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Inclusion in the Classroom

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Queen's Student Accessibility Service (QSAS) works with students with disabilities to develop comprehensive accommodation plans that help ensure full access to education. Accommodation planning is a collaborative effort between the student, faculty member, and the QSAS advisor to find the most effective, efficient, and equitable solutions.

The Start-UP Transition Support Service for students with disabilities provides first year students who are registered with QSAS the opportunity to receive individualized support on any aspect of their transition to university.

Supporting Students with Extenuating Circumstances

We recognize that students may have extenuating circumstances that temporarily affect their ability to fulfill their academic obligations. The Academic Considerations for Students in Extenuating Circumstances Policy ensures academic considerations are provided to students who experience challenging personal circumstances including, but not limited to, bereavement, serious injury, or family crisis.

Journal of Critical Race Enquiry

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The Journal of Critical Race Inquiry (JCRI) serves to advance Canadian and international scholarship on race and racialization. The mandate of the JCRI is to explore how 'race' as a category is constituted, circulated, and embedded in various areas and to consider the interlocking nature of oppression. The journal is accessible through the open journal platform supported by Queen’s Library.

Principal’s Dream Courses

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The Principal’s Dream Courses initiative provides funding to support the enhancement of existing undergraduate courses that explore themes of sustainability, Indigenous identities, or diversity of perspectives. The funds can be used for experiential/field learning events, invited experts, technology or other supports for active and inquiry-based learning.

Centre for Teaching and Learning

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The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides support to Queen’s faculty and staff in creating inclusive classroom environments. The CTL’s staff provide regular workshops and one-on-one guidance on creating curricula that reflects diverse viewpoints and engaging students in open and respectful conversations on topics related to culture, identity, religion, gender, and race.

Dr. Klodiana Kolomitro, an Educational Developer in the CTL, supports educators in designing, planning, and reviewing their courses and academic programs through an equity and inclusivity lens. Klodiana collaborates with Queen's educators and shares resources on cultivating inclusive teaching and assessment practices that reflect the needs and aspirations of all students. Email: kk78@queensu.ca

Dr. Ian Fanning, Educational Developer (Indigenous Curriculum and Ways of Knowing), delivers professional development programming on integrating Indigenous experiences and ways of knowing in curricula at the individual, unit, department, and faculty levels. Email: irf@queensu.ca

Teaching and Learning Action Plan

A Teaching and Learning Strategic Documents Renewal Subcommittee was established in 2017 to revise the Teaching and Learning Action Plan and the Learning Outcomes Framework to include language that anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion are intrinsic and vital parts of the vision and mission of the institution.

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Indigenous graduates are honoured with a blanket at convocation. (Photo: Bernard Clark)

Academic Courses

The following outlines examples of courses at Queen’s that include significant content on gender, race, age, mental health, socioeconomic differences, and/or disability.

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

Any errors or omissions in this list can be communicated via provost@queensu.ca.

