Courses

Fall 2024 courses highlights

  • C/AM 405 - The Acadian Diaspora in Canada and the U.S. (4 credits)
    • TR 2:00 pm-3:50 pm
    • CRN 44121
    • Instructor: Christina Keppie
    • Course flyer

 

  • C/AM 355 - Canada's Economy in the World (4 credits)
    • TR 10:00 am-11:50 am 
    • CRN 44004
    • Instructor: Ted Alden
    • Course flyer

See Browse Classes for a full list of Canadian-American Studies classes offered during fall quarter. 

Summer 2024 Courses

  • C/AM 200 - An Introduction to Canada (5 credits)
    • Online-Asynchronous
    • CRN 30350
    • GUR SSC
    • Instructor: David Rossiter
    • Course flyer

 

Spring 2024 Courses

  • C/AM 302 - Coastal Histories of Canada (5 credits)
    • TR 12:00-1:50pm
    • CRN 23598
    • Instructor: Madison Heslop
    • Course Flyer

 

  • C/AM 302 - Transboundary Water Governance (5 credits)
    • TR 3:00-5:20pm
    • CRN 23000
    • Instructor: Dr. Tuti Baker
    • Course flyer

 

  • C/AM 369 - Settler Cities (4 credits)
    • TR 10:00-11:50am
    • CRN 23003
    • Instructor: James Miller
    • Also offered as UEPP 369
    • Fulfills BCGM-B-Comparative Gender General University Requirement
    • Course flyer

 

  • C/AM 406 - Canadian Government and Politics (4 credits)
    • TR 12:00-1:50pm
    • CRN 21681
    • Instructor: Butch Kamena
    • Also offered as PLSC 406
    • Course flyer

 

  • C/AM 442 - Geography, Colonialism, and the Pacific Northwest (4 credits)
    • TR 12:00-1:50pm
    • CRN 22726
    • Instructor: David Rossiter
    • Also offered as ENVS 444
    • Course flyer

Winter 2024 Courses

  • C/AM 200 - An Introduction to Canada (5 credits)
    • MWF 10:00-11:20am
    • CRN 10279
    • GUR SSC
    • Instructor: Butch Kamena 
    • Course flyer
  • C/AM 277 - Canada: A Historical Survey (5 credits)
    • MWF 11:30am-12:50pm
    • CRN 12116
    • GUR HUM
    • Instructor: Madison Heslop
    • Course Flyer
       
  • C/AM 302 - Canadian-American Relations (5 credits)
    • MWF 2:30-3:50pm
    • CRN 13021
    • Instructor: Madison Heslop
    • Course flyer
       
  • C/AM 331 - Geographies of Canada (4 credits)
    • MW 12:00-1:50pm
    • CRN 11519
    • Instructor: David Rossiter
    • Course flyer
       
  • C/AM 375 - Indigenous Placemaking (4 credits)
    • TR 2:00-3:50pm
    • CRN 13031
    • Instructor: James Miller
    • Course Flyer

Fall 2023 C/AM Courses

  • C/AM 277 - Canada: A Historical Survey (5 credits)
    • MWF 2:30-4:50 pm
    • CRN 43145
    • Instructor: Madison Heslop

 

  • C/AM 302 - History of the Salish Sea (5 credits)
    • MWF 11:30 am-12:50 pm
    • CRN 43147
    • Instructor: Madison Heslop
    • Course flyer

 

  • C/AM 368 - Decolonizing Across the Medicine Line (4 credits)
    • TR 10:00-11:50 am
    • CRN 42698
    • Instructor: Tuti Baker
    • Course flyer
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  • C/AM 397M - Can/Am Media Systems (4 credits)
    • TR 12:00 pm-1:50 pm
    • CRN 44094
    • Instructor: Derek Moscato
    • Course flyer

 

  • C/AM 400 - Directed Independent Study (1-15 credits)
    • in consultation with instructor
    • CRN 40195

 

  • C/AM 401 - Research Problem Identification and Development (3 credits)
    • In consultation with instructor
    • CRN 40068
    • Instructor: Christina Keppie

 

  • C/AM 402 - Research Analysis and Writing (3 credits)
    • in consultation with instructor
    • CRN 40069
    • Instructor: Christina Keppie

 

For a complete list of C/AM Studies program classes please reference the WWU course catalog and WWU Classfinder. 

