Plagiarism means using another’s work without giving credit.
The university has rules against plagiarism and other scholastic offences. The Department of Political Science has a zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism. If you are found guilty of plagiarizing, the minimum penalty is 0 on the assignment. A repeat offence will earn you 0 on the course. Another offence could lead to expulsion from the university.
Every course syllabus in our department includes the following information in the Appendix.
Additional information about the University’s policy on scholastic discipline can be found at: Scholastic Discipline for Undergraduate Students
There are also numerous resources available to help educate yourself about this serious academic offence:
- From UWO's Office of the Ombudsman, two excellent handouts on academic integrity:
- From York University, an academic integrity tutorial
- And last, but not least, please visit our department’s handout on plagiarism.