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Minor Concentration North American Studies (18 credits)

Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration North American Studies.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • ECON 205 An Introduction to Political Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A critical study of the insights to be gained through economic analysis of a number of problems of broad interest. The focus will be on the application of economics to issues of public policy.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 205D.
    • Restriction: This course does not count for credit towards the Minor Concentration, Major Concentration, or Honours degree in Economics.
  • HIST 211 American History to 1865 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Introduction to the history of colonial North America and the United States up to the Civil War, in their Atlantic context.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
  • NAST 401 Interdisciplinary Seminar - North American Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Topics Include: Is American commitment to liberty less popular and universal than her enthusiasm for equality? Is the taste for liberty among citizens of a democracy confined to a sophisticated minority, while an intense passion for equality dominates the masses? Do politicians who serve the interest of the latter thereby diminish freedom for all persons?

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Fall) Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken ENGL 529

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits to be chosen from at least two departments from the list below:

* Note: Only one of ENGL 225, ENGL 226, or ENGL 227 may be selected.

** Note: It is strongly recommended that students take NAST 201.

  • ECON 219 Current Economic Problems: Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This course will deal with topical issues of importance to the Canadian economy.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • This course will also be of interest to students outside of Economics
  • ECON 223 Political Economy of Trade Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The course introduces students to the economics of international trade, what constitutes good trade policy, and how trade policy is decided. The course examines Canadian trade policy since 1945, including the GATT, Auto Pact, the FTA and NAFTA, and concludes with special topics in trade policy.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 208
  • ECON 302 Money, Banking & Government Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Analysis of the market for money; its macroeconomic effects; the theory and policy of central banking; monetary policy rules, the Taylor Rule, inflation targeting, quantitative easing; central bank independence; currency boards; commercial banking and economic stability; regulated versus free banking; cross-border banking and policy.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 302D1/D2 (6 credits).
  • ECON 304 Financial Instruments & Institutions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Economic analysis of initiating, assembling, pricing and marketing equities of bonds, bills and complex financial instruments; financial innovation; its implications for financial stability and market failure; banks as brokers, underwriters, market makers and international allocators of credit; strategies of private and public agents operating in financial markets, monetary history.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Taweewan Sidthidet (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 302D1/D2 (6 credits).
  • ECON 311 United States Economic Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A survey of economic growth and institutional change in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on the use of analytical methods and categories and theories economists have developed for such studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above
  • ENGL 225 American Literature 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the literary works of earlier American writers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ENGL 226 American Literature 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the literary works of later American writers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ENGL 227 American Literature 3 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of literary works which may be thematic or may deal with a special group of authors.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Gregory Phipps (Fall)

  • ENGL 324 20th Century American Prose (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of 20th century American prose.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Gregory Phipps (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 326 19th Century American Prose (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of some of the major prose writers of the 19th Century.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Peter Gibian (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ENGL 327 Canadian Prose Fiction 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian prose fiction in English, from 19th century historical romance and realist fiction to the emergence of the modernist novel in the decades following the Second World War.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Laura Henderson-Cameron (Fall)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 328 Development of Canadian Poetry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian poetry in English from the 18th century to the end of the Second World War.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Brian P Trehearne (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 333 Development of Canadian Poetry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian poetry in English from the end of the Second World War to the present.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Robert Lecker (Fall)

    • Winter
  • HIST 221 United States since 1865 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Examines the defining moments and movements in the U.S. since Reconstruction, including populism, progressivism, the World Wars, the New Deal, the Cold War, the sixties and its consequences. Emphasis on the political, social and ideological transformations that ensued.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Shanon Fitzpatrick (Winter)

