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2016 and 2017 Arts and Science Academic eCalendar and Faculty Policies

2016-2017 Academic eCalendar

Welcome to the 176th Session of the Queen's Arts and Science Calendar

The purpose of this Calendar is to provide details for programs and courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science of Queen’s University. It includes matters of general interest to students who are registered in, or who are contemplating, a program in Arts and Science at Queen’s. It contains information concerning such things as:

Departments and Schools in the Faculty of Arts and Science

Each Department or other academic unit that offers Plans or other academic programs through the Faculty of Arts and Science is listed in the Calendar.

The Departmental sections contain the following information:

  • Contact Information for the Department
  • A brief overview of the Department or units academic mission
  • Useful information for students regarding departmental policies
  • Full details of all Degree Programs and Plans and other study opportunites

Departmental Information

Dates and Deadlines

The Academic Calendar Dates list all academic and financial deadlines, term start and end dates, exam periods, and more dates important for students in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all deadline dates are adhered to.

Academic Calendar Dates

Degree Plans, Course Lists, and Certificates

All Degree Programs (see below for Plans as opposed to Programs) in the Faculty of Arts and Science require courses to be chosen from one or more Plans. These sections of the Calendar outline the detailed requirements for each Plan, and indicate in which degree program(s) they may be used. The Department or other academic unit responsible for the administration of the Plan is also listed. Students should, in the first instance, contact this Department if they require further information. The Plans are reproduced within the Academic Advisement Tool in SOLUS in much the same format as may be found in this Calendar.

Some Departments allow lists of courses in many different subjects to meet a requirement. Such lists are too long to be written out in full in SOLUS, so appear as a course list in the Calendar. For example, GPHY_Physical is a course list of all the courses that may be used to fulfill the physical geography requirements of a Geography or Environmental Sciences Plan. The detailed course lists are located following the Degree Plan to which they pertain in the Calendar.

Certificates
A selected number of Departments also offer the opportunities for students to receive a specialized Certificate, in addition to their degree. Arts and Science offers the following Certificates:

  • Employment Relations
  • Film and Media
  • Geographic and Information Science
  • International Studies
  • Sexual and Gender Diversity
  • Writing

Degree Plans, Course Lists, and Certificates

Courses of Instruction

This section of the Calendar contains details of all the courses offered through the Faculty of Arts and Science. A course entry may contain the following items:

Course number, course weight, course title, course description, notes, total learning hours that a student would spend in various activities associated with the course, recommendations, prerequisite statements, exclusion statements, and one-way exclusion statements

For more details on these, see How to Use the Arts and Science Calendar

Not every course listed in this Calendar is offered every year. For the most up-to-date information on course offerings, students are advised to view the course timetable on SOLUS or consult with the appropriate Department.

Having trouble finding a course? Use Ctrl+F to search, and ensure bookmarks are enabled.

Courses of Instruction


Courses of Instruction in Other Faculties and Schools

A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted towards the Program and/or Plan requirements of any degree in the Faculty of Arts and Science, in addition to any such courses allowed as either Core or Option course requirements.

The courses listed in the document below are approved for students in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Courses of Instruction in Other Faculties and Schools

Academic Degree Programs

The degrees at present conferred through the Faculty of Arts and Science are outlined in this document. It includes information on electives, including courses from other Faculties.

Degree Programs

Admission Regulations

The Admission Regulations govern the admission of students into the Faculty of Arts and Science, whether directly from high school, from another postsecondary institution, or from another Faculty or School within Queen’s University.

The following Admission Regulations describe the requirements for admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science. The admission requirements stated in this chapter are minimum requirements, and the standing required for admission may be higher. Preference will be given to applicants with the strongest qualifications. Admission Regulations 1 – 11 present the admission requirements for the various categories of admission. Admission Regulation 12 describes the procedures applicants must follow for admission to on-campus studies, and Admission Regulation 13 describes the procedures applicants must follow for admission to distance studies.

Entering students are ordinarily allowed no credits for previous experience or education up to the level of completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent. They may, with the consent of the departments concerned, be permitted to take advanced courses or alternative courses if their previous experience and education so warrant.

