Academic Calendar - 2022

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2022

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 Honours Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honours Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Childhood and Youth Studies


An overview of the study of childhood and youth in contemporary humanistic and social scientific disciplines focusing on the concept of childhood as it is socially, historically, and culturally constructed. Emphasis is given to understanding children's perspectives, the discursive and structural position of childhood in modern culture and social institutions.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course examines childhood and youth as they are structured by public policies. It introduces students to historical, ethnographic, discursive, and structural approaches as in diverse policy matters arising in schooling, health care, recreational programs, work, family law, and political participation.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course explores judicial responses to and media representation of serious crimes committed by children and youths.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the study of childhood and law in Canada. By examining specific cases, statutes, treaties, and practices, students will have an opportunity to increase their understanding of the most relevant doctrines, principles, and debates about childhood in Canadian legal and political culture.

Antirequisite(s): The former Childhood and Social Institutions 2250F/G, the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2256F/G, and the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2253F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course offers a foundation to engage in the conceptual and practical considerations of children and their place within discourses of advocacy. It offers a context for understanding the societal limitations that have defined advocacy with children, alongside a growing theoretical realisation of the value of engaging with children as ‘participants’.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the historically embedded words, metaphors, tropes, figures, narratives, and images of childhood and youth.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course explores historical and contemporary concepts, issues, and debates relating to race, racialization, ethnicities, and Indigeneity in childhood and youth studies.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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The course will take a global view of issues around children’s rights internationally. It will explore how well the 1989 UNCRC has been adopted in practice over the last 30 years.

Antirequisite(s): The former Childhood and Youth Studies 3335F/G.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An introduction to the primary debates, experiences, policies, and law confronting childhood and youth poverty in Canada, and through Canada’s international relief activities.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An examination of children's understanding of death, the dying child, children and funerals, specific ages and interventions for the grieving child, the family system and death, and death and trauma in children.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours; cross-listed with Thanatology 2232A/B.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Through case studies, students will better understand the importance of the rights which have been conferred upon them and their obligation to ensure that these rights are respected in our public schools. The case studies represent real situations of rights violations, sometimes by even well-meaning educators.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines various attempts by children to actively organize themselves as one response to the horrific conditions created by war and its related consequences in their communities. We further examine how children come to understand their childhoods under such conditions as well as the adult discourses that attempt to define and address war zone conditions.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An inquiry into fluid identities and the sense of belonging in childhood and youth. The course will focus upon gendered, sexual, LGBTQ2S+ identifications as they intersect with racial, ethnic, religious, political, medical, mental, or playful selves and groups in a variety of institutional or media contexts.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours

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This course explores the historical and contemporary images of children and childhood in the media and addresses the impact that this has on media culture today. It will also examine how children are presently engaging with and contributing to the multiple media platforms along with the risks and problems.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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An advanced seminar on participatory research methodology involving children and youth. Students will analyze literature, hypothesize research questions, locate sites and methods, and confront logistical and ethical questions of social research with children.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G and any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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An advanced seminar on research methodologies into systems and life worlds of childhood and youth. Students will analyze literature, hypothesize research questions, locate sites and methods, and confront logistical and ethical questions of social research with children.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G and any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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An advanced seminar on the research methodologies of discourse analysis. Students will analyze literature, locate texts, assemblages, or media available for applying the key concepts of discourse analysis to childhood and youth.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G and any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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An advanced seminar on the research methodologies of governmentality studies. Students will analyze literature, hypothesize questions, locate techniques, dispositifs, and policies of interest by applying the key concepts of governmentality studies to childhood and youth.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G and any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course will examine the ways children participate in the context of our criminal justice system as victims or witnesses.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 2212F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2212F/G.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines the prescriptions and practices arising from attempts to increase child participation in separation and divorce by examining various key roles; such as, judges, lawyers, child advocates, parents and children.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 2212F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2212F/G.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

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This course will examine youths in the context of our criminal justice system. The focus of the course will be on the complex interaction between the law and children’s rights, mental health law, the role of legal counsel and allied professionals, and the conduct of courts.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 2212F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2212F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Existing and proposed approaches to childhood advocacy are examined through case studies of child led engagement in non-governmental, governmental, and private sector initiatives. The focus is on developing a framework for understanding advocacy from the perspective of the participatory discourses within the new social studies of childhood.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 2214F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Childhood advocacy discourses and practices operate within institutional contexts populated by existing organizational discourses, policies, and practices often embedded in a network of interconnected agencies and groups. This course examines the enabling as well as restrictive features of the role adults play in terms of facilitating and inhibiting the planning, adoption and implementation of childhood advocacy initiatives.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 2214F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course examines the discourses and practices of childhood advocacy politics and policies, focusing upon the provincial level, but attending to local civic, justice, social service and health agencies in Canada.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 2214F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course examines recent changes in childhood advocacy initiatives stressing child participation in international organizations. Reflecting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals the course will offer students a practical opportunity to explore the role children can play in projects focused on saving the world.

