Canadian Studies

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Canadian Studies Programs

Students interested in enrolling in either the Major or Minor program in Canadian Studies should contact:

Professor Colin Hill
Canadian Studies Program Director
Department of English and Drama
RM 5260, North Building
905-569-4894
colin.hill@utoronto.ca

Undergraduate Advisor
Megan Janssen
RM 5250, North Building
905-828-5201
edadvisor.utm@utoronto.ca

Canadian Studies explores the Canadian nation, imagination, and experience from an interdisciplinary perspective. The courses offered as part of the Major and Minor programs present a wide-ranging and diverse view of Canada from both humanities and social science perspectives, including Anthropology, Communications, Drama, English, Economics, Environment, French, Geography, History, Political Science, and Women and Gender Studies. The core courses in the program provide a strong foundation for students who then choose additional courses from a wide variety of electives that fit their own interests and academic goals. The program is flexible and introduces students to several academic disciplines, methods of inquiry, and theoretical approaches to the study of Canada. It provides an excellent foundation for graduate studies and allows students to fulfill the entrance requirements of the Faculty of Education.

Students should also review the Degree Requirements section prior to selecting courses.

For courses in this area see:
CIN | Cinema Studies
DRE | Drama
ECO | Economics
ENG | English
FAH | Fine Art History (FAH)
FRE | French
GGR | Geography
HIS | History
JPE | Political Science
MGT | Management
POL | Political Science
SOC | Sociology
WGS | Women and Gender Studies

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Major Program ERMAJ0728 Canadian Studies (Arts)

7.0 credits are required, fulfilling the following requirements: HIS261H5 (Introduction to Canadian History) and HIS358H5 (Canada Since World War Two); POL214Y5 (Canadian Government and Politics); ENG252Y5 (Canadian Literature) or ENG353Y5 (Canadian Fiction) or ENG354Y5 (Canadian Poetry); GGR202H5 (Geography of Canada) and 3.5 additional credits (at least 2.0 of which must be at the 300/400 level) in courses chosen from the list below or approved by the program advisor.

The following U of T Mississauga courses can be taken to complete the requirements for a Major in Canadian Studies.

ANT241Y5 Aboriginal Peoples of North America
CIN205H5 Canadian Auteurs
DRE200H5 Canadian Theatre History
ECO323Y5 Canadian Economic History
ENG215H5 The Canadian Short Story
ENG271H5 Diasporic Literatures of Toronto
ENG274H5 Native North American Literature
ENG352H5 Canadian Drama
ENG357H5 New Writing in Canada
ENG358H5 Topics in Canadian Literature
ENG424H5 Advanced Studies: Canadian and Indigenous North American Literatures
ENG425H5 Advanced Studies: Canadian and Indigenous North American Literatures
ENG426H5 Advanced Studies: Canadian and Indigenous North American Literatures
FAH292H5 Canadian Art
FRE312H5 From the Gothic and Fantastic Novels to Realism in Quebec
FRE316H5 Urban Attraction and the Quebec Contemporary Novel
FRE417H5 Comedy and Tragedy in Quebec Theatre
FRE474H5 Teaching and Learning Varieties of Canadian French
GGR348H5 The Great Lakes -- A Sustainable Natural Resource?
GGR384H5 Climatology of Canadian Landscapes
HIS263Y5 The History of Canada
HIS311H5 Introduction to Canadian International Relations
HIS312H5 Canadian Communities 1600-2000
HIS313H5 Canadian Working-Class History to 1919
HIS314H5 20th Century Canadian Working-Class History
HIS315H5 Indigenous Peoples and Immigrants in Canada
HIS318H5 Canadian Environmental History: Contact to Conservation
HIS319H5 Canadian Environmental History: Conservation to the Modern Environmental Movement
HIS326Y5 History of Women in Canada, 1600-2000
HIS367H5 Diasporic Canada
HIS368H5 Canada in the First World War
HIS369H5 Great Lakes Aboriginal History
HIS402H5 Topics in the History of French Canada
HIS416H5 Canada and the Second World War
HIS452H5 The Great Depression in Canada
HIS461H5 History of Upper Canada
HIS462H5 Indigenous North Americas
HIS487H5 Canadian Social History
ITA255H5 The Italian Canadian Experience
JPE250Y5 Environmental Politics in Canada
MGT429H5 Canadian Income Taxation
POL111H5 Canada in Comparative Perspective
POL250Y5 Environmental Politics in Canada
POL316Y5 Contemporary Canadian Federalism
POL336Y5 Ontario Politics
POL353Y5 Canadian Public Policy: From the Golden Age to the Era of Globalization
POL490H5 Topics in Canadian Politics
POL494Y5 Topics in Canadian Politics
SOC301H5 Canadian Prisons
SOC313H5 Crime in Canadian Society
WGS210H5 Women and Work in Contemporary Canada
WGS347H5 Indigenous Feminisms and Decolonization

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Minor Program ERMIN0728 Canadian Studies (Arts)

4.0 credits are required, fulfilling the following requirements:
2.0 credits from the following list: HIS261H5 (Introduction to Canadian History) and HIS358H5 (Canada Since World War Two); POL214Y5 (Canadian Government and Politics); ENG252Y5 (Canadian Literature) or ENG353Y5 (Canadian Fiction) or ENG354Y5 (Canadian Poetry); GGR202H5 (Geography of Canada) and 2.0 additional credits (at least 1.0 of which must be at the 300/400 level) in courses chosen from the list above or approved by the program advisor.

NOTE:

  • all courses are offered every year.
  • Students without pre- and co-requisites or written permission of the instructor can be de-registered from courses at any time.

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