2013-2014 Undergraduate Calendar

Canadian Studies  
Director Gregory Betts Assistant Professor Renée Lafferty (History) Academic Adviser Liz Hay  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Sylvia Barlow 905-688-5550, extension 4029 573 Glenridge 213 brocku.ca/canstudies The Centre for Canadian Studies offers an opportunity to study Canadian culture and society from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, with co-operating faculty from Communication, Popular Culture and Film, Dramatic Arts, Economics, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology and Visual Arts. Students take required interdisciplinary Canadian Studies (CANA) courses along with a number of Canada-centred courses offered by other departments emphasizing the unique nature of the Canadian experience, and the value and practice of combining disciplinary approaches in the study of culture and society. CANA core courses offered in years 1, 2 and 3 are designed to introduce students to interdisciplinary studies in a progressive manner. The year 1 course is taught by one instructor and examines the development of Canadian culture from the perspectives of disciplines within the Humanities. Year 2 and 3 courses are interdisciplinary courses which combine Humanities and Social Science perspectives on a particular topic or issue related to the study and understanding of Canada. The Centre for Canadian Studies offers combined major programs leading to a BA (Honours or Pass) and a Minor for students in other disciplines. Canadian Studies core courses may also be taken as electives by students in other degree programs. Canadian Studies may be combined with any other discipline or program in the Humanities or Social Sciences which offer a combined major program. Together with the requirements for a combined major BA (Honours) in Canadian Studies, students may choose to fulfill the requirements for a Concentration in Canadian Cultural Texts and Practices or a Concentration in Canadian Society and Politics. These Concentrations allow students to develop a distinct emphasis on either Humanities or Social Sciences approaches to the study of Canada.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  It is strongly recommended that CANA students take one ABST or FREN credit as part of their degree program. One credit from FREN 1F00, 1F50, 1F90, 2F00, 3P73, 3P74, 3P89 recommended.  
2.  One credit from COMM 1F90, ECON 1P91 and 1P92, ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97, GEOG 1F90, HIST 1F95, 1F96, LABR 1F90, SOCI 1F90 strongly recommended for Political Science co-majors.  
3.  COMM 1F90, ECON 1P91 and 1P92, ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97, GEOG 1F90, HIST 1F95, 1F96, LABR 1F90 or SOCI 1F90 strongly recommended.  
4.  CANA credits may be chosen from approved courses in Canadian Studies within the student's co-major. However, students may not use the same courses(s) to satisfy both the CANA requirement and the co-major requirement.  
5.  Each student should meet with the Humanities Academic Adviser and the Chair/Director of the co-major discipline before the end of the first year of study, to ensure that his or her choice of courses meets the criteria for the combined major degree.  
6.  Students contemplating a thesis or project must consult the Director or academic adviser at the end of year 3.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In 15 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- CANA 1F91
- POLI 1F90
- one credit from the co-major discipline (see program note 2)
- one Sciences context credit
- one elective credit (see program note 3)
Year 2
- CANA 2P91 and 2P92
- one credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses (see program note 4)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit (see program note 1)
Year 3
- One credit from CANA 3P15, 3P16, 3P90, 3P95, 3P99
- one credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above from the list of Canadian Studies approved courses (see program note 4)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit (see program note 6)
Year 4
- CANA 4P00 and 4P90
- one credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses (see program note 4)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
 
Pass Program Go to top of document
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.  
