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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.34 History 4.34.5 BA Honours Canadian Studies
4.34.5 BA Honours Canadian Studies


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 57 units (9.5 full-course equivalents) and a maximum of 72 units (12.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Canadian Studies while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses:

    a. 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) Canadian Studies 201 and 591.

    b. 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from Canadian Studies 333, 355, 361, 401, 439, 451, 501.

  2. Canadian Studies Options: 33 units (5.5 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Canadian Studies including:

    a. No more than 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) from a single subject, other than Canadian Studies, can be used towards the major field.

  3. Honours Readings and Essay: Canadian Studies 597 and 598.

  4. Depth in Canadian Studies: Inclusive of the courses used in requirements 1 and 2 above (but not requirement 3), at least 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) must be at the 400 level or above.


  1. Research Methods Requirement: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from Art 361, Communication and Media Studies 313, History 300, Political Science 399, or Sociology 313.

  2. Language Requirement: Successful completion of French 227 or demonstration of proficiency to that level in French as approved by the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.


The BA Honours in Canadian Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.


  • It is suggested first-year Canadian Studies Majors who are considering the Honours Program select Canadian Studies 201 and at least 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) from among the following courses: Anthropology 213; Economics 201, 203; History 211 and 213; Indigenous Studies 201; Law and Society 201; Political Science 201; Sociology 205.
  • A maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) may be used in language courses from the field towards major field requirements. Students are encouraged to select a language of study that will assist them with their research in Canadian Studies. Languages other than French or Indigenous Languages may be accepted for credit with approval of the program co-ordinator.