Bader International Study Centre

BISC

at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

The BADER INTERNATIONAL

STUDY CENTRE

at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Upper Year Program Fall 2017 - Winter 2018

Fall Term dates: 11 September to 13 December 2017*

Winter Term dates: 8 January to 11 April 2018*

  • Students may opt to study at the BISC for the Fall semester, the Winter semester, or both semesters.
  • All courses offered in the Upper Year Program at the Bader International Study Centre are accredited by Queen's University. Each course is comprised of at least 36 learning hours, including course-specific field study excursions.
  • Our class sizes are limited in enrollment, so students receive individual attention. These features contribute to the enriching academic experience at the BISC. The full list of course offerings outlined below have been categorized according to thematic blocks: Art and Music; British Cultural Studies; Business and Economics; Humanities; Social Sciences and Science.

*Please refer to the Sessional Dates page for arrival and departure dates.

*NEW*

Choose from our wide range of Upper Year offerings that are applicable to a variety of majors. To help you get started, why not consider the combinations below? The BISC's new course clusters (highlighted in green) allow you to take a trio of complementary courses towards your chosen degree. Students then choose an additional 6.0 units from the robust range of elective course offerings at the BISC.

 

The British Experience (Fall)

 

Popular Culture (Fall)

 

Law and Politics Field School (Winter)

1

IDIS 304/3.0 -

British Studies

1

INTS 312/3.0 -

Journalism in the 21st Century

1

POLS 398/9.0 -

Introduction to International Law and Politics

2

ENGL 257/3.0 -

Elizabethan Shakespeare

2

MUSC 171/3.0 -

Social History of Popular Music

2

The Specialization Program in International Law and Politics is a 12-week course that investigates key relationships between international law and politics.

3

ARTH 116/3.0 -

Art & Architecture in Britain, Classical Period to c.1700

3

GNDS 350/3.0 -

Feminism, The Body and Visual Culture

3

Topics covered include the Law and Politics of Armed Conflict;
Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes.

           
 

The British Experience (Winter)

 

British History (Winter)

 

Psychology (Winter)

1

IDIS 305/3.0 -

British Studies

1

HIST 241/3.0 -

Medieval Europe, Castles, Kingdoms and Religious Conflict

1

PSYC 333/3.0 -

Human Sexuality

2

ENGL 278/3.0 -

Literature in Place

2

HIST 289/3.0 -

Britain since 1851

2

PSYC 342/3.0 -

The Psychology of Human Influence

3

ARTH 117/3.0 -

Art and Architecture in Britain, c.1700 to the Present

3

IDIS 305/3.0 -

British Studies II

3

PSYC 397/3.0 -

The History of Modern Psychology

           
 

Health Studies (Winter)

       

1

HLTH 332/3.0 -

Foundations for Understanding Disability

       

2

HLTH 350/3.0 -

Topics in Global Health

       

3

KNPE 335/3.0 -

Healthy Aging

       

Independent Study Options

  • There are a very limited number of independent study (primary research) course options available at the BISC. Third or Fourth year students interested in pursuing an independent study while at the BISC should contact Dr. Christian Lloyd, well in advance of their arrival, at academic@bisc.queensu.ac.uk for further details.

Prerequisites and Plan Selection

  • Queen's University students should consult their Faculty or Faculty Academic Calendar to ensure that they meet prerequisites. Undergraduate Admission representatives will seek permission on behalf of applicants who do not meet stated prerequisites to enroll in preferred courses. Permission is not guaranteed, and applicants may be asked to select another course.
  • Students in the CUSAP Program, or from other universities, should consult the relevant faculty in their home universities to ensure that they meet all requirements for their academic program.
  • All students at the Bader International Study Centre are also encouraged to check the Queen’s Arts and Science Academic Calendar and the Arts and Science website for the most up-to-date information about selecting Plans. For additional information about our syllabus, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office: castle@queensu.ca 

NOTE: Course offerings are subject to be changed or cancelled for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if any changes impact their Plans of Study.

Courses of Instruction

Art and Music Offerings

Course Code Description

ARTH 116/3.0

F

Art and Architecture in Britain from the Classical Period to c.1700

A chronological survey of painting, sculpture and architecture in western culture from Greece and Rome through to the early modern period. The art works will be studied at British galleries, museums and architectural monuments.
NOTE    Students must participate in field trips.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
 
EXCLUSIONS: When both ARTH 116 and ARTH 117 are taken they exclude ARTH 120.

MUSC 102/3.0

F

An Introduction to the History of Western Art Music

he history of Western art music from 1750 to the present. The course focuses on musical styles, genres, and composers, as well as historical and social contextual considerations. Open to BA MIN MUSC and non-MUSC concentrators only.

EXCLUSIONS: MUSC 203, MUSC 204.

MUSC 171/3.0

F

Social History of Popular Music

A survey of important trends in 20th century Western popular music. Topics include genres, individual artists and groups, record labels and stylistic trends, and sociological issues.
 

ARTH 117/3.0

W

Art and Architecture in Britain from c.1700 to the Present

A chronological survey of painting, sculpture and architecture in western culture from c.1700 to the present day. The art works will be studied at British galleries, museums and architectural monuments.
NOTE    Students must participate in field trips.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
 
EXCLUSIONS: When both ARTH 116 and ARTH 117 are taken they exclude ARTH 120.

ARTH 222/3.0

W

Impressionism & Post-Impressionism

This course offers a unique opportunity to study the art of Manet, Degas, Monet and Van Gogh, where many of the paintings studied will be viewed on gallery visits to London and Paris. Some of the classes will take place in the Musée D’Orsay in Paris and the National Gallery and Courtauld Institute in London. Further classes at Herstmonceux Castle explore gender debates, the French nude and Paris as the fashionable centre of modernity.

NOTE: Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux. Students must participate in field trips

ARTH 393/3.0

W

The Portrait

As documents of personal and collective identity, portraits reflect the ideals and concerns of the people they depict and the contexts in which they circulate. This course explores the impact of portraiture as an art form and a social phenomenon. Course content may focus on one or more artists, media, historical periods or cultural traditions.

NOTE: There will be at least one field trip to study portraits first-hand.

NOTE: Also offered at the Bader International Studies Centre, Herstmonceux.

PREREQUISITE: Level 3 or above

MUTH 232/3.0

W

Opera

An introduction to opera through the study of selected works from the Baroque era to the 20th century. Equal attention will be paid to literary, musical and visual aspects.

British Cultural Studies

NOTE: These courses are only offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.

Course Code Description

IDIS 304/3.0

F

British Studies I

An interdisciplinary introduction to the broad development of British life and culture, focusing on British national identity. The course usually combines British art history, history, literature and geography.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
 

PREREQUISITE: Second-year standing or above.

IDIS 305/3.0

W

British Studies II

An interdisciplinary introduction to the broad development of British life and culture, focusing on cultural and political conflicts in British society. The course usually combines British art history, history, literature and geography.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
 
PREREQUISITE: Second-year standing or above.

Business and Economics

Course Code Description

ECON 111/3.0

F

Introductory Microeconomics 

An introduction to microeconomic analysis of a modern mixed economy. The course analyzes the behaviour of individual consumers and producers, the determination of market prices for commodities and resources, and the role of government policy in the functioning of the market system. ECON 111 and ECON 112 are together equivalent to ECON 110.

EXCLUSION: ECON 110

COMM 374/3.0

F

International Business Strategy

International Business Strategy explores the key strategic questions firms face when entering international markets, and competing in the global economy. We focus on how globalization affects the strategic management of companies, and what you as managers need to do to compete successfully in the international environment. This course uses practical business cases on firms from around the world to simulate discussion and illustrate fundamental international strategy concepts.

PREREQUISITE: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the Commerce Program.

COMM 339/3.0

W

Channels and Internet Marketing

Marketing using the Internet channel, has forever changed how businesses, public sector agencies, and not-for-profit organizations can interact with their various stakeholders and channel players. This course exposes students to materials and issues including Internet retailing, B2C marketing tactics, Internet consumer behavior, site design and management, integrating Internet channel tactics into the overall strategic marketing plan, international Internet marketing issues, and Internet promotion and advertising.

PREREQUISITE: COMM 132. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the Commerce Program.

ECON 112/3.0

W

Introductory Macroeconomics

An introduction to macroeconomic analysis of the economy as a whole, including the determination of national income, the price level, interest rates, the money supply, and the balance of payments. The principles of monetary and fiscal policy are also examined. ECON 111 and ECON 112 are together equivalent to ECON 110.

EXCLUSION: ECON 110

COMM 328/3.0

W

International Finance

This course focuses on the financial issues that managers confront in an international setting and develops a framework for evaluating the many opportunities, costs, and risks associated with multinational operations. The course employs cases extensively to provide students with a detailed and analytic look at investment and financial decisions undertaken by multinational firms. Topics covered include: determination of exchange rates; foreign exchange market; relationships among inflation rates, interest rates and exchange rates; currency futures, options and swaps; international investing; foreign exchange exposure; hedging exchange risk; and cross-border valuation.

PREREQUISITE COMM 121 or COMM 221 or permission of the instructor.

Admission restricted to third- and fourth year students.

COMM 373/3.0

W

International Business Negotiations

This course requires the application of cumulative knowledge of functional areas and international business to negotiation situations. It will introduce: current thinking and research on negotiating; exploring the different aspects of international negotiations, including planning, the effect of culture on negotiating styles, and managing the process. It will concentrate on developing international negotiating awareness and skills through the use of international negotiation exercises, simulations and cases. The focus will be on both the personal level (honing your own negotiating skills and awareness) and the corporate level (analyzing the factors that are important to companies in international negotiations, planning and implementing complex negotiations).

PREREQUISITE: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the Commerce Program.

Humanities Offerings

Course Code Description

ENGL 257/3.0

F

Elizabethan Shakespeare

A study of Shakespeare’s plays in relation to the social, intellectual, and political climate of the Elizabethan period and with reference to theatrical production.

PREREQUISITE: A grade of C in ENGL 100/6.0.

EXCLUSION: No more than 6.0 units from ENGL 256/6.0; ENGL 257/3.0; ENGL 258/3.0.

FILM 104/3.0

F

Film Form & Modern Culture to 1970

Introduction to tools and methods of visual and aural analysis and to historical and social methods, with examples primarily from the history of cinema and other moving-image media to 1970.

NOTE: Only offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux

GNDS 350/3.0

F

Feminism, the Body and Visual Culture.

This course will explore how the visual constructs and/or subverts 'woman' as a cultural category. An emphasis will be placed upon the female body as it intersects with class and race. Readings from art history, history, cultural theory and feminist theory will be considered. PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing or permission of the Department.
 
EXCLUSION: WMNS 350.

INTS 312/3.0

F

Journalism in the 21st Century 

This course will make sense of contemporary multi-media through a series of workshops and lectures that are focused on the profession of journalism. 

NOTE: Only offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux 

PREREQUISITE: Level 2 or permission of the instructor.

PHIL 151/3.0

F

Great Works of Philosophy

An examination of some major milestones in the development of philosophical thought. The course will involve both the exposition of texts and discussion of the philosophical issues which they raise.
 
EXCLUSIONS: PHIL 111, PHIL 127.

SPAN 111/3.0

F

Beginning Spanish

Offers a basic level of Spanish understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students who have no knowledge of Spanish whatsoever.

ENGL 258/3.0

W

Jacobean Shakespeare

A study of Shakespeare’s plays in relation to the social, intellectual, and political climate of the Jacobean period and with reference to theatrical production.

PREREQUISITE: A grade of C in ENGL 100/6.0.

EXCLUSION: No more than 6.0 units from ENGL 256/6.0; ENGL 257/3.0; ENGL 258/3.0.

FILM 337/3.0

W

Cinema and the City

An intermediate study of representations of the city in cinema and visual culture, the social histories from which these representations emerge, and the changing environments in which cinema is viewed.
 
PREREQUISITE: A GPA of 2.6 in FILM and (a grade of B- in FILM 110/6.0) and 6.0 units in FILM or (GPHY 101/3.0 and GPHY 227/3.0 and GPHY 229/3.0 and Level 3 in a GPHY Plan.)

GNDS 215/3.0

W

Introduction to Sexual and Gender Diversity

his course is an introduction to studies in sexuality and gender diversity. It will survey the field and include topics such as classical inquiries into sexuality, contemporary theories on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer identities, sexual movements, human rights, sexual morality, pornography, global sex trade, and queer cultural production. This course is open to all students but required for students enrolled in the Certificate in Sexual and Gender Diversity. It is designed to introduce SXGD students to the field and prepare them for selecting future courses.

PREREQUISITE: Second-year standing, or permission of the Department.

EXCLUSIONS: WMNS 215, WMNS 310.

HIST 241/3.0

W

Issues in History: Medieval Europe: Castles, Kingdoms, and Religious Conflict

Students are expected to develop a good general knowledge of the medieval period in relation to the key themes being explored i.e., the development of feudal societies and the transformative role of religion in the period. The students will also explore the historiographical debates over concepts such as feudalism, tolerance, and crusade. The course will be taught through a combination of lectures and seminar classes.

HIST 289/3.0

W

Britain since 1851 *NEW*

This chronological survey of British history looks to understand the relationships between Britain, its empire, and Europe. The course will explore broadly thematic elements within different eras of British history. Industrialization, liberal democracy, commerce, and imperial expansion will be examined in the late nineteenth century. The course then focuses on the World Wars, financial collapse, and internationalism in the early twentieth century. Finally, in the mid- and late-twentieth century, the course surveys national policies, cultural exports, decolonization, and the Cold War. Through these themes, the course examines the rise of fall of Britain as a great power.

INTS 306/3.0

W

Culture Identity and Self

An introduction to the theory and formation of cultural identity with some reference to cross-cultural issues.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
Administered by the Department of Philosophy.
 
PREREQUISITE: Second-year standing or above.
 
EXCLUSION: IDIS 306.

PHIL 259/3.0

W

Critical Thinking

A discussion of the general principles of reasonable discourse, with a focus on persuasive and cogent writing.

