Canadian Studies seeks to analyse and explain the Canadian experience in all of its dimensions. These include Canada's vast and varied geographical character, its regional distinctions, its history and politics, its cultures and economy, its urban, modern and multicultural realities. An important feature of Canadian Studies is the analysis of Canada's place in the world. Questions about Canada and the world are addressed across departments and disciplines at the university. The Canadian Studies Program approaches these questions by drawing together the analytical strengths and content of individual disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. The multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches of Canadian Studies core courses are a distinguishing feature of Canadian Studies.


There are many reasons for taking Canadian Studies. The program's courses provide students with skills and knowledge that graduates find very valuable in their working lives - as teachers in the classroom; as government employees at various levels - municipal, provincial, national and international; as individuals working in the private sector or in business. The multi-disciplinary or interdisciplinary approaches of Canadian Studies core courses provide students the opportunity to develop unique and flexible analytical skills.


Mount Allison's Canadian Studies Program offers courses leading to a Minor, Major, or Honours as well as a range of courses that can be taken as electives or as distribution credits. Students looking for more information about Canadian Studies at Mount Allison may consult the program web page or the Program Advisor.

The Academic Programme in Canadian Studies at Mount Allison offers the following degree Options:

MINOR in Canadian Studies is 24 credits earned as follows:
•12 from CANA 2001, 2011, 4600
•12 from CANA 3111, 3121, 3251, 3301, 3401, 3421, 3431, 3441, 4251, 4951, chosen in consultation with the Program Advisor

MAJOR in Canadian Studies is 60 credits earned as follows:
•12 from CANA 2001, 2011, 4600
•12 from CANA 3111, 3121, 3251, 3301, 3401, 3421, 3431, 3441, 4251, 4951
•6 from FREN 1701, 1711, 2401, 2501, 2601 or any third year course on the language or literature of French Canada
•12 from English 1/2000 series, ECON 1001 and 1011, FINA 2001, 2011, FREN 1811, MUSC 2001, 2011, POLS 1001, HIST 2411, 2421, GENV 1201, 2311, SOCI 1001, ANTH 1011
•18 from Options A, B, C, or D below, chosen in consultation with the Program Advisor

A. Multidisciplinary Overview:
•ANTH 3801, 3821, 3851
•ECON 2301, 2311, 3101, 3111, 3201, 3211, 3611, 3621 372
•ENGL 2801, 3801, 3811, 3821, 3831, 4801
•FINA 3021, 3031
•FREN 2601, 3721, 3731, 3741, 3771, 3861
•GENV 3301, 3511, 4311
•HIST 3401, 3411, 3421, 3431, 3441, 3471, 3481, 4420, 4440, 4450, 4461
•LING 3011
•MUSC 3001
•POLS 2101, 3031, 3101, 3111, 3121, 4100, 4300
•SOCI 2211, 2531, 3111, 3121, 3221, 3501, 3511, 3521, 4521

B. Arts and Literature:
•ENGL 2801, 3801, 3811, 3821, 3831, 4801
•FINA 3021, 3031
•FREN 2601, 3721, 3731, 3741, 3861
•MUSC 3001

C. Historical Perspectives:
•ECON 3611, 3721
•ENGL 2801
•FINA 3021, 3031
•GENV 3301, 3511
•HIST 3401, 3411, 3421, 3431, 3441, 3471, 3481, 4420, 4440, 4450, 4461
•POLS 2101, 3101, 3111, 3121, 4100, 4300

D. Social Perspectives:
•ANTH 3801, 3821, 3851
•ECON 2301, 2311, 3101, 3111, 3201, 3211, 3611, 3621, 3721
•GENV 3201, 3301, 3511
•HIST 3471, 3481, 4461
•LING 3011
•POLS 2101, 3031, 3101, 3111, 3121, 4100, 4300
•SOCI 2211, 2531, 3111, 3121, 3221, 3501, 3511, 3521, 4521

HONOURS in Canadian Studies is 72 credits earned as follows:
•60 credits as in the Major, plus
•3 further from CANA 3111, 3121, 3251, 3301, 3401, 3421, 3431, 3441, 4251, 4951
•3 credits from CANA 4901

•6 credits from CANA 4990