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BISC 100: Thinking Locally & BISC 101: Acting Globally

Available to Queen's students ONLINE this Fall.

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Back by popular demand, the Castle's flagship courses will be offered online once again to Queen's students on Kingston campus and Arts and Science Online, as well as BISC students!

First Year?

These interdisciplinary courses are a great bridge to university studies from high school and open up multiple degree plan options for your second year.
No prerequisites needed.

Upper Year?

Take the BISC 100/101 courses as electives within your current degree to participate in the Castle experience and develop your skills for the future.
No prerequisite needed.

What are the benefits?

  • Applicable for multiple degree plans
  • Acquire vital transferable skills
  • Learn primary source analysis in an online setting
  • Enjoy access to exclusive cultural events with experts
  • Take part in virtual ELOs with Castle Tours and Escape Rooms

Introducing BISC 100/3.0 and BISC 101/3.0

A program which builds skills and knowledge, and links together different academic discplines, with the focus on equipping you for your future studies, is invaluable. BISC 100: Thinking Locally and BISC 101: Acting Globally fulfil this role and are offered online to all Queen's students on Kingston campus as well as at the BISC. The two courses are available for both First-Year and Upper Year students and are purposefully designed to build on the unique aspects of the BISC learning environment. The courses are delivered online through a combination of lectures, seminars, and video conferencing sessions. Students will learn online primary source analysis with unique access to the Castle's archives.

BISC 100: Thinking Locally

BISC 100 explores concepts of location, identity and boundaries that are at the heart of all academic inquiry across the Humanities and Social Sciences. It does this by looking at case studies related to the BISC's British setting, like the idea of a unique British national identity, the debates on what constitutes English heritage, or the more recent controversies on immigration. Online students will even use virtual reality to take a tour of the Castle, gardens and grounds, and take part in our virtual Castle Escape Room.

BISC 101: Acting Globally

BISC 101 takes the concepts introduced in BISC 100 and expands them to a global scale. You will engage in an analysis of the ways in which people interact globally, focusing on basic patterns of international interaction, such as trade, imperialism, war and peace-making. Current global issues will be a focal point for discussion and problem-solving activities. 

Your Pathway to Second Year

Several Queen’s departments accept BISC 100 and BISC 101 as entry into their major plan. By taking BISC 100 and BISC 101 you will be thoroughly prepared to continue studies in these fields in your second year.

Full entry:

  • History
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Drama
  • Sociology

Partial entry (requires the addition of the relevant disciplinary course):

  • Film and Media Studies
  • Geography

A group of First Year students sitting by the statue of General Wolfe in Greenwich Park near the observatory

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