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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Jewish Studies


A selective survey of various recent Jewish philosophical self-understandings, including an examination of some contemporary Jewish biblical scholarship dealing with disputed moral issues such as sexuality, reproductive issues, the position of women, capital punishment, and the environment.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An introductory survey of some of the forms that anti-Semitic ideas have taken from the time of the later Roman Empire until today, together with an examination of some responses to those ideas by philosophers and political theorists.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Course Description: An examination of the heroes, villains, and miracle stories of the Hebrew Bible from their roots in the ancient Near East to their incorporation into early Judaism. Comparisons will be made to the role of these stories in early Christianity.

Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2345F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours; this course is cross-listed with Religious Studies 2345F/G.

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Course Description: What is wisdom, and how do we attain it? Several books of the Bible are part of an ancient 'wisdom tradition' which spanned from ancient Egypt to Babylon to ancient Israel. What advice do these texts have, and what can they tell us about the well-lived life?


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours; this course is cross-listed with Religious Studies 2346F/G.

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Course Description: Is it really possible to live according to biblical commandments? An exploration of biblical legal texts and early Jewish methods for transforming them into workable systems of law and ethics in the Mishnah and Talmuds. Focuses on questions of what makes legal interpretation valid and differentiating law from morality.

Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2347F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours; this course is cross-listed with Religious Studies 2347F/G.

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This course explores topics in Jewish Art and Literature. Consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for current offerings. Extra information: 3 hours.

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This course explores topics in Jewish Studies related to Jewish history and/or experience. Consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for current offerings. Extra information: 3 hours.

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This course explores topics in Jewish Studies related to Jewish thought. Consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for current offerings. Extra information: 3 hours.

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This course explores topics in Jewish Art and Literature. Consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for current offerings. Extra information: 3 hours.

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This course explores topics in Jewish Studies related to Jewish history and/or experience. Consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for current offerings. Extra information: 3 hours.

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This course explores topics in Jewish Studies related to Jewish thought. Consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for current offerings. Extra information: 3 hours.

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This seminar explores topics in Jewish Art and Literature. Consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for current offerings. Extra information: 3 hours.

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This seminar explores topics in Jewish Studies related to Jewish history and/or experience. Consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for current offerings. Extra information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course explores topics in Jewish Studies related to Jewish thought. Consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for current offerings. Extra information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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