such as good, media, family, and student life to reflect on how you transform as you adapt. Develop an awareness of how communication, verbal and non-verbal, impacts intercultural understandings.

Prerequisite(s): ICC 2200F/G.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The Academic Internship is an unpaid, credit internship with a 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 Intercultural Communication.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department. Registration in the third or fourth year of a module in Intercultural Communication, with a minimum 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.

Course Weight: 0.50
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