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




Museum and Curatorial Studies


This course considers exhibitions (historical and contemporary), that have profoundly altered the study of art history and impacted the ways museums function. Students will gain a broad overview of influential exhibitions from around the world, which have led to new methods of display, collecting, and archiving, and have changed relationships between museums and their publics.

Antirequisite(s): the former VAH 2296F/G, the former VAH 3386F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in a Visual Art Module or Permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours: lecture, blended or online format.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course introduces to the ways that museums function. Class materials cover different kinds of museums, collections, and archives through case studies, debates, and problem solving. The class includes both the study of existing museums, collections, and exhibitions as well as participatory assignments and curatorial work.

Antirequisite(s): the former VAH 2292F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 from Art History 1640 or two of Art History 1641A/B-1648A/B, or the former VAH 1040 or two of the former VAH 1041A/B–1045A/B, or 1.0 essay course from Arts and Humanities, FIMS, or Social Science, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours: lecture, blended or online format.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Prerequisite(s): Registration in a Visual Art Module or Permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Prerequisite(s): Registration in a Visual Art Module or Permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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What challenges do museums face in researching and displaying “difficult” material such as artefacts related to histories of violence, social and economic disparity, colonization, or environmental degradation? Students will learn how museums have both benefitted from and responded to historical and ongoing exploitation and inequality.

Antirequisite(s): the former VAH 3384F/G, the former VAH 3386F/G.

Prerequisite(s): 0.5 Art History 2600-level credits or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours: lecture, blended, or online format.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will provide a "behind the scenes" study of museums. By working with community partners, students will learn about collections management, conservation, funding strategies and fundraising, cultural policy, and graphic design for museums. The course promotes experiential learning and provides vital transferable skills for students aiming to work in the cultural sector.

Antirequisite(s): the former VAH 3383A/B/Y, the former VAS 3383A/B/Y.

Prerequisite(s): Museum and Curatorial Studies 2620F/G or the former VAH 2292F/G, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course introduces students of art history and museum and curatorial studies to some of the basic digital tools required for professionals in the field. Topics will include: image editing and optimization, documentation and digital photography, poster and catalogue design, creating didactic panels, 360 video and photo capture, etc.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in a Visual Arts module.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Third-year students with a departmental average of at least 75% have the opportunity to take part in a project-based experiential learning activity at one of our many studio, museum, gallery, or heritage locations in London and surrounding areas. Students will work closely with the Project’s Supervisor.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Third-year students with a departmental average of at least 75% have the opportunity to take part in a project-based experiential learning activity at one of our many studio, museum, gallery, or heritage locations in London and surrounding areas. Students will work closely with the Project’s Supervisor.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Prerequisite(s): Registration in a Visual Art Module or Permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Prerequisite(s): Registration in a Visual Art Module or Permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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In this capstone seminar class, students work together with the professor to plan and execute a major curatorial project. This class provides essential skills and practical experience for those hoping to move into careers in the museums and culture fields.

Antirequisite(s): the former VAH 4485E, the former VAS 4485E.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 3 and 4 in Honors Specialization in Art History and Museum Studies or Major in Museum and Curatorial Studies, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Prerequisite(s): Registration in years 3 or 4 of a Department of Visual Arts Module, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours: seminar, workshop, blended or online format.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Third or fourth-year honors students with a departmental average of at least 75% have the opportunity for experiential learning in the fields of Gallery, Museum, and Heritage Studies. Students work with the Undergraduate Chair on a project at one of the many studio, museum, gallery, or heritage locations in London's region.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Third or fourth-year honors students with a departmental average of at least 75% have the opportunity for experiential learning in the fields of Gallery, Museum, and Heritage Studies. Students work with the Undergraduate Chair on a project at one of the many studio, museum, gallery, or heritage locations in London's region.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Fourth-year students with a departmental average of at least 75% have the opportunity to take part in a project-based experiential learning activity at one of our many studio, museum, gallery, or heritage locations in London and surrounding areas. Students will work closely with the Project’s Supervisor.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Fourth-year students with a departmental average of at least 75% have the opportunity to take part in a project-based experiential learning activity at one of our many studio, museum, gallery, or heritage locations in London and surrounding areas. Students will work closely with the Project’s Supervisor.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Prerequisite(s): Registration in years 3 or 4 of a Department of Visual Arts Module, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Fourth-year student with a departmental average of at least 80% may elect independent study as one of the half-year courses chosen from the 4000 series. Before registering for the course, the student must obtain from the supervising professor approval of a detailed plan of study.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.

Course Weight: 0.50
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