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School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
1206 Dunton Tower
613-520-2366
http://carleton.ca/cdnstudies

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Canadian Studies
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CDNS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Canadian Studies
CDNS 1001 [0.5]
Studying Canada
CDNS 1002 [0.5]
Themes in the Study of Canada
CDNS 1101 [0.5]
Ottawa: Exploring National Institutions
CDNS 1102 [0.5]
Introduction to Canada and the World
FYSM 1406 [1.0]
How Ottawa Works: Exploring National Institutions
FYSM 1409 [1.0]
Social Change in Canada
FYSM 1600 [1.0]
Contemporary Controversies in Canadian Society
or other 1000-level or FYSM courses approved by the School of Canadian Studies
INDG 1010 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.5 credits in:1.5
CDNS 2000 [0.5]
Debating Canada
CDNS 3000 [0.5]
Producing Knowledge
CDNS 4000 [0.5]
Capstone Seminar in Advanced Research in Canadian Studies
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CDNS 2210 [0.5]
Introduction to the Study of Canadian Culture
CDNS 2300 [0.5]
Critical Nationalism
CDNS 2400 [0.5]
Heritage Conservation in Canada
CDNS 2510 [0.5]
Introduction to Québec Society (English version)
CDNS 2511 [0.5]
Introduction à la société et à la culture québécoises (version française)
CDNS 2600 [0.5]
Branding Canada
INDG 2011 [0.5]
Contemporary Indigenous Studies
INDG 2012 [0.5]
Anishinaabe Studies
INDG 2013 [0.5]
Haudenosaunee Studies
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CDNS 3400 [0.5]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada
CDNS 3550 [0.5]
Interfaces between English and French Canadian Cultures
CDNS 3600 [0.5]
Cultural Politics and Identities in Canada
CDNS 3610 [0.5]
The Canadian Political Economy Tradition
CDNS 3620 [0.5]
Canada-US Relations
CDNS 3700 [0.5]
Cultural Traditions in Canada
CDNS 3901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
INDG 3000 [0.5]
Indigenous Governance
INDG 3901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies
INDG 3001 [0.5]
Indigenous Governance
INDG 3011 [0.5]
Indigenous Rights, Resistance, and Resurgence
INDG 3015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy
5.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CDNS 4010 [0.5]
Language, Culture, and Power in Canada
CDNS 4200 [0.5]
Canadian Popular Culture
CDNS 4300 [0.5]
Contested Spaces and Communities
CDNS 4400 [0.5]
Cultural Landscape and Cultural Identity in Canada
CDNS 4500 [0.5]
Canada and the World
CDNS 4510 [0.5]
Québec Studies
INDG 4001 [0.5]
Indigeneity in the City
INDG 4011 [0.5]
Indigenous Representations
6.  1.0 credit at the 4000-level, from the list of Approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives below1.0
7.  4.0 credits from the list of Approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives below4.0
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits)
8.  8.0 credits not in Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies8.0
9.  3.0 credits in free electives3.0
C. Additional Requirements
10. The School of Canadian Studies language requirement must be met.
Total Credits20.0

