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




Neuroscience


A comprehensive introduction to the neurosciences. Topics include molecular properties of neurons; neural plasticity; development of the brain and nervous system; sensory, motor and integrative systems; neural mechanisms of behaviour and cognition, including memory, language, and consciousness. Molecular and genetic techniques, electrophysiological recording, and brain imaging methods will be examined.

Antirequisite(s): Psychology 2220A/B and Psychology 2221A/B, if taken in 2013/14 or onward.

Prerequisite(s): Psychology 1000 with a minimum mark of 60%; either Biology 1001A or Biology 1201A with a minimum mark of 60%; and either Biology 1002B or Biology 1202B with a minimum mark of 60%.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial/laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Students will read and critique current neuroscience research from the experimental and clinical literature. Topics will range from cellular properties of neurons to cognitive neuroscience. Critical thinking, evaluation of data, research design, and the conduct of scientific inquiry will be emphasized along with the ethical implications of research in neuroscience.

Prerequisite(s): Neuroscience 2000 with a minimum mark of 75% and registration in Year 3 of an Honors Specialization in Neuroscience.

Extra Information: 3 lecture and discussion hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An independent laboratory project in Neuroscience emphasizing experimental design, instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and communication of experimental results by oral, poster and written presentations. Topics covered in seminar time include animal and human research ethics and institutional approval of animal and human experimentation, laboratory safety, and scientific communication skills.

Prerequisite(s): Neuroscience 3000F/G with a minimum mark of 75%; one of Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B or the former Statistical Sciences 2122A/B or Psychology 2810; Pharmacology 3620; Physiology 3140A; and registration in Year 4 of an Honors Specialization in Neuroscience.

Extra Information: Minimum 15 hours per week.

Course Weight: 1.50
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