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Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses English Language and Literature Preliminary Information


Preliminary Information
Effective Writing
An important purpose of introductory courses in English is to offer training in effective writing. Further training is available through WRIT 075* and WRIT 175* (0.5 credit courses in composition) but enrolments are limited. The current edition of the Diana Hacker, A Canadian Writer's Reference, available from the Campus Bookstore, provides basic informationabout writing and research techniques and related matters. In addition, the Writing Centre, which functions independently of the Department of English, offers free services to all students in the form of workshops, tutorials, and consultations (see the chapter Writing Centre).
Plagiarism
Penalties imposed by the Department of English for plagiarism vary according to the severity of the offence and may extend to a mark of zero for the course. It is the responsibility of all students to read both Faculty and Department policies on this matter. For the Faculty policy, see Academic Regulation 1 in this Calendar, available on the internet at http://www.queensu.ca/calendars/artsci/pg532.html, and the Queen's Senate Policy on Academic Integrity at www.queensu.ca/secretariat/senate/policies/AcadInteg.html.For the Department policy, see the Queen's Department of English Policy on Plagiarism at www.queensu.ca/english/pdf/plagiarism.pdf, a copy of which is attached to all undergraduate syllabi. All of these policy statements include definitions and advice for recognizing and avoiding plagiarism.
Course Groups
The English program offers the study of literature divided according to the following groupings.
1 Introductory courses: ENGL 100 (or ENGL 110, ENGL 112), ENGL 160.
2 Old English Literature and Middle English Literature: courses numbered ENGL 211-ENGL 213*, ENGL 305-ENGL 319.
3 Renaissance Literature: courses numbered ENGL 221-ENGL 228*, ENGL 321-ENGL 329.
4 Restoration and 18th-Century Literature: ENGL 241, courses numbered ENGL 341-ENGL 349, ENGL 352.
5 Romantic Literature: ENGL 250, courses numbered ENGL 350-ENGL 354*.
6 Victorian Literature: ENGL 255, courses numbered ENGL 355-ENGL 359*.
7 Modern British Literature and American Literature: courses numbered ENGL 260-ENGL 279, ENGL 360-ENGL 379.
8 Post-Colonial, Canadian, and Comparative Literatures: courses numbered ENGL 280-ENGL 289, ENGL 380-ENGL386*.
9 Literary Theory and Literary Criticism: courses numberedENGL 292, ENGL 393-ENGL 399*.
10 Special Studies: courses numbered ENGL 201*-ENGL 210*, ENGL 303, ENGL 304, ENGL 590*.
Recommended Courses
ENGL 292 or 1.0 credit within the range of ENGL 393 to ENGL 399* isrecommended for students in medial andmajor concentrations.
Credit for Courses in Other Subjects
A student may count towards a minor or a medial concentration in English up to 1.0 credit, and towards a major concentration in English up to 2.0 credits from the following list: CLST 203*, CLST 311*, CLST 312*, CWRI 293*, CWRI 294*, CWRI 295*, CWRI 296*, DRAM 305*, DRAM 306*, DRAM 381*, GNDS 335* (or WMNS 335*), GNDS 370* (or WMNS 370*), GNDS 428 (or WMNS 428*), GNDS 432 (or WMNS 432*), GRMN 251*, GRMN 252*, GRMN 323*, GRMN 324*, GRMN 331*,IDIS 200,IDIS 303*, IDIS 304*, IDIS 305*, ITLN 215*, LING 100, LING 202*, LING 205*, LING 310*, LING 320*, LING 330*, LING 340*, PHIL 271*, RELS 238*, WMNS 217*.
NOTE These courses all count as 200-level equivalents.
Study Abroad Option at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC)
English offerings at the BISC range from ENGL 100 to 300-level seminars, so it is possible to study there at any point in a three- or four-year program. Special arrangements, such as anaccelerated half-year delivery of some full-year courses and a provision for some 'cross-over' courses to be taken for either 200- or 300-level credits, have been instituted to make it possible for students to take a term or more at the BISC and still complete their English degree requirements on schedule.English concentrators who study abroad normally do so during their third year, at which point Majors should have completed 4.0 English credits, and Medials 3.0 English credits.Students interested in studying at the BISC during their third year are advised to put off completing their group 3 (Renaissance) and group 7 (Moderns) credits, for the most common English course offerings at the BISC, outside of ENGL 100, are Shakespeare and Moderns courses.Regardless of when they attend the BISC, students who do so are still expected to meet all requirements for Admission to Honours by the end of their third year and need to plan their programs accordingly (see Admission to Honours requirements).
Requirements for Admission to Concentrations in English
Students must have a minimum grade of 65 per cent inENGL 100 to be considered for admission into a concentration in English (students who took ENGL 110, ENGL 112, or ENGL 160 in or prior to Spring-Summer 2010 may use one of these as the foundation for the concentration). However, when there are more qualified applicants than there are spaces in the program, obtaining this minimum grade does not guarantee admission. Under these circumstances, in accordance with Academic Regulation 4aii, applicants with the highest grades in their 100-level ENGL credits are given priority for admission.
To continue into the third year of a major or medial concentration in English, students must be eligible for admission to 300-level ENGL courses (see Prerequisites under the section Courses of Instruction in English Language and Literature).
Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses English Language and Literature Preliminary Information
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