Course/Program Changes for 2020

Honors Specialization and Specialization in Management & Legal Studies

Political Science 2246E has been discontinued; in future, it will be separated into two half courses which will be required instead.  
For Fall/Winter 2020 ONLY; In lieu of this requirement, students should plan to take Political Science 2201G (Special Topics) and a 0.5 MOS 2000-level (not used elsewhere in the module) to satisfy the requirement for PS 2246E for their module.  
Contact the Program Advisors to initiate this Special Permission.

Honors Specialization and Honors Double Major in Finance:

Students taking Statistics 2035 and planning to pursue the Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Finance in a future year must ensure that they are achieving an average in Stats 2035 of 70% or higher to be permitted to take Economics 2123A/B or 2223A/B for their module. 

Course Format

While courses will be taught in an online format for September 2020, many of the MOS courses are requiring synchronous classes. 
When viewing courses and schedules on the timetable:

Take note if a course has a lecture day and time listed: Students must be available to attend the lecture during that time period (unless otherwise indicated by the Professor). 

For example, the following course will have a lecture held online on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 6:30 pm (usually via Zoom): 

Section Component Class Nbr Days Start Time End Time
001 LEC 2772 W 3:30 PM 6:30 PM

where this course has no scheduled lecture time: 

Section Component Class Nbr Days Start Time End Time
001 LEC 6653

If you cannot attend the scheduled lecture, it may negatively impact your course grade and/or learning outcomes in the course. Lectures are a mandatory component of all MOS courses.

Be sure to select courses that you will be available to attend. 

Additionally, be aware of technical requirements required:
Students must have a reliable internet connection and computer that are compatible with online learning and testing system requirements. Some courses may also require the use of a remote proctoring platform (such as Proctortrack) to ensure tests are taken fairly in accordance with Western's policy on Scholastic Discipline for Undergraduate Students and Scholastic Discipline for Graduate Students.

Computer requirements include:

  • Webcam
  • Up to date version of your computer Operating System
  • MAC: Intel / AMD Processor, 2 GB RAM
  • PC: Dual-core 2.4 Ghz CPU, 2 GB RAM or better