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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.28 History 4.28.5 BA Honours Canadian Studies
4.28.5 BA Honours Canadian Studies

Applications to this program are currently suspended. No new admissions will be permitted.


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.3.2 Honours Degrees.


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 60 units to a maximum of 72 units in the Courses Constituting the Field of Canadian Studies while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses:
  1. 6 units Canadian Studies 201, 591.

  2. 9 units from Canadian Studies 333, 337, 355, 361, 401, 439, 451, 501.

  3. Language Requirement: 6 units of French or Indigenous Languages or demonstration of proficiency to the equivalent level of 6 units, as approved by the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures. Languages other than French or Indigenous Languages may be accepted with approval of the Program Co-ordinator.
  1. Canadian Studies Options: 30 units from the Courses Constituting the Field of Canadian Studies. No more than 12 units from a single subject, other than Canadian Studies, can be used to fulfill this requirement. No more than 6 units of language courses included in the Field of Canadian Studies may be used to fulfill this requirement.

  2. Honours Readings and Essay: 9 units Canadian Studies 597, 598.

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


Research Methods Requirement: 3 units from Art 361, Communication and Media Studies 313, History 300, Political Science 399, or Sociology 313.


The BA Honours in Canadian Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.3.8 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.