Courses for Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies Courses

The Canadian Studies major is for students wishing to deepen their understanding of Canada. The major comprises a core of courses that provide a foundation for more focused and advanced study. Beyond the core, students choose from amongst several interdisciplinary thematic areas. The multidisciplinary major in Canadian Studies is a 40-course Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program. You can also opt for Canadian Studies as your BA major for the Combined BA/BEd or BA/BMgt programs.

You will be required to take a minimum of 20 courses to complete the major. This includes courses in English and French, as well as courses in three additional disciplines and one independent study.

Samples of some of the courses offered in the Canadian Studies program include:

  • Contemporary Canadian Communities
  • Canadian Indian History
  • Canadian Drama
  • Canadian Poetry
  • Canadian Literature
  • French
  • Canada Since 1867
  • Culture & Civilization
  • Canadian Art History
  • Canadian Politics & Government
  • Canadian Foreign Policy
  • History of Western Canada
  • Geography of Canada
  • Aboriginal Peoples & Law
  • Traditional Aboriginal Political Economy
  • Sociology of Gender

For more information, see your Program Planning Guide or speak to an Academic Advisor.