The minor in United States Studies is an interdisciplinary exploration of the values, society, and cultural expressions of the people of the United States. The program utilizes literature, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics, linguistics and philosophy to have a better knowledge of the different aspects, different periods and different themes of the American life. Given the importance of the United States in the world today, the minor in United States Studies is a program that appeals to students from a variety of backgrounds and interests.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

A maximum of 9 course units may be completed in each discipline. 

3 course units from:3 Units
Comparative Politics: United States
Critical and Historical Perspectives of United States Foreign Policy
3 course units from:3 Units
The United States from 1750 to 1877
The United States from 1877 to 1945
The United States from 1945 to the Present
Selected Topics in American History
History of American Diplomacy
24 course units from:24 Units
Native Peoples of the Americas
Economic Dimensions of Canada-United States Relations
Introduction to American Literature I: Beginnings to 1900
Introduction to American Literature II: 1900 to the Present
American Fiction of the 19th Century
American Fiction 1900 to the Present
American Poetry 1900 to the Present
Selected Topics in United States Studies: Socio-Political Issues
The United States from 1750 to 1877
The United States from 1877 to 1945
The United States from 1945 to the Present
Selected Topics in American History
History of American Diplomacy
Varieties of English
Texts in American Philosophy
Critical and Historical Perspectives of United States Foreign Policy
Comparative Politics: United States
Sociology of the United States
Total: 30 Units