The Canadian-American Studies major and minor are designed to expand knowledge of Canada and understanding of Canadian-American issues and problems. The multidisciplinary undergraduate program draws on the knowledge of faculty members from across campus.
The Canadian-American studies curriculum prepares students for positions in education, businesses, government, communications and international organizations in the U.S., Canada and other areas of the world. The program also serves as excellent preparation for graduate and professional studies. Canadian-American Studies combines well with other majors and minors to add depth and international expertise. Examples include combining Canadian-American Studies with: environmental science and policy, international business, geography, anthropology, political science, marketing, communications, history and foreign languages.
A wide range of courses are available in Art History, Anthropology, Business, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, History, Journalism, Literature, Political Science and Sociology. The core course is C/AM 200, Introduction to Canadian Studies, which is an interdisciplinary course that includes guest faculty. Several courses include one or more field trips to Canada.
Opportunities for study in British Columbia, Ontario, and Québec are available.
Upper division reading and independent research courses are also available.