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Bachelor of Arts English
A broad and deep understanding of the history and development of literature in English has always been the hallmark of a Queen’s degree in English. The BA in English is structured to provide students with a strong foundation in both Genre and Literary History through the two core courses required for all English degrees. It offers a suite of diversified option courses that enable students in the BA to develop a broad understanding of multiple approaches to the study of literature, and to acquire transferable skills such as the ability to critically evaluate and apply knowledge, and effective written communication skills.
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Bachelor of Arts Global Development Studies

The BA in Global Development Studies begins with an overview of the core concepts needed for students to reflect critically upon the multiple notions of freedom, democracy, and progress that inform different visions of development. Students then build on this foundation with courses focused on political economy and on cultural aspects of development, including how images of poverty, underdevelopment and “otherness” inform Canada’s approach to international humanitarian and development assistance. Throughout the plan, we emphasize the development of transferable skills such as the ability to critically appraise diverse arguments and interpretations, effective written communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with peers. The guiding intention is that, by fostering a critical, interdisciplinary understanding of the complexity of contemporary global interconnections, we can help produce informed citizens who are uniquely able to craft positive social change both in Canada and abroad.

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Bachelor of Arts History

The BA in History is structured to provide breadth at the introductory level and to allow students to gain greater depth in subsequent years. Students will develop transferable skills such as the ability to critically appraise historical arguments and evaluate interpretations by historians, effective written communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with peers. The program starts with core foundational courses that introduce students to the practice of history and develop reading, writing and discussion skills. Students then build on this foundation by choosing a further 24 units in a wide range of areas, that enable students to focus their historical studies, for example by acquiring depth in specific topics (e. g. apartheid and race, Renaissance Europe), in geographic places (e. g. the Modern Middle East, Canada), or in chronological periods (e. g. Early Modern England, Colonial Latin America). The balance of the degree program is made up of freely chosen electives.

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Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies

Explore how the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences have shaped much of our daily lives through courses in four modes of critical thought: scientific inquiry and reasoning, insights into contemporary society and culture, critical perspectives on history, and academic writing. This program will help you develop adaptable skills for any career path or life activity, or further education. 

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Bachelor of Arts Psychology

The BA in Psychology is structured to provide breadth at the introductory level and to allow students to gain greater depth in subsequent years. Students will develop transferable skills such as the ability to critically evaluate knowledge and to apply it, effective written communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with peers. The program starts with a required foundational course, PSYC 100/6.0, which introduces students to the basic areas of psychology, as well as to the scientific method and its value in testing theories. Students then build on this foundation by choosing a further 24 units from a range of 200- and 300-level courses in two disciplinary clusters: (1) Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, and (2) Social, Developmental and Clinical topics.

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Bachelor of Sciences Life Sciences
The BSc in Life Sciences is structured to provide a strong grounding in the fundamental sciences, followed by a focus on the biomedical sciences. Through 24 units of core courses in biology, chemistry, pharmacology and physiology, students gain an understanding of fundamental concepts and the scientific method, and develop problem-solving skills. Building on this foundation, students will choose a further 24 units from a range of health science and science courses that allow them to extend and apply their knowledge to the human body, developing an interdisciplinary perspective from the view of anatomical structure and physiological function, while enhancing their critical analysis and communication skills. 
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Certificate in Academic Writing
Our new Certificate in Academic Writing offers Distance students the opportunity to enhance and accredit their writing skills, enabling them to communicate effectively and prepare for future writing tasks in both academic and professional contexts.
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Certificate in Media Studies
The Certificate in Media Studies offers students the opportunity to develop and accredit their fluency in the foundations of media and cultural studies. Students will build practical creativity, communication, and critical thinking skills that can be applied in academic and professional contexts. 
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Certificate in Employment Relations
The Online Certificate in Employment Relations is designed as an additional credential to support those seeking entry level jobs in labour relations and human resources management. Students will be introduced to the theory, policy and legal frameworks behind the employment relationship, and how these can be applied to assess workplace challenges and problems.
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Individual Online Courses 
Wherever you are, you can take Queen’s online courses or earn a degree without disrupting your busy life. As long as you have regular access to a computer and the internet, you’re all set to begin online learning with Queen’s. You could be located anywhere in the world, and you’ll still be a part of the Queen's Community.
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