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1.0 course not designated as an essay course
0.5 course offered in first term
0.5 course offered in second term
0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
1.0 essay course
0.5 essay course offered in first term
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0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
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1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
0.25 course offered within a regular session
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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.