Canadian Studies Courses 2020/21

Canadian Studies Courses for 2021/2022

Canadian Studies may be completed as a Minor. Please see the 2020-2021 Undergraduate e-Calendar for information about program requirements.

For any general questions, please contact David Roseman at david.roseman [at]

PLEASE NOTE: course syllabi posted here are for REFERENCE PURPOSES only. Official course syllabi will not be posted until late August or start of classes.

Fall 2021

CANS 200 Understanding Canada(CRN 2427)PDF iconcans_200_syllabus_2020_by_andrew_potter.pdf

CANS 306 Issues in Native Studies(CRN 2328)PDF iconCourse syllabus for CANS 306 for fall 2020

CANS 315 Indigenous Art and Culture(CRN 2429)PDF iconCourse syllabus for CANS315 for fall 2020 by Gloria Bell

CANS 402 Canadian Studies Seminar 2(CRN 2430) Topic for fall 2021:

Unpeaceable Kingdom: Domestic Political Violence and Terrorism in Canada, 1868-2018 Visiting Instructor: Dr. Steve Hewitt 

CANS 404 Canadian Studies Seminar 4 (CRN 7425) Topic for fall 2021: Critical Museology and Heritage in Canada

CANS 406 Canadian Studies Seminar 6(CRN 2431) PDF iconCourse syllabus for CANS406 for winter 2021 by Prof. Béland

Winter 2022

CANS 300 Topics in Canadian Studies 1 (CRN 1939)

CANS 301 Topics in Canadian Studies 2 (CRN 1940)

CANS 310 Cdn Cultures: Context&Issues (CRN 1941)PDF iconcans_310_syllabus_winter_2021.pdf

CANS 401 Canadian Studies Seminar 1 (CRN 1942)PDF iconOutline for CANS401 fall 2020 by David Austin Canada and the Caribbean: Politics, Exile and Black Diaspora The 1960s and 1970s was a crucial period in the history Caribbean migrants in Canada. Canada attracted people from both the Anglophone Caribbean (Jamaica, St. Vincent, Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana) and the Francophone Caribbean (Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, etc.). These remarkable women and men transformed Canadian society while, by drawing on the various international networks of communication, playing a significant role in transforming the political landscape of the Caribbean region. Of all the cities in Canada, Montreal was arguably the most important site of Caribbean migration, becoming a veritable Caribbean island in which both local and exile politics played a central role in humanizing the existence of people of African descent in the city and across the country. Shifting between Canada and the Caribbean, this course will examine the politics and sociology of the black and Caribbean diaspora on the “Caribbean island of Montreal” and how, in struggling to humanize their existence, Caribbean migrants alongside the longstanding black community, impacted the city, province, and country while at times playing a crucial role in politics in the Caribbean.

CANS 405 Canadian Studies Seminar 5 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

(CRN 1943)

CANS 413 Canada and Quebec Seminar (CRN 1945) Cross-listed with QBST 440. Topic: Living in Montréal: Ethnicity and ‘Race’ from the Past to the PresentPromotional poster for cross-listed course CANS413/QBST440

CANS 420 Shaping Public Affairs: Canada 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

(CRN 1946) Syllabus: PDF iconcans_420_syllabus_winter_2021.pdf  PLEASE NOTE that course is STILL OPEN to those who have taken CANS 501: the restriction only applies to its application as a required course.

**Note: CANS 408, 480, 481, 492D1, 492D2, 499 - students must find their own supervisor for these courses. For any questions, please contact Professor Gillian Lane-Mercier at gillian.lane-mercier [at] (virtual office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-12 or by appointment) or David Roseman at david.roseman [at]

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