Undergraduate programs

The chart below lays out the basic requirements. You can also choose to specialize further by completing one of these Concentrations: Canadian Cultural Texts and Practices, Canadian Society and Politics, or Francophone Canada: Language and Culture. Concentrations allow students to develop a distinct focus within Humanities or Social Sciences approaches to the study of Canada.

Honours BA (combined major)

Year 1

CANA 1F91 (satisfies Humanities context credit)
one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
one credit from the co-major discipline
one Sciences context credit
one elective credit

Year 2

CANA 2P91 and 2P92
one credit from CANA 2F60, 2F62, 2P01, 2P02, 2P21, 2P64, 2P65, 2P66, 2P86, 2P93, 2P94, 2P98, 2Q90, 2Q97, or from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
two credits from the co-major discipline
one elective credit

Year 3

CANA 3P15 and 3P40
one credit from CANA 2P98, 3P14, 3P18, 3P28, 3P91, 3P93, 3P98, 3V90-3V99, or from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
two credits from the co-major discipline
one elective credit

Year 4

CANA 4P15
one credit from CANA 3V90-3V99, 4P10, 4P11, 4P68, 4P81, 4V10-4V70 or from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
two credits from the co-major discipline
one elective credit

Pass program

Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.

Certificate in Canada’s Cultural Context

This certificate provides students with a strong grounding in Canadian culture and the institutions that shape it.  It will be of special interest to people working in or who intent to work in the cultural sector, diplomacy, education, international relations, or international business.  It is awarded upon successful completion of five credits from the list below, with a minimum of 60 percent overall average:

  • CANA 1F91, 2P21, 2P91 and 2P92
  • CPCF 1F25
  • CANA 3P15 or CANA 3P40
  • one credit from CANA 2P01, 2P02, 2P86, 3P14, 3P18, 3P93

Certificate in Canadian Culture and Diversity

This certificate provides students with a sophisticated understanding of Canadian culture in its many forms.  It may be of special interest to people working in or who intent to work in the cultural sector, diplomacy, education, international relations, or arts administration.  It is awarded upon successful completion of five credits from the list below, with a minimum 60 percent overall average:

  • CANA 1F91, 2P21, 2P91 and 2P92
  • CPCF 1F25
  • one credit from CANA 2F62, 2P64, 2P65, 2P66, 2P93, 2P96, 3P91, 3P93

Minor in Canadian Studies

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 CANA credit or one credit from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses
  • one CANA credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above

For more information

Consult Brock’s on-line course calendar for Canadian Studies requirements or contact the Centre for Canadian Studies at 905 688 5550 x4029 or canadianstudies@brocku.ca.

Director, Centre for Canadian Studies Prof. Dan Malleck dmalleck@brocku.ca.