2004-2005 Undergraduate Calendar

Canadian Studies  
Director Murray Wickett, Department of History Assistant Professor Donald Wright (History)  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Sylvia Barlow 905-688-5550, extension 4029 Mackenzie Chown D474 https://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 Communications, 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 upon 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 offers a combined major program.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  CANA students must take one credit in FREN (required in some combined major programs) or one credit related to French Canada as part of their degree program. Eligible courses appear with an asterisk (*) in the list of approved Canadian Studies courses.  
2.  Students in a combined major program are designated "Humanities" or "Social Science" students according to the designation of the co-major discipline. Humanities students must fulfill the language requirement of the co-major discipline in which they are working.  
3.  CANA 1F91 will satisfy the Humanities context requirement.  
4.  Humanities students must take POLI 1F90 as their Social Science context elective in year 1 and POLI 2F12 in year 2. Social Science students must take one credit from HIST 2P01, 2P02, 2Q90 as part of their program.  
5.  It is strongly recommended that all CANA students complete one course in Canadian history, one course in Canadian politics, one course in Canadian literature and one Canadian-related DART, FILM, or VISA course as part of their combined major program of study.  
6.  To encourage interdisciplinary study, CANA credits must be chosen from approved courses outside the student's co-major.  
7.  Each student should meet with the Director and the Chair or Director of the co-major discipline at the beginning of the second year of study, to ensure that his or her choice of courses meets the criteria for the combined major degree.  
8.  Students contemplating a thesis or project must consult the Director at the end of year 3.  
9.  In all 20 credit degree programs, at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, six of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and of these, three must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above. In all 15 credit degree programs, at least seven credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, three of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above.  
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- CANA 1F91
- one credit from the co-major discipline
- one Social Science (see program note 4)
- one Science context elective
- one elective credit (see program note 2)
Year 2
- CANA 2P91 and 2P92
- POLI 2F12 or one credit from HIST 2P01, 2P02, 2Q90 (see program note 4)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit (see program note 2)
Year 3
- CANA 3P16
- CANA 3Q98 or one-half CANA credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses
- one credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit (see program note 8 )
Year 4
- CANA 4F80 or 4F99
- one credit numbered 3(alpha)90 level or above from the list of approved Canadian Studies courses
- 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.  
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:
- CANA 1F91, 2P91 and 2P92
- two credits from the list of approved Canadian Studies credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
 
Approved Canadian Studies Courses Offered by Other Departments Go to top of document
Note: As many of the courses listed below have prerequisites, students should plan their programs in advance. ABST 2F90 Studies in Hodinohsonni History I ABST 2F96 Studies in Hodinohsonni Culture I COMM 4P17 Canadian Cultural and Communications Policy (also offered as PCUL 4P17) COMM 4P55 Advertising, Mass Media and Culture (also offered PCUL 4P55) DART 2F97 Canadian Drama ECON 2P09 Canadian Economic History ECON 2P94 Canadian Economic Issues (also offered as LABR 2P94) ECON 2V60-2V69 Topics in Canadian Economic Policy ENGL 2P91 Canadian Literature to 1920 ENGL 2P92 Canadian Literature from 1920 to the Present ENGL 3V60-3V69 Special Topics in Canadian Literature ENGL 4V60-4V69 Topics in Contemporary Canadian Writing FILM 2P56 Canadian Cinema (also offered as COMM 2P56) FILM 3P21 Canadian Television (also offered as COMM/PCUL 3P21) FILM 3P56 Issues in Canadian Cinema (also offered as COMM 3P56) *FREN 1F90 Intermediate French *FREN 1P01 Introductory French I *FREN 1P02 Introductory French II *FREN 1P03 Introductory French III *FREN 2F00 Grammar and Composition *FREN 3P73 French Canadian Literature in French to 1939 *FREN 3P74 French Canadian Literature in French from 1939-1960 *FREN 3P96 Contemporary Canadian Theatre in French GEOG 2P03 Urban Geography GEOG 2P06 Cultural and Historical Geography GEOG 2P50 Geography of Canada GEOG 3P74 Geography and Gender (also offered as COMM/ WISE 3P74) HIST 2P01 Pre-Confederation Canada HIST 2P02 Post-Confederation Canada HIST 2Q90 Canada: Nation Transformed