This program is currently under revision. At this time, we are not accepting applications.

Interested in studying cultural, social, political, economic, and environmental issues concerning this country from an interdisciplinary perspective? Then Ottawa is your destination of choice. The Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies was founded with the intent to explore Canada's complexity and promote a deeper understanding of our country.

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 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

Compulsory courses
CDN 1100Introduction to Canadian Studies3 Units
CDN 2300Methodology of Documentary Research in Canadian Studies3 Units
Optional courses
6 optional course units in Canadian Studies (CDN) or in Vered Jewish Canadian Studies (JCS) from the list of optional courses6 Units
18 optional course units from the list of optional courses18 Units
Total: 30 Units

List of Optional Courses

ANT 2126Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples3 Units
APA 3123Hockey and Canadian Culture3 Units
ART 3334Canadian Art and Cultural Identities3 Units
ART 3354Inuit and Amerindian Art3 Units
CDN 3120Francophones in Canada3 Units
CDN 4101Selected Topics in Canadian Studies3 Units
CIN 3197Canadian and Quebec Cinema I: fiction3 Units
CIN 3198Canadian and Quebec Cinema II: documentary3 Units
CMN 2181Intercultural Communication3 Units
CMN 3165Media Industries3 Units
EAS 1101Introduction to Aboriginal Societies and Cultures3 Units
ECO 2113Canada and the World Economy3 Units
ECO 2115Introduction to Money and Banking3 Units
ENG 3321Canadian Short Story3 Units
ENG 3381Native Writing in Canada3 Units
ENG 3384Canadian Literature: The Colonial Period (1760-1866)3 Units
ENG 3385Canadian Literature of the Confederation Period (1867-1912)3 Units
ENG 3386Canadian Fiction 1900 to 19503 Units
ENG 3387Canadian Fiction 1950 to the Present3 Units
ENG 3388Canadian Poetry 1900 to the Present3 Units
FRA 2545Littérature et culture de l'Ontario français3 Units
FRA 3545Littérature contemporaine de l'Ontario français3 Units
FRA 3559La langue française au Canada : étude philologique3 Units
FRA 3746Théâtres de la francophonie canadienne3 Units
FRA 3754Le roman québécois de 1900 à 19703 Units
FRA 3755Le roman québécois depuis 19703 Units
GEG 2110Sustainable Cities3 Units
HIS 1101The Making of Canada3 Units
HIS 2182Women in Canada3 Units
HIS 2307History of the Native Peoples in Canada, from the origins to the present3 Units
HIS 2361New France3 Units
HIS 2362British North America, 1763-18673 Units
HIS 2363Canada, 1867-19393 Units
HIS 2364Contemporary Canada3 Units
JCS 2105History of the Jews of Canada3 Units
JCS 3102Selected Topics in Jewish Canadian Studies3 Units
JCS 3383Jewish Canadian Writers3 Units
LIN 2784Le français du Canada3 Units
LSR 1105Leisure in Canadian Society3 Units
POL 2101Introduction to Canadian Politics3 Units
POL 3128Political Life in Quebec3 Units
POL 3159Indigenous Politics in Canada3 Units
POL 3525La politique urbaine au Canada3 Units
POL 3535Politique et francophonie en Ontario3 Units
POL 4162Health Politics and Policy in Canada3 Units
SOC 2309Canadian Society3 Units
SOC 3705Sociologie de la société franco-ontarienne3 Units
SRS 1191Accommodations and Conflicts: Religion in Contemporary Canada3 Units
SRS 2386Religion in Canada from First Contact to Modern Challenges3 Units
SRS 3385Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada3 Units
THE 3347Theatre in English Canada3 Units
Other courses may be selected in consultation with the Director of the Institute of Canadian Studies.