Antirequisite(s): the former Childhood and Social Institutions 3353F/G

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 2214F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

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Working with young people, students will facilitate a youth-led workshop to explore the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in the context of children’s lived experiences. Students will develop and facilitate workshop activities and will engage with children about their insights in relation to a rights-based topic.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 2214F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

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An historical study of the discourses and practices of childhood and youth. Students will explore how and why various actors, groups, or movements have participated and shaped growing-up in Canada.

Antirequisite(s): History 3261F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An introduction to the primary debates, experiences, policies, and law confronting childhood and youth within educational institutions and programs in Canada

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An inquiry into the historical and contemporary biopolitics of childhood and youth as they happen within vaccination and public health programs, medical diagnosis and therapeutic techniques, trauma intervention and at-risk youth management programs, family-separation policies at borders, and/or climate change and environmental movements.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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A historical and contemporary inquiry into the law, policy, and practices of child and youth migration.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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An inquiry into the law, policy, and practices of child labour. Students will consider how work is implicated in young people’s dignity, identity, mobility, education, health, and economic security.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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The course uses historical and contemporary approaches toward issues around children, youth and leisure. The definitions of 'play' and 'leisure' are critically examined. The course explores the competing moral claims about what children and young people should be doing in terms of the tensions between care, protection, and social control.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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In this introductory course, students learn about the role of drama as a mode of creative inquiry, its connection to the changing image of ‘the child’, and the different methods and activities that can be used in working with children and youth across disciplines.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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Through field interventions, this course will examine various approaches to consulting children about issues affecting them, as well as ways of including the consultations in an organization’s planning and decision-making processes.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 1025F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 1025F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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Reading and discussion of selected topics in Childhood and Youth Studies.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours (reading course).

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Reading and discussion of selected topics in Childhood and Youth Studies.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 2200-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours (reading course).

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This course will examine emerging conceptual, methodological and empirical themes and topics in the continually and rapidly developing new social studies of childhood perspective. It will also facilitate the examination of the mutual contributions of related developments in other disciplines.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course will examine emerging conceptual, methodological and empirical themes and topics in the continually and rapidly developing new social studies of childhood perspective. It will also facilitate the examination of the mutual contributions of related developments in other disciplines.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An independent research project in Childhood and Youth Studies under the direction of a faculty advisor.

Prerequisite(s): Admission by permission of the Chair of Childhood and Youth Studies, and completion of CYS 3311F/G, or 3312F/G, or 3313F/G, or 3314F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Reading and discussion of selected topics in Childhood and Youth Studies.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

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An inquiry into the historical and contemporary conceptualizations and actualizations of pedagogy.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This course asks students to reflect upon what child centered practice is, where it has come from and how it is developing. Students will consider the potential of childhood studies theories to offer transformation in those spaces in which children experience their everyday lives.

Prerequisite(s): Childhood and Youth Studies 2214F/G or the former Childhood and Social Institutions 2214F/G.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

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This is a limited-enrollment, international exchange seminar in with a travel component. It brings together students studying childhood and youth at Kings College and a University in a Nordic country (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, or Iceland). We compare childhood in these respective regions as it is situated in social institutions.

Antirequisite(s): the former Childhood and Social Institutions 3395A/B if taken in 2015-16, 2016-17, or 2017-18.

Prerequisite(s): Admission is by special permission of the Chair of Childhood and Youth Studies

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

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This is a limited-enrollment, international exchange seminar in with a travel component. It brings together students studying childhood and youth at Kings College and a University in the United Kingdom. We compare childhood and youth in these respective regions as it is situated in social institutions.

Antirequisite(s): the former Childhood and Social Institutions 3393A/B if taken in 2015-16 or 2018-19.

Prerequisite(s): Admission is by special permission of the Chair of Childhood and Youth Studies

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours

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

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

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

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Childhood and Youth Studies.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Reading and discussion in selected topics in Childhood and Youth Studies.

Prerequisite(s): Any course in Childhood and Youth Studies at the 3300-level.

Extra Information: 3 hours (reading course).

Course Weight: 0.50
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