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  • Objectives
    The Centre for Canadian Studies offers an opportunity to study Canadian culture and society from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, with co-operating faculty from Communication, Popular Culture and Film, Dramatic Arts, Economics, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology and Visual Arts.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts - Canadian Studies
  • Course description
    Year 1
    -     CANA 1F91
    -     POLI 1F90
    -     one credit from the co-major discipline
    -     one Science context credit
    -     one elective credit

    Year 2
    -     CANA 2P91 and 2P92
    -     one credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses
    -     two credits from the co-major discipline
    -     one language credit

    Year 3

    -     CANA 3P16 and 3P17
    -     one credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above from the list of Canadian Studies approved courses
    -     two credits from the co-major discipline
    -     one elective credit

    Year 4

    -     CANA 4F80 or 4F99
    -     CANA 4P90
    -     one-half credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses
    -     two credits from the co-major discipline
    -     one elective credit

    Approved Canadian Studies Courses Offered by Other Departments/Centres

    Note: As many of the courses listed below have prerequisites, students should plan their programs in advance.

    *Courses which may be used to fulfill the French/French Canadian requirement.

    ABST 2F90

    Studies in Aboriginal History I


    ABST 2F96

    Studies in Aboriginal Culture I

    CHSC 2P21

    The Health of Canadian Society

    CHYS 3P27

    Policies of Childhood and Youth: Canadian Perspectives

    CHYS 3P39

    Children, Youth and the Law

    COMM 3P14

    Media Industries

    (also offered as PCUL/SOCI 3P14)

    COMM 4P17

    Communication and Cultural Policy

    (also offered as PCUL 4P17)

    COMM 4P55

    Advertising, Mass Media and Culture

    (also offered PCUL 4P55)

    DART 2P96

    Aboriginal Theatre

    (also offered as ABST 2P96)

    DART 2P97

    Canadian Theatre


    ECON 2P28

    Economics of the Environment

    (also offered as TREN 2P28)

    ECON 2P54

    Canadian Economics Issues


    (also offered as LABR 2P54)

    ECON 2V60-2V69

    Topics in Canadian Economic Policy

    ECON 3P19

    Regional Economics

    ENGL 2P64

    Early Canadian Literature


    ENGL 2P65

    Modern Canadian Literature from 1920 to the Present


    ENGL 3V60-3V69

    Special Topics in Canadian Literature

    ENGL 4V60-4V69

    Topics in Contemporary Canadian Writing

    FILM 2P56

    Canadian Cinema

    (also offered as COMM/PCUL 2P56)

    FILM 3P21

    Canadian Television

    (also offered as COMM/PCUL 3P21)

    FILM 3P56

    Issues in Canadian Cinema


    (also offered as COMM 3P56)

    *FREN 1F00

    Introductory French I

    *FREN 1F50

    Introductory French II

    *FREN 1F90

    Intermediate French

    *FREN 2F00

    Grammar and Composition

    *FREN 3P73

    Canadian Literature in French to 1939

    *FREN 3P74

    Canadian Literature in French from 1939 to 1960

    *FREN 3P96

    Contemporary Canadian Theatre in French

    GEOG 2P03

    Urban Geography

    GEOG 2P06

    Cultural and Historical Geography

    (also offered as PCUL 2P06)

    GEOG 2P50

    Geography of Canada


    GEOG 3P74

    Geography and Gender

    (also offered as WISE 3P74)

    HIST 2P01

    Pre-Confederation Canada


    HIST 2P02

    Post-Confederation Canada

    HIST 2Q90

    Canada: Nations Transformed


    HIST 2Q91

    Modern Canada


    HIST 2Q93

    Women in North America to 1865

    (also offered as WISE 2Q93)

    HIST 2Q94

    Women in North America: 1865 to the Present

    (also offered as WISE 2Q94)

    HIST 2Q97

    Native - Newcomer Relations in Canada

    HIST 3P08

    God's Country: Religion in North America before 1850

    HIST 3P09

    The Church Besieged: Religion in North America after 1850

    HIST 3P35

    North America's First Nations

    HIST 3P74

    Canadian Immigration and Ethnic History


    HIST 3P75

    Canadian Labour History

    (also offered as LABR 3P75)

