Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

COURSE REGISTRATION 2018-19

When do I register for my courses?

Registration takes place between 16 July and 24 July - you will need to wait for your scheduled appointment time. Students can view their appointment time time on July 9 on SOLUS. We encourage all students to put the courses they would like in their shopping cart prior to their appointment time and to VALIDATE their choices. This will alert you to any missing pre-requisites, timetabling conflicts or other problems.  Successful validation does not ensure enrollment in the class but simply means you are eligible to enroll in the class. During your Appointment Time you will need to click the "enrollment" button at which time you will find out if there is space in the class.

How do I register for a full year course?

You only need to register for the fall term of a full year course. You will be put into the winter term automatically. Please note that you can no longer use the "swap" function with full year courses, and if you wish to change your course selection you may need to drop the course before adding another one. You are only able to swap one term courses on Solus.

Why can't I find all history courses from the Arts and Science Calendar Timetabled on Solus?

In any given year we offer a wide but not exhaustive range of courses from the course calendar.  The course calendar contains all the history courses that the department has been approved to teach - all of those courses are not offered each year. The list of courses we are offering for 2018-19 is available on under Course Registration 2018-2019.  Only these courses are timetabled and will be on Solus under class search.

If you would like to view the current course calendar: click here 

What do I do if the course I want is full?

If the class is full you can continue to attempt to enroll in the course from your appointment time until August 5th . You will have another chance to get into the class during the second session of "Open Enrollment" which begins August 21st.

Does the Department of History have waiting lists?

Yes, The Department of History does have waiting lists for our lectures on Solus (Lectures are numbered between 200-299.)

How do I find History courses that have space available?

Do "Class Search" on Solus with the following criteria:

Term:  2018 Fall or 2019 Winter
Course Subject: History
Course Career: Undergrad [for online courses: select "Distance Studies"]
Check mark - "Show open classes only"

Please remember that seminars from 300-329 are reserved for 2nd year History Majors and Medials. History 330-499 are reserved for third and fourth year Majors and Medials.

I would like to transfer into history from another plan.  What do I do?

Upper Year Students who wish to change their program/plan may submit a request through the Arts and Science web page in May at

http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/academics/undergraduate/current-students/choosing-or-changing-your-plan/request-a-change-of-plan

 

Your request will be forwarded to the history department for consideration and students will be informed of the decision by email in the case of a negative response, or through SOLUS via the my academics tab in the case of a positive decision. Should you be accepted, please consult this page for further information on what you need to take next year.

I'm a second year history major/medial student. What history courses do I need to take next year?

All second year history majors or medials MUST take ONE of our Core Seminars (HIST 300-329), worth 6.0 units. This fulfills requirement 1B on your advisement report, and is the most important course you will take next year. Your core seminar determines whether you can go on to upper level seminars, and you must achieve a grade of C+ or higher to register in upper level seminars in years 3 and 4 and complete your degree. Students are only permitted to take one core seminar. We suggest you put your desired core seminar in your shopping cart first and then add your other courses.  Please be sure to "VALIDATE" your shopping cart. Please note that several of our core seminars are offered in a hybrid format, with the first half offered in conjunction with a 200 level lecture class and the second half offered as a full seminar. Although you will be in the same classroom as students registered in the lecture class, you are not in the lecture class, but the core seminar, and it is not possible to switch from one to the other after open enrollment. Also note that the first and second terms of these courses are NOT OFFERED AT THE SAME TIME.  Fall is scheduled for 2 x 1.5 hours and Winter will be in a 3 hour slot. 

Which courses count towards my Canadian content requirement?

Please see our Canadian Content List

I am confused about the Canadian content requirement on my advisement report (4A). If I take a Canadian history course will it only count here, or will it also fulfill requirements in sections 1 and 2?

Any Canadian history course you take will count towards your plan requirements in sections 1 and 2 of your report (depending on the course) AS WELL AS section 4A of your advisement report.

 

(For students going into Second year in the Fall of 2017)

What grade do I need to get into a history major or medial plan?

Students with a B- or above grade in a 100 level History course will automatically be put into their requested History plan provided the request is submitted through SOLUS in the designated period and they have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. If you received C+ in your 100 level history course or your GPA is below 2.5 you will be put on the pending list. Students who received grades below C+ will not be accepted into a major or medial  plan.

What grade do I need to be a History Minor?

Students with a B- or above grade in a 100 level History course will automatically be put into their requested History minor plan provided the request is submitted through SOLUS in the designated period and they have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.3. Students who received grades in the C range (C- to C+) will be put on the pending list. Students below C- will not be accepted into a minor plan.

For more information on the plan selection process please refer to the Arts & Science website at:

http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/students-at-queens/2nd-year

 

EXCHANGE STUDENTS

I am an exchange student. Which history courses am I eligible for?

If you are a history major in your home university you are eligible for the following range of courses, depending on your year of study and the availability of courses:

2nd year students: HIST 200 level courses (lectures); possibility of one 'core seminar' (HIST 300-329), depending on availability

3rd year students: HIST 200 level courses (lectures); 9 to 18 units of upper level seminars (HIST 333-499) over the course of the year, depending on availability (the equivalent of two or three half year courses)

4th year students: 6-12 units HIST 200 level courses (lectures); 9 to 18 units of upper level seminars (HIST 333-499) over the course of the year, depending on availability (the equivalent of two or four half year courses)

If you are a history minor, you are eligible for our lecture courses (HIST 200-299)

If you are not a history student, but are interested in studying history while at Queen's, we will do our best to get you into one lecture class (HIST 200-299) (generally 3 units), but we cannot guarantee you a spot.

 

Course Conflicts

The History department does not allow students to register for courses that are in conflict in terms of time schedule. Students may not register for courses, when class meeting times conflict with other classes. Attendance in History courses is mandatory. Except for legitimate and accepted excuses, absence from class will affect students' final grades. It is the student's responsibility to make sure that his or her schedule is without time conflicts.