Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
Courses offered by Continuing Studies
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.
1.0 course not designated as an essay course
0.5 course offered in first term
0.5 course offered in second term
0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
1.0 essay course
0.5 essay course offered in first term
0.5 essay course offered in second term
0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
0.25 course offered within a regular session
0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
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.
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).
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 Honours Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honours Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.
This course explores a variety of accounts regarding human happiness through the reading of primary texts from around the world, from the ancient to the contemporary period. Students will explore what it means to be happy from a number of global perspectives.
This course explores the nature and causes of war as well as the circumstances required for peace and ways to achieve it through the reading of primary texts from around the world, from the ancient to the contemporary period.
This interdisciplinary course explores what it means to be human. Through the exclusive study of complete primary texts from around the world, including, but not limited to works of philosophy, literature, and film, students will investigate questions surrounding the idea of human nature and the purpose of human life.
This interdisciplinary course investigates the nature and meaning of love. By studying primary texts from around the world, including, works of philosophy, literature, and film, students will explore ideas about different forms of love and its role in a variety of contexts, including families, friendships, romantic relationships, and political communities.
This interdisciplinary course will explore the history of art or music from around the world focusing on the theme of love. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how art and music have diversely interpreted philosophic questions concerning love.
Through the examination of case law and literature from around the world, this interdisciplinary course explores what we mean when we speak about the rule of law. The course will focus on diverse themes of particular relevance to the contemporary world.
By studying primary texts from around the world, including, works of philosophy, literature, and film, students will investigate varying accounts of justice, assess how competing arguments and changing circumstances affect what it means to be just, and the relationship between social responsibility, justice and the law.
Studying texts from around the world, students will investigate the relationship between the natural world and technology. We will explore how technology can enhance our appreciation and use of nature, while also being a disruptive force. Students will seek to assess how these competing values can be balanced.
Engaging in texts from around the world students will explore different aesthetic theories, assess these accounts while engaging with works of art, explore the relationship of the imagination to reason, and think about the role the beautiful plays in human fulfillment.
Reading texts from around the world, students will investigate the nature of reason and that of faith, as well as their relationship to one another. Can faith be rational? Does reason supersede the need for faith?
This interdisciplinary course will explore the history of global art or music, specifically as it pertains to the theme of justice. Students will learn about the different artistic movements and traditions of a number of world cultures and gain a deeper understanding of how art and music have diversely interpreted the question of justice.
This interdisciplinary course explores how to be an ethical leader by introducing students to the philosophy of leadership in works of philosophy, politics, and literature. Reading diverse works from around the world, students will explore the nature of leadership from the ancient world to the present.
The capstone course integrates and extends the theories, methods, and findings across GGB courses. Students will be given an opportunity to propose and engage in an extensive research project concerning a primary text or group of texts, with the end of illuminating a contemporary issue or problem.