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Canadian Studies (CDNS) Courses

CDNS 5001 [0.5 credit]
M.A. Core Seminar: Conceptualizing Canada

Interdisciplinary perspectives on theoretical and methodological approaches to Canadian Studies.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in the School.

CDNS 5002 [0.5 credit]
Interdisciplinary Methods

A survey of the issues raised by problem-directed methodologies; critiques of existing methodology including from the standpoints of feminist and Aboriginal scholarship.

CDNS 5003 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies

Topic varies from year to year.

CDNS 5101 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Peoples, Canada and the North

Interdisciplinary seminar exploring selected Indigenous issues as they relate to historical and ongoing changes in material, social, and cultural phenomena and relationships.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 5100.

CDNS 5102 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Politics and Resurgence in Canada

Interdisciplinary seminar exploring selected themes in Indigenous politics, experience, and philosophy since the 1960s. Builds on CDNS 5101.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 5100.
Prerequisite(s): CDNS 5101 or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 5201 [0.5 credit]
Critical Perspectives on Canadian Feminism

Interdisciplinary seminar examining Canadian contributions to feminist and gender theory as well as developments in women's movements in a Canadian context.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 5200.

CDNS 5202 [0.5 credit]
Gendering Canada: Selected Contemporary Debates

Interdisciplinary seminar focusing on specific themes that define Canadian women's and gender studies. Themes change yearly but past topics have included sexuality and sexual practices, health and reproductive rights, the body, motherhood and work.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 5200.

CDNS 5301 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Cultural Studies

The arts, belief systems, institutions and communicative practices in Canada in relation to other social and historical structures.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 5300.

CDNS 5302 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Cultural Policy

Evolution of Canadian cultural policy from its origins through to the contemporary search for cultural cohesion within a global context, emphasizing developments since the Massey Commission.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 5300.

CDNS 5401 [0.5 credit]
Heritage Conservation I: History, Principles, and Concepts

History of heritage conservation theory in Canada and abroad, as it affects both tangible and intangible heritage; development of the field's conceptual frameworks and operational principles for understanding, evaluating, conserving and managing significant Canadian places of heritage value. Note: students registering in this course are strongly encouraged to register in CDNS 5402.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 5400.

CDNS 5402 [0.5 credit]
Heritage Conservation II: Theory in Practice

Application of heritage conservation theory to practice. Models for conservation and management of heritage resources in Canada. Research, planning, development, interpretation and the interplay of disciplines within these conservation domains. Frameworks for evaluating programs and policies. Field exercises and visits.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 5400.
Prerequisite(s): CDNS 5401 or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 5501 [0.5 credit]
Decolonizing Canada: Cultural Politics and Collective Identities

Interdisciplinary examination of the politics of race, gender, class and cultural pluralism in Canada. Critical theoretical exploration of nationalism, regionalism, multiculturalism, neoliberalism, Aboriginal politics, diaspora and global human rights regimes and claims.

CDNS 5601 [0.5 credit]
Constructing Canada: The Politics of National Identity

Interdisciplinary examination of national identity, public opinion, and public policy; the intersection of national visions of Canada and public policy; and the articulation of Canadian distinctiveness and sovereignty on the world stage. Topics include nationalism and national identity, branding Canada, and selected policy fields.

CDNS 5700 [0.5 credit]
Arctic Passages: The Changing Dynamics of Canada's North

Interdisciplinary exploration of changing political, economic, and cultural relationships between Inuit and non-Inuit interests in the Canadian Arctic. Emphasis on the role of global processes, such as the rise of the circumpolar movement and environmental change, in mediating these relationships.

CDNS 5800 [1.0 credit]
Internship/Practicum

Internships or practicum placements are set in an institutional setting outside of the University. Students in the research essay option are restricted to a maximum of 0.5 credits in an Internship/Practicum. Students must complete a formal written paper in addition to their internship/practicum activities.
Prerequisite(s): completion of one full credit of coursework in Canadian Studies and prior approval of the School of Canadian Studies. For students in the coursework option only.

CDNS 5801 [0.5 credit]
Internship/Practicum

Internships or practicum placements are set in an institutional setting outside of the University. Students in the research essay option are restricted to a maximum of 0.5 credits in an Internship/Practicum. Students must complete a formal written paper in addition to their internship/practicum activities.
Prerequisite(s): completion of one full credit of coursework in Canadian Studies and prior approval of the School of Canadian Studies. For students in the coursework or research essay option only.

CDNS 5900 [1.0 credit]
Directed Studies

Reading and research tutorials supervised by a qualified adviser, in an area not covered by an existing seminar. Directed Studies are organized by individual students with a faculty member. Students in the thesis or research essay option are restricted to a maximum of 0.5 credits in a Directed Studies course.
Prerequisite(s): prior approval of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 5901 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies

Reading and research tutorials supervised by a qualified adviser, in an area not covered by an existing seminar. Directed Studies are organized by individual students with a faculty member. Students in the thesis or research essay option are restricted to a maximum of 0.5 credit in a Directed Studies course.
Prerequisite(s): prior approval of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 5908 [1.0 credit]
Research Essay

Approval of the Research Essay Proposal is required prior to registration in this course.

CDNS 5909 [2.0 credits]
M.A. Thesis

Approval of the Thesis Proposal is required prior to registration in this course.

CDNS 6900 [1.0 credit]
Ph.D. Core Seminar: Interdisciplinarity in Canadian Studies: Concepts, Theories and Methods

Available only to Ph.D. students in Canadian Studies. An examination of the complex theoretical and methodological issues associated with the discourse on an interdisciplinary study of Canada. Offered at Carleton and Trent through a combination of joint sessions at both universities and regular electronic communication.
Prerequisite(s): enrolment in the Canadian Studies Ph.D. program.

CDNS 6901 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Tutorial

Available only to Ph.D. students in Canadian Studies. Reading and research tutorials. A program of research and written work in an area not covered by an existing graduate seminar.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 6902 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Tutorial

Available only to Ph.D. students in Canadian Studies. Reading and research tutorials. A program of research and written work in an area not covered by an existing graduate seminar.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 6905 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

Available only to Ph.D. students in Canadian Studies. Students will receive a grade of Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory or Pass with Distinction.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 6907 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

Available only to Ph.D. students in Canadian Studies. Students will receive a grade of Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory or Pass with Distinction.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 6909 [7.0 credits]
Ph.D. Thesis

Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca