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Canadian Studies

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.

Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs

MINOR in Canadian Studies is 24 credits earned as follows:

6from CANA 1001, 1011, 1991, INDG 1001
15from CANA 2121, 2201, 2211, 2311, 2431, 2801, 2991, 3111, 3231, 3301, 3401, 3421, 3451, 3821, 3831, 3841, 3991 chosen in consultation with the Program Advisor
3from CANA 4101, 4111, 4201, 4301, 4401, 4611, 4991 chosen in consultation with the Program Advisor

MAJOR in Canadian Studies is 60 credits earned as follows:

6from CANA 1001, 1011, 1991
6from CANA 2121, 2201, 2211, 2311, 2431, 2801, 2991
9from CANA 3111, 3231, 3301, 3401, 3421, 3451, 3821, 3831, 3841, 3991
6from CANA 4101, 4111, 4201, 4301, 4401, 4611, 4991
9from English 1/2000 series, ECON 1001, 1011, 1701 FINH 2101, 2111, FREN 1811, MUSC 2011, POLS 1001, HIST 1621, 2411, 2421, GENV 1201, SOCI 1001, ANTH 1011
6from FREN 1811 (if not used in the previous line), any French language course by placement, or any 3000 level course on the literature of French Canada, HIST 3411, 3431 or any Indigenous Language and/or culture course approved by the Program Advisor
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from complementary courses where a significant Canadian Studies component can be demonstrated, chosen in consultation with the Program Advisor. The following courses are specifically recommended:

ANTH 3421, 3801, 3821, 3851
CLAS 3801
COMM 3271
DRAM 3301
ECON 2301, 2311, 3201, 3211, 4501
ENGL 2801, 3801, 3811, 3821, 3831,3841, 4801
FINH 3021, 3031, 3041
FREN 3761, 3771
GENV 2101, 3111, 3201, 3211, 3511, 3531, 3801, 4201, 4521, 4821
HIST 2411, 2421 (if not used in line 5 above), 3401, 3411, 3431 (if not used in line 6 above), 3441, 3461 3471, 3481, 3491, 3811, 4411, 4420, 4441, 4461
INLR 4201
MUSC 3001
POLS 2101, 2211, 3101, 3111, 3141, 3151, 4121, 4141, 4300
SOCI 2111, 2211, 3521, 3531, 3541, 3551, 3711, 3721, 4551

HONOURS in Canadian Studies is 72 credits earned as follows:

60credits as in the Major, plus
3additional credits from 3/4000 level Canadian Studies
3from CANA 4901
6from CANA 4990

Courses chosen in consultation with the Program Advisor

CANADIAN STUDIES COURSES

Note:  The listing of a course in the Calendar is not a guarantee that the course is offered every year.

Note:  Students must obtain a grade of at least C- in all courses used to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Otherwise, written permission of the appropriate Department Head or Program Co-ordinator must be obtained.

Contemporary Canada: An Introduction

This course provides an introduction to contemporary Canada as represented by its key social, political, and economic institutions. It examines the nature and character of Canadian institutions, communities, and values. (Format: Lecture/Tutorial 3 Hours) (Exclusion: CANA 2001)

Representing Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Culture

This course provides an introduction to Canadian culture and identity. It examines key Canadian symbols and myths and various forms of cultural expression, including film, the arts, literature, and music in relation to Canadian national identity. (Format: Lecture/Tutorial 3 Hours) (Exclusion: CANA 2011)

Special Topic in Canadian Studies

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for CANA 1991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)

Cultural Diversity in Canada

Prereq: CANA 1001; CANA 1011; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores plurality and diversity in Canada, from historical developments in demographic trends to multiculturalism and its policy frameworks. It examines current debates about Canadian identity and future developments in diversity in Canada. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: CANA 3121)

Experience the Arts

This course introduces students to critical assessment of culture and arts. Students attend, discuss, and write about Canada-focused (national and local) cultural events such as public lectures, visits to local historic sites, concerts, exhibitions, and plays. (Format: Seminar /Experiential Learning 3 Hours) (Exclusion: UNST 1991 Experience the Arts)

Media and Popular Culture in Canada

Prereq: CANA 1001; CANA 1011; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores the key institutions and issues relating to media and popular culture in Canada. Topics include: film, television, state institutions like the CBC, state regulation of media, and the connections among media, consumerism, and public life. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Canadian Foodways: Gender, Food, and Culture in Canada

