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Canadian Studies

Director
Murray Wickett, Department of History

Assistant Professor
Donald Wright (History)

General Information

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
  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

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

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

Minor in Canadian Studies

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

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

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

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.