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




Integrated Science


A focused analysis of classic experiments and how the scientific process has changed over time. Students will engage in understanding seminal discoveries by learning the underlying science and studying experimental design. The course will also discuss how complex and challenging problems facing humanity today require an integrated approach.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 1 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Foundational topics of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science and physics learned through an integrated problem-based approach. Small-group interactions and integrated laboratory experiments will foster teamwork and develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The importance of mathematical approaches and the use of statistics will be emphasized throughout the course.


Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 1 of the Western Integrated Science program and a minimum of 60% in each of Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, Chemistry 1301A/B, and Physics 1301A/B or Physics 1501A/B.

Extra Information: 12 lecture hours and 12 laboratory/tutorial hours per week.

Course Weight: 2.00
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An exploration of socio-scientific issues facing humanity, including climate change, world hunger, energy/water availability and habitat loss. The interdisciplinary nature and interconnectivity of these issues will be discussed. Students will access the scientific literature and government reports, critically evaluate the data presented and use it to develop cogent arguments.

Antirequisite(s): Environmental Science 1021F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 2 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to the tools and techniques used to manage, process and analyze large data sets enabling scientists to identify relevant information more quickly. Data visualization and mathematical modeling techniques will also be discussed. Assignments will use data from research programs at Western and local companies helping them address important questions.


Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 2 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An examination of the properties and applications of materials that are important to modern society. This includes both natural materials and synthetics including alloys, polymer/nanoparticle composites and optical and electronic materials. Team-based projects will investigate a problem related to the development, manufacture or analysis of a new material or biomaterial.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 3364A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 3 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This experiential learning course will foster interaction between students and community partners regarding a specific project. Students will mobilize their classroom and laboratory knowledge in order to address questions of relevance to a local company or non-profit organization.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 3 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 2 lecture, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Mentorship and leadership skill development for senior WISc students. Through both formal and informal interactions with students in the first and second year of WISc, students in the course will refine a range of interpersonal and collaborative skills. Students will also attend workshops on professional development and leadership.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 4 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A major experimental or theoretical project that integrates at least two scientific disciplines. Key aspects of the project will include experimental design, instrumentation, collection and analysis of data, and communication of results. Projects require co-supervision by at least two faculty members, at least one of whom must be from the Faculty of Science.


Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 4 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Course Weight: 1.50
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