Canadian Studies
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CDNS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Canadian Studies
CDNS 1001 [0.5]
Studying Canada
CDNS 1002 [0.5]
Themes in the Study of Canada
CDNS 1101 [0.5]
Ottawa: Exploring National Institutions
CDNS 1102 [0.5]
Introduction to Canada and the World
FYSM 1406 [1.0]
How Ottawa Works: Exploring National Institutions
FYSM 1409 [1.0]
Social Change in Canada
FYSM 1600 [1.0]
Contemporary Controversies in Canadian Society
INDG 1010 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.5 credits in:1.5
CDNS 2000 [0.5]
Debating Canada
CDNS 3000 [0.5]
Producing Knowledge
CDNS 4000 [0.5]
Capstone Seminar in Advanced Research in Canadian Studies
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CDNS 2210 [0.5]
Introduction to the Study of Canadian Culture
CDNS 2300 [0.5]
Critical Nationalism
CDNS 2400 [0.5]
Heritage Conservation in Canada
CDNS 2510 [0.5]
Introduction to Québec Society (English version)
CDNS 2511 [0.5]
Introduction à la société et à la culture québécoises (version française)
CDNS 2600 [0.5]
Branding Canada
INDG 2011 [0.5]
Contemporary Indigenous Studies
INDG 2012 [0.5]
Anishinaabe Studies
INDG 2013 [0.5]
Haudenosaunee Studies
4.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CDNS 3400 [0.5]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada
CDNS 3550 [0.5]
Interfaces between English and French Canadian Cultures
CDNS 3600 [0.5]
Cultural Politics and Identities in Canada
CDNS 3610 [0.5]
The Canadian Political Economy Tradition
CDNS 3620 [0.5]
Canada-US Relations
CDNS 3700 [0.5]
Cultural Traditions in Canada
CDNS 3901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
INDG 3901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies
INDG 3001 [0.5]
Indigenous Governance
INDG 3011 [0.5]
Indigenous Rights, Resistance, and Resurgence
INDG 3015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy
5.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CDNS 4010 [0.5]
Language, Culture, and Power in Canada
CDNS 4200 [0.5]
Canadian Popular Culture
CDNS 4300 [0.5]
Contested Spaces and Communities
CDNS 4400 [0.5]
Cultural Landscape and Cultural Identity in Canada
CDNS 4500 [0.5]
Canada and the World
CDNS 4510 [0.5]
Québec Studies
CDNS 4903 [0.5]
Études dirigées I
CDNS 4904 [0.5]
Études dirigées II
CDNS 4905 [0.5]
Directed Studies I
CDNS 4906 [0.5]
Directed Studies II
INDG 4001 [0.5]
Indigeneity in the City
INDG 4011 [0.5]
Indigenous Representations
6.  1.0 credit at the 4000-level, from the list of Approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Sudies Electives below1.0
7.  1.5 credits from the list of Approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives below1.5
B. Additional Requirements (13.0 credits)13.0
8. The requirements for Combined Honours in the other discipline must be satisfied
9.  5.0 credits not in Canadian Studies, Indigenous Studies or the other discipline
10. Sufficient free electives to achieve a total of 20.0 credits for the program
11. The School of Canadian Studies language requirement must be met.
Total Credits20.0

Indigenous Studies
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 Credits)

A. Credits Included in the Indigenous Studies Major (7.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INDG 1010 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.5 credits in:1.5
INDG 2011 [0.5]
Contemporary Indigenous Studies
INDG 2015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing
INDG 2020 [0.5]
Decolonizing Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INDG 3001 [0.5]
Indigenous Governance
INDG 3015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy
4.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INDG 4001 [0.5]
Indigeneity in the City
INDG 4011 [0.5]
Indigenous Representations
5. 1.5 credits from the list of Approved INDG electives1.5
6. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level from the list of Approved INDG electives1.0
B. Additional Requirements (13.0 credits)13.0
7. The requirements for Combined Honours in the other discipline must be satisfied
8.  5.0 credits not in Indigenous Studies or the other discipline
9. Sufficient free electives to achieve a total of 20.0 credits for the program
Total Credits20.0

