Course Sequence - Minor in Canadian Studies

The Canadian Studies program is the ideal choice for students who are interested in exploring the history, culture, literature, politics and economy of this country from an interdisciplinary perspective. The Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies was founded to explore the complexity of Canada and promote a deeper understanding of our country.



  • Minor in Canadian Studies

Language of instruction

This minor is offered in English and in French.


Opportunities are available in fields such as:

  • Political analysis
  • Diplomatic service
  • Public administration

What can I do with my studies?

( is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for students with a background in Canadian studies.

A minor may be taken as the second program of an honours bachelor with major and minor, an honours bachelor with specialization and minor, or an honours bachelor’s (multidisciplinary) offered by the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Social Sciences and Health Sciences. It may also be taken as a first program in a three-year General Bachelor of Arts with Minor.

Minor in Canadian Studies - 30 CREDITS

Other courses may be selected in consultation with the Director of the Institute of Canadian Studies.
CDN1100Introduction to Canadian Studies3
CDN2300Methodology of Documentary Research in Canadian Studies3
6  credits in Canadian Studies (CDN) from the list of optional courses
18 optional course credits from the list of optional courses
List of optional courses
ANT2126Native Peoples of the Americas3
APA3123Hockey and Canadian Culture3
ART3334Canadian Art and Cultural Identities3
ART3354Inuit and Amerindian Art3
CDN1300Introduction to Jewish Canadian Studies3
CDN2105History of the Jews of Canada3
CDN3102Selected Topics in Jewish Canadian Studies3
CDN3120Francophones in Canada3
CDN3383Jewish Canadian Writers3
CDN4101Selected Topics in Canadian Studies3
CIN3197Canadian and Quebec Cinema I: Fiction3
CIN3198Canadian and Quebec Cinema II: Documentary3
CMN2181Intercultural Communication3
CMN3165Media Industries3
EAS1101Introduction to Aboriginal Societies and Cultures3
ECO2113Canada and the World Economy3
ECO2115Introduction to Money and Banking3
ECO2122Economic Dimensions of Canada-United States Relations3
ECO2146Introduction to Canadian Economic History3
ENG2400Introduction to Canadian Literature6
ENG3321Canadian Short Story3
ENG3381Native Writing in Canada3
ENG3384Canadian Literature: The Colonial Period (1760-1866)3
ENG3385Canadian Literature of the Confederation Period (1867-1912)3
ENG3386Canadian Fiction of the 20th Century to Mid-Century 3
ENG3387Canadian Fiction of the 20th Century since Mid-Century 3
ENG3388Canadian Poetry of the 20th Century 3
FRA2545Littérature et culture de l'Ontario français3
FRA3545Littérature contemporaine de l'Ontario français3
FRA3559La langue française au Canada : étude philologique3
FRA3746Théâtres de la francophonie canadienne3
FRA3754Le roman québécois de 1900 à 19703
FRA3755Le roman québécois depuis 19703
GEG2109Canada and its Regions3
HIS1101The Making of Canada3
HIS2182Women in Canada3
HIS2307History of the Native Peoples in Canada, from the origins to the present3
HIS2361New France3
HIS2362British North America, 1763-18673
HIS2363Canada, 1867-19393
HIS2364Contemporary Canada3
LIN2784Le français du Canada3
LSR1105Leisure in Canadian Society3
LSR2135Recreation and Political Processes3
POL2101Introduction to Canadian Politics3
POL3146Canadian Foreign Policy3
POL3159Indigenous Politics in Canada3
POL3160Health Politics and Policy in Canada3
POL3525La politique urbaine au Canada3
POL3528La vie politique au Québec3
POL3535Politique et francophonie en Ontario3
SOC2309Canadian Society3
SOC3705Sociologie de la société franco-ontarienne3
SOC1191Religion and Culture in Canada3
SRS2386History of Religion in Canada3
SRS3385Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada3
THE3347Theatre in English Canada3
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