Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
Courses offered by Continuing Studies
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.
1.0 course not designated as an essay course
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0.5 course offered in first and/or second 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)
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A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.
A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.
Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.
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.
Using the learning approach of knowing, doing, and being, this course explores the identity development, emergence, and effectiveness of leaders. Topics include leader character; traits; skills and competencies; behaviours; styles; power, influence, and persuasion; transactional and transformational leadership; and authentic leadership - all examined through critical methods.
Using the learning approach of knowing, doing, and being, this course explores the relational processes of leadership within teams and organizations. Topics include communication; conflict resolution; team dynamics; giving voice to values; context of culture; leader-member exchange; adaptive and collective leadership - all examined through critical methods.
An introduction to various aspects of the study of leadership with application to foods and nutrition. Areas of concern include transformational leadership, culture and leadership, elements of effective leadership, and case studies involving leadership and foods and nutrition.
This course engages students to think and write critically about what is typically identified as good and bad leadership, while confronting the spectre of moral tragedy that can accompany effective leadership. It emphasizes the role that both character and institutional context play in supporting or undermining ethical leadership.
A course which surveys the core dimensions of leadership, including the meaning and significance of leadership, theoretical foundations of leadership, and modern approaches to the study of leaders and followers. Development of leaders, profiles in leadership, and applications of leadership are also examined.
This course considers the traits, styles, and effectiveness of women leaders as well as significant differences which may separate male and female leaders. Obstacles women face in securing leadership positions and actions which might be taken to close this leadership gap are also examined.
Introduction to research methods and statistics employed in the scholarly study of leadership. Course investigates the ways to conduct leadership research and the application of statistical measures to research relating to leadership studies.
An in-depth examination of one or more topics in areas such as leadership theory, development of leadership skills, and issues in leadership. A course description will be available at the time of registration.
This course builds on change theories, positive psychology, complexity science, and social movement theories to analyze organizational issues and to develop and lead actionable change processes. Individual, organizational and societal elements required for successful change are examined through the case method of learning, experiential exercises, and lectures.
This course considers the conditions, techniques, and activities which facilitate the development of leaders and leadership. The course emphasizes that leadership development includes not only the nurturing of individual skills but also competencies relating to interactions with other persons in the immediate environment and the larger organization.
This course gives students an opportunity to consider the dimensions of leadership in various settings. Cases, histories, and profiles are used to help bring alive the study of leadership through the examination of leaders and followers in politics, business, non-profit organizations, and other contexts.
This course synthesizes key concepts and theories of systems change, social movements, feminist activism, anti-racism, and systems leadership to address intractable societal issues in equity, diversity, and inclusion. An experiential component of the course requires leading an actionable change process.
This course considers the conditions, techniques, and activities which facilitate the development of leaders and leadership in organizations. This course emphasizes the leadership skills and competencies related to interactions within the larger organization.
A seminar which provides students with an opportunity to undertake a close study of a selected topic or issue concerning leadership. Students will select, refine and develop a research paper on a selected leadership topic as well as provide and receive commentary on their work and that of their colleagues.
Prerequisite(s):Leadership Studies 3331F/G and Leadership Studies 3333F/G or the former Dimensions of Leadership 3331F/G and the former Dimensions of Leadership 3333A/B.
Supervised placement with agencies and organizations in the community to complement classroom learning with experienced-based knowledge of leadership. Students will work to satisfy both specified learning objectives and placement job requirements.
Antirequisite(s): The former Dimensions of Leadership 3338A/B.
This four month paid leadership experience in the community provides concentrated time in applying leadership knowledge and skills. The course participant will be responsible to lead an organizational project.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum completion of 3.0 credits in the Major in Leadership Studies.
Extra Information: Enrollment by permission of the program only. The application is available on Brescia’s website. Enrollment is limited and competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
A series of workshops prepares students for an applied professional learning experience in leadership. An application/interview process selects qualified students for an 8-16 month work period with an approved organization. Successful applicants enter into a learning contract with the matched organization to work on projects and activities with specific deliverables.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of a Major module in Leadership Studies.
Extra Information: Pass/Fail.
Application for enrolment in Leadership Internship required. Credit for this course will not be given unless a minimum 8 month internship and all other mandatory components have been completed.