Canadian Studies
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CDNS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Canadian Studies
CDNS 1001 [0.5]
Studying Canada
CDNS 1002 [0.5]
Themes in the Study of Canada
CDNS 1101 [0.5]
Ottawa: Exploring National Institutions
CDNS 1102 [0.5]
Introduction to Canada and the World
FYSM 1406 [1.0]
How Ottawa Works: Exploring National Institutions
FYSM 1409 [1.0]
Social Change in Canada
FYSM 1600 [1.0]
Contemporary Controversies in Canadian Society
INDG 1010 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CDNS 2000 [0.5]
Debating Canada
CDNS 2210 [0.5]
Introduction to the Study of Canadian Culture
CDNS 2300 [0.5]
Critical Nationalism
CDNS 2400 [0.5]
Heritage Conservation in Canada
CDNS 2510 [0.5]
Introduction to Québec Society (English version)
CDNS 2511 [0.5]
Introduction à la société et à la culture québécoises (version française)
CDNS 2600 [0.5]
Branding Canada
INDG 2011 [0.5]
Contemporary Indigenous Studies
INDG 2013 [0.5]
Haudenosaunee Studies
INDG 2012 [0.5]
Anishinaabe Studies
3.  1.5 credits from:1.5
CDNS 3000 [0.5]
Producing Knowledge
CDNS 3400 [0.5]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada
CDNS 3550 [0.5]
Interfaces between English and French Canadian Cultures
CDNS 3600 [0.5]
Cultural Politics and Identities in Canada
CDNS 3610 [0.5]
The Canadian Political Economy Tradition
CDNS 3620 [0.5]
Canada-US Relations
CDNS 3700 [0.5]
Cultural Traditions in Canada
CDNS 3901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
INDG 3011 [0.5]
Indigenous Rights, Resistance, and Resurgence
INDG 3015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy
INDG 3901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies
4.  1.0 credit at the 3000-level, from the list of Approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives (below)1.0
5.  2.5 credits from the list of Approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives (below)2.5
B. Credits Not included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
6.  7.0 credits in electives not in Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies7.0
7. 1.0 credit free elective (may be Canadian Studies)1.0
C. Additional Requirements
8. The School of Canadian Studies language requirement must be met.
Total Credits15.0

Minor in Indigenous Studies (4.0 credits)

The Minor in Indigenous Studies is open to all undergraduate degree students.

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INDG 1010 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.0 credit from:1.0
INDG 2011 [0.5]
Contemporary Indigenous Studies
INDG 2012 [0.5]
Anishinaabe Studies
INDG 2013 [0.5]
Haudenosaunee Studies
INDG 2015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing
INDG 2020 [0.5]
Decolonizing Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
3.  1.0 credit from:1.0
INDG 3001 [0.5]
Indigenous Governance
INDG 3011 [0.5]
Indigenous Rights, Resistance, and Resurgence
INDG 3015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy
INDG 3901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies
INDG 4001 [0.5]
Indigeneity in the City
INDG 4011 [0.5]
Indigenous Representations
INDG 4015 [0.5]
Land as a Relation
INDG 4020 [0.5]
Practicum
INDG 4905 [0.5]
Directed Studies I
4.  1.0 credit from the list of approved Indigenous Studies Electives1.0
5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Minor in Canadian Studies (4.0 credits)

The Minor in Canadian Studies is open to all undergraduate degree students not in Canadian Studies programs.

