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




Interdisciplinary Studies


This course is designed to provide students who are registered in the Brescia University College Preliminary Year with opportunities to learn new abilities and upgrade skills needed to achieve success in the university environment. Successful completion of Interdisciplinary Studies 0015 is required to pass Preliminary Year at Brescia.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Preliminary Year Program (Brescia University College).

Extra Information: 1.5 hours.

Course Weight: 0
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An introduction to key world-wide challenges in the areas of politics, economics, culture, and society. Topics may include human rights, international trade, globalization of disease, and environmental issues.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Brescia's interdisciplinary first-year seminar explores a selected topic from multiple disciplinary perspectives to provide a foundation in the liberal arts. Through readings, discussions, group work, and inquiry-based learning, students will explore the topic from multiple perspectives while developing a core set of academic skills including information literacy, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Antirequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 1015F/G, 2115F/G.

Extra Information: 1 lecture hour, 2 seminar/tutorial hours/week.

Course Weight: 1.00
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An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on a current-issue or specialized topic, as selected by the instructor. Through focused class discussions and exercises, students will explore the topic from multiple perspectives while developing a core set of skills including information literacy, written and oral communication, and critical thinking.


Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An interdisciplinary course for students in the humanities and social sciences. Through intellectually challenging projects focused on texts from multiple fields of inquiry, students will reflect critically on the production of knowledge and will gain substantial exercise and mentorship in interpretation, reading, research, writing, and oral expression.

Course Weight: 1.00
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A seminar exploring alternative research approaches to a series of topics, issues, or phenomena that have been identified by the students enrolled in the course as part of their application to the Huron Scholar’s Electives Program.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Scholar’s Electives Program at Huron.

Extra Information: 2 hours per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A seminar that explores how principles of qualitative and quantitative research, and of information literacy, may be applied to a series of research questions identified by the members of the class. Principles and practices of research ethics will be explored as appropriate.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Scholar’s Electives Program at Huron.

Extra Information: 2 hours per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on a specialized topic selected by the instructor. The topic will be considered from multiple disciplinary perspectives and will provide the theme to be explored while core academic skills are developed.


Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An interdisciplinary course for students in the humanities and social sciences. This course will deal with the origins of ideas (such as democracy, rationality, utilitarianism, ethics, altruism, evolution, civil society) their evolution over time, and their influence on contemporary debates.


Course Weight: 1.00
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Students will work for a term with a faculty member on a research project, writing frequent reflections on the experience.

Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 1101F/G and Interdisciplinary Studies 1102F/G and enrolment in Scholar’s Electives Program at Huron.

Extra Information: Independent Study.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An interdisciplinary exploration of learning and knowledge in relation to social experience and action. Through theoretical and case studies, the course consists of a critical exploration of the mutual interrelationships between the community and the academy.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year requirements.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course explores various accounts of the historical and biological development of reading and writing, introduces students to basic principles of semiotics (the study of signs), and examines ways in which manuscript and printed texts are shaped by their contexts.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year requirements.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is a study, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, of sender-receiver relationships as they develop through the 19th and 20th centuries from the telegraph, phonograph, and photograph through cinema, radio, television, and the internet.

Antirequisite(s): MIT 2000F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year requirements.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This is an introductory lecture course in Qualitative Research Methods drawing on the Social Sciences but also the Humanities. Three approaches (Unobtrusive Research, Interviews, and Participant Observation) to research are examined in terms of the usefulness of each approach depending on the question being researched.

Antirequisite(s): The former Interdisciplinary Studies 3310F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students complete, during intersession and summer sessions, an approved independent research project of their own design under supervision of a member of faculty.

Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 1101F/G, Interdisciplinary Studies 1102F/G, Interdisciplinary Studies 2201F/G and enrolment in Scholar’s Electives Program at Huron.

Extra Information: Independent Study.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to contemporary Cuba through an intensive intersession experiential course; weeks 1+4 at Brescia; weeks 2+3 at the University of Havana. Topics include: Cuban history and politics; education system; medical/health system; women/gender; family/childhood; social/community development; food security; sustainable agriculture. Of interest to students in the social sciences generally and particularly to those in community development, family studies, foods and nutrition.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least two years of undergraduate study. Students may participate during the May intersession at the end of their second year.

Extra Information: No knowledge of Spanish required.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Responding to the Experiences of Community-Based Learning This seminar course provides students with an opportunity to synthesize prior community-based learning experiences within a theoretical framework. Students will explore the philosophical, political and social theories/ideas underlying the practice of community-based learning and the interrelationships between the academic and off-campus community. Students will also organize a public forum on the subject of community engagement.

Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 2210F/G and completion of a community-based learning module or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 2 hours, seminar.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A major project designed by the student with supervision and assessment by a committee of three members of faculty, with a final public presentation.

Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 1101F/G, Interdisciplinary Studies 1102F/G, Interdisciplinary Studies 2201F/G, Interdisciplinary Studies 3301F/G, and enrolment in Scholar’s Electives Program at Huron.

Extra Information: Independent Study.

Course Weight: 1.00
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