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Minor Concentration Canadian Studies (18 credits)

Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

Revision, June 2020. Start of revision.

This interdisciplinary program focuses on different aspects of Canada and its key institutions, with an emphasis on public affairs. The Minor Concentration enables students to take courses about Canada outside the areas of their other major or minor concentrations.

Required Courses (6 credits)

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

3 credits chosen from:

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Boichev, Georgi (Winter)

    • This course will also be of interest to students outside of Economics

  • ENGL 228 Canadian Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A chronological survey of Canadian literature, Part 1.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: MacLaren, Eli (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 229 Canadian Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A chronological survey of Canadian literature, Part 2. A continuation of ENGL 228.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Lecker, Robert (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • FREN 252 Littérature québécoise (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Introduction à la littérature québécoise des origines à nos jours.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Gaudreault Bourgeois, Jolianne (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter

  • HIST 202 Survey: Canada to 1867 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : A survey of early Canada, from periods known mainly through archaeological records to the Confederation era. Social, cultural, economic and political themes will be examined.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Desbarats, Catherine (Fall)

    • Fall

  • HIST 203 Survey: Canada since 1867 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : A survey of the development of Canada from Confederation to the present day. Social, economic and political history will be examined in a general way.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Wright, David John; Mccutcheon, Shawn (Winter)

  • INDG 200 Introduction to Indigenous Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    INDG : The focus is on Indigenous experience in Canada, but encourages comparative approaches. Introduction to the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of Indigenous life in Canada.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Allard-Tremblay, Yann (Fall)

  • POLI 221 Government of Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the central governmental institutions, including parliament, federalism, and the judiciary.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Béland, Daniel (Fall)

    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.

  • POLI 222 Political Process and Behaviour in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to contemporary political life in Canada that examines how demands are identified and transmitted through the political systems. Emphasis will be placed on: the Canadian political culture; socialization and political participation; the electoral system; elections and voting; the role and structure of political parties; and the influence of organized interest.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Scholtz, Christa (Winter)

    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.

  • QCST 200 Introduction to the Study of Quebec (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Quebec Studies : Introduction to the ideas and approaches that scholars have used and developed to study Quebec, including some of the foremost issues that have shaped Quebec historically and continue to influence contemporary life. The changing notions about territory, identity, language, citizenship and belonging, the complexity and diversity of Quebec (11 Aboriginal nations, multilingual, multiethnic and religious communities, minority status within Canada) will also be explored from a comparative perspective to identify characteristics that Quebec shares with other nations and those that are different.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Poutanen, Mary Anne (Fall)

    • This course offers students the possibility of doing a community engagement internship (or ExCELR option).

  • SOCI 230 Sociology of Ethnic Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An introduction to the sociological study of minority groups in Canada. The course will explore the themes of racism, prejudice, and discrimination, ethnic and racial inequalities, cultural identities, multiculturalism, immigration. Theoretical, empirical, and policy issues will be discussed. While the focus will be primarily on Canada, comparisons will be made with the United States.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Vang, Zoua (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or permission of instructor

Canadian Studies

3-9 credits in interdisciplinary Canadian Studies (CANS) courses from the following:

  • CANS 300 Topics in Canadian Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An historical explanation of the Canadian experience of nationalism from the Patriotes to the First Nations, with reference to politics, economics, iconography, ideology and multicultural experience.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor

  • CANS 301 Topics in Canadian Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary course on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor

  • CANS 303 Topics in Canadian Studies 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary course on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Potter, Jeremy Andrew (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor

  • CANS 304 Nationalisms in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Canadian experience of nationalism over the past two centuries.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking HIST 300

  • CANS 305 Canadian Modernity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Forms of modernity in Canada, including modem technology, communications, and aesthetics, and their convergence with nationalism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • CANS 306 Issues in Native Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Past and present achievements and concerns within Native societies across Canada.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Alderson, Aedan (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken Issues in Native Studies as a CANS topics course.

  • CANS 307 Canada in the World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Canada's interaction with other countries and regions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • CANS 308 Sex and Gender in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Sex and gender in Canada in the past and the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • CANS 310 Canadian Cultures: Context and Issues (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : This course traces the history of Canadian cultures from the middle of the 19th century to the present. It focuses on the diversity of Canadian cultural identities through literature, drama, art and the mass media.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Butler, Shelley Ruth (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CANS 202

  • CANS 315 Indigenous Art and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An examination of the work of selected First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists in Canada.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Bell, Gloria (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ARTH 315 or have taken "Aboriginal Art and Culture" as a CANS or ARTH topics course.