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CDNS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Canadian Studies
CDNS 1001 [0.5]
Studying Canada
CDNS 1002 [0.5]
Themes in the Study of Canada
CDNS 1101 [0.5]
Ottawa: Exploring National Institutions
CDNS 1102 [0.5]
Introduction to Canada and the World
FYSM 1406 [1.0]
How Ottawa Works: Exploring National Institutions
FYSM 1409 [1.0]
Social Change in Canada
FYSM 1600 [1.0]
Contemporary Controversies in Canadian Society
INDG 1010 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
2.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CDNS 2000 [0.5]
Debating Canada
CDNS 2210 [0.5]
Introduction to the Study of Canadian Culture
CDNS 2300 [0.5]
Critical Nationalism
CDNS 2400 [0.5]
Heritage Conservation in Canada
CDNS 2510 [0.5]
Introduction to Québec Society (English version)
CDNS 2511 [0.5]
Introduction à la société et à la culture québécoises (version française)
CDNS 2600 [0.5]
Branding Canada
INDG 2011 [0.5]
Contemporary Indigenous Studies
INDG 2012 [0.5]
Anishinaabe Studies
INDG 2013 [0.5]
Haudenosaunee Studies
3.  1.0 credit at the 3000- or 4000-level from:1.0
CDNS 3000 [0.5]
Producing Knowledge
CDNS 3400 [0.5]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada
CDNS 3550 [0.5]
Interfaces between English and French Canadian Cultures
CDNS 3600 [0.5]
Cultural Politics and Identities in Canada
CDNS 3610 [0.5]
The Canadian Political Economy Tradition
CDNS 3620 [0.5]
Canada-US Relations
CDNS 3700 [0.5]
Cultural Traditions in Canada
CDNS 3901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4000 [0.5]
Capstone Seminar in Advanced Research in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4010 [0.5]
Language, Culture, and Power in Canada
CDNS 4200 [0.5]
Canadian Popular Culture
CDNS 4300 [0.5]
Contested Spaces and Communities
CDNS 4400 [0.5]
Cultural Landscape and Cultural Identity in Canada
CDNS 4500 [0.5]
Canada and the World
CDNS 4510 [0.5]
Québec Studies
CDNS 4800 [1.0]
Internship Practicum
CDNS 4801 [0.5]
Internship/Practicum
CDNS 4802 [0.5]
Internship/Practicum
CDNS 4901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4902 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4903 [0.5]
Études dirigées I
CDNS 4904 [0.5]
Études dirigées II
CDNS 4905 [0.5]
Directed Studies I
CDNS 4906 [0.5]
Directed Studies II
CDNS 4907 [1.0]
Directed Studies III
INDG 3001 [0.5]
Indigenous Governance
INDG 3011 [0.5]
Indigenous Rights, Resistance, and Resurgence
INDG 3015 [0.5]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy
INDG 3901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies
INDG 4001 [0.5]
Indigeneity in the City
INDG 4011 [0.5]
Indigenous Representations
INDG 4905 [0.5]
Directed Studies I
4.  1.0 credit from the list of approved Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies Electives (below)1.0
5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Mention : Français

Students who wish to qualify for the Mention : Français notation in Canadian Studies may do so by fulfilling the requirements listed below, in consultation with the Undergraduate Supervisor. Courses taken for the Mention : Français notation may be used to fulfill Combined Honours and the General program requirements.

Courses taught in French at the University of Ottawa or at another university and which are approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor may be used to satisfy Mention : Français requirements. Students who wish to enrol in University of Ottawa courses for this purpose must do so through the University of Ottawa Exchange Agreement. To enroll in courses in French at another university, a Letter of Permission is required from the Registrar's Office.

Mention Français: Canadian Studies Honours (4.0 credits)

To graduate with the notation Mention : Français, Honours and Combined Honours students must include the following courses in their degree program:

1.  1.0 credit in the advanced study of the French language1.0
2.  1.0 credit in French-Canadian culture and heritage such as:1.0
FREN 2201 [1.0]
Introduction aux études littéraires 1
FREN 2401 [1.0]
Fonctionnement d'une langue: le français
or a course in another appropriate discipline, given in French, which is approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor
3. 1.0 credit on a Canadian subject at the 2000- or 3000- level, taught in French, in any appropriate discipline. For Carleton University courses that may be used to fulfill this requirement, consult the list of Approved Canadian Studies Electives (below). Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor.1.0
4. 1.0 credit on a Canadian subject at the 4000-level, taught in French, including either:1.0
CDNS 4903 [0.5]
Études dirigées I
or CDNS 4904 [0.5]
Études dirigées II
or a directed studies, tutorial, research paper, or course in any appropriate discipline.
Total Credits4.0

Notes:

  1. All written work must be submitted in French. Note that directed studies, tutorials, and research papers are weighted differently in various departments. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor.

