Interdisciplinary Studies

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Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies information, programs, and courses are described in Faculty of Arts > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Interdisciplinary Studies.

Interdisciplinary Studies programs leading to a B.A. & Sc. degree are offered in the following areas:

  • Catholic Studies
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Medieval Studies
  • North American Studies
  • Quebec Studies/Études sur le Québec
  • World Cinema
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 22, 2017) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Catholic Studies (18 credits)

**Currently under review. Program not available for this academic year. ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Catholic Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration History and Philosophy of Science (18 credits)

History and Philosophy of Science at McGill is an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide students with an understanding of science through the study of both its historical development and of some of the fundamental philosophical principles upon which it rests. For more information about the program and events, please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/hpsc.

For more information, see Minor Concentration History and Philosophy of Science (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Medieval Studies (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration in Medieval Studies facilitates undergraduate training in the interrelated branches of the discipline (e.g., history, literature, art history, languages, religion, philosophy), providing students with experience working in an inherently interdisciplinary filed and a valuable credential to pursue graduate study in the field (in any area).

For more information, see Minor Concentration Medieval Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration North American Studies (18 credits)

**Currently under review. Program not available for this academic year.**

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

Required Courses (9 credits)

ECON 205 (3) An Introduction to Political Economy
HIST 211 (3) American History to 1865
NAST 401 (3) Interdisciplinary Seminar - North American Studies

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 (3) Current Economic Problems: Topics
ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy
ECON 302 (3) Money, Banking & Government Policy
ECON 304 (3) Financial Instruments & Institutions
ECON 311 (3) United States Economic Development
ENGL 225* (3) American Literature 1
ENGL 226* (3) American Literature 2
ENGL 227* (3) American Literature 3
ENGL 324 (3) 20th Century American Prose
ENGL 326 (3) 19th Century American Prose
ENGL 327 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 1
ENGL 328 (3) Development of Canadian Poetry 1
ENGL 333 (3) Development of Canadian Poetry 2
HIST 221 (3) United States since 1865
HIST 301 (3) U.S. Mass Media
HIST 311 (3) The Gilded Age and The Progressive Era
HIST 331 (3) The United States Between the Wars
HIST 342 (3) Canada and the World
HIST 351 (3) Themes in U.S. History since 1865
HIST 360 (3) Latin America since 1825
HIST 363 (3) Canada 1870-1914
NAST 201** (3) Introduction to North American Studies
NAST 471 (3) Topics in North American Studies 1
NAST 472 (3) Topics in North American Studies 2
NAST 490 (3) Independent Reading & Research
NAST 499 (3) Arts Internships: North American Studies
POLI 318 (3) Comparative Local Government
POLI 319 (3) Politics of Latin America
POLI 325 (3) U.S. Politics 1
POLI 327 (3) U.S. Politics 2
POLI 342 (3) Canadian Foreign Policy
POLI 346 (3) American Foreign Policy
POLI 371 (3) Challenge of Canadian Federalism
POLI 425 (3) Topics in American Politics
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 22, 2017) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration North American Studies (36 credits)

**Currently under review. Program not available for this academic year.**

Required Courses (12 credits)

CANS 200 (3) Introduction to the Study of Canada
ECON 205 (3) An Introduction to Political Economy
NAST 201 (3) Introduction to North American Studies
NAST 401 (3) Interdisciplinary Seminar - North American Studies

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

24 credits selected as follows:

Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Political Science

12 credits chosen from at least three disciplines from the list below:

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

COMS 230 (3) Communication and Democracy
ECON 219 (3) Current Economic Problems: Topics
ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy
ENGL 225* (3) American Literature 1
ENGL 226* (3) American Literature 2
ENGL 227* (3) American Literature 3
HIST 211 (3) American History to 1865
HIST 221 (3) United States since 1865
POLI 325 (3) U.S. Politics 1
POLI 327 (3) U.S. Politics 2

Group A

6 credits chosen from Group A:

