Minors

Minor in Social Studies

Social Studies is a broad discipline including Geography, Political Science, Economics, History, Indigenous Studies and others. Through a selection of courses in these varied disciplines, students develop a strong sense of their role as citizens in a democratic society.

Required courses:
One course from each:

  • Group 1
  • Group 2
  • Group 3
  • Group 4

Four additional courses are required from the following lists at 2000 level or higher. At least one course must be at the 3000 level or higher. There may not be more than two from any discipline:

  • Canadian Studies*
  • Economics*
  • Geography*
  • History*
  • Indigenous Studies*
  • Political Science*
  • Sociology*
  • Women's & Gender Studies*

*Senior level courses may require completion of one or more prerequisites outside of the minor.


Group 1: The Land

  • GEOG 1101 – The Physical Environment
  • GEOG 1102 – World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 1103 – The Human Environment


Group 2: Politics and Economics

  • ECON 1143 – The Economics of Contemporary Issues
  • PLSC 1101 – Introduction to Government and Politics


Group 3: History and Global Connections

  • HIST 1131 – Canada, Origins to 1867
  • HIST 1133 – Modern Canada, 1867 to Present


Group 4: Culture and Community

  • INST 1101 – Introduction to Indigenous Studies: The Canadian Context