Faculty of Arts and Science

  • ANSH 101/3.0 - Beginning Anishinaabe Language and Culture I
  • ANSH 102/3.0 - Beginning Anishinaabe Language and Culture II
  • ARTH 248/3.0 - Introduction to the Indigenous Arts of North America
  • ARTH 272/3.0 - Latin American Art
  • ARTH 348/3.0 - Arts of the Arctic
  • ARTH 438/3.0 - Studies in Indigenous Arts and Visual Culture in North America
  • DEVS 100/6.0 - Canada and the ‘Third World’
  • DEVS 220/3.0 - Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • DEVS 221/3.0 - Topics in Aboriginal Studies
  • DEVS 240/3.0 - Culture and Development
  • DEVS 280/3.0 - Global Engagement
  • DEVS 305/6.0 - Cuban Culture and Society
  • DEVS 311/3.0 - Labour and Global Development
  • DEVS 320/3.0 - AIDS, Power, and Poverty
  • DEVS 330/3.0 - Technology and Development
  • DEVS 350/3.0 - Gender and Development
  • DEVS 362/3.0 - Globally Engaged Experiential Learning
  • DEVS 480/6.0 - Reindigenizing People and Environment
  • DRAM 303/3.0 - First Nations Playwrights
  • ECON 241/3.0 - Economic Aspects of Selected Social Issues
  • ECON 243/3.0 - The Economics of Health Care
  • ECON 244/3.0 - Economics of Indigenous Communities
  • ECON 261/3.0 - Canadian Labour Relations
  • ECON 262/3.0 - Labour Markets and Gender Differences
  • EMPR 260/3.0 - Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • ENGL 218/3.0 - Introduction to Indigenous Literatures in Canada
  • ENGL 293/3.0 - Introductory Approaches to Cultural Studies
  • ENGL 480/6.0 - Studies in Indigenous Literatures
  • ENGL 481/3.0 - Topics in Indigenous Literatures I
  • ENGL 482/3.0 - Topics in Indigenous Literatures II
  • ENGX 287/3.0 - Unsettling Kingston/Katarokwi
  • ENSC 305/3.0 - Social Environments
  • ENSC 420/3.0 - Gender and Environments
  • EPID 301/3.0 - Principles of Epidemiology
  • FILM 338/3.0 - Contemporary Issues in Cultural Studies
  • FILM 388/3.0 - Indigenous Film and Media
  • GNDS 120/3.0 - Women, Gender, Difference
  • GNDS 125/3.0 - Gender, Race and Popular Culture
  • GNDS 212/3.0 - Racism, Colonialism and Resistance
  • GNDS 215/3.0 - Introduction to Sexual and Gender Diversity
  • GNDS 312/3.0 - Black Feminisms
  • GNDS 320/3.0 - HIV/AIDS Movements: Histories of Community Health Activism
  • GNDS 321/3.0 - Gendering Opportunities – Women’s Work
  • GNDS 340/3.0 - Indigenous Women, Feminism and Resistance
  • GNDS 350/3.0 - Feminism, the Body and Visual Culture
  • GNDS 360/3.0 - Masculinities: Cross Cultural Perspectives
  • GNDS 365/3.0 - Gender Dialogues: Jewish, Muslim and Christian
  • GNDS 375/3.0 - Queer/Race Studies
  • GNDS 401/6.0 - Debates on Feminism and Islam
  • GNDS 412/6.0 - Seminar in Sexual and Gender Diversity
  • GNDS 421/6.0 - Gender and Poverty
  • GNDS 427/6.0 - Towards the Human: Race and the Politics of Expression
  • GNDS 432/6.0 - Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Politics
  • GNDS 440/6.0 - Social Justice Practicum: Learning through Community Organizing and Activism
  • GNDS 465/6.0 - Gender Dialogues: Religion and Cultural Politics
  • GPHY 101/3.0 - Human Geography
  • GPHY 227/3.0 - Cities: Geography, Planning and Urban Life
  • GPHY 229/3.0 - Place, Space, Culture and Social Life
  • GPHY 352/3.0 - Gender and the City
  • GPHY 362/3.0 - Human Migration
  • GPHY 365/3.0 - Geography, Development, and Environment in the ‘Third World’
  • HIST 124/6.0 - Canada in the World
  • HIST 207/3.0 - Global Indigenous Histories
  • HIST 210/3.0 - The History of Sexuality in Canada
  • HIST 219/3.0 - “Canada”: The History of an Idea
  • HIST 253/3.0 - History of Public Policy
  • HIST 252/3.0 - Africa in the Modern World
  • HIST 256/3.0 - The Making of the North American Environment
  • HIST 258/3.0 - Slavery in North America from the Colonial Era to 1865
  • HIST 267/3.0 - Modern Middle East
  • HIST 270/3.0 - Contemporary China
  • HIST 280/6.0 - Gender in North American History
  • HIST 305/6.0 - Muslim Societies
  • HIST 310/6.0 - Introduction to Modern India: Nationalism, Modernity, Post colonialism
  • HIST 312/6.0 - Canadian Social History
  • HIST 318/6.0 - Modern East Asia
