Health Science Courses 2014
Health Science Course Petition
To: Dean W. James Weese, Associate Deans, and The Faculty of Health Sciences
It has come
to our attention that the number of senior-level Health Science courses offered
at the University of Western Ontario has drastically decreased for the year of
2014/2015. Due to this change, many of the current students enrolled in the
School of Health Studies are experiencing difficulty in being able to select
their required/ desired courses. Popular courses including HS3025, 3071, 4351, and along
with several others, are no longer available to the students in the faculty.
The cancelling of some courses is understandable; however, it leaves for limited
and competitive enrollment in the courses that are still be offered. To date,
there have been no accommodations for the recent cutbacks that have been made,
which has left many students in the faculty concerned about whether or not they
will be able to fulfill their graduation requirements. In addition, senior
students would prefer to be able to take courses that are of interest to them,
and relevant to the professional field they will soon be pursuing or entering. This cannot be done with such drastic limitations to our course selection.
To address this issue, the Health Science student body would like to request the following:
- An increase in class sizes, especially the more popular senior Health Science courses such as HS3052, 3050, and 4490 by at least 50% to accommodate for the recent cancellations
- Offer more than one section for popular Health Science courses to accommodate students who may be trying to fulfill module requirements
-An increase in the number of senior-level courses to help students fulfill graduation and graduate school requirements
Lastly, we would like to thank you for your time and consideration. We hope to hear back from you soon. Any questions and inquiries can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-The Health Science Student Body