Summer Travel Courses

Summer field courses are run by Center faculty and staff. These courses are not offered every year. When available, the courses explore the peoples and places of Southwestern British Columbia (particularly the Salish Sea) and Montréal, Québec. Inquire with canam@wwu.edu for future dates and availability.

C/AM 410 (3)

Across the Salish Sea: Canada-US Connections in the Pacific Northwest
Upcoming dates TBA

Program and Travel Dates

TBA

The U.S. Department of Education designated Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada offers the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators annually to provide American educators with an excellent foundation for teaching about our vital political, economic, environmental and cultural relationships with Canada. For more than 35 years, teachers from every state have learned about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other experts. Important outcomes have always included gaining global perspectives of civic issues, receiving numerous resources for classroom use, and developing curricula that meet Common Core, C3 and state standards.

Learn more about Study Canada Summer Institute

FREN 301 (5) & FREN 385 (5)

Pre-requisite: FREN 203 or equivalent (contact instructor if unsure)
Program dates: TBA
Travel dates: TBA

5 weeks of French immersion! Obtain 8 required credits for a French major/minor (the equivalents of FREN 301 and FREN 385) in Montréal, Québec, the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world. Language classes are held in the morning followed by daily group activities in the afternoons and evenings. Classes are conducted in French with a focus on Canadian French and culture (language, food, ideology, summer events, etc.). Hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) with weekend excursions. Students will create a ‘virtual scrapbook’ or blog (in French) documenting their experiences abroad as part of their course work for FR 385.

Check back for future dates! See other Study Abroad options here.
 

ENVS 482 (5), ENVS 498C (3) & ENVS 498D (4)

Program Dates: TBA
Travel Dates: TBA

The Redfish School of Change: Sustainability in the Salish Sea will bring together nine Canadian and nine American students in a learning experience unlike any other. Join us for an extraordinary six-week field course as we cycle, kayak, boat and walk, visiting the coastal communities of the Salish Sea in British Columbia and Washington State. Explore strategies for creating ecological sustainability and social equity with passionate educators and other inspiring change-makers on both sides of the international border. Then get ready to take effective action in your community.

 

Take part in an immersive fieldwork opportunity focused on Salish Sea biodiversity, conservation biology and ethnoecology to experience the rich array of diversity in our own backyard. This four-week program, run in partnership with InPlace Ecocultural Learning Institute, includes three weeks of outdoor, field-based study and a week of travel in First Nation, Native American, and Settler communities in the inland marine waterways of Washington and British Columbia. We will meet with NGOs and public and Indigenous land managers engaged in the stewardship of biodiversity and cultural heritage.

You will learn how biodiversity is defined, measured, mapped, and conceptualized by biologists and other scientists. A primary focus will be on how communities continue to depend on biodiversity despite shifts in land management, climate, and economic needs. In exploring both threats to biodiversity and how people and institutions are attempting to conserve it, we will examine underlying assumptions about globalization, sustainability, and environmental preservation.

Program Highlights

  • Hike, kayak, and explore the natural wonders of the Salish Sea bioregion, while working alongside resource managers, conservationists, and traditional knowledge holder to better understand indigenous and settler-colonial histories and conservation efforts.
  • Discuss parallels between bioregional and cultural diversity while engaging in intercultural dialogue locally.
  • Put the principles of ethical and responsible travel into action while visiting indigenous lands in the Salish Sea Bioregion in Washington State and British Columbia, Canada.

Program dates

TBA

Application Deadline: TBA