Canadian Studies Major

First and Second Years

Students are required to complete 12 credits from the following: ENGL 222 (3), FREN 123 (3), HIST 235 (3), HIST 236 (3), GEOG 290 (3), POLI 101 (3), and SOCI 210 (3/6)

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.

Non-required courses you might consider taking:

  • ANTH 220 (3) First Nations of British Columbia
  • ANTH 221 (3) Contemporary Indigenous Cultural Expressions
  • ANTH 222 (3) Current First Nations Issues in British Columbia
  • FIST 200 (3) Introduction to Canadian Cinema
  • GRSJ 205 (3) Nation, Colonialism and Gender in Canada
  • GRSJ 210 (3) Gender, Politics and Global Histories

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. Where this chart and the on-line calendar do not agree, the on-line calendar is the authoritative source. If you find discrepancies, please contact the advisor.

Culture (Area 1)

Geography (Area 2)

  • GEOG 327 (3)
    Creating Canada
  • GEOG 328 (3)
    Constructing Canada
  • GEOG 426 (3)
    Historical Geography of British Columbia 1
  • GEOG 468 (3)
    Geography of International Ecomonic Systems: Canada and the Pacific Basin
  • GEOG 497 (3)
    The Arctic

History (Area 3)

  • HIST 302 (6)
    History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America
  • HIST 303 (6)
    History of the Canadian West
  • HIST 305 (6)
    British Columbia
  • HIST 307 (3)
    French North America
  • HIST 308 (3)
    Quebec from the End of the 18th Century to the Present
    HIST 323 (3)
    Empires, Wars, and Revolutions in Europe and the Americas,1763-1838
  • HIST 324 (3)
    Inventing Canada, 1840-1896
  • HIST 325 (3)
    Canada 1896-1945: Boom, Bust and War
  • HIST 326 (3)
    Canada Since 1945: Affluence and Anxiety in the Atomic Age
  • HIST 329 (6)
    Canadian Social History
  • HIST 401 (3)
    Seafaring in the Age of Sail
  • HIST 411 (6)
  • Development of Canadian External Policy Since Confederation
  • HIST 412 (6)
    American Impact on Canada
  • HIST 420AHIST 420E (3)
    Topics in Canadian History
  • HIST 466C (3)
    Topics in Indigenous History of Canada
  • HIST 469 (3)
  • Aboriginal Title in British Columbia: History and Legacy
  • HIST 485 (3)
  • Asian Migrant Communities in Vancouver

Society (Area 4)

  • ANTH 304A (6)
    Ethnography of the North West Coast
  • ANTH 321 (3)
  • ANTH 329 (3) Contemporary First Nations Issues
  • ANTH 420 (3)
  • FNIS 310 (3)
    Theory Seminar
  • FNIS 320 (3)
    Methods Seminar
  • RELG 312 (3)
    Jews and Judaism in Canada
  • RELG 420 (6)  Religion In Canada
  • SOCI 310 (3)
    Canadian Society
  • SOCI 410 (3/6)
    Special Studies in Canadian Society New #466 Indigenous History
  • GRSJ 301 (3)
    Gender and Indigeneity in Canada

Economics (Area 5)

  • ECON 336 (6)
    Economic History of Canada
  • ECON 365 (3)
    Topic in Canadian Industrial Organization and Regulation Policy
  • POLI 301 (3)
    Canadian Political Parties
  • POLI 303 (3)
    Federalism in Canada
  • POLI 304 (3)
    British Columbian Government and Politics
  • POLI 305 (3)
    Canadian Political Ideas
  • POLI 306 (6)
    Local Government and Politics in Canada
  • POLI 307 (3)
    Quebec Government and Politics
  • POLI 363A (3/6)
    Canadian Foreign Policy
  • POLI 401 (3/6)
    Canadian Provincial and Regional Politics
  • POLI 402A (3/6)
    Law and Politics of the Canadian Constitution
  • POLI 403A (3/6)
    The Political Economy of Canada
  • POLI 405APOLI 405BPOLI 405C (3/6)
    Topics in Canadian Politics
  • POLI 406 (3)
    Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Politics