Program Overview

Canadian-American Studies programs add depth to any course of study!
 

C/AM courses facilitate place-based engagement and explore the transboundary relationships between Canada and the U.S.

Highly interdisciplinary by design, the Canadian-American Studies major and minor allow students to expand their knowledge of Canada and understand the shared Canadian-American experience, including its opportunities and challenges. Students gain the tools necessary for engaging with key cultural, environmental and economic issues that face both Canada and the United States.

C/AM-HIST 277 Canada: A Historical Survey HUM-GUR
(offered in Fall 2024) 

C/AM 200 An Introduction to Canada SSC-GUR 
(offered in Winter 2025)

are excellent overview courses for students interesting in exploring the field while fulfilling GUR requirements

The C/AM Studies curriculum prepares students for positions in education, business, government, communications, and international organizations in the United States, Canada, and other areas of the world. It also provides an entry-point for opportunities in Canadian-American Studies and 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, journalism, history, and foreign languages.

The program draws on courses and faculty from five campus colleges: College of Business and Economics, College of Fine and Performing Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fairhaven College and College of the Environment. The Center’s academic programs enable students to gain national scale understanding of Canada, its relationship with the US, and the diverse and contested histories that shape the present.

Opportunities for study in Canada and internships are also available. As well, the Center for Canadian-American Studies offers yearly student scholarship opportunities.