HIST 2Q95 Women in North America (also offered as WISE 2Q95) HIST 3P01 Canadian Prime Ministers, 1867 to the Present HIST 3P74 Canadian Immigration and Ethnic History HIST 3P75 Canadian Labour History (also offered as LABR 3P75) HIST 3P91 North America's First Nations *HIST 3P98 French Canada HIST 3Q91 Canadian Regional History LABR 2F00 Labour Law and Labour Unions LABR 2P34 Trade Unions (also offered as SOCI 2P34) LING 4P50 Topics in Sociolinguistics MUSI 3P91 History of Music in Canada PCUL 2P21 Canadian Popular Culture (also offered as COMM/FILM 2P21) PCUL 3P14 Media Industries PEKN 4P50 Social History of Sport and Leisure in Canada POLI 2F12 The Government and Politics of Canada POLI 3P05 Canadian Political Thought POLI 3P11 Local Government POLI 3P12 Canadian 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/ PCUL 3P17) POLI 3P18 Law and Politics POLI 3P28 Canadian Foreign Policy POLI 3P50 Canadian Public Administration (also offered as LABR 3P50) POLI 3P66 Environmental Policy, Law and Administration (also offered as ENVI 3P66) POLI 3P67 Canadian Public Policy (also offered as LABR 3P67) POLI 4P14 Federalism in Canada POLI 4P15 Canadian Political Economy (also offered as LABR 4P15) POLI 4P19 The Canadian Judicial Process POLI 4P50 Machinery of Government POLI 4P52 Managing the New Public Organization POLI 4P54 Business-Government Relations (also offered as LABR 4P54) 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 3P36 Critical Issues in Contemporary Society SOCI 3P46 Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Society (also offered as ABST 3P46) SOCI 3P47 Racism and Anti-Racism SOCI 3P51 Gender and Society (also offered as WISE 3P51) SOCI 4P33 Advanced Seminar in Law and Society SOCI 4P41 Advanced Seminar in Social Policy SOCI 4P70 Social Issues in the Community VISA 2P50 Canadian Identities: From Nouvelle France to the Mid-20th Century VISA 2P51 Canadian Art Since 1960: Contemporary Trends WISE 2P99 Canadian Women in a Global Context (also offered as INTL/SOCI 2P99) *Courses which may be used to fulfil the French/French Canadian requirement.  
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 The development of Canadian culture from the beginning of colonization to the present. An interdisciplinary examination of cultural expressions drawn from Canadian art, literature and music, as well as selected issues in Canadian social and cultural history. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #CANA 2P86 Women in the Economy (also offered as ECON 2P86, LABR 2P86, SOCI 2P86 and WISE 2P86) Women in the Canadian labour market. Topics include the 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, selected policy issues. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits. 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 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 in CANA 2F91. #CANA 3F96 Landscape and Cultural Memory (also offered as FREN 3F96 and GEOG 3F96) Field course in Québec. Readings in literature and geography, exploring the links and reciprocal influences between disciplines. Authors studied may include Louis Hémon, Philippe Aubert de Gaspé, Roger Lemelin. Restriction: consult the Director regarding permission to register. Prerequisite: one of CANA 2P91, 2P92 (2F91), FREN 2F03 or permission of the instructor. Note: field work for two weeks in May. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. Course given in English. French majors complete written assignments and exams in French. CANA students may count this as either Cultural Studies I or II and as a credit related to French Canada. CANA 3M90-3M99 Selected Interdisciplinary Studies Application of principles of interdisciplinary studies and techniques to the study of Canada. #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: one of CANA 2P91, 2P92 (2F91), one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #CANA 3Q98 Myth, Memory and Meaning in Canadian Cultural History (also offered as HIST 3Q98) How different groups and individuals have remembered, commemorated and assigned meanings to the past focussing primarily on the post-Confederation period. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: one of CANA 2P91, 2P92 (2F91), two HIST credits numbered 2(alpha) 00 to 2(alpha) 99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CANA 3V91. 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: CANA 2P91, 2P92 (2F91) or permission of the instructor. CANA 3V95-3V99 Canadian Cultural Studies II Selected topics in Canadian cultural studies with an emphasis on methods and issues with a Social Science orientation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: CANA 2P91, 2P92 (2F91) or permission of the instructor. CANA 4F80 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. Students will also be required to participate in staging an annual Canadian Studies colloquium. 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 4V10-4V30 Topics in Canadian History Seminar, 3 hours per week.  
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