EXCLUSION: No more than 3.0 units from PHIL 158/3.0; PHIL 259/3.0.

SPAN 112/3.0

W

Beginning Spanish

The continuation of SPAN 111. Also for students entering the University who have some knowledge of Spanish but have not completed 4U Spanish or equivalent. For these students an assessment exam or interview with an academic adviser is required before registration.
 

PREREQUISITE: SPAN 111 or equivalent.

EXCLUSIONS: 4U Spanish or equivalent, SPAN 101.

Science Offerings

Course Code Description

GEOL 104/3.0

F

The Dynamic Earth

An introduction to the internal structure of the earth and to the dynamic processes which have shaped the earth's surface. An integrated study of global tectonics and continental movement, rock genesis, mountain building, glaciation and geological time. Laboratories give an overview of the earth scientist's toolbox including rock and mineral identification, geochronology, geomorphology and structural geology. Field trip to local exposures may be offered.

EXCLUSION: APSC 151

GEOL 106/3.0

W

Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards

The relationship between human-kind and our ever-changing planet, with a focus on natural geologic hazards (volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, mass movement, floods, extraterrestrial impacts, etc.), and environmental impacts which result from population and land-use expansion and our increased use of water, energy and mineral resources. A study of the sources and impact of pollution and global climate change. Public perception of and response to geological risk.

HLTH 101/3.0

F

The Social Determinants of Health *NEW*

This course introduces students to basic concepts in public, population and global health, and introduces social determinants of health, such as poverty, income inequality, and racism, in Canadian and global contexts.

HLTH 102/3.0

W

Personal Health and Wellness *NEW*

This course provides an introduction to the variety of factors which could affect a person’s health and wellness. Through a combination of theoretical and experiential learning opportunities, this course offers an introduction to the concepts of health and wellness from a personal perspective.

HLTH 332/3.0

W

Foundation for Understanding Disability *NEW*

This course is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of disability and disability‐related issues as they pertain to health, well‐being, and quality of life. It will include an examination of the historical treatment of persons with disabilities through present day.

HLTH 350/3.0

W

Topics in Global Health *NEW*

This course examines global health from a variety of perspectives, including anthropological, epidemiological, and sociological, to help understand the cultural and historical patterns shaping global health inequalities. With an emphasis on resource‐poor countries, specific topics may include infectious and non‐communicable diseases, nutrition and maternal health.

KNPE 335/3.0

W

Healthy Aging *NEW*

This course looks at what happens to the body as we age, including an examination of the physiological, psychological and emotional changes that occur during the aging process.  The role of a healthy lifestyle in achieving quality of life as we age is a key perspective.

Social Sciences Offerings

Course Code Description

POLS 338/3.0

W

 

European Integration

An examination of the European union and the forces towards integration: origin, politics and future.

PREREQUISITE: 2.0 units in POLS at the 200-level or above and a grade of C in 6.0 units in POLS at the 200-level, or permission of the department.

POLS 398/9.0

W

Law and Politics Field School

This course provides foundational knowledge about the relationship between international politics and international law. It then explores more specific aspects of international law, including international criminal law and the Law of Armed Conflict, and situates the central statutes, customs, and institutions of international law within the broader context of global governance.

NOTE:Only offered at the Bader International Study Centre as part of the Field School in International Law and Politics.

PREREQUISITE: 12 units in POLS at the 200 level or above and a GPA of 2.0 on all units in POLS, or permission of the Department.

PSYC 333/3.0

W

Human Sexuality

An overview of typical sexual behaviour and its variations. Topics include the history of sex research, the sexual response cycle, sexual dysfunction, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Particular attention will be paid to current issues in sex research and theory.

PREREQUISITE: PSYC 235/6.0 or PSYC 251/3.0 or PSYC 271/3.0 or PSYC272 or PSYC 370/3.0. Or with departmental permission.

PSYC 342/3.0

W

Psychology of Social Influence

This course reviews theory and research on the processes by which people exert influence on one another’s behaviours, beliefs, emotions, and attitudes. Topics of study include conformity, compliance, obedience, and persuasion. The course will focus on both the theoretical and applied implications of social influence research.

PREREQUISITE: PSYC 100/6.0. EXCLUSION: PSYC 399/3.0 (2004-05)

PSYC 397/3.0

W

History of Modern Psychology

A survey of the history of modern psychology, from the early 19th century to the close of the 20th. The more important empirical findings of psychology and related disciplines will be examined together with their theoretical explanations. The course will lead to an examination of the causes of differential scientific progress in the various subfields of psychology.

PREREQUISITE: PSYC 100/6.0.

EXCLUSION: PSYC 390/3.0

NOTE: Course offerings are subject to change for reasons including, but not limited to, enrolment numbers. Students will have access to academic advising services if changes impact their course selections.