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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Theological Studies


An introduction to systematic theology, its sources, methods, and authorities. Particular attention will be given to the content of Christian understanding of God, creation and humanity, and to the philosophical context in which these ideas are formulated.

Antirequisite(s): Systematic Theology 5103A.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A survey of the development of Christian understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ, and of the Trinitarian theological framework within which it is classically located.

Antirequisite(s): Systematic Theology 5106B, Religious Studies 2154E.

Prerequisite(s): Theological Studies 2207F/G.

Extra Information: 2 or 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A study of major traditions in Christian philosophical theology, together with selected themes of contemporary interest and importance.

Antirequisite(s): Philosophical Theology 5102A/B.

Extra Information: 2 or 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A study of major writers, works and themes in the Christian doctrine of God. Authors encountered will range from Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine of Hippo through to Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, John Calvin, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Karl Barth, and Thomas Altizer.

Antirequisite(s): Systematic Theology 5227A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Theological Studies 2207F/G, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An exploration of the importance of context in the formulation of theological discourse globally. Attention will be given to such contextual factors as culture, gender, ethnicity, politics and economics, and to the majority voice and perspectives of contemporary non-Western Christianity.

Antirequisite(s): Systematic Theology 5201A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Theological Studies 2207F/G, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The history, theology and prospects of the modern ecumenical movement, with particular reference to pivotal events, leading figures, major themes and representative texts. The global context and the question of the practice of ecumenical theology today will also be addressed.

Antirequisite(s): Systematic Theology 5290A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Theological Studies 2207F/G, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A study of major texts, issues and movements in modern missiology, with attention to the nature of mission and to historical, contemporary and global models of evangelism, witness and action. Authors such as David Bosch will be studied alongside ecumenical texts and movements such as the anti-slavery and anti-Apartheid struggles.

Antirequisite(s): Systematic Theology 5292A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Theological Studies 2207F/G, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An historical survey of 19th-century theology, undertaken through a study of representative theologians, philosophers, issues and themes. Topics to be examined include the critique of metaphysics and the development of moralism after Kant, the theology of Schleiermacher, the kenoticism of Thomasius and Gess, and the emergence of Christian socialism.

Prerequisite(s): Theological Studies 2207F/G, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An historical survey of 20th century theology, undertaken through a study of representative theologians, philosophers, issues and themes. Topics to be examined include the emergence of dialectical theology after WWI, theological responses to Fascism and the Holocaust, the Second Vatican Council, the "death of God" theology, and neo-orthodoxy.

Prerequisite(s): Theological Studies 2207F/G, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to basic themes in theology and ethics. This course will address themes in current areas of ethical and theological debate.

Antirequisite(s): Theological Ethics 5203A/B, Religious Studies 2238F/G.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Reading course - content to be determined in consultation with the instructor.

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The course combines a survey of the important theological, philosophical, and cultural notions of music and its use in the church with practical instruction in pastoral music (choosing appropriate hymns, music for special occasions, working with professional and amateur church musicians, employment issues).

Antirequisite(s): Church Music 5222A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A study of the role and function of music in its liturgical contexts (Eucharist, Daily Office, Service of the Word) throughout the church year. It includes a historical and practical survey of the principal genres and types of liturgical music.

Antirequisite(s): Church Music 5223A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Examining a series of themes and questions arising in the interface between theology and science and addressing the question of what systematic theology, science, and society alike have to gain from more open dialogue between theologians and scientists. Taught collaboratively and in an interdisciplinary fashion.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean of Theology.

Course Weight: 1.00
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The Gospel of Matthew.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A survey of Christian pneumatology, ecclesiology and sacramental theology. Particular attention will be given to controversial and confessional aspects of historical approaches and to constructive contemporary developments.

Antirequisite(s): Systematic Theology 5210A.

Prerequisite(s): Theological Studies 2207F/G.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A detailed study of the thought of the leading figures of the European Reformation of the Sixteenth Century and of their theological legacy.

Antirequisite(s): Systematic Theology 5350A/B.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in Theological Studies at 2200 level or higher, or permission of the Dean of Theology.

Extra Information: 2 or 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Reading course - content to be determined in consultation with the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in Theological Studies at 2200 level or higher, or permission of the Dean of Theology.

Course Weight: 0.50
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