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Minor

Why Study Canada?

A Canadian Studies minor offers students an interdisciplinary focus on one of the United States’ most important international relationships – Canada. Students can study areas of interest in greater depth which will enhance future career opportunities. Canadian Studies can be used with any major.

The Minor

  • Consists of 18 credit hours and is planned in consultation with the Director of Canadian Studies.
  • Canadian Studies 201 – Introduction to Canadian Studies (3) is required. This course takes a comparative approach contrasting Canada to the United States in history, geography, political systems, economy, literature, art, and popular culture.
  • History 414 – History of Canada (3) is also required.
  • The remaining 12 credit hours are arranged to complement the student’s major. No more than six credit hours from this minor can be used for another major, minor, or group requirement.
  • The study of French is strongly advised.

Undergraduate Courses

  • CAST 201/H – Introduction to Canadian Studies (3)
  • CAST 305 – Canadian Film (3)
  • CAST 400 – Seminar in Canadian Studies (1-4)
  • ENG 269 – Canadian Fiction (3)
  • ENVS 412 – Great Lakes Ecosystems (3)
  • FREN 284 (3); 366 (3); 376/H (3); 395 (3); 458 (3); 466* (3); 476* (3); 488* (3)
  • GEOG 337 – Aboriginal Peoples of the U.S. and Canada (3)
  • GEOG 342 – United States and Canada (3)
  • HIST 319/H – Indian In American History (3)
  • HIST 338 - American Environmental History (3)
  • HIST 400* – Native America to 1800 (3)
  • HIST 414/H – Canada (3)
  • MGMT 300*/ BA 390*/ BA 439* - Supply Chain Study Tour (3)
  • PEG 218 – Curling (1)
  • POLS 353– CanadianGovernment & Politics (3)

*Course can be used for undergraduate minor only when a Canadian topic is the subject of the course.

NOTE: Other courses, including independent study, will be considered by the director if the course has sufficient Canadian content. No more than six credit hours from this minor can be used for another major, minor, or group requirement.

Undergraduate Catalog
BGSU Course Descriptions
BGSU Schedule of Classes