2017-2018 Academic Year

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Chair

Jeffrey MacLeod, BACS (CBU), MA (Acadia), PhD (Western), Associate Professor

Coordinator

Tammy Findlay, BA (Western), MA, PhD (York), Associate Professor

This program is intended for students who wish to increase their knowledge, understanding and critical analysis of Canadian society, culture and identity. Students will be introduced to issues related to race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, immigration, colonialism, regionalism, gender, class, sexuality and ability in historical and contemporary contexts. It provides an excellent background for careers in education, journalism, law, public relations, and the public service. Any student wishing to complete a major, concentration or minor in Canadian Studies should consult the Canadian Studies Coordinator, who will help the student plan an academic program. Students are encouraged to apply for the Andrea M. and Charles R. Bronfman Award in Canadian Studies.

Admission Requirements

Review sections 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements.

Major
Combined Major
Concentration
Minor 

Major

The degree with a major is intended for those students with a clearly focused interest who wish to gain knowledge in depth of a single discipline.

Students intending to complete the major degree must declare their intention to do so before registering for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units with the following requirements: 
a minimum of 8.0 and a maximum of 10.0 units in the major as follows:
 CANA 1101/POLS 1101 
 CANA 1102/POLS 1102
 CANA 2201/POLS 2201
 CANA 2202/POLS 2202
 CANA 3301/POLS 3301
 CANA 4000
 an additional 2.0 units of Canadian emphasis courses at the 3000 level or above
(selected from the list below)
 3.0 additional units of Canadian emphasis courses at any level
(selected from the list below) 
 a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the required 8.0 units of CANA
a minor consisting of 3.0 units as specified by the department offering the minor. Students must
achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the required 3.0 units 
students may choose a second 3.0 unit minor in any area that offers a minor

1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
(exclusive of the major):
Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
 Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit) 
 Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit) 
at least 9.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above

Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree. Courses
included in the
Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives.


Note: Students who have no background in Canadian history or the French language are advised to take a 1000 level course in those subjects along with the other Canadian Studies courses. This is not a compulsory requirement.

Special Studies
Students may count a maximum of 2.0 units of directed/independent/research studies courses towards the degree.

Major Certificate

Students who have graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Arts (General Studies) degree may apply to do a major certificate. Students must fulfill the requirements for the major degree listed above.

Combined Major

The combined major degree is intended for those students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge of two disciplines. Students must declare a major or combined major before registering for their sixth unit of coursework. Students who do not make this declaration within this time frame will not be permitted to register for further coursework.

The Mount also offers a limited enrollment internship option.

Students must successfully complete 20.0 units. In order to complete a combined major in Canadian Studies, the following requirements must be met:
a minimum of 6.0 units and a maximum of 8.0 units in the Canadian Studies combined major as follows:
 CANA 1101/POLS 1101
 CANA 1102/POLS 1102
 CANA 2201/POLS 2201
 CANA 2202/POLS 2202
 CANA 3301/POLS 3301
 CANA 4000
 
 
an additional 1.0 unit of Canadian emphasis courses at the 3000 level or above (selected from
the list below)
 2.0 additional units of Canadian emphasis courses at any level (selected from the list below)


a second combined major specified by another program
(Biology, Chemistry, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Family Studies, French, Gerontology,
History, Mathematics, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Women’s Studies)
a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the required 6.0 units of each combined major

at least 5.0 units of the 12.0 units overall required for the combined majors must be at the 3000 level or above

1.0 unit from each core group A, B, and C listed under the Bachelor of Arts (General Studies)
(inclusive of the majors):
 Core A - Sciences & Mathematics (1.0 unit)
 Core B - Social Sciences (1.0 unit)
 Core C - Humanities (1.0 unit)
at least 9.0 units of the total 20.0 units must be at the 2000 level or above

Note: No more than 4.0 units from professional areas may be counted toward the degree. Courses
included in the
Applied Human Nutrition science minor will not be counted as professional electives.

Students wishing to combine an arts major and a science major (e.g. Chemistry and English or Biology and Political Studies):
must meet all of the requirements listed above
and
  ♦to complete a BSc (Combined Major) primary science discipline plus secondary arts discipline
  ❏ must complete a minimum 12.0 units of the total 20.0 units in science disciplines
  ♦to complete a BA (Combined Major) primary arts discipline plus secondary science discipline
  ❏ must complete a minimum 12.0 units of the total 20.0 units in arts disciplines

 
      

Concentration
To obtain a concentration in Canadian Studies, students must fulfill the following requirements:
CANA 1101/POLS 1101
CANA 1102/POLS 1102
CANA 2201 or CANA 2202
CANA 3301 or CANA 4000 

2.0 additional units of Canadian emphasis courses at the 2000 level or above selected from the list below

 

Minor
To obtain a minor in Canadian Studies, students must fulfill the following requirements:
CANA 1101/POLS 1101
CANA 1102/POLS 1102
CANA 3301 or approved substitute
1.5 additional units of Canadian emphasis courses selected from the list below


Note: Prerequisites for individual courses included in the following list must be met or the appropriate departmental approval received. Alternative courses may be approved by the department if they comprise 60 percent Canadian content.

 

Canadian Emphasis Courses ListBiology

BIOL 3312 

Business       

BUSI 1112 
BUSI 2259 
BUSI 3306/POLS 3306 
BUSI 3314 
BUSI 3324 

Canadian Studies

CANA 1001/POLS 1001
CANA 1002/POLS 1002
CANA 2201/POLS 2201
CANA 2202/POLS 2202
CANA 3301/POLS 3301
CANA 3306 
CANA 3307 
CANA 4000 
CANA 4002 

Cultural Studies

CULS 3330/WOMS 3330 

Economics

ECON 1101 
ECON 1102 
ECON 2204 
ECON 2206 
ECON 2207
ECON 2208 
ECON 3305  
ECON 3325 
ECON 4401 

English

ENGL 2250 
ENGL 2251 
ENGL 3354 

French

FREN 3307 
FREN 3310 
FREN 3312 
FREN 3317 
FREN 3321
FREB 3322
FREN 3398  

History

HIST 1121
HIST 1122
HIST 2210
HIST 2219/POLS 2219 
HIST 2222
HIST 2225 
HIST 2230 
HIST 2231 
HIST 2282 
HIST 3321 
HIST 3322 
HIST 3329
HIST 3330
HIST 3341
HIST 3342

Political Studies

POLS 1001/CANA 1001
POLS 1002/CANA 1002
POLS 2201/CANA 2201
POLS 2202/CANA 2202  
POLS 2205 
POLS 2219/HIST 2219 
POLS 2223/WOMS 2223 
POLS 2227
POLS 3301/CANA 3301 
POLS 3306/BUSI 3306 
POLS 3308
POLS 3361/WOMS 3361 
POLS 4405 

Religious Studies

RELS 3308 

Sociology/Anthropology

SOAN 2530
SOAN 3553
SOAN 3581
SOAN 3582
SOAN 3651
SOAN 3652

Women’s Studies

WOMS 1110 
WOMS 1112 
WOMS 2223/POLS 2223 
WOMS 3330/CULS 3330 
WOMS 3341
WOMS 3361/POLS 3361

Note: Each year additional courses are added if the content is 60 percent Canada. Please check with the department Chair or the faculty advisor. Students can ask the department to consider a course for inclusion on submission of a course outline. This should be done prior to registering for the course.


Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year which runs from September 01, 2017 to August 31, 2018. 

For information on the current 2016-2017 academic year, which concludes August 31, 2017, please consult the Undergraduate Academic Calendar (PDF) and Graduate Academic Calendar (PDF).

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