Academic Calendar - 2019

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2019

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




Childhood and Social Institutions


An overview of the study of childhood in contemporary humanistic and social scientific disciplines. The course focuses on the concept of childhood as it is socially, historically, and culturally constructed. Emphasis is given to understanding children's perspectives, the discursive and structural position of childhood in modern culture and social institutions.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course examines childhood and youth as they are structured by public policies of citizenship rights, labour and education. Students are introduced to historical, ethnographic, discursive, and structural approaches as they explore how childhood and youth is produced and contested through institutional practices and policy debates.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course explores issues around children as criminals and the responses to them in judicial practice and in the media. Integral to this discussion are notions of rights, citizenship and the concept of the moral panic as applied to the context of children who kill.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in any Childhood and Social Institutions module, or module in Criminology or Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the study of childhood and law in Canada. By examining specific cases, statutes, treaties, and practices, students will have an opportunity to increase their understanding of the most relevant doctrines, principles, and debates about childhood in Canadian legal and political culture.

Antirequisite(s): The former Childhood and Social Institutions 2250F/G, the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2256F/G, and the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2253F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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In this course, systems initiatives in areas such as environmental education, civic engagement, and child directed organizations are examined. Inter- and intra-generational relationships, citizenship, participation, rights, responsibilities, experiential age, and fairness constructed by children during their everyday play and work engagements with peers and adults are examined.

Antirequisite(s): The former Childhood and Social Institutions 2220F/G and the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2225F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course offers a foundation to engage in the conceptual and practical considerations of children and their place within discourses of advocacy. It offers a context for understanding the societal limitations that have defined advocacy with children, alongside a growing theoretical realisation of the value of engaging with children as ‘participants’.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An introduction to the structure of representations, figures, and discourses of childhood and youth in the media and in material culture.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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The course will take a global view of issues around children’s rights internationally. It will explore how well the 1989 UNCRC has been adopted in practice over the last 30 years.



Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An introduction to the primary debates, experiences, policies, and law confronting childhood and youth poverty in Canada, and through Canada’s international relief activities.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Through case studies, students will better understand the importance of the rights which have been conferred upon them and their obligation to ensure that these rights are respected in our public schools. The case studies represent real situations of rights violations, sometimes by even well-meaning educators.

Antirequisite(s): CSI 2295A/B if taken before 2015.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines various attempts by children to actively organize themselves as one response to the horrific conditions created by war and its related consequences in their communities. We further examine how children come to understand their childhoods under such conditions as well as the adult discourses that attempt to define and address war zone conditions.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or registration in the second or above year module in Social Justice and Peace Studies, Disability Studies, Sociology, Political Science or History,

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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An exploration of debates and issues around children's engagement in and with media, focusing on film, TV, digital and mobile media and advertising and consumerism.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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An examination of various attempts to include children in the decision making processes of social projects, settings, agencies and institutions. Various arguments for inclusion of children will be discussed along with an assessment of the outcomes associated with each attempt.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 2210F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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An examination of the representation of childhood in different methodological procedures such as national statistical accounts, surveys, experiments, ethnographies using interviews and direct observations, document based studies, and unobtrusive measures.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third year or above of Honors Specialization in CSI, or permission of the Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Each student will be responsible for designing a research project in the social study of childhood using ethnographic, discursive, or structural methodologies. Students will analyze literature, hypothesize research questions, and confront ethical and epistemological questions of social research with children.

Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies 2252F/G or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours. Space permitting, 3rd or 4th year Honors Double Major students with CSI as one of their Majors can enroll at the specified time during the registration period. Space permitting, students in the 3rd year of a CSI three or four year program who obtained an average of 75% in Childhood and Social Intuitions 2210F/G may be granted special permission to take the course.

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Children are often required to testify in sexual and computer pornography cases. Courts are attempting to include children's perspectives on the impact of mental illness, parental incarceration and living with high risk offenders. How is the voice of the child to be heard?

Antirequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 3393A/B, if taken in 2009-10, 2010-11 or 2011-12.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Diploma of Childhood in the Justice System or the Certificate of Childhood in the Justice System program, or third or fourth year any Childhood and Social Institutions module.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

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This course examines the challenges that have arisen in associations with putting international agreements into practice at the national and local levels. Agreements include: UN Resolution 2005/20 - Guidelines on Justice in Matters Involving Child Victims and Witnesses of Crime and the UN 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Diploma of Childhood in the Justice System or the Certificate of Childhood in the Justice System program, or third or fourth year any Childhood and Social Institutions module.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

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This course examines the prescriptions and practices arising from attempts to increase child participation in separation and divorce by examining various key roles; such as, judges, lawyers, child advocates, parents and children.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the Diploma of Childhood in the Justice System or the Certificate of Childhood in the Justice System program, or third or fourth year any Childhood and Social Institutions module.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

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An exploration of the Canadian criminal justice system focusing on participation of child victims and witnesses of crime. International best practices in the treatment of children in court, legislative reforms, rights, access to justice and, child friendly justice are examined.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 2212F/G, or by permission of the Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Existing and proposed approaches to childhood advocacy are examined through case studies of child led engagement in non-governmental, governmental, and private sector initiatives. The focus is on developing a framework for understanding advocacy from the perspective of the participatory discourses within the new social studies of childhood.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G and Enrolment in the Diploma or Certificate in Childhood and Advocacy, or third or fourth year of any CSI Program Module.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Childhood advocacy discourses and practices operate within institutional contexts populated by existing organizational discourses, policies, and practices often embedded in a network of interconnected agencies and groups. This course examines the enabling as well as restrictive features of the role adults play in terms of facilitating and inhibiting the planning, adoption and implementation of childhood advocacy initiatives.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G and Enrolment in the Diploma or Certificate in Childhood and Advocacy, or third or fourth year of any CSI Program Module.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course examines the discourses and practices of the rapidly evolving childhood advocacy environment, considering examples at the provincial level as well as within more local civic, justice, social service and health agencies in Canada. With reference to children’s rights students will be enabled to contribute to ongoing dialogue and debate.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G and Enrolment in the Diploma or Certificate in Childhood and Advocacy, or third or fourth year of any CSI Program Module.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course examines recent changes in childhood advocacy initiatives stressing child participation in international organizations as well as in other national jurisdictions. It will offer students a practical opportunity to engage in the task of developing a child centred organization.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G and Enrolment in the Diploma or Certificate in Childhood and Advocacy, or third or fourth year of any CSI Program Module.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

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An historical study of the discourses and practices of childhood and youth. Students will explore how and why various actors, groups, or movements have participated and shaped growing-up in Canada.

Antirequisite(s): History 3261F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 3rd or 4th year standing.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course introduces students to the literature around the geographies of childhood. Here we consider the spaces and places of childhood, moving from the home and outwards: the school, the street, the locality, the nation and the world. Issues of structure and agency in children's everyday lives are addressed.

Antirequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 3392A if taken in 2013-14.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An opportunity to read, discuss, write about, and apply Foucauldian analytics of power to the policies, practices, law, and institutions of childhood and youth.

Antirequisite(s): The former Childhood and Social Institutions 3360F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 2210F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An introduction to the primary debates, experiences, policies, and law confronting childhood and youth within educational institutions and programs in Canada

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 2210F/G or Childhood and Social Institutions 2212F/G; or by permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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The course uses historical and contemporary approaches toward issues around children, youth and leisure. The definitions of 'play' and 'leisure' are critically examined. The course explores the competing moral claims about what children and young people should be doing in terms of the tensions between care, protection, and social control.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year of any Childhood and Social Institutions module. Subject to availability, third-year and fourth-year students in other modules may be admitted by special permission.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Through field interventions, this course will examine various approaches to consulting children about issues affecting them, as well as ways of including the consultations in an organization’s planning and decision-making processes.

Prerequisites(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of any CSI Module.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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Reading and discussion of selected topics in Childhood and Social Institutions.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd year of the CSI Honors program, or written permission of the Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Reading and discussion of selected topics in Childhood and Social Institutions.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd year of the CSI Honors program, or written permission of the Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours (reading course).

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This course will examine emerging conceptual, methodological and empirical themes and topics in the continually and rapidly developing new social studies of childhood perspective. It will also facilitate the examination of the mutual contributions of related developments in other disciplines.

Prerequisites(s): Registration in the final year of any CSI Module.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course will examine emerging conceptual, methodological and empirical themes and topics in the continually and rapidly developing new social studies of childhood perspective. It will also facilitate the examination of the mutual contributions of related developments in other disciplines.

Prerequisites(s): Registration in the final year of any CSI Module.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This full year course allows students to fulfill a capstone or thesis in any thematic area within CSI (children, policy and law; advocacy and rights; children’s everyday lives).

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the final year of any CSI module. Permission from supervising faculty.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Reading and discussion of selected topics in Childhood and Social Institutions.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of the Honors Specialization offered in CSI.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Childhood and Social Institutions.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of the Honors Specialization offered in CSI or written permission of the Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Childhood and Social Institutions.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in fourth year of the Honors Specialization offered in CSI or written permission of the Program Coordinator.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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