All applicants should note that the Queen's University Senate Policy on Student Appeals, Rights and Discipline states that applicants seeking admission to the University or a Program at Queen's may not appeal a decision regarding an individual application, whether or not the applicant is, or has been, a student in another Program at Queen's. By extension, applicants may not appeal any regulation stated in the Admission chapter of the Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar.

The following is a summary of the Admission Regulations:

     1.     English Language Proficiency
     2.     Admission with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
     3.     Admission with OSSD Equivalent Standing
     4.     Admission from Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
     5.     Admission by Transfer
     6.     Admission to a Dual Degree Program
     7.     Admission to a Second Degree Program
     8.     Admission Policy for Aboriginal Candidates
     9.     Auditors
   10.     Part-Time Admission on Probation
   11.     Admission to Non-Degree Students
   12.     Application Procedures to Study on Campus
   13.     Application Procedures for Distance Studies
   14.     Application Procedures for Study at the Bader International Study Centre

See the full Admission Regulations

Academic Regulations

The Academic Regulations govern student conduct and academic progression within the Faculty. Attention is drawn in particular to Academic Regulation 1 (Academic Integrity); 2 (Enrolment and Registration Priorities); 10 (System of Grading); 13 (Academic Standing) and 16 (Requirements for Graduation). Students must comply with all the academic regulations of the Faculty, as well as those Senate Policies that govern student conduct and academic progression within the University as a whole.

These regulations state the requirements to be met and the procedures to be followed for the awarding of degrees in the Faculty of Arts and Science. All requests for exceptions to the regulations should be made to the appropriate reviewing body (see Appeal of Academic Decisions). Inquiries concerning Faculty regulations should be made to the Faculty of Arts and Science Faculty Office.

Faculty Regulations are constantly being reviewed and may change at any time.

In all regulations that refer to decisions made by the instructor, the instructor may choose to delegate responsibility for those decisions as appropriate.

     1.     Academic Integrity
     2.     Enrollment and Registration Priorities
     3.     Number of Units in a Term and Academic Year
     4.     Courses Spanning More Than One Term
     5.     Auditors
     6.     Attendance, Course Work, and Conduct
     7.     Assessment of Performance
     8.     Final Examinations and General Examinations
     9.     Examination Conduct
   10.     System of Grading and Transcript Notations
   11.     Review of Grades and Examinations
   12.     Dean's Honour Lists
   13.     Academic Standing
   14.     Credit for Courses Taken Elsewhere
   15.     Voluntary Withdrawal and Return to Studies
   16.     Requirements for Graduation
   17.     Misconduct in an Academic or Non-Academic Setting
   18.     Jurisdiction

See the full Academic Regulations

Appeal Regulations

The Appeal Regulations govern the process by which students may appeal decisions regarding academic integrity and other academic matters.  These might include: the grade received in an assignment, exam or course; to add or drop a course after the academic deadline; to waive a requirement to withdraw; or to request aegrotat or credit standing in a course.  Student’s attention is also drawn to the Senate Policy on Students’ Appeals, Rights and Discipline (SARD), available from the Senate website at:  http://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/senate.html

See the Appeal Regulations

See the Appeal Process

Dual and Second Degree Regulations

These regulations outline the special regulations for a student who is attempting more than one undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Arts and Science, either concurrently with a degree from another Faculty or School (Dual Degree) or consecutively when the first degree was obtained either from Queen’s University or elsewhere (Second Degree).  This section also contains information on the degree upgrade process, wherein a student holding a General (3-year) undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s may upgrade it to an Honours (4-year) degree.

See Dual and Second Degree Regulations

Faculty Policies

Internship and Field Studies

Internship and Field Studies enable you to develop both professionally and personally through new and challenging experiences. They do more than just look good on your resume. You can test-drive the career path that interests you most. You can build a network of professional and personal contacts; develop the skills employers are seeking; and build confidence, motivation, and professional work habits you need to excel.

Arts and Science Internship

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