Academic Calendar - 2020

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2020

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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Human Rights Studies


This course examines the historical development and philosophical foundations of human rights, and the efficacy of legal, diplomatic and political frameworks designed to protect human rights. Topics include women’s rights; the rights of minorities; refugees and displaced persons; remedies for human rights violations in domestic and international law.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 1.0 course. (King's)

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course explores the historical and political context in which Human Rights are recognized as a discourse in Canadian society. It examines the complexity of human rights and the contradictory forces which have led to successes and failures in protecting minorities in this country.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course. (King's)

Course Weight: 0.50
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Half-term course dealing with selected topics in Human Rights. Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course. (King's)

Course Weight: 0.50
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Half-term course dealing with selected topics in Human Rights. Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course. (King's)

Course Weight: 0.50
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Half-term courses dealing with special topics in Human Rights Studies. Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Human Rights Studies 2800E.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course. (King's)

Course Weight: 0.50
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Half-term courses dealing with special topics in Human Rights Studies. Topic and course description will be available at time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Human Rights Studies 2800E.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course. (King's)

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is the culminating core requirement of the Major in Human Rights Studies. It offers a structured framework to integrate and synthesize the cross-disciplinary course of study. The project entails co-disciplinary research, aimed at applying the knowledge and skills developed through the module to a specific human rights project.

Prerequisite(s): Human Rights 2800E and Human Rights 2900F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course. (King's)

Course Weight: 0.50
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