  • HIST 324/6.0 - Race and Immigration in North America
  • HIST 354/4.5 - Jews on Film
  • HIST 360/4.5 - War and Peace in 20th-Century Western Culture I
  • HIST 361/4.5 - War and Peace in 20th-Century Western Culture II
  • HIST 425/9.0 - Black Experience in Canada
  • HIST 437/9.0 - Religion and North American Society
  • HIST 439/4.5 - Schooling Canadians
  • HLTH 101/3.0 - Social Determinants of Health
  • HLTH 205/3.0 - Introduction to Health Promotion
  • HLTH 235/3.0 - Food Systems
  • HLTH 237/3.0 - Introduction to the Study of Alcohol and Drug Problems
  • HLTH 305/3.0 - Fundamentals of Health Policy
  • HLTH 323/3.0 - Epidemiology
  • HLTH 332/3.0 - Foundations for Understanding Disability: A Health Perspective
  • HLTH 333/3.0 - Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality
  • HLTH 334/3.0 - The Politics of Health and Illness
  • HLTH 350/3.0 - Topics in Global Health
  • HLTH 402/3.0 - Disability Studies: Issues, Research and Policy
  • HLTH 404/3.0 - Global Studies of Social Inclusion, Community Participation and Mental Illness
  • IDIS 302/3.0 - ‘Race’ and Racism
  • INDG 301/3.0 - Indigenous Ways of Knowing
  • INTS 221/3.0 - Global Issues of the 21st Century
  • INTS 306/3.0 - Culture, Identity and Self
  • INTS 307/3.0 - Intercultural Relations
  • INTS 321/3.0 - Urban Images: Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Imagined City
  • INUK 101/3.0 - Beginning Inuktitut Language and Culture
  • INUK 102/3.0 - Beginning Inuktitut Language and Culture II
  • KNPE 433/3.0 - Global Sport and Disability
  • LLCU 248/3.0 - Spanish American Cultural Contexts
  • LLCU 270/3.0 - Contemporary Events and Indigenous Cultural Politics
  • LLCU 302/3.0 - Unsettling: Indigenous Peoples & Canadian Settler Colonialism
  • LLCU 303/3.0 - Applied Intercultural Communication
  • LLCU 322/3.0 - Conflict and Culture: Literature, Law, and Human Rights
  • LLCU 370/3.0 - Indigenous Women and Power
  • LLCU 501/3.0 - Directed Readings in Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • MOHK 101/3.0 - Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture I
  • MOHK 102/3.0 - Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture II
  • MOHK 201/3.0 - Intermediate Mohawk Language and Culture
  • MOHK 202/3.0 - Oral Mohawk Language
  • MUSC 286/3.0 - Women, Gender and Music
  • MUSC 490/3.0 - Gender and Popular Music
  • PHIL 247/3.0 - Practical Ethics
  • PHIL 257/6.0 - Ethics
  • PHIL 275/3.0 - Thinking Gender, Sex, and Love
  • PHIL 276/3.0 - Critical Perspectives on Social Diversity
  • PHIL 405/3.0 - Current Issues in Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 412/3.0 - Topics in Philosophy of Culture
  • POLS 243/3.0 - States, Ethnic Diversity, and Conflict
  • POLS 320/3.0 - First Nations Politics
  • POLS 382/3.0 - Gender and Social Policy
  • POLS 397/3.0 - Topics in Gender and Politics
  • POLS 403/3.0 - Gender Politics: Questions & Challenges
  • POLS 434/3.0 - Multiculturalism
  • POLS 440/3.0 - The Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • POLS 456/3.0 - Theories of Identity Politics
  • POLS 483/3.0 - Justice and Gender
  • POLS 485/3.0 - Seminar in Gender and Politics
  • PSYC 235/6.0 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 241/3.0 - Social Psychology
  • PSYC 353/3.0 - Atypical Development
  • PSYC 436/3.0 - Sexuality and Gender
  • PSYC 437/3.0 - Mood Disorders
  • PSYC 442/3.0 - Culture and Cognition
  • RELS 131/6.0 - World Religions/Religious Worlds
  • RELS 161/6.0 - Contemporary Problems in Religion and Culture
  • RELS 162/3.0 - Religion, News and Media This course will identify and describe characteristics of religion
  • RELS 163/3.0 - Religion and Popular Culture
  • RELS 227/3.0 - Indigenous Traditions in North America
  • RELS 266/3.0 - Religion and Social Ethics
  • SOCY 200/3.0 - Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOCY 235/3.0 - Race and Racialization
  • SOCY 352/3.0 - Family Diversity
  • SOCY 362/3.0 - Cultural Studies
  • SOCY 402/3.0 - Families, Gender and the State
  • SOCY 424/3.0 - Sociology of Aging

