Academic Calendar - 2020 ARCHIVE

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2020ARCHIVE


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.


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



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.

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 Honours Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honours Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.


Course Level

Course Type

Social Science

In this project-based course, social science students, working in interdisciplinary teams, apply their scholarship to help community agencies address their self-identified needs, developing transferable skills in the process.

Antirequisite(s): Psychology 3895E.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in third or fourth year in any social science module. By special permission from the course instructor in the Spring/Summer before the course begins in the Fall term.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours, 4-5 hours on community placement/project. (This course has a service learning component). The course is held off campus (at Innovation Works), so allow for travel time.

Course Weight: 1.00
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One-term placement with a government, private sector or non-governmental organization to provide a practical learning experience. Admission is competitive. Students will write a final report on work undertaken.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Faculty of Social Science. Applicants must have an average of at least 70% and be enroled in a Social Science Honours Specialization, Specialization or Major or Specialization module and be registered in third or fourth year.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. Notes: International students should consult academic counselling about their eligibility. Students may not take any academic courses during the internship.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Experiential--or service--learning (learning through practical experience) opportunities, which result in tangible and quantifiable academic value, may be recognized for course credit. Students must seek conditional approval. Detailed criteria for course credit will be determined by the Dean or designate, in consultation with appropriate department(s).

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Faculty of Social Science and permission of the Dean.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. Note: Students must receive approval of the Dean (or designate) and reach mutual agreement on a detailed study/research/work plan, prior to the experiential or service learning opportunity. The Dean, in consultation with appropriate departmental advisors (if necessary) will provide the student with detailed criteria, including a timetable of submission deadlines, which must be fulfilled in order to gain credit for the course. No credit will be given without prior approval of the Dean and a failing grade will be assigned if students do not fulfill the pre-approved reporting arrangement.

Course Weight: 0.50
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