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Canadian Studies

The Canadian Studies Major program provides an opportunity for contact with the way disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have shaped understanding of Canada. Students in the program will be required to take courses in three of five areas: culture, geography, history, politics and economics, and society. In their third year they will enrol in CDST 350. In their fourth year they will enrol in CDST 450, the Senior Seminar in Canadian Studies, to be taught by the distinguished Canadianist holding the Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies.

Interested students are encouraged to consult with the program Chair prior to or upon declaring the Major to discuss their course selections.

For further information please visit Canadian Studies. For enquiries, contact the program Chair.

Major in Canadian Studies

First and Second Years

Students are required to complete 12 credits from the following: CDST 250, ENGL 222, FREN 123, HIST 235, GEOG 290, POLI 101, and SOCI 210.

In planning the first and second years students should take into account the prerequisites for the 300- and 400-level courses they intend to take in subsequent years.

Third and Fourth Years

In consultation with a Canadian Studies advisor, students will compose a program that includes 3 credits of CDST 350, 3 credits of CDST 450 and at least 30 additional senior credits from three of the five areas on the list below, with at least 6 credits from each of the three areas and no more than 18 credits in any area.

Note: Not all courses listed are available in any given year. Also, some courses vary in their coverage of Canada from year to year. With the permission of the program chair, such courses with a major focus on Canada in a given year may be substituted for those listed.

    Culture: (Area 1)

  • ARTH 343
  • ARTH 344
  • ARTH 376
  • ARTH 377
  • ARTH 443
  • ENGL 470
  • ENGL 476
  • FIST 438
  • FREN 330
  • FREN 335
  • FREN 430
  • THTR 325
  • THTR 425
    Geography: (Area 2)

  • GEOG 327
  • GEOG 328
  • GEOG 426
  • GEOG 468
  • GEOG 497
    History: (Area 3)

  • HIST 302
  • HIST 303
  • HIST 305
  • HIST 307
  • HIST 308
  • HIST 323
  • HIST 324
  • HIST 325
  • HIST 326
  • HIST 329
  • HIST 411
  • HIST 412
  • HIST 420
  • HIST 466
  • HIST 469
  • HIST 485
    Society: (Area 4)

  • ANTH 304
  • ANTH 321
  • ANTH 329
  • ANTH 420
  • FNIS 310
  • FNIS 320
  • GRSJ 301
  • RELG 312
  • RELG 420
  • SOCI 310
  • SOCI 410
    Politics and Economics: (Area 5)

  • ECON 336
  • ECON 365
  • ECON 436
  • POLI 301
  • POLI 303
  • POLI 304
  • POLI 305
  • POLI 306
  • POLI 307
  • POLI 308
  • POLI 309
  • POLI 363
  • POLI 401
  • POLI 402
  • POLI 403
  • POLI 405
  • POLI 406

Minor in Canadian Studies

The Minor is comprised of 12 credits (with no more than 6 credits in any one discipline) from ANTH 201, 220, 221, 222; CDST 250; ECON 101, 102; ENGL 222; FREN 122, 123; GEOG 290; HIST 235; POLI 101; SOCI 100, 210; together with CDST 350, and a minimum of 15 additional upper-level credits from at least three of the five major areas of study listed above.

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