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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions C Canadian Studies CNST
Canadian Studies CNST

For more information about these courses see the Department of History website: arts.ucalgary.ca/history.

Junior Course
Canadian Studies 201       Introduction to Canadian Studies
An interdisciplinary examination of the social, cultural, ethnic, political, economic, national, and regional dimensions of Canada, past, present and future.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Senior Courses
Canadian Studies 333       A Comparison of Canadian and American Cultures
An interdisciplinary comparison of Canadian and American cultures and cultural assumptions. A variety of issues and contexts will be dealt with from historical and contemporary perspectives.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Canadian Studies 337       Introduction to Folklore: The Canadian Context
Introduction to the academic study of folklore: basic terminology, folk groups, performance and applications with examples taken from the Canadian and Albertan context. Introduction to traditional genres of folkloristic expression and analyses of current folk groups and their folklore.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Canadian Studies 355       Canadian Cities
Canadian urban life from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Canadian Studies 361       Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Canada
An interdisciplinary introduction to gender, race and ethnicity in Canada to provide an understanding of race, ethnicity and gender as simultaneous and intersecting systems of relationship and meaning.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Canadian Studies 401       Topics in Canadian Studies
An examination of selected social, cultural, ethnic, economic, political, regional, or national topics in Canadian Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Canadian Studies 439       Approaches to Canadian Heritage
Examines heritage commemoration, preservation and interpretation by involving students in support projects with local communities. Projects involve the exploration of presentation methods; the use of oral, artifactual and other evidence in heritage projects; policy and planning issues, the cultural, social, political, ecological and theoretical dimensions of heritage; and the sharing of heritage with the wider public.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Canadian Studies 451       The Culture of the Calgary Stampede
A particular phenomenon of Calgary - and western Canadian culture - is the Calgary Stampede. In this interdisciplinary course, students will gain an understanding of the rich and complex history, vision and operation of this major western festival.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Canadian Studies 451 and 401.05 (Culture Of The Calgary Stampede) will not be allowed
Notes:
Students may be required to attend off-campus events outside of class time (e.g. the Stampede grounds). A supplementary fee may be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.    
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Canadian Studies 501       Research in Selected Topics
Supervised individual study of a topic in Canadian Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (12-36 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units from Art 361, Communication and Media Studies 313, History 300, Political Science 399 or Sociology 313 and consent of the Department.
Notes:
Students should contact the Department of History at least two weeks prior to the first day of classes to arrange an independent study course.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Canadian Studies 591       Senior Seminar in Canadian Studies
Advanced level seminar(s) in Canadian Studies, for examination of particular topics of special interest to senior students.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
72 units, including 6 units from courses labelled Canadian Studies.
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Canadian Studies 597       Honours Directed Study
Directed study for Canadian Studies Honours students in their fourth year.
Course Hours:
3 units; (12-36 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Canadian Studies Honours Program and 3 units from Art 361, Communication and Media Studies 313, History 300, Political Science 399 or Sociology 313.
Corequisite(s):
Canadian Studies 598.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Canadian Studies 597 and Interdisciplinary Studies 590 will not be allowed.
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Canadian Studies 598       Honours Writing Seminar
Will participate in sessions throughout the year that will normally be facilitated by the Honours Advisor.
Course Hours:
6 units; (24-48 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Canadian Studies Honours Program and 3 units from Art 361, Communication and Media Studies 313, History 300, Political Science 399 or Sociology 313.
Corequisite(s):
Canadian Studies 597.
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