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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Family Studies


This introductory course explains the field of Family Studies, examining the factors that shape family life, from individual psychology to group dynamics to social forces such as the workplace, the economy, and the government. Families are considered across the life course, and family diversity is highlighted.

Antirequisite(s): Family Studies 1020.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Intimate relationships, like those found between marital or dating partners, are examined from a social science perspective, looking at love, mate selection, attachment, loneliness, conflict, relationship dissolution, and factors contributing to successful long-term relationships. Other close relationships also are considered, such as those between friends or parents and children.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A multi-disciplinary approach to the family as a biological, social, economic, legal and political unit, continually changing and adapting to a variety of pressures. This course provides students with a broad grounding in the family in the current Canadian context, and examines cultural and historical variation.

Antirequisite(s): Family Studies 1010A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course focuses on visible minority immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeker families, examining challenges and factors that facilitate or hinder them in the process of settlement and integration into Canadian society. Issues considered include family structures, childrearing, parenting, gender roles, and intergenerational relations. Immigration history, policies, and programs/services related to families in Canada will also be discussed.

Antirequisite(s): The former Family Studies 2225.

Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Using parenting theory and research, this course investigates the topic of parenting in-depth, exploring relevant topics such as infant development, parent-child communication, gender socialization, discipline, and more.

Antirequisite(s): Family Studies 2200E if taken in 2010-11 or 2011-12.

Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course introduces students to the basics of counselling within the context of the study of Family Studies. Students will learn about the history of the counselling professions, will gain an understanding of various approaches, skills, and work settings, and will consider the role of counselling among diverse populations, including adolescents, couples, and families. Topics include ethical and legal aspects, assessment, individual and group counselling, and research, use of technology, and multicultural issues having to do with counselling.

Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course or permission of the instructor.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An examination of government policies affecting families in Canada. Areas of family policy considered include child care, parental leave, income support, tax benefits, and pension arrangements. Course reveals the importance of government for Canadian families and their successful development.

Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A course that compares government policies for families in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world. Policies for child care, parental leave, income support, pensions and other areas are considered. Course shows how international comparisons can lead to better family policies in Canada and elsewhere.

Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course investigates middle childhood and adolescence, exploring these developmental stages as they intersect with family, society, and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course investigates the midlife and elder stages of life, topics of great importance to Canadian society given the aging of the population. Areas considered may include psychological adjustment, social networks, career and family changes, health care, elder care, and adaptation to transition.

Prerequisite(s): Any Family Studies 1000-level course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students will become familiar with the primary research methods used by Family Studies professionals. Other topics such as research ethics will be covered.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Family Studies courses at the 1000 level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to qualitative research and its application to the study of the family. Topics to be considered include participant observation, interview skills, life histories and methods of analysis.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3307F/G, Sociology 3310F/G, Sociology 3311F/G, the former Family Studies 4230A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Family Studies 2300F/G or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Theories and practices associated with planning, implementing, and evaluating family life education programs.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Family Studies courses at the 2000 level, or permission of instructor

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on managing family resources and family decision making processes using multidisciplinary perspectives. Current real world examples, family diversity, and future challenges are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Family Studies courses at the 2000 level, or permission of instructor

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines the social forces that shape life choices for women. Particular attention is given to the increased opportunity for education and paid employment that Canadian women now have and how that impacts their lives. How women balance work, family, and other life domains is considered.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 2000-level Family Studies course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines the family practices found in the West today. Due to migration patterns, and new social dynamics in Western society, the family constellation is increasingly complex and reflective of cultural background and beliefs. Consideration will be given to these family practices, including how the media portrays them.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 2000-level Family Studies course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines contemporary diversity as it impacts individuals and families. Its psychosocial approach enables students to think through their own perspectives on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, and more in preparation for working with people from diverse backgrounds.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 2000-level Family Studies course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course explores the topic of family resilience, using a strengths-based perspective to examine how and why some families are able to survive and rebound from adversity, trauma, or persistent challenges over the life course, while others do not.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Family Studies courses at the 2000 level, or permission of instructor

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Family violence is examined from a variety of theoretical perspectives, such as feminist, exchange, and systems. Dating violence, violence in marriage and marriage-like relationships, child abuse, and elder abuse are considered.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 units of Family Studies 2000-level courses, or enrollment in third or fourth year of the Major in Criminal Justice or Honors Specialization in Community and Criminal Justice modules, or permission of instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Family Studies courses at the 2000 level, or permission of instructor

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Students will be introduced to the major theoretical frameworks used by social scientists to explain variation in family life including life span, life course, developmental, social learning, social exchange, social conflict, symbolic interactionist, ecological, family systems and feminist theory perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): A 3000-level Family Studies course or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment restricted to third and fourth year Family Studies students at Brescia or permission of the instructor.

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Supervised field placement in family-focused community organizations. Enrollment limited to third and fourth year Brescia Family Studies students who are selected by application.

Prerequisite(s): A 3000-level Family Studies course or permission of the instructor. Restricted to students in their 3rd or 4th year.

Extra Information: 2 seminar/practicum hours. Note: Enrollment by permission of instructor only. Please see the Family Studies website to submit an application. Enrollment is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Students will conduct an independent Family Studies research project.

Prerequisite(s): Family Studies 2300F/G and Family Studies 3230A/B or permission of the instructor. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Family Studies 4220A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Restricted to students in the following modules: Honors Specialization in Family Studies (BSc), Honors Specialization in Family Studies (BA), Honors Specialization in Families and Communities (BA), and Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Families (BA).

Course Weight: 1.00
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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Family Studies 3000-level course or permission of the instructor.

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

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 Family Studies 3000-level course or permission of the instructor.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is not part of the regular curriculum, and will be offered based on student interests and needs. Students must be enrolled in 3rd or 4th year of Family Studies and have the permission of the department.

Prerequisite(s): One 2000-level Family Studies course

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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