Academic Calendar - 2023

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2023

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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Faculty of Information and Media Studies


This course investigates issues and concepts related to careers and community engagement in the context of Media Studies. In addition to theoretically oriented topics and concepts, this course prepares students for career development through reflective and experiential learning activities, case studies, workshop series, and guest speakers from the community.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the second, third, or fourth year of either a Major or Honours Specialization module within the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, with a cumulative average of at least 70%, no failures in FIMS courses, no more than 1.0 failure in a non-FIMS course, and no documented academic offenses. Priority will be given to students registered in the FIMS Internship module.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. 3 lecture hours. This course will count toward a degree but will not count toward a module in FIMS.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The FIMS Internship is a for-credit internship for up to four months, or a minimum of 140 hours. The internship will require students to make connections with academic study while undertaking supervised duties in organizations and businesses with media-related or information-related interests, public service organizations, and community groups.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the third or fourth year of either a Major or Honours Specialization module within the Faculty of Information & Media Studies, with a cumulative average of at least 70%, no more than 1.0 failure in a non-FIMS course, and no documented academic offences. Approval of, and acceptance into, an internship placement from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies. This course will count towards a Bachelor of Arts degree but will not count towards a module in FIMS.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. The student is required to a) complete an Internship Experience Proposal b) submit three reflection papers c) complete an internship project and portfolio, demonstrating how the experience gained through the internship relates to his/her degree coursework and d) maintain a satisfactory level of performance in the position as verified by the employer through evaluations.

Course Weight: 0.50
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