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 Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.
A focused analysis of classic experiments and how the scientific process has changed over time. Students will engage in understanding seminal discoveries by learning the underlying science and studying experimental design. The course will also discuss how complex and challenging problems facing humanity today require an integrated approach.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 1 of the Western Integrated Science program.
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.
Foundational topics of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science and physics learned through an integrated problem-based approach. Small-group interactions and integrated laboratory experiments will foster teamwork and develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The importance of mathematical approaches and the use of statistics will be emphasized throughout the course.
An exploration of socio-scientific issues facing humanity, including climate change, world hunger, energy/water availability and habitat loss. The interdisciplinary nature and interconnectivity of these issues will be discussed. Students will access the scientific literature and government reports, critically
evaluate the data presented and use it to develop cogent arguments.
Introduction to the tools and techniques used to manage, process and analyze large data sets enabling scientists to identify relevant information more quickly. Data visualization and mathematical modeling techniques will also be discussed. Assignments will use data from research programs at Western and local companies helping them address important questions.
An examination of the properties and applications of materials that are important to modern society. This includes both natural materials and synthetics including alloys, polymer/nanoparticle composites and optical and electronic materials. Team-based projects will investigate a problem related to the development, manufacture or analysis of a new material or biomaterial.
This experiential learning course will foster interaction between students and community partners regarding a specific project. Students will mobilize their classroom and laboratory knowledge in order to address questions of relevance to a local company or non-profit organization.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 3 of the Western Integrated Science program.
Mentorship and leadership skill development for senior WISc students. Through both formal and informal interactions with students in the first and second year of WISc, students in the course will refine a range of interpersonal and collaborative skills. Students will also attend workshops on professional development
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 4 of the Western Integrated Science program.
A major experimental or theoretical project that integrates at least two scientific disciplines. Key aspects of the project will include experimental design, instrumentation, collection and analysis of data, and communication of results. Projects require co-supervision by at least two faculty members, at least
one of whom must be from the Faculty of Science.