Mention Français: Canadian Studies Combined Honours (4.0 credits)

To graduate with the notation Mention : Français, Combined Honours students must include the following courses in their degree program:

1.  1.0 credit in the advanced study of the French language1.0
2.  1.0 credit in French-Canadian culture and heritage such as:1.0
FREN 2201 [1.0]
Introduction aux études littéraires 1
FREN 2401 [1.0]
Fonctionnement d'une langue: le français
or a course in another appropriate discipline, given in French, which is approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor
3. 1.0 credit on a Canadian subject at the 2000- or 3000- level, taught in French, in any appropriate discipline. For Carleton University courses that may be used to fulfill this requirement, consult the list of Approved Canadian Studies Electives (below). Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor.1.0
4. 1.0 credit on a Canadian subject at the 4000-level, taught in French, including either:1.0
CDNS 4903 [0.5]
Études dirigées I
or CDNS 4904 [0.5]
Études dirigées II
or a directed studies, tutorial, research paper, or course in any appropriate discipline.
Total Credits4.0

Notes:

  1. All written work must be submitted in French. Note that directed studies, tutorials, and research papers are weighted differently in various departments. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor.
  2. Combined Honours program students must meet Mention : Français requirements of both disciplines

Mention Français: Canadian Studies B.A. General (3.0 credits)

To graduate with the notation Mention : Français, B.A. General students must include the following courses in their degree program:

1.  1.0 credit in the advanced study of the French language1.0
2.  1.0 credit in French-Canadian culture and heritage such as:1.0
FREN 2201 [1.0]
Introduction aux études littéraires 1
FREN 2401 [1.0]
Fonctionnement d'une langue: le français
or a course in another appropriate discipline, given in French, which is approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor
3. 1.0 credit on a Canadian subject at the 2000- or 3000- level, taught in French, in any appropriate discipline. For Carleton University courses that may be used to fulfill this requirement, consult the list below of Approved Canadian Studies Electives. Courses from the University of Ottawa or another university must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor.1.0
Total Credits3.0

Approved Canadian Studies Electives

The following courses are deemed by the School of Canadian Studies to have significant Canadian content, and can be included where appropriate as part of a Canadian Studies degree. Carleton courses not on this list may be applied as approved Canadian Studies electives, but they must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor. Students taking courses at the University of Ottawa should consult with the Undergraduate Supervisor to gain approval for substituting them as approved Canadian Studies electives.

