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University of Calgary Calendar 2016-2017 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.34 History 4.34.4 BA in Canadian Studies
4.34.4 BA in Canadian Studies


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


Students must successfully complete 48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) and a maximum of 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Canadian Studies while fulfilling the following requirements:

1. Core Courses: 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from Canadian Studies 201, 591.

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

3. Thematic Clusters: 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) from two thematic clusters within the Field of Canadian Studies with at least 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) in each cluster.

4. Canadian Content Options: an additional 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Canadian Studies.

5. Depth in Canadian Studies: Inclusive of Canadian Studies 591 and the courses used to fulfill requirements 3 and 4, at least 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) at the 400 level or above from the Field of Canadian Studies.


The BA 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 select Canadian Studies 201 and at least 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from among the following courses: History 211 or 213; Political Science 201; Sociology 205; Geography 205; Indigenous Studies 201; Film 201; Economics 201, 203; Law and Society 201; Development Studies 201; Science, Technology and Society 201.
  • A maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) may be used in language courses. Culture courses offered in English by language departments cannot be used toward language courses. Students should select a language of study that will assist them with their research on an understanding of Canadian Studies. Students are strongly advised to take language courses in French and Indigenous Languages to complement their programs.
  • It is strongly recommended that students take at least 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in courses labelled Canadian Studies because these courses adopt an explicitly interdisciplinary approach. These courses should normally be chosen from the student's thematic clusters in 4.34.