  • CANS 401 Canadian Studies Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary seminar on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Austin, David Lloyd (Fall)

    • Topic will vary from year to year depending on staff interests.

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor

  • CANS 403 Canadian Material Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Exhibitions that address Canadian history and contemporary identities through material culture, art, and other media, including the place of material culture in everyday life, through personal collections, and unconventional exhibition spaces.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Restriction: U2 and U3 students.

  • CANS 404 Canadian Studies Seminar 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary seminar on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Butler, Shelley Ruth (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor

  • CANS 405 Canadian Studies Seminar 5 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary seminar on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Roda, Jessica (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor

  • CANS 406 Canadian Studies Seminar 6 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary seminar on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Béland, Daniel (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor.

  • CANS 412 Canada and Americas Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Canada and the Americas.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: Cans 200 or permission of the Instructor

  • CANS 413 Canada and Quebec Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Comparison of Canada and Quebec.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Poutanen, Mary Anne (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: Cans 200 or permission of the Instructor

    • Note: A reading knowledge of French is required

  • CANS 499 Internship - Canadian Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Internship with an approved host institution or organization.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Open to U2 and U3 students after completing CANS 200, 30 credits of a 90 degree or 45 credits of a 96-120 credit degree, and a minimum CGPA of 3.0. Students may register in the Fall or Winter semester for Summer internships.

    • Prerequisites: CANS 200 and permission of program Director

0-6 credits chosen from:

Anthropology

Art History

  • ARTH 302 Aspects of Canadian Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : An examination of selected subjects relevant to a specific period of art in Canada.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Economics

  • ECON 303 Canadian Economic Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Major theories of how economic policy is made and goes on to use economic tools of analysis to investigate selected policy problems of current interest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

English

  • ENGL 313 Canadian Drama and Theatre (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Dramatic forms and theatrical practices in Canada from beginnings to the present day.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Salter, Denis (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 393 Canadian Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of Canadian cinema.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

Geography

  • GEOG 309 Geography of Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An introduction to the geography of Canada. A comprehensive geographical interpretation of Canada's salient physical and human characteristics, including landscapes and their evolution, climate, vegetation, society/land relationships and socio-economic attributes of the population.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Winter

    • 3 hours

    • Restriction: Cannot be taken by students who have taken CANS 303 after 2007.

History

  • HIST 342 Canada and the World (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Examines the historical development of Canada and the World from 1867 to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on key themes in the history of Canada’s international relations including imperialism and race. Attention will also be paid to major global developments such as wars, peace-making and international governance. The course will consider traditional inter-state relations as well as international relations from a non-governmental, grassroots perspective to include migration, development and humanitarianism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • HIST 364 Canada 1914-1945 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : This course will examine Canada and Canadian society between 1914 and 1945. It will focus on the social, political, economic and cultural impact of the two World Wars and the economic crisis of the 1930s. Among the topics will be Canadian external relations, political and social protest, popular culture, demographic changes and prohibition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création

Political Science

  • POLI 372 Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian State (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The relationship of Indigenous politics to larger debates and literatures within political science, such as citizenship theory, federalism, and collective action. Subjects covered include Canada's treaty history, constitutional changes, key policy frameworks, and Indigenous political development.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: At least one course in Canadian politics such as, POLI 221 or POLI 222 OR Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken POLI 372 prior to W06.

Quebec Studies

  • QCST 300 Quebec Culture and Society (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Quebec Studies : A multidisciplinary course that looks at Quebec's key social, economic, cultural, political and historical aspects.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Farah, Alain (Winter)

    • Required course for all students in Quebec Studies. Open to all students.

    • This course offers students the possibility of doing a community engagement internship (or ExCELR option).

Sociology

  • SOCI 475 Canadian Ethnic Studies Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on current social sciences research and public policies in areas relating to Canadian ethnic studies. Topics will include ethnic and racial inequalities, prejudice and discrimination, ethnic identities and cultural expressions, the structure and organization of minority groups.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Weinfeld, Morton (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to students following the Minor Concentration in Canadian Ethnic Studies; or to students with at least nine credits, three at the 300 level, in the social sciences; or with permission of instructor. Not open to students who took CANS 404 in 2007-08.

Revision, June 2020. End of revision.
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