    • Fall
  • HIST 301 U.S. Presidential Campaigning (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of presidential campaigning in the U.S. will be considered against the backdrop of party change, technological development and the growth of American democracy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 311 The Gilded Age and The Progressive Era (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The social, economic, and political consequences of industrialization in the history of the United States between 1877 and 1914. Emphasis on the rise of mass production, urbanization, immigration, rural protest, the labour movement, social and political reform.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Shanon Fitzpatrick (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 322 Canada: American Presence since 1939 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An examination of Canada's relationship with the United States in the modern era. Emphasis will be placed upon diplomatic, military, cultural, and economic facets of this relationship.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or consent of instructor
  • HIST 331 The United States Between the Wars (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of the United States from the Great War to the end of the 1940s. Social change and conflict, political conservatism, economic prosperity and the culture of consumption during the 1920s; the consequences of the Great Depression and the New Deal.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A course in U.S. history or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 342 Canada: External Relations since 1867 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course will examine the historical development of Canadian external relations before WW II. Particular emphasis will be placed on Canadian-American relations, Canadian-Imperial relations, the growth of Canadian diplomatic autonomy and participation in the League of Nations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203
  • HIST 351 Themes in U.S. History since 1865 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Aspects of American history from the gilded Age through the Cold War era.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Shanon Fitzpatrick (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 360 Latin America since 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Themes in the political, economic, and social development of Latin America since the wars of independence. Emphasis on the domestic history of the region, with some attention to relations with the United States and Europe.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Winter)

  • HIST 363 Canada 1870-1914 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course will examine social, economic, political and cultural aspects of Canadian society between 1870 and 1914. Topics covered will include aboriginal peoples, European settlement of the West, provincial rights, the national policy, social reform movements, industrialization, immigration and the rise of cities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or permission of instructor
  • NAST 201 Introduction to North American Studies (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Basic concepts of North American studies with an emphasis on scholarship dealing with the United States, stressing the contribution of each discipline to the effort to understand the many dimensions of the American experience as well as relationships with Canada and Mexico.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Harold M Waller, Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • Team-taught Seminar.
  • NAST 471 Topics in North American Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Topics in North American studies. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Adam Daifallah, Thomas James Velk (Fall) Thomas James Velk (Winter) Thomas James Velk (Summer)

  • NAST 472 Topics in North American Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Topics in North American sstudies. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Adam Daifallah, Thomas James Velk (Winter)

  • NAST 490 Independent Reading & Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Final year students wishing to pursue a specialized interest will be allowed to undertake a program of independent reading and/or research in that area under the supervision of a member of staff.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk, Antonia Maioni (Fall) Thomas James Velk (Winter) Thomas James Velk (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Major students
    • It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the instructor's consent prior to registering.
  • NAST 499 Arts Internships: North American Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Internship with an approved host institution or organization.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Fall)

    • Note: U2 and U3 students in good standing, normally after completing 30 credits of a 90-credit program or 45 credits of a 96-120 credit program, a minimum CGPA of 2.7, and permission from the departmental internship Adviser. This course will normally not fulfill program requirements for seminar or 400-level courses.
  • POLI 319 Politics of Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course will deal with the dynamics of political change in Latin America today.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Philip Oxhorn (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 325D1 Government and Politics: United States (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A survey of the American political system, with emphasis on the constitutional and philosophical setting, the institutions and their interactions, the political process, public policy issues, and political change.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Harold M Waller (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212 or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
    • Students must register for both POLI 325D1 and POLI 325D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both POLI 325D1 and POLI 325D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • POLI 325D2 Government and Politics: United States (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : See POLI 325D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Harold M Waller (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 325D1
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both POLI 325D1 and POLI 325D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • POLI 342 Canadian Foreign Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The development and articulation of Canadian foreign policy. Theoretical approaches. The environmental setting. Historical perspectives. Trans-Atlantic linkages. The American connection. The Common Market. The United Nations. Military security. Developing relations with Asia, Africa, Latin America. Canada in global society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Canadian Government and Politics or International Politics or written consent of instructor
    • Note: The fields are International Politics and Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 346 American Foreign Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An exploration of American foreign policy from 1945 to the present. Topics to be addressed are the origins of the Cold War, deterrence, strategy and arms control, American intervention in Latin America and Vietnam, U.S. policy in the Post Cold War era - Gulf War, Haiti, Somalia, Yugoslavia and relations with Japan.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 244 or a course in American history
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 371 Challenge of Canadian Federalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An analysis of the origins, evolution and nature of federalism in Canada. Topics and themes will include the impact of federalism on political institutions, the effect of different regional perspectives, and the issues and conflicts that currently confront Canadian federalism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: at least one course in Canadian politics
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 425 Topics in American Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course involves a detailed analysis of a limited area of American politics and government.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 325
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
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