Architecture
ARCH 3208 [0.5]
Urban Space Architecture
ARCH 4002 [0.5]
Canadian Architecture
Art History
ARTH 2002 [0.5]
Canadian Historical Art
ARTH 2003 [0.5]
Canadian Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Art
ARTH 2005 [0.5]
Arts of the First Peoples: The Woodlands, the Plains and the Subarctic
ARTH 2006 [0.5]
Arts of the First Peoples: The Southwest, the West Coast and the Arctic
ARTH 2008 [0.5]
Inuit Art
ARTH 3000 [0.5]
Themes in Canadian Art
ARTH 3002 [0.5]
Canadian Architecture
ARTH 3701 [0.5]
Art and Architecture on Site
ARTH 4000 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian Art
ARTH 4005 [0.5]
Topics in Contemporary Aboriginal Art
Canadian Studies
CDNS 4800 [1.0]
Internship Practicum
CDNS 4801 [0.5]
Internship/Practicum
CDNS 4802 [0.5]
Internship/Practicum
CDNS 4901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4902 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4903 [0.5]
Études dirigées I
CDNS 4904 [0.5]
Études dirigées II
CDNS 4905 [0.5]
Directed Studies I
CDNS 4906 [0.5]
Directed Studies II
CDNS 4907 [1.0]
Directed Studies III
Students may use CDNS courses as approved Canadian Studies electives, provided they have met their core program requirements.
Child Studies
CHST 1002 [0.5]
Childhood in Canadian Context
CHST 3002 [0.5]
Special Topics in Child Studies
Economics
ECON 3201 [0.5]
Economic Thought and Policy in Canada
ECON 3220 [0.5]
Canadian Economic History
ECON 3300 [0.5]
Public Policy Toward Business
ECON 3365 [0.5]
Introduction to Industrial Relations
ECON 3403 [0.5]
Introduction to Public Economics: Expenditures
ECON 3405 [0.5]
Introduction to Public Economics: Taxation
ECON 3420 [0.5]
Economic Theories of Federalism
ECON 3450 [0.5]
Political Economy in the Modern State
ECON 3607 [0.5]
Monetary and Financial Institutions
ECON 3801 [0.5]
Regional Economics
ECON 3820 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian Economic Policy
ECON 3850 [0.5]
Economics of Information and the Media
ECON 4309 [0.5]
Applied Industrial Economics
ECON 4403 [0.5]
Public Economics: Expenditures
ECON 4404 [0.5]
Public Economics: Taxation
ECON 4460 [0.5]
Health Economics
ECON 4700 [0.5]
Measurement Economics
English
ENGL 2802 [1.0]
Canadian Literatures
ENGL 3801 [0.5]
Canadian Poetry
ENGL 3803 [0.5]
Canadian Fiction
ENGL 3960 [0.5]
Studies in Indigenous Lit.
ENGL 4802 [0.5]
Race, Ethnicity and Canadian Lit.
ENGL 4806 [0.5]
Studies in Canadian Lit. I
ENGL 4807 [0.5]
Studies in Canadian Lit. II
ENGL 4960 [0.5]
Indigenous Literatures I
ENGL 4961 [0.5]
Indigenous Literatures II
Film Studies
FILM 2207 [0.5]
The Canadian Cinema I
FILM 2208 [0.5]
The Canadian Cinema II
FILM 3209 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian Cinema
First Year Seminar
FYSM 1401 [1.0]
Multiculturalism in Canada
FYSM 1900 [1.0]
Selected Topics In the Study of Academic Discourses
French
FINS 2510 [0.5]
Introduction to Québec Society (English version)
FINS 3550 [0.5]
Interfaces between English and French Canadian Cultures
FINS 4510 [0.5]
Québec Studies
FREN 2401 [1.0]
Fonctionnement d'une langue: le français
FREN 3215 [0.5]
Les ères du soupçon : contemporanéités de la littérature
FREN 3900 [0.5]
Apprentissage et enseignement du français langue seconde
FREN 4213 [0.5]
Littérature québécoise et canadienne d'expression française
Geography
GEOG 2020 [0.5]
Physical Environments of Canada
GEOG 3026 [0.5]
Topics in the Geography of Canada
GEOG 3103 [0.5]
Watershed Hydrology
GEOG 3501 [0.5]
Geographies of the Canadian North
GEOG 4004 [0.5]
Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 4104 [0.5]
Microclimatology
GEOG 4108 [0.5]
Permafrost
History
HIST 1300 [1.0]
The Making of Canada
HIST 2304 [1.0]
Social and Cultural History of Canada
HIST 2311 [0.5]
Environmental History of Canada
HIST 3205 [0.5]
Canadian Business History
HIST 3206 [0.5]
Canadian Regional History
HIST 3209 [0.5]
Canadian Urban History
HIST 3220 [0.5]
Canadian Economic History