ANTH 338 (3) Native Peoples of North America
CANS 305 (3) Canadian Modernity
CANS 306 (3) Issues in Native Studies
CANS 307 (3) Canada in the World
ECON 302 (3) Money, Banking & Government Policy
ECON 304 (3) Financial Instruments & Institutions
ECON 311 (3) United States Economic Development
ENGL 324 (3) 20th Century American Prose
ENGL 326 (3) 19th Century American Prose
ENGL 327 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 1
ENGL 328 (3) Development of Canadian Poetry 1
ENGL 333 (3) Development of Canadian Poetry 2
HIST 301 (3) U.S. Mass Media
HIST 311 (3) The Gilded Age and The Progressive Era
HIST 331 (3) The United States Between the Wars
HIST 342 (3) Canada and the World
HIST 351 (3) Themes in U.S. History since 1865
HIST 360 (3) Latin America since 1825
HIST 363 (3) Canada 1870-1914
HIST 364 (3) Canada 1914-1945
HIST 367 (3) Canada since 1945
HIST 371 (3) American Civil Rights 1877-1940
HIST 377 (3) The United States, 1940-1965
HIST 392 (3) The United States since 1965
HIST 393 (3) Civil War and Reconstruction
JWST 306 (3) The American Jewish Community
JWST 386 (3) American Jewish Literature
NAST 471 (3) Topics in North American Studies 1
NAST 472 (3) Topics in North American Studies 2
NAST 490 (3) Independent Reading & Research
NAST 499 (3) Arts Internships: North American Studies
POLI 318 (3) Comparative Local Government
POLI 319 (3) Politics of Latin America
POLI 342 (3) Canadian Foreign Policy
POLI 346 (3) American Foreign Policy
POLI 371 (3) Challenge of Canadian Federalism
POLI 425 (3) Topics in American Politics

Group B

6 credits chosen from Group B:

* Note: From Group B, either ECON 306 or ECON 426 may be taken but not both.

BUSA 364 (3) Business Law 1
BUSA 368 (3) Business Law 2
CANS 409 (3) Canadian Studies Seminar 9
CANS 412 (3) Canada and Americas Seminar
COMS 300 (3) Media and Modernity in the 20th Century
ECON 303 (3) Canadian Economic Policy
ECON 305 (3) Industrial Organization
ECON 306* (3) Labour Markets and Wages
ECON 308 (3) Governmental Policy Towards Business
ECON 406 (3) Topics in Economic Policy
ECON 408 (3) Public Sector Economics 1
ECON 409 (3) Public Sector Economics 2
ECON 426* (3) Labour Economics
ECON 434 (3) Current Economic Problems
ECON 440 (3) Health Economics
ENGL 407 (3) The 20th Century
ENGL 409 (3) Studies in a Canadian Author
ENGL 410 (3) Theme or Movement Canadian Literature
ENGL 411 (3) Studies in Canadian Fiction
ENGL 414 (3) Studies in 20th Century Literature 1
ENGL 415 (3) Studies in 20th Century Literature 2
ENGL 418 (3) A Major Modernist Writer
ENGL 419 (3) Studies in 20th Century Literature
ENGL 422 (3) Studies in 19th Century American Literature
ENGL 423 (3) Studies in 19th Century Literature
ENGL 440 (3) First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media
HISP 301 (3) Hispanic Literature and Culture in English 1
HIST 409 (3) Themes in Latin American History 2
HIST 424 (3) Gender, Sexuality & Medicine
HIST 431 (3) Topics in U.S. History
HIST 434 (3) British North America 1760-1867
HIST 530 (3) U.S. Foreign Relations
HIST 592D1 (3) Topics: Canadian Politics
HIST 592D2 (3) Topics: Canadian Politics
HIST 598D1 (3) Topics in Modern U.S. History
HIST 598D2 (3) Topics in Modern U.S. History
LING 320 (3) Sociolinguistics 1
MGCR 352 (3) Principles of Marketing
MRKT 354 (3) Marketing Strategy
MRKT 452 (3) Consumer Behaviour
POLI 427 (3) Selected Topics: Canadian Politics
POLI 478 (3) The Canadian Constitution
SOCI 318 (3) Television in Society
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 22, 2017) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Quebec Studies / La concentration Mineur en Études sur le Québec (18 credits)

La concentration Mineure en Études sur le Québec a pour but de donner à l'étudiant(e) une connaissance multidisciplinaire des réalités du Québec en complémentarité à sa propre discipline de spécialisation. Les étudiants poursuivant notamment une spécialisation en histoire, science politique, langue et littérature françaises ou en études canadiennes peuvent trouver...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Quebec Studies / La concentration Mineure en Études sur le Québec (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Quebec Studies / La concentration Majeur en Études sur le Québec (36 credits)

**Currently under review. Program not available for this academic year.**

La concentration Majeur en Études sur le Québec a pour but de donner à l'étudiant(e) une connaissance approfondie et multidisciplinaire des réalités du Québec. Les étudiants peuvent intégrer cette spécialisation en complémentarité avec plusieurs disciplines dont l'histoire, la science politique, la langue et littérature françaises ou les études canadiennes.

