Course Sequence - Minor in Jewish Canadian studies

In this multidisciplinary program, students come to understand different aspects of the Jewish experience in a Canadian context, including history, language, literature and the arts. They study the development of Jewish communities in Canada’s cultural mosaic with a focus on history, literature and the arts, and also learn about the significant contribution of Jews to Canada’s growing cultural diversity over the past century. Students can also study the Yiddish language and its culture. These courses include both classroom study and enrichment activities such as films, conferences and field trips.



  • Minor in Jewish Canadian Studies

Language of instruction

This program is offered in English and in French.


This program leads to careers in:

  • Community development
  • Politics
  • Research
  • Education

What can I do with my studies?

( is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for students with a minor in Jewish 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. 


CDN1100Introduction to Canadian Studies3
CDN1300Introduction to Jewish Canadian Studies3
12 credits in Jewish Canadian Studies from the list of optional courses
12 credits in Canadian Studies from the list of optional courses

Courses in Jewish Canadian Studies :
CDN2105History of the Jews of Canada3
CDN3102Selected Topics in Jewish Canadian Studies3
CDN3383Jewish Canadian Writers3
HIS3328The Holocaust3
HBR1901Initiation à l’hébreu et à la culture hébraïque I / Introduction to the Hebrew Language and Culture I3
YDD1901Introduction à la langue et à la culture yiddish / Introduction to the Yiddish Language and Culture I3
YDD1902Introduction à la langue et à la culture yiddish / Introduction to the Yiddish Language and Culture II3
YDD2104Yiddish Literature and Film3

Courses in Canadian Studies
ART3334Canadian Art and Cultural Identities3
CDN2300Methodology of Documentary Research in Canadian Studies3
CDN4101Selected Topics in Canadian Studies3
CDN3197Canadian and Quebec Cinema I: Fiction3
CIN3198Canadian and Quebec Cinema II: Documentary3
CMN2181Intercultural Communication3
ECO2113Canada and the World Economy3
ECO2146Introduction to Canadian Economic History3
ENG3321Canadian Short Story3
ENG3386Canadian Fiction of the 20th Century to Mid-Century3
ENG3387Canadian Fiction of the 20th Century Since Mid-Century3
ENG3388Canadian Poetry of the 20th Century3
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
HIS2130The Peopling of North America3
LSR1105Leisure in Canadian Society3
LSR2135Recreation and Political Processes3
POL3146Canadian Foreign Policy3
POL3528La vie politique au Québec3
SOC2309Canadian Society3
SRS2386History of Religion in Canada3
SRS3385Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada3
THE3347Theatre in English Canada3
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