Prereq: 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, WGST 1001; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores the interconnections among gender, food, and culture. Topics include: the complex relationships between food production and consumption; food, culture, and national identity; embodiment; food colonialism, food security, and food sovereignty. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Comparative Canadian Regionalism

Prereq: CANA 1001; CANA 1011; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores regionalism as a key dynamic of Canadian political-economic, geographic, and cultural life. The course pays particular attention to regional diversity in Canada and to the changing character of Canadian regionalism. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: CANA 3431)

Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Canada

Prereq: 3 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, INDG 1001; or permission of the Program Director
This course will explore contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples within Canada with a focus on the current and continuing processes of colonialism, resistance, resurgence, and survivance. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with INDG 2501 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Indigenous Canada: a Historical Survey

Prereq: 3 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, INDG 1001; or the permission of the Program Director
This course explores the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada with a focus on the processes of colonialism, resistance, resurgence, and survivance. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with HIST 2801 and INDG 2801 and may therefore count as three credits in any of the three disciplines.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Special Topic in Canadian Studies

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for CANA 2991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)

Mi'kma'ki

Prereq: 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, INDG 1001; or 6 credits from CANA/INDG 2501, CANA/HIST/INDG 2801; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores Mi'kma'ki from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include: Indigenous history, geographies, politics, language, stories, and culture in the Atlantic region, Mi'kmaw philosophy and ethics, as well as the politics of self-government among various Mi'kmaq, Abenaki, and Wolastoqiyik communities. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with INDG 3111 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline. Note 2: Students who have taken a previous version of CANA 3111 require Program Director permission to register in CANA 3111 Mi'kma'ki.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Recalling Canada: Redress and Cultural Memory

Prereq: 6 credits from CANA or HIST at the 1/2000 level; or permission of the Program Director
This course examines current case studies that demonstrate how the past is present in contemporary Canada. Topics may include: government apologies and redress, public commemoration, and the invention of national and regional histories. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours)

Gender in Canada

Prereq: 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, WGST 1001, WGST 2101; or permission of the Program Director
This course provides an interdisciplinary perspective on gender in Canada. It explores how gender experience in the country has been shaped by various factors including interactions with the state and the law, identity politics, region, protests, activism, and the impact of Canadian feminism, Indigenous women, and recent immigrants. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of CANA 3301 previously offered with a different title)

Contemporary Canadian Issues

Prereq: Second-year standing; 6 credits from Humanities, Social Sciences; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores contemporary Canadian issues in light of the evolution and development of Canadian institutions, belief systems and social relations. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: CANA 3400)

Canadian-American Relations

Prereq: CANA 1001; CANA 1011; 3 credits from CANA at the 2000 level; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores the political, economic, cultural, and social interaction between Canada and the United States. It pays special attention to the demise of the Canada-US 'special relationship', the current status of this relationship, and a comparative perspective of the values animating Canada and the United States as political communities. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: CANA 2421)

The Canadian Land

Prereq: 9 credits from CANA at the 1/2000 level; or 3 credits from GENV at the 2/3/4000 level; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores land as a central icon of Canada. It looks at how the land has been represented, its role in the economy, distinctions between Indigenous and Settler conceptions of the land, nordicity, conceptions of environment, distinctions between the urban and rural, and contemporary political issues. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

Aboriginal Political and Legal Issues

Prereq: 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, INDG 1001; or 6 credits from CANA/INDG 2501, CANA/HIST/INDG 2801; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores political and legal issues that are integral to the examination and understanding of Aboriginal rights and relationships with the Settler State. Topics include: the politics of genocide and colonization and de-colonization, self-determination, gender, identity, land claims, court decisions, and international law and borders. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with INDG 3501 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline.] (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: CANA 4111)

The Indian Act: Law, Policy, and First Nations

Prereq: INDG 1001 and 3 credits from INDG at the 2000 level; or 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, and 3 credits from CANA at the 2000 level; or 6 credits from HIST at the 2000 level; CANA/HIST/INDG 2801 recommended; or permission of the Program Director
This course will focus on the origins, evolution, and contemporaneity of Canada's Indian Act and policies. Emphasis will be placed on First Nations resistance and survivance and efforts to overturn these colonial acts and policies through time. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with HIST 3821 and INDG 3821 and may therefore count as three credits in any of the three disciplines.] (Format: Lecture 3 hours)