The goal of the Major Concentration Quebec Studies is to give students a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and in-depth portrait of Quebec realities. Students are encouraged to complete this program by integrating it with disciplines such as History, Political Science, French Language and Literature, or Canadian Studies.

Required Courses / Cours Obligatoires (15 credits)

De façon usuelle, les cours obligatoires (15 crédits) sont complétés selon la séquence suivante : QCST 200 (3 crédits) en U0 ou U1, QCST 300 (3 crédits) en U1 et QCST 440 (3 crédits) en U2 et QCST 472D1/D2 (6 crédits) en U3. Les cours complémentaires (21 crédits) peuvent être complétés en U1, U2 ou en U3.

Normally, the required courses (15 credits) are completed in the following order: QCST 200 (3 credits) in U0 or U1, QCST 300 (3 credits) in U1, QCST 440 (3 credits) in U2, and QCST 472D1/D2 (6 credits) in U3. The complementary courses (21 credits) can be completed in U1, U2, or U3.

QCST 200 (3) Introduction to the Study of Quebec
QCST 300 (3) Quebec Culture and Society
QCST 440 (3) Contemporary Issues in Quebec
QCST 472D1 (3) Tutorial/Travaux dirigés
QCST 472D2 (3) Tutorial/Travaux dirigés

Complementary Courses / Cours Complémentaires (21 credits)

De ces 21 crédits, 12 doivent être des cours provenant du tronc commun ou des cours approuvés par la direction du programme.

3 crédits doivent provenir d'un cours dont la langue d'enseignement est le français et peuvent provenir d'un cours de français langue seconde.

Au moins 12 des 21 crédits complémentaires doivent être du niveau 300 ou supérieur.

Le choix de ces cours se fera en consultation avec le directeur du programme et variera selon le domaine de spécialisation de chaque étudiant(e).

Of these 21 credits, 12 credits must be core courses, or courses approved by the Program Director.

3 credits must be taught in the French language and can be chosen from French as a Second Language course offerings.

At least 12 of the 21 complementary credits must be at the 300 level or above.

The selection of courses will be made in consultation with the Program Director and will vary depending on the major concentration or honours program of each student.

Core Courses / Cours inscrits au tronc commun

FREN 252 (3) Littérature québécoise
HIST 353 (3) History of Montreal
POLI 226 (3) La vie politique québécoise

Complementary Course Lists / Listes des cours complémentaires

Anthropology / Anthropologie

ANTH 436 (3) North American Native Peoples

Canadian Studies / Études sur le Canada

CANS 200 (3) Introduction to the Study of Canada
CANS 301 (3) Topics in Canadian Studies 2
CANS 306 (3) Issues in Native Studies
CANS 405 (3) Canadian Studies Seminar 5

English / Anglais

ENGL 313 (3) Canadian Drama and Theatre

French Language and Literature / Langue et littérature françaises

FREN 252 (3) Littérature québécoise
FREN 315 (3) Cinéma québécois
FREN 450 (3) Questions de littérature québécoise
FREN 595 (3) Séminaire avancé lettres françaises

History / Histoire

HIST 202 (3) Survey: Canada to 1867
HIST 203 (3) Survey: Canada since 1867
HIST 223 (3) Natives of the Americas
HIST 333 (3) Natives and French
HIST 335 (3) Science and Medicine in Canada
HIST 353 (3) History of Montreal
HIST 364 (3) Canada 1914-1945
HIST 367 (3) Canada since 1945
HIST 580D1 (3) European and Native-American Encounters

Political Science / Science politique

POLI 221 (3) Government of Canada
POLI 222 (3) Political Process and Behaviour in Canada
POLI 226 (3) La vie politique québécoise
POLI 326 (3) Provincial Politics
POLI 336 (3) Le Québec et le Canada
POLI 342 (3) Canadian Foreign Policy
POLI 378 (3) The Canadian Judicial Process
POLI 417 (3) Health Care in Canada

Sociology / Sociologie

SOCI 230 (3) Sociology of Ethnic Relations
SOCI 475 (3) Canadian Ethnic Studies Seminar
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 22, 2017) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration World Cinemas (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration World Cinemas instructs students in film aesthetics, history, and theory by acquainting them with cinematic practices from different national and international traditions. This interdisciplinary program draws on the already existing teaching and research activities in several departments within the Faculty of Arts and will serve as an...

For more information, see Minor Concentration World Cinemas (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts & Science—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 22, 2017) (disclaimer)