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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Linguistics


Acquaints students with human language and how it relates to society and to the mind. Topics include applications of linguistics, such as language acquisition, language and law, language disorders, and language variation across time, space and society.

Prerequisite(s): One of Anthropology 1027A/B, Linguistics 2288A/B, (both French 2805A/B, French 2806A/B), Spanish 3303A/B, the former French 2800 or permission of Linguistics program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the study of speech sounds. Topics covered include: basic anatomy of speech production, articulatory phonetics, acoustic phonetics, speech perception, phonetic transcription of sounds of the world’s languages.

Prerequisite(s): One of: Anthropology 1027A/B, Linguistics 2288A/B, both French 2805A/B and 2806A/B, or Spanish 3303A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An overview of research on naturalistic and instructed second language acquisition (SLA). Various aspects of first language and second language learning/acquisition processes provide a framework for consideration of basic questions in SLA. Issues considered include situational factors influencing SLA, learner differences, and cognitive processes in learning a second/foreign language.

Antirequisite(s): Spanish 3319A/B.

Prerequisite(s): One of Anthropology 1027A/B, Linguistics 2288A/B, Spanish 3303A/B, or both French 2805A/B and French 2806A/B or permission of the program.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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An introduction to the analysis of sound systems of languages. Includes discussion of the basic units of sound, their patterns of distribution and alternation. Topics to be covered are: articulatory phonetics, acoustic phonetics, distinctive feature theory, the writing of rules to describe phonological patterns. The generative framework will be emphasized.

Antirequisite(s): The former Anthropology 2247A/B.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to contemporary generative syntax: lexical categories, morphology in relation to syntax, constituency, dependency, grammatical relations, argument structure. The primary language discussed will be English but examples will be drawn from other languages where appropriate.

Antirequisite(s): The former Anthropology 2248A/B.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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After introducing the basic tools for analyzing language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics), this course illustrates common linguistic phenomena in each of these areas. Students will also apply their analytical skills to data from a variety of languages. Taught in English.

Antirequisite(s): Anthropology 1027A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course addresses the contribution of linguistic theory and methodology to the understanding of developmental and acquired language impairments. Morpho-syntactic, semantic-pragmatic and pragmatic impairments will be examined.

Prerequisite(s): The former Anthropology 2248A/B or French 3810A/B or Spanish 3317A/B, and registration in year 3 or 4 of any module, or permission of the program, and enrolment in third or fourth year of any module. Recommended preparation: Anthropology 2249F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course allows students to better understand linguistic analysis and theory by providing a set of basic programming tools that can be used to formalize hypotheses about linguistic data. Specific problems of morphology and syntax will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s): The former Anthropology 2248A/B or French 3810A/B or Spanish 3317A/B, or permission of the program.

Extra Information: 2 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial. Note: This course requires no previous knowledge of programming.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Special topics of current interest in Linguistics. A list of special topics may be obtained from the Program.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Individual reading and research of current interest in Linguistics.

Prerequisite(s): An application (available from the Program) must be completed with the approval of the instructor and the program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Explores advanced topics in different areas of phonological theory.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the program.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Explores advanced topics in different areas of syntactic theory.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the program.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Individual reading and research of current interest in Linguistics. An application (available from the Program) must be completed with the approval of the instructor and the program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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