    HIST 3P76

    Canadian Regional History

    HIST 3P77

    The Canadian West


    HIST 3P98

    French Canada


    HIST 3V90 - 3V94

    Topics in Canadian History

    LABR 2P03

    Labour Law and Labour Unions

    (also offered as POLI 2P03)

    LABR 2P34

    Contemporary Labour Movements

    (also offered as SOCI 2P34)

    MUSI 3P91

    History of Music in Canada


    OEVI 4P93

    The Business of Grape Growing and Wine Making

    PCUL 2P21

    Canadian Popular Culture


    (also offered as COMM/FILM 2P21)

    POLI 2F12

    The Government and Politics of Canada


    POLI 2Q98

    Introduction to Canadian Public Administration


    (also offered as COMM 2Q98 and LABR 2Q28)

    POLI 3P05

    Canadian Political Thought


    POLI 3P11

    Local Government

    POLI 3P12

    Canadian Political Parties and Electoral Behaviour


    POLI 3P13

    The Politics of Labour

    (also offered as LABR 3P13)

    POLI 3P15

    Politics in Ontario

    POLI 3P17

    Politics and the Mass Media in Canada

    (also offered as COMM 3P17)

    POLI 3P18

    Law and Politics

    POLI 3P28

    Canadian Foreign Policy


    POLI 3P66

    Environmental Policy, Law and Administration

    (also offered as TREN 3P66)

    POLI 3P67

    Issues in Canadian Public Policy


    (also offered as LABR 3P67)

    POLI 4P12

    Canadian Civil Society, Institutions and Political Culture

    POLI 4P14

    Federalism in Canada

    POLI 4P15

    Canadian Political Economy


    (also offered as LABR 4P15)

    POLI 4P19

    The Canadian Judicial Process

    POLI 4P22

    Canada and the Developing World

    POLI 4P38

    Nationalism and Ethnic Politics

    POLI 4P50

    Machinery of Government

    POLI 4P52

    Managing the New Public Organization

    POLI 4P54

    Business-Government Relations

    (also offered as LABR 4P54)

    POLI 4P66

    Politics of Environmental and Resource Scarcity

    POLI 4P71

    Tutorial in Canadian Politics


    POLI 4V10-4V19

    Issues in Canadian Politics


    POLI 4V60-4V69

    Selected Topics in Canadian Public Policy


    SOCI 2P22

    Education and Equity

    SOCI 2P32

    In and Out of Work in the Global Economy

    (also offered as LABR 2P32)

    SOCI 3P36

    Critical Issues in Contemporary Society

    SOCI 3P46

    Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian and Global Perspectives


    (also offered as ABST 3P46)

    SOCI 3P47

    Racism and Anti-Racism

    SOCI 3P51

    Gender and Society

    (also offered as WISE 3P51)

    SOCI 3P55

    Sociology of Professional Wrestling

    (also offered as SPMA 3P55)

    SOCI 3P58

    Women and Aging

    (also offered as WISE 3P58)

    SOCI 3P66

    Social Movements

    (also offered as LABR 3P66)

    SOCI 3P71

    The State and Society

    SOCI 3P82

    Women and Crime

    SOCI 4P33

    Law and Society

    SOCI 4P70

    Social Issues in the Community

    SOCI 4Q41

    Social Policy

    (also offered as WISE 4Q41)

    STAC 2P93

    Critical Practice in the Fine and Performing Arts

    (also offered as IASC 2P93)

    TREN 4P19

    Environmental Heritage

    VISA 2P50

    Canadian Identities: From Nouvelle France to the Mid-20th Century

    VISA 2P51

    Canadian Art Since 1960: Contemporary Trends

    WISE 2P99

    Canadian Women in a Global Context


    (also offered as INTC/SOCI 2P99)
         