Concentration Program Go to top of document
Concentration in Canadian Cultural Texts and Practices Go to top of document
Students may earn a Concentration in Canadian Cultural Texts and Practices by successfully completing the following courses together with the requirements for a combined major BA (Honours) in Canadian Studies:
- Two credits from CANA 2P91, 2P92, ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97, FILM 1F94
- one credit from CANA 3P15, 3P16, 3P90, 3P95
- one credit from ENGL 2P64, 2P65, 2P66, FILM 2P21, 2P54, 2P56, STAC 2P93, 2P94
- one credit from ENGL 3P66, FILM 3P21, 3P54, 3P56, STAC 3M08
- one credit from ENGL 4P64, 4P65, 4P68, STAC 4F40, 4P68

 
Concentration in Canadian Society and Politics Go to top of document
Students may earn a Concentration in Canadian Society and Politics by successfully completing the following courses together with the requirements for a combined major BA (Honours) in Canadian Studies:
- Two credits from CANA 2P86, POLI 2F12, 2Q98, SOCI 2P22, 2P32
- one credit from CANA 3P15, 3P16, 3P90, 3P95
- one credit from SOCI 1F90, POLI 1F90
- one credit from POLI 2P99, 3P05, 3P17, 3P28, 3P67, SOCI 3P30, 3P76, 3P86, WGST 2P99, 3P00
- one credit from POLI 3P98, 4P10, 4P12, 4P14, 4P22, 4P50, SOCI 4P33, 4P70, 4Q41

 
Minor in Canadian Studies Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines can obtain a Minor in Canadian Studies within their degree program by completing the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- CANA 1F91, 2P91 and 2P92
- one credit from CANA 3P15, 3P16, 3P90, 3P95, 3P99
- one credit from the list of approved Canadian Studies credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
 
Approved Canadian Studies Courses Offered by Other Departments/Centres Go to top of document
Note: As many of the courses listed below have prerequisites, students should plan their programs in advance. *Courses which may be used to fulfill the Aboriginal or French language recommendation. ABST 1F20 Introduction to Algonkian Languages ABST 2F90 Studies in Aboriginal History I ABST 2F96 Studies in Aboriginal Culture I CHSC 2P21 The Health of Canadian Society CHYS 3P27 Policies of Childhood and Youth: Canadian Perspectives CHYS 3P39 Children, Youth and the Law COMM 2P98 Media Industries (also offered as PCUL/SOCI 2P98) COMM 4P17 Communication and Cultural Policy (also offered as PCUL 4P17) COMM 4P55 History of Advertising (also offered PCUL 4P55) DART 2P96 Aboriginal Theatre (also offered as ABST 2P96) DART 2P97 Canadian Theatre ECON 2P19 Canadian Economic History (also offered as HIST 2P19) ECON 2P28 Economics of the Environment (also offered as TREN 2P28) ECON 2P54 Canadian Economics Issues ECON 2V60-2V69 Topics in Canadian Economic Policy ECON 3P19 Regional Economics ENGL 2P64 Early Canadian Literature ENGL 2P65 Modern Canadian Literature ENGL 2P66 Contemporary Canadian Literature ENGL 3P66 Filming Canadian Literature ENGL 3V60-3V69 Special Topics in Canadian Literature ENGL 4P64 Contemporary Canadian Fiction: The Short Story ENGL 4P65 Space and Place in Modern and Contemporary Canadian Poetry ENGL 4P68 Avant-Garde in Canadian Literature ENGL 4V60-4V69 Topics in Contemporary Canadian Writing FILM 2P56 Canadian Cinema (also offered as COMM/PCUL 2P56) FILM 3P21 Canadian Television (also offered as COMM/PCUL 3P21) FILM 3P56 Issues in Canadian Cinema (also offered as COMM 3P56) *FREN 1F00 Introductory French I *FREN 1F50 Introductory French II *FREN 1F90 Intermediate French *FREN 2F00 Grammar and Composition *FREN 3P73 Canadian Literature in French to 1939 *FREN 3P74 Canadian Literature in French from 1939 to 1960 GEOG 2P03 Urban Geography GEOG 2P06 Cultural and Historical Geography (also offered as PCUL 2P06) GEOG 2P50 Geography of Canada GEOG 3P41 The Modern City in Historical Perspective GEOG 3P74 Geography and Gender (also offered as WGST 3P74) GEOG 4P84 Cities and Public Space HIST 2P01 Pre-Confederation Canada HIST 2P02 Post-Confederation Canada HIST 2Q90 Canada: War and Nationalism HIST 2Q93 Women in North America to 1865 (also offered as WGST 2Q93) HIST 2Q94 Women in North America: 1865 to the Present (also offered as WGST 2Q94) HIST 2Q97 Native - Newcomer Relations in Canada HIST 3P08 God's Country: Religion in North America before 1850 HIST 3P09 The Church Besieged: Religion in North America after 1850 HIST 3P35 North America's First Nations HIST 3P74 Canadian Immigration and Ethnic History HIST 3P75 Canadian Labour History (also offered as LABR 3P75) HIST 3P76 Canadian Regional History HIST 3P77 The Canadian West HIST 3P98 French Canada HIST 3V90-3V94 Topics in Canadian History LABR 2P03 Labour Law and Labour Unions (also offered as POLI 2P03) LABR 2P34 Comparative Labour Movements (also offered as SOCI 2P34) MUSI 3P91 History of Music in Canada PCUL 2P21 Canadian Popular Culture (also offered as COMM/FILM 2P21) POLI 2F12 The Government and Politics of Canada POLI 2Q98 Introduction to Canadian Public Administration (also offered as COMM 2Q98 and LABR 2Q98) POLI 3P05 Canadian Political Thought POLI 3P11 Local Government POLI 3P12 Political Parties and Electoral Behaviour POLI 3P13 The Politics of Labour (also offered as LABR 3P13) POLI 3P15 Politics in Ontario POLI 3P17 Politics and the Mass Media in Canada (also offered as COMM 3P17) POLI 3P18 Law and Politics POLI 3P28 Canadian Foreign Policy POLI 3P66 Environmental Policy, Law and Administration (also offered as TREN 3P66) POLI 3P67 Issues in Canadian Public Policy (also offered as LABR 3P67) POLI 3P98 Public Sector Management POLI 4P10 Issues in Local Government POLI 4P12 Canadian Civil Society, Institutions and Political Culture POLI 4P14 Federalism in Canada POLI 4P15 Canadian Political Economy (also offered as LABR 4P15) POLI 4P19 The Canadian Judicial Process POLI 4P22 Canada and the Developing World POLI 4P38 Nationalism and Ethnic Politics POLI 4P50 Machinery of Government POLI 4P54 Business-Government Relations (also offered as LABR 4P54) POLI 4P66 Politics of Environmental and Resource Scarcity POLI 4P71 Tutorial in Canadian Politics POLI 4V10-4V19 Issues in Canadian Politics POLI 4V60-4V69 Selected Topics in Canadian Public Policy SOCI 2P22 Education and Equity SOCI 2P32 In and Out of Work in the Global Economy (also offered as LABR 2P32) SOCI 2P47 Racialization and Society SOCI 3P30 Women, Work and Family (also offered as LABR 3P30 and WGST 3P30) SOCI 3P51 Gender and Society (also offered as WGST 3P51) SOCI 3P58 Women and Aging (also offered as WGST 3P58) SOCI 3P76 Indigenous Peoples in North America (also offered as ABST 3P76 and WGST 3P76) SOCI 3P82 Women and Crime (also offered as WGST 3P82) SOCI 4P33 Law and Society SOCI 4P70 Social Issues in the Community SOCI 4Q41 Social Policy (also offered as WGST 4Q41) STAC 2P93 Critical Practice in the Fine and Performing Arts (also offered as IASC 2P93) STAC 2P94 Embodied Text: Art Beyond the Artifact (also offered as IASC 2P94) STAC 4P68 Arts, Heritage and Culture: Public Policy and Governance TREN 4P19 Environmental Heritage VISA 2P50 Canadian Identities: From Nouvelle France to the Mid-20th Century VISA 2P51 Canadian Art since 1960: Contemporary Trends WGST 2P99 Canadian Women in a Global Context (also offered as INTC 2P99/SOCI 2P99) WGST 3P00 Women's Rights and Women's Movements  
Description of Courses Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. CANA 1F91 Introduction to Canadian Studies Examination of the creation of Canadian identity, boundaries, and institutions, through historical, political, and cultural mythologies. Application of the interdisciplinary tools of Canadian Studies to texts, film, music, literature, popular media and artistic interpretations in Canada. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #CANA 2P86 Women in the Economy (also offered as LABR 2P86, SOCI 2P86 and WGST 2P86) Women in the Canadian labour market. Topics include allocation of time between the household and the labour market, gender segregation in the work place, how earnings are determined, causes of occupational and earning difference by gender, role of investment in education and discrimination, recent developments in the labour market and their impact on women and men, and selected policy issues. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits. Note: may be offered online. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE (ECON) 2P86. CANA 2P91 Culture and Power in Canada I: Cultural Communities Interdisciplinary examination of Canadian culture and society employing a variety of methods and perspectives. Approaches drawn from cultural studies, social theory and critical analysis applied to examples of Canadian literature, art, cinema and popular culture. Topics may include dynamics of race, class and gender, linguistic diversity, multiculturalism, ethnic relations and cultural appropriation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Note: CANA 1F91 recommended. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in CANA 2F91. CANA 2P92 Culture and Power in Canada II: Cultural Institutions Interdisciplinary examination of Canadian culture and society employing a variety of methods and perspectives. Approaches drawn from cultural studies, social theory and critical analysis applied to examples of Canadian literature, art, cinema and popular culture. Topics may include cultural industries and institutions, cultural and media policies, Canada-US relations and examination of Canadian myths. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Note: CANA 1F91 recommended. