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Canadian Studies

The Canadian Studies Program offers a wide range of courses that challenge students to think critically about contemporary Canadian issues and events. The courses provide innovative opportunities to explore the ways that cultural, social and political developments are linked and how they vary geographically in this diverse country.



  • Canadian Studies (specialist, major, and minor)
  • Asian Canadian Studies (minor)


First-Year Courses

The Canadian Studies Program does not offer any courses at the first-year level. The foundation courses for the Canadian Studies Program are CDN 267H1 – Canadian Nationalisms and CDN 268H1 – Canada and Globalization, and are open to first-year students.


Advice for First Year

Canadian Studies does not require any courses at the first-year level. Students are encouraged to take a wide range of introductory courses that will allow maximum flexibility in course selection in higher years.  Students registered in any stream of UC One (University College) can count the course towards their Canadian Studies program requirements.


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