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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Course Type




Integrated Science


Solving the scientific problems that face humanity today requires an integrated approach. Students in this collaborative course will examine the nature of classical experiments, the scientific method, experimental design, the impact of scientific revolutions, and how the scientific process has evolved over time.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 1 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours biweekly.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Explore foundational topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics through an integrated questions-based approach. Small-group interactions and interdisciplinary laboratory experiments are designed to foster teamwork, interdisciplinary thinking, and the development problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.


Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 1 of the Western Integrated Science program and a minimum of 60% in each of Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B; Chemistry 1301A/B; and Physics 1201A/B or Physics 1501A/B or the former Physics 1301A/B.

Extra Information: 13 lecture hours and 10 laboratory/tutorial hours per week.

Course Weight: 2.00
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An exploration of socio-scientific issues facing humanity, including climate change, food availability, energy/water supply, and biodiversity loss. The interdisciplinary nature and interconnectivity of these issues will be discussed. Students will access the scientific literature and government reports, critically evaluate the data presented and use it to develop cogent arguments.

Antirequisite(s): Environmental Science 1021F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 2 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours/week, 1 tutorial hour/week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Three basic data science concepts and their corresponding techniques are explored while emphasizing practical data handling and programming skills in Python: Sampling to estimate the properties of a population (Bootstrap), random assignment and experiments to make causal inferences (randomization test), and model selection to enable good predictions (cross-validation).


Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 2 of the Western Integrated Science program; Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B; Integrated Science 1001X.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours/week, 2 tutorial hours/week

Course Weight: 0.50
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An examination of the properties and applications of materials that are important to modern society. This includes both natural materials and synthetics including alloys, polymer/nanoparticle composites and optical and electronic materials. Team-based projects will investigate a problem related to the development, manufacture or analysis of a new material or biomaterial.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 3364A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 3 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Make an impact in your community through this experiential learning course. Engage with a local company or non-profit organization to advance scientific literacy and help them address scientific problems. Mentor and inspire newer undergraduates. Examine the impact of science in communities across the globe. Construct evidence-based responses to scientific issues.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 3 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours/week, 2 tutorial hours/week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Mentorship and leadership skills development for senior students in Integrated Science modules. Through both formal and informal interactions with students in Integrated Science, students in the course will refine a range of interpersonal and collaborative skills. Students will also engage in workshops on professional development and leadership.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 4 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Extra Information: 1 lecture hour. Pass/Fail.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Explore the investigative nature of science by performing an experimental or theoretical research project under the supervision of a faculty member while making connections between two or more scientific disciplines. Key aspects of the project may include experimental design, instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and the communication of results.


Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 4 of the Western Integrated Science program.

Course Weight: 1.50
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