    Description of Courses

    CANA 1F91

    Introduction to Canadian Studies

    Interdisciplinary examination of critical themes in Canadian culture, history, society and citizenship from the contact period to the present drawing on artistic, political and historical texts, inquiring into the development of, and challenges to, the Canadian nation.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    #CANA 2P86

    Women in the Economy

    (also offered as ECON 2P86, LABR 2P86, SOCI 2P86 and WISE 2P86)

    Women in the Canadian labour market. Topics include the allocation of time between the household and the labour market, gender segregation in the work place, how earnings are determined, causes of occupational and earning difference by gender, role of investment in education and discrimination, recent developments in the labour market and their impact on women and men, selected policy issues.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits.

    CANA 2P91

    Culture and Power in Canada I: Cultural Communities


    Interdisciplinary examination of Canadian culture and society employing a variety of methods and perspectives. Approaches drawn from cultural studies, social theory and critical analysis applied to examples of Canadian literature, art, cinema and popular culture. Topics may include dynamics of race, class and gender, linguistic diversity, multiculturalism, ethnic relations and cultural appropriation.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Note: CANA 1F91 recommended.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in CANA 2F91.

    CANA 2P92

    Culture and Power in Canada II: Cultural Institutions

    Interdisciplinary examination of Canadian culture and society employing a variety of methods and perspectives. Approaches drawn from cultural studies, social theory and critical analysis applied to examples of Canadian literature, art, cinema and popular culture. Topics may include cultural industries and institutions, cultural and media policies, Canada-US relations and examination of Canadian myths.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Note: CANA 1F91 recommended.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in CANA 2F91.

    CANA 3M90-3M99

    Selected Interdisciplinary Studies

    Application of principles of interdisciplinary studies and techniques to the study of Canada.

    #CANA 3P16

    Politics in Québec

    (also offered as POLI 3P16)

    Québec's political, social and economic evolution since 1945. Topics may include old and new varieties of nationalism, the Quiet Revolution, the changing roles of church and state, the decline of the anglophone minority, Québec's impact on Canadian Federalism.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one of CANA 2P91, 2P92 (2F91), one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor.

    CANA 3P17

    Unity in Diversity

    Development of Canada through the lens of those outside the corridors of power including Aboriginals, immigrants, women, gays and lesbians.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: CANA 1F91 or permission of the instructor.

    CANA 3V90-3V94

    Canadian Cultural Studies I

    Selected topics in Canadian cultural studies emphasizing methods and issues with a Humanities orientation.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: CANA 2P91and 2P92 (2F91) or permission of the instructor.

    CANA 3V95-3V99

    Canadian Cultural Studies II

    Selected topics in Canadian cultural studies emphasizing methods and issues with a Social Science orientation.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: CANA 2P91and 2P92 (2F91) or permission of the instructor.

    CANA 4F80

    Directed Reading

    Directed individual or group reading and written work in an area of Canadian Studies.

    Restriction: open to CANA majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the Director.

    Note: students are responsible for arranging their course with a supervising faculty member and must submit a written proposal, signed by the supervisor, to the Director for approval before registration. Students will also be required to participate in staging an annual Canadian Studies colloquium.

    CANA 4F99

    Honours Thesis/Project

    Independent interdisciplinary study under the guidance of a faculty adviser.

    Restriction: open to CANA majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the Director.

    Note: students are responsible for making arrangements with a supervising faculty member and must submit a written proposal by September 15. Thesis/project, to be evaluated by a faculty committee representing the disciplinary areas to which the thesis/project is related.

    CANA 4P00

    Directed Reading

    Directed individual or group reading and written work in an area of Canadian Studies.

    Restriction: open to CANA majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the Director.

    Note: students are responsible for arranging their course with a supervising faculty member and must submit a written proposal, signed by the supervisor, to the Director for approval before registration.

    CANA 4P90

    Advanced Topics in Canadian Studies


    Interdisciplinary examination of critical themes in Canadian culture, history, economy, politics, geography and citizenship focusing on regional and national identities, border crossings and the binational relationship.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    CANA 4V10-4V70

    Topics in Canadian History


    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

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