Academic Calendar - 2021

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2021

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




International Relations


This course examines the history, theory, and practice of global politics since 1945, explores the international system's evolution with an emphasis on the Cold War, decolonization, and development, and asks who has benefitted from and been disadvantaged by the global order.

Antirequisite(s): The former International Relations 2701E, the former International Relations 2702E.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Honours Specialization in International Relations module.

Extra Information: Two lecture hours and one tutorial hour per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This interdisciplinary course supplements the history, theory, and practice of global politics since 1945 with an emphasis on race, settler colonialism, and development. Topics range from the international system's evolution emphasizing the Cold War and decolonization, to contemporary global problems such as environment degradation, migration, terrorism, and global social crises.

Antirequisite(s): The former International Relations 2701E, the former International Relations 2702E.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Honours Specialization in International Relations module.

Extra Information: Two lecture hours and one tutorial hour per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The capstone seminar in the International Relations Honours Specialization applies historical and political science approaches to challenges relevant to Canada and the global community today. Students initiate, direct and produce a major project with a public policy aimed at the Government of Canada and/or the global community.

Antirequisite(s): The former International Relations 4701E, the former International Relations 4702E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in year 4 of the Honours Specialization in International Relations Module, or permission of the departments.

Extra Information: Two lecture hours per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course expands on current affairs in world politics, global trends, and policy challenges that shape international relations. Topics will include global pandemics, global gender relations, competition between major powers, the spread of populism and racism in media and information politics, climate change, and the global efforts to address inequality.

Antirequisite(s): The former International Relations 4701E, the former International Relations 4702E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in year 4 of the Honours Specialization in International Relations Module, or permission of the departments.

Extra Information: Two lecture hours per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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