Indigenous Canada: Hist Perspective

Prereq: INDG 1001 and 3 credits from INDG at the 2000 level; or 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, and 3 credits from CANA at the 2000 level; or 6 credits from HIST at the 2000 level; CANA/HIST/INDG 2801 recommended; or permission of the Program Director
This course will focus on the history of Indigenous people in Canada with a focus on the debates within Indigenous history surrounding events, peoples, memory, de/colonialism resurgence, survivance, and re-storying. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with HIST 3831 and INDG 3831 and may therefore count as three credits in any of the three disciplines.] (Format: Lecture 3 hours)

Borderlands

Prereq: 6 credits from CANA, HIST, INDG at the 1/2000 level; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores Indigenous and Settler interactions, resistance, resurgence, and survivance along and amidst frontiers, borders, and borderlands. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with HIST 3841 and INDG 3841 and may therefore count as three credits in any of the three disciplines.] (Format: Seminar 3 hours)

Special Topic in Canadian Studies

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for CANA 3991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)

Indigenous Canada: Avanced Topics

Prereq: INDG 1001 and 3 credits from INDG at the 2/3000 level; or 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011, and 6 credits from CANA at the 2/3000 level; or third-year standing and 6 credits from HIST at the 3000 level; CANA/INDG 2501 and CANA/HIST/INDG 2801 recommended; or permission of the program director
This course will focus on specific topics in transcolonial-border Indigenous history. Topics may include: treaties, borders, state policy, violence, resistance, missionization, and performance set within the theoretical concepts of re-storying and survivance. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with INDG 4101 and may therefore count as three credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 hours)

Culture of the Maritimes

Prereq: CANA 1001; CANA 1011; 3 credits from CANA at the 2/3000 level; or permission of the Program Director
This course explores the history and key elements of Maritime culture. Its focus is on the diversity of Maritime cultural expression. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours)

Gender and Settler Colonialism Feminism and Gender Studies

Prereq: 3 credits from WGST 3101, 3111; or CANA 3301 and 3 credits from CANA at the 3000 level; or permission of the Program Director
This course focuses on the gendered, racialized, and sexualized dimensions of settler colonialism and Indigenous resurgence. It begins with the recognition that all of our learning takes place on the lands of the Mi'kmaq and Wolastoquyik peoples, and with the acknowledgement that we all have different and specific relationships to this land and these nations. Attending to these relationships and the responsibilities they entail, the central questions this course examines include: How do Indigenous thinkers conceptualize identity, land, and belonging? How do they think and talk about gender, sexuality, and difference? [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with WGST 4301 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.](Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusions: WGST 4001 18/WI and 19/WI)

Canada in World Affairs

Prereq: 6 credits from CANA 1001, 1011; 3 credits in CANA at the 2000 or 3000 level
This course examines Canada's place in world affairs both historically and in the post-global age. It looks at the evolution of Canadian foreign policy, Canadian conceptions of an internationalized self-identity, and key case studies focusing on the situations that challenge Canadian self-conceptions, such as the peacekeeping myth. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours)

Imagining Canada

Prereq: CANA 1001; CANA 1011; 6 credits from CANA at the 2000 or 3000 level, or permission of the Program Director
This course provides an in-depth, advanced examination of the ways that various public intellectuals and cultural producers have imagined or narrated Canada. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any other version of CANA 4611 previously offered with a different title)

Directed Readings in Canadian Studies

Coreq: CANA 4990; or permission of the Program Director
This course is required of honours students. It promotes bibliographic and information literacy skills and familiarizes students with the larger-scale organization of secondary literature in Canadian Studies. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours)

Independent Study in Canadian Studies

This course permits senior students, under the direction of faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study. [Note 1: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken. Note 2: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings. Note 3: Students may register for CANA 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Independent Study)

Independent Study in Canadian Studies

This course permits senior students, under the direction of faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study. [Note 1: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken. Note 2: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings. Note 3: Students may register for CANA 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Independent Study)

Honours Thesis

Coreq: CANA 4901; or permission of the Program Director
Supervised by the Advisor and with one or more members of the faculty associated with the Program. The subject must be approved by the Advisor. The candidate will receive instruction in the techniques of research methods and thesis writing. [Note 1: Permission of the Program Advisor] (Format: Thesis)

Special Topic in Canadian Studies

This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for CANA 4991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable)