Welcome to the Centre for Canadian Studies. We offer a unique opportunity to study Canadian culture and society from a variety of perspectives. Students have the option to take courses that reflect on Canada from disciplines such as History, English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, Geography, Popular Culture and Film, Dramatic Arts, Visual Arts, Political Science, Sociology and Economics, among others.
Undergraduates are also required to take core interdisciplinary courses offered by the Canadian Studies program itself. These courses are designed to familiarize students with the unique nature of the Canadian experience.
Canadian Studies reflects on how we create meaning for the nation across time and space, among our social relationships and institutions, within and beyond our cultural and territorial boundaries, and through a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Our goal is to help students understand perceptions of Canada through intensive engagement with Canadian histories, texts and practices.
The Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock offers a combined major program that draws upon teaching and research resources from other disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Canadian Studies students and faculty explore the empirical realities of the nation while considering various interpretations and representations of these realities. Canadian Studies courses enhance our students’ ability to place ideas and information within a critical assessment of how meanings of Canada are created, consolidated and contested at different times and among different regions and communities.