Syllabus Elements Suggested by the Faculty of Arts and Science

The following are general syllabus elements recommended by the Faculty of Arts and Science; most of the prose is copied or adapted from their suggestions.


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Accommodations for disabilities and special circumstances require documentation, particularly your letter on accommodations from Student Accessibility Services.

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (see These values are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University (see the Senate Report on Principles and Priorities). Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity. Information on academic integrity is available in the Arts and Science Calendar (see Academic Regulation 1), on the Arts and Science website, and from the instructor of this course. Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's. Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university.
-- wording suggested by Arts and Science

Unless otherwise indicated, all work is an individual responsibility.

Copyright and Trade Secrets

During the course of your work you may be given access to copyrighted or confidential information associated with the work of your supervisor (or customer, if there is one). You are expected to respect the intellectual property of others and not make inappropriate use of it.

Questions? Contact the course coordinator.
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