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in CANA 2F91. CANA 3M90-3M99 Selected Interdisciplinary Studies Application of principles of interdisciplinary studies and techniques to the study of Canada. CANA 3P15 A Foreign Prospect: Canada from Beyond its Borders Perceptions of Canada and Canadians originating outside of the nation's borders, topics include Aboriginal relations, government, the environment, warfare, the arts and cultural conflict. From first contact to the contemporary period, drawing upon fictional, historical, political and artistic interpretations of the nation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CANA 1F91 or permission of the instructor. #CANA 3P16 Politics in Québec (also offered as POLI 3P16) Québec's political, social and economic evolution since 1945. Topics may include old and new varieties of nationalism, the Quiet Revolution, the changing roles of church and state, the decline of the anglophone minority, Québec's impact on Canadian Federalism. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of CANA 2P91, 2P92 (2F91), one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. CANA 3P90 Topics in Transnational Studies Studies in a specialized transnational topics in Canadian studies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CANA 1F91 or permission of the instructor. CANA 3P95 Foreign Ventures: Canada’s Changing Global Role Canadian perception of and interaction with other countries and cultures, including state-driven political, military and economic programs, global social and cultural exchanges, and domestic attitudes toward Canada’s global role from the late 19 century to the present. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CANA 1F91 or permission of instructor. *CANA 3P99 Advanced Topics in Canadian/American Transnationalism (also offered as ENGL 3P99) Advanced topics relating to Canada’s cross-border relations with the United States. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week Prerequisite(s): one of CANA 1F91, ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97 or permission of the instructor. CANA 3V90-3V94 Canadian Cultural Studies I Selected topics in Canadian cultural studies emphasizing methods and issues with a Humanities orientation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CANA 2P91 and 2P92 (2F91) or permission of the instructor. CANA 3V95-3V99 Canadian Cultural Studies II Selected topics in Canadian cultural studies emphasizing methods and issues with a Social Science orientation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CANA 2P91 and 2P92 (2F91) or permission of the instructor. CANA 4F99 Honours Thesis/Project Independent interdisciplinary study under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Restriction: open to CANA majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the Director. Note: students are responsible for making arrangements with a supervising faculty member and must submit a written proposal by September 15. Thesis/project, to be evaluated by a faculty committee representing the disciplinary areas to which the thesis/project is related. CANA 4P00 Directed Reading Directed individual or group reading and written work in an area of Canadian Studies. Restriction: open to CANA majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the Director. Note: students are responsible for arranging their course with a supervising faculty member and must submit a written proposal, signed by the supervisor, to the Director for approval before registration. #CANA 4P10 History in the Field: Ontario and the War of 1812 (also offered as HIST 4P10) Social, cultural, political and economic impact of the War of 1812 in southern Ontario, emphasizing commemoration and public history. Examinations of historic sites, battle fields and material artifacts; study of historical and historiographical texts; field research at local museums, archives and historic sites. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to year 4 (honours) until date specified in Registration guide and then open to other students with permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): CANA 1F91, HIST 2P01 or permission of the instructor. Note: students are responsible for travel and other expenses. CANA 4P90 Advanced Topics in Canadian Studies Interdisciplinary examination of critical themes in Canadian culture, history, economy, politics, geography and citizenship focusing on regional and national identities, border crossings and the binational relationship. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 10.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): CANA 1F91 or permission of instructor. Note: students should hold a valid passport and/or required documentation for travel to the United States. CANA 4V10-4V70 Topics in Canadian History Seminar, 3 hours per week.  
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