Minors

Minor in Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies involves an interdisciplinary examination of the history, culture, society, politics, economy and art of Canada. Canadian Studies spans a diverse number of topics and seeks to understand important issues about Canada and Canada's place in the world both past and present. This minor is of relevance to virtually every program at Mount Royal University, particularly so in the areas of business, history, politics, literature, economics and education.

Required courses:

  • CNST 1131 - Introduction to Canadian Studies
  • CNST 3730 - Canadian Issues in Context

Six courses from the following list, with at least one course from each of groups 1, 2, and 3. At least four of these courses must be at the 2000 level or higher:

Group 1: Artistic and Literary, at least one of:

  • ARTH 2205 - Hipsters, Tricksters and Adventurers
  • ENGL 2270 - Canadian Literature to 1914
  • ENGL 2271 - Canadian Literature from 1914 to the Present
  • ENGL 3256 - Canadian Drama
  • ENGL 3372 - Western Canadian Literature
  • FILM 3349 - Canadian Film
  • LING 2241 - Languages of Canada
  • All courses designated FREN.

Group 2: Historical and Political, at least one of:    

  • CNST 2233 - Canada in Comparative and International Perspective
  • ECON 2255 - Economics of the Public Sector
  • HIST 1131 - Canada, Origins to 1867
  • HIST 1133 - Modern Canada, 1867 to Present
  • HIST 2108 - Gender History in Canada
  • HIST 2210 - Travel Studies in Canadian History
  • HIST 2215 - History of the People of the Plains: Treaty 7 Field Course
  • HIST 2232 - Home, Work and Play in Canada
  • HIST 2247 - Canada's Frontier: The History of the West
  • HIST 3304 - History of Children and Youth in Canada
  • HIST 3356 - Topics in Canadian History
  • HIST 4404 - Topics in Canadian Social History
  • HIST 4455 - Canada in the Era of the Cold War
  • PLSC 1123 - Canadian Political Issues
  • PLSC 2231 - The Canadian State
  • PLSC 3229 - Alberta and Provincial Politics
  • POST 3303 - Federalism
  • SINV 2201 - Introduction to Social Innovation

Group 3: Cultural and Societal, at least one of:

  • CRJS 1003 - Introduction to the Justice System
  • CRJS 1013 - Diversity Issues and the Criminal Justice System
  • CRJS 2004 - Issues and Trends in Canadian Policing
  • GEOG 2225 - Regional Geography of Canada
  • HIST 3306 - Racism and Immigration in Canada
  • HIST 3319 - Conflict and Violence in Canadian History
  • HIST 3345 - First Nations in Canada: Co-operation, Coercion and Confrontation
  • HIST 3383 - Sin, Vice, and Religion in Canada
  • HIST 4406 - Gender, Sexuality and the Body in Canadian History
  • INST 1101 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies: The Canadian Context
  • INST 2730 - Topics in Indigenous Studies
  • SLGY 2265 - Social Stratification and Inequality
  • WGST 2221 - Women and Health