Faculty of Education

  • EDST 201/3.0 - Theory of Aboriginal Education
  • FOCI 201/3.0 - Aboriginal Teacher Education
  • EDST 291/3.0 - Understanding At-Risk Adolescents and Young Adults
  • FOCI 291/3.0 - Teaching At-Risk Adolescents and Young Adults
  • EDST 290/3.0 - Understanding At-Risk Children
  • FOCI 290/3.0 - Teaching At-Risk Children
  • EDST 295/3.0 - Understanding Exceptional Learners
  • FOCI 295/3.0 - Teaching Exceptional Learners
  • EDST 296/3.0 - Understanding Social Justice Issues in Schools
  • FOCI 296/3.0 - Teaching for Social Justice
  • EDST 229/3.0 - Understanding Teaching English as a Second Language
  • FOCI 229/3.0 - Teaching English as a Second Language
  • EDST 476/3.0 - Exceptional Children and Adolescents
  • CURR 385/1.5 - Social Studies (PJ)
  • CURR 341/342 - First Nations, Metis and Inuit Studies (Native Studies)
  • PROF 105/1.5 - Critical Issues and Policies in First Nations Classrooms
  • PROF 502/1.0 - Introduction to Aboriginal Studies for Teachers (PJ & IS)

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

  • MECH 333 - Gender, Engineering and Technology
  • MNTC 310 - Mining and Society

Faculty of Law

  • LAW 257 - First Nations Negotiations
  • LAW 403 - Mental Health Law
  • LAW 532 - Aboriginal Law
  • LAW 471 - Immigration Law
  • LAW 692, 693 - Feminist Legal Studies Workshop
  • LAW 695AB - Elder Law Clinic
  • LAW 698AB - Clinical Externship (Community Legal Advocacy Centre, Belleville or Cobourg Community Legal Centre)
  • LAW 568 - Workplace Equality and Theory
  • LAW 375 - International Refugee Law
  • LAW 542 - International Human Rights Law

School of Policy Studies

  • MPA 826 - Ethics in Public Service
  • MPA 848 - Immigration Policy in Canada
  • MPA 861 - Indigenous Governance
  • MPA 860 - Reconciling Indigenous Policy
  • MPA 867 - Canadian Cultural Policy
  • MPA 866 - Ethics, Law and Public Policy

School of Rehabilitation Therapy

  • AGHE 802 - Ethics and Biomedical Ethics of Aging
  • AGHE 812 - Religion, Spiritual Health and Aging
  • AGHE 821 - Aging and Mental Health
  • AGHE 820 - Developing educational resources for older adults
  • AGHE 819 - Planning for Age Friendly Communities
  • AGHE 818 - Rethinking Aging and Dying
  • AGHE 816 - Pharmacology and Aging
  • AGHE 815 - Chronic Conditions and Self-Management
  • AGHE 814 - Mobility and Functioning amongst Older Adults
  • AGHE 804 - Health and Social Systems for Older Adults
  • OT 823 - Disability Theory
  • OT 825 - The Lived Experience in Disability
  • OT826 - Enabling Occupation in Children and Youth
  • OT 827 - Enabling Occupation in Older Adults
  • OT 889 - Cognitive‐Neurological Dimensions of Occupation II
  • PT 853 - Foundational Clinical Skills
  • RHBS 802/902 - Disability and Wellness in the Community
  • RHBS 810 - Fundamentals of Disability
  • RHBS 811 - Advanced Disability Studies
  • RHBS 830 - Professionals in Rural Practice: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • RHBS 874/974 - Studies in Aging
  • RHL 903 - Communication, Advocacy and Action
  • RHL 930 - Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership
  • RHL 931 - Issues in Diversity, Inclusion and Accommodation

School of Nursing

  • NURS 325 - Complex Psycho-Social and Mental Health Issues and Advanced Therapeutic Processes
  • NURS 232 - Aging Experience in Canada
  • NURS 240 - Women’s Health Issues

