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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Social Science


In this project-based course, social science students, working in interdisciplinary teams, apply their scholarship to help community agencies address their self-identified needs, developing transferable skills in the process.

Antirequisite(s): Psychology 3895E.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in third or fourth year in any social science module. By special permission from the course instructor in the Spring/Summer before the course begins in the Fall term.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours, 4-5 hours on community placement/project. (This course has a service learning component). The course is held off campus (at Innovation Works), so allow for travel time.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Provides students with a 4-month supervised work term approved by the Faculty of Social Science. Students are required to submit a final assignment and presentation on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Faculty of Social Science. Applicants must have an average of at least 70% in the most recent 5.0 credits completed and be enrolled in a Social Science Honours Specialization, Specialization or Major module and be registered in third or fourth year of a 15.0 credit or 20.0 credit degree program. Co-requisite(s): Registration in Social Science 3995A/B/Y.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. Note: 1) International students should consult the Experiential Learning Coordinator, Social Science about their eligibility. 2) Students may not take any academic courses during the internship work term.

Course Weight: 0
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Provides students with an 8-month supervised work term approved by the Faculty of Social Science. Students are required to submit a final assignment and provide a presentation on the work performed.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Enrolment in or completion of Social Science 3994. Approval of, and acceptance into, an internship work term.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. Note: 1) This credit cannot be included in the number of courses counted toward any degree or program; successful completion of Social Science 3991 and Social Science 3994 will be recognized on the student’s transcript. 2) International students should consult the Experiential Learning Coordinator, Social Science about their eligibility. 3) Students may not take any academic courses during the internship work term.

Course Weight: 3.00
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Provides students with a 9 to 12-month supervised work term approved by the Faculty of Social Science. Students are required to submit a final assignment and provide a presentation on the work performed.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Enrolment in or completion of Social Science 3994. Approval of, and acceptance into, an internship work term.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. Note: 1) This credit cannot be included in the number of courses counted toward any degree or program; successful completion of Social Science 3992 and Social Science 3994 will be recognized on the student’s transcript. 2) International students should consult the Experiential Learning Coordinator, Social Science about their eligibility. 3) Students may not take any academic courses during the internship work term.

Course Weight: 3.00
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Provides students with a 13 to 16-month supervised work term approved by the Faculty of Social Science. Students are required to submit a final assignment and provide a presentation on the work performed.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Enrolment in or completion of Social Science 3994. Approval of, and acceptance into, an internship work term.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. Note: 1) This credit cannot be included in the number of courses counted toward any degree or program; successful completion of Social Science 3993 and Social Science 3994 will be recognized on the student’s transcript. 2) International students should consult the Experiential Learning Coordinator, Social Science about their eligibility. 3) Students may not take any academic courses during the internship work term.

Course Weight: 3.00
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A series of workshops to prepare students for a practical professional learning experience. After enrolling in the course, students apply and may be selected for an 8-16-month supervised work term with an employer as approved by the Faculty of Social Science. Following the work term, students are required to submit a final assignment and presentation on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Faculty of Social Science. Applicants must have an average of at least 70% in the most recent 5.0 credits completed and be enrolled in a Social Science Honours Specialization, Specialization or Major and be registered in their third year of a 20.0 credit degree program.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. Credit for this course will not be given unless a minimum 8-month internship and all other mandatory components have been completed. This course may not be used as a substitute for any other course in the Faculty of Social Science. On successful completion, credit for the course will be given in the year in which initial registration in the course took place which is usually in Year 3. Note: 1) International students should consult the Experiential Learning Coordinator, Social Science about their eligibility. 2) Students may not take any academic courses during their internship work term course (Social Science 3991, Social Science 3992, or Social Science 3993).

Course Weight: 1.00
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A series of workshops to prepare students for a practical professional learning experience. After enrolling in the course, students apply and may be selected for a 4-month supervised work term with an employer as approved by the Faculty of Social Science. Following the work term, students must complete a final assignment and presentation on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Faculty of Social Science. Applicants must have an average of at least 70% in the most recent 5.0 credits completed and be enrolled in a Social Science Honours Specialization, Specialization or Major module and be registered in third or fourth year of a 15.0 credit or 20.0 credit degree program.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. Credit for this course will not be given unless an internship and all other mandatory components have been completed. This course may not be used as a substitute for any other course in the Faculty of Social Science. On successful completion, credit for the course will be given in the year in which initial registration in the course took place. Note: 1) International students should consult the Experiential Learning Coordinator, Social Science about their eligibility. 2) Students may not take any academic courses during their internship work term course (Social Science 3990A/B/Y).

Course Weight: 0.50
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Experiential--or service--learning (learning through practical experience) opportunities, which result in tangible and quantifiable academic value, may be recognized for course credit. Students must seek conditional approval. Detailed criteria for course credit will be determined by the Dean or designate, in consultation with appropriate department(s).

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Faculty of Social Science and permission of the Dean.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. Note: Students must receive approval of the Dean (or designate) and reach mutual agreement on a detailed study/research/work plan, prior to the experiential or service learning opportunity. The Dean, in consultation with appropriate departmental advisors (if necessary) will provide the student with detailed criteria, including a timetable of submission deadlines, which must be fulfilled in order to gain credit for the course. No credit will be given without prior approval of the Dean and a failing grade will be assigned if students do not fulfill the pre-approved reporting arrangement.

Course Weight: 0.50
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