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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 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 at least 48 units (8.0 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, 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. No more than 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) from a single subject, other than Canadian Studies, can be used to fulfill this requirement.

  3. Depth in Canadian Studies: At least 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) at the 400 level or above from the Field of Canadian Studies inclusive of the courses used in requirement 1 and 2 above.


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.


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 recommended that first-year Canadian Studies Majors select Canadian Studies 201 and at least 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from among the following courses (not all of which are in the field, but will enable students to progress): Anthropology 213; Economics 201, 203; Law and Society 201; History 211 and 213; Indigenous Studies 201; Political Science 201; Sociology 201 and 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.