Smith School of Business

  • COMM 403 - Business Ethics: Understanding Religion for Doing Business
  • COMM 356 - Gender and Diversity in Organizations
  • COMM 353 - Managing Across Cultures
  • COMM 228 - Marketing Ethics

Graduate Studies

  • SURP 830 - Affordable Housing
  • SURP 871 - Social Planning
  • SURP 875 - Community practicum in Service Delivery
  • CUST 893 - Special Topics I: Indigenous and settler affect: Unsettling-Writing-feeling
  • CUST 804 - Community based research
  • CUST 800 - Cultural studies theory
  • EDUC 812 - Adult Education
  • EDUC 822 - Inclusion of Exceptional Learners
  • EDUC 824 - Psychology of learning disabilities
  • EDUC 825 - Psychology of situated cognition
  • EDUC 850 - Critical theories in educational contexts
  • EDUC 855 - Culture, Power and Knowledge: Looking to Possibility
  • EDUC 870 - Theories and Meanings in Aboriginal and Indigenous Education
  • EDUC 871 - Pedagogies and Transformative Practices in Curriculum
  • EDUC 872 - Educational Research in Aboriginal and Indigenous Contexts
  • EDUC 874 - Special Topics in Aboriginal and Indigenous Education
  • EDUC 875 - Qualitative Inquiry: Orality in Aboriginal and Indigenous Thought
  • EDUC 876 - Quantitative Inquiry: Governance and Leadership in Aboriginal and Indigenous Contexts
  • EDUC 877 - Teaching & Assessing Students with Special Needs in Aboriginal and Indigenous Contexts
  • EDUC 930 - Issues in Cultural and Global Studies in Education
  • PME 820 - Aboriginal Leadership and Knowledge in the School and Classroom
  • PME 821 - Policy and Models in Canadian Aboriginal Education: From Residential Schools to Culture-Based Education
  • PME 822 - Aboriginal Languages and Language Teaching
  • PME 851 - Culture, Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • ENGL 865 - Topics in Contemporary Literature and Culture I
  • ENGL 866 - Topics in Contemporary Literature and Culture II
  • GPHY 866 - Gender and Globalization
  • GPHY 869 - Geographies of Health, Gender, Embodiment and Emotion
  • DEVS 864 - Topics in Development Studies 4
  • HIST 942 - Topics in the History of "Race" and Immigration in Canada
  • HIST 941 - Topics in the History of Black North America
  • HIST 905 - First Nations of North America
  • HIST 810 - First Nations of North America
  • LAW 871 - Immigration and Refugee law
  • LAW 853 - Law and Poverty
  • LAW 833 - Law Gender Equality
  • LAW 832 - Aboriginal Law
  • LAW 829 - Mental Health Law
  • LAW 825 - International Refugee Law
  • LAW 822 - Human Rights
  • SOCY 928 - Gender and the Law
  • SOCY 932 - Transnational theories of Race, Gender and Sexuality
  • SOCY 933 - Gender, Power and the Politics of Reproduction
  • RELS 827 - Religions of Native Peoples
  • EPID 833 - Issues in Military and Veteran Health Research
  • EPID 832 - Mental Health/Critical Inquiry
  • EPID 829 - Foundations of Global Health
  • EPID 826 - Determinants of Health
  • PSYC 857 - Atypical Development
  • POLS 810 - Canadian Politics
  • POLS 838 - Politics of Ethnic Conflict
  • POLS 843 - Gender and Globalization
  • POLS 846 - Citizenship and non-citizenship
  • POLS 856 - Debates in Contemporary Political Theory
  • POLS 880 - Gender and Politics
  • NSCI 801 - Developmental Disabilities- From Neurobiology to Neuro-behavior
  • NSCI 802 - Psychiatric Disorders- From Neurobiology to Neuro-behavior
  • NSCI 829 - Disorders of the Nervous System
  • NSCI 830 - Biological, Clinical and Social Aspects of Dementia
  • GCCR 804 - Mining Projects and Indigenous Peoples
  • MIR 825 - Human Rights Law in the workplace