HIST 3301 [0.5]
Quebec Since 1800
HIST 3304 [0.5]
Canada-United States Relations
HIST 3306 [0.5]
Canada's International Policies
HIST 3311 [0.5]
Canadian Pressure Politics
HIST 3500 [0.5]
Canadian Immigration 1760-1875
HIST 3505 [0.5]
Women in Canada
HIST 3507 [0.5]
Canadian Immigration from 1875
HIST 3510 [0.5]
Indigenous Peoples of Canada
HIST 3511 [0.5]
Themes in Indigenous History
HIST 3903 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian History
HIST 4302 [1.0]
Canada: Ideas & Culture
HIST 4304 [1.0]
Canada: Politics & Society
HIST 4306 [1.0]
Canada: Ethnicity and Community
HIST 4308 [1.0]
History of Popular Culture
HIST 4505 [1.0]
Seminar in Women's and Gender History
Human Rights
HUMR 3302 [0.5]
Culture, Religion, and Women's Human Rights
Indigenous Studies
Students may use INDG courses as approved Canadian Studies electives, provided they have met their core program requirements.
Journalism
JOUR 2501 [0.5]
Media Law
Law
LAWS 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Legal Studies
LAWS 2201 [0.5]
Persons and Property
LAWS 2202 [0.5]
Obligations
LAWS 2301 [0.5]
Criminal Justice System
LAWS 2302 [0.5]
Criminal Law
LAWS 2501 [0.5]
Law, State and Constitution
LAWS 2502 [0.5]
Law, State and Citizen
LAWS 3001 [0.5]
Women and the Legal Process
LAWS 3003 [0.5]
Contracts
LAWS 3205 [0.5]
Consumer Law
LAWS 3209 [0.5]
Canadian Correctional Policies in Historical Perspective
LAWS 3305 [0.5]
Crime and State in History
LAWS 3306 [0.5]
Crime, Law, Process and Politics
LAWS 3307 [0.5]
Youth and Criminal Law
LAWS 3405 [0.5]
Labour Law
LAWS 3500 [0.5]
Constitutional Law
LAWS 3501 [0.5]
Law in the Information Society
LAWS 3502 [0.5]
Regulating Freedom of Expression in Canada
LAWS 3503 [0.5]
Equality and Discrimination
LAWS 3504 [0.5]
Law and Aboriginal Peoples
LAWS 3506 [0.5]
Administrative Law
LAWS 3509 [0.5]
The Charter of Rights Topics
LAWS 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
LAWS 4006 [0.5]
Religion and State in Canada
LAWS 4100 [0.5]
Modern Legal Theory
LAWS 4303 [0.5]
Drugs, The User and The State
LAWS 4308 [0.5]
Sentencing
LAWS 4309 [0.5]
State Security and Dissent
LAWS 4311 [0.5]
Human Rights in Canadian Prisons
LAWS 4504 [0.5]
Aboriginal Criminal Justice
LAWS 4507 [0.5]
Administrative Law and Control
Music
MUSI 3103 [0.5]
Canadian Music
MUSI 3104 [0.5]
Popular Musics of Canada
MUSI 3302 [0.5]
Music and Gender I
MUSI 4103 [0.5]
Ethnomusicology of Canadian Traditions
MUSI 4104 [0.5]
Musics of Canada's First Peoples
Political Science
PSCI 1100 [0.5]
Democracy in Theory and Practice
PSCI 1200 [0.5]
World Politics
PSCI 2002 [0.5]
Canadian Political Environment
PSCI 2003 [0.5]
Canadian Political Institutions
PSCI 3000 [0.5]
Canadian Provincial Politics
PSCI 3004 [0.5]
Political Parties and Elections in Canada
PSCI 3005 [0.5]
Ontario Government and Politics
PSCI 3006 [0.5]
Social Power in Canadian Politics
PSCI 3007 [0.5]
Constitutional Politics in Canada
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3401 [0.5]
Canadian Public Administration
PSCI 3402 [0.5]
Canadian Public Policy
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3407 [0.5]
Public Opinion and Public Policy
PSCI 3606 [0.5]
Canadian Foreign Policy
PSCI 3607 [0.5]
North American Security and Defence Policy
PSCI 3805 [0.5]
Politics of Race
PSCI 4003 [0.5]
Politics and the Media
PSCI 4005 [0.5]
Canadian Federalism
PSCI 4006 [0.5]
Legislatures and Representation in Canada
PSCI 4008 [0.5]
National Security and Intelligence in the Modern State
PSCI 4009 [0.5]
Quebec Politics
PSCI 4010 [0.5]
Executive Power in Canadian Politics
PSCI 4107 [0.5]
Political Participation in Canada
PSCI 4109 [0.5]
The Politics of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
PSCI 4204 [0.5]
Elections
PSCI 4206 [0.5]
Indigenous Politics of North America
PSCI 4403 [0.5]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America
PSCI 4407 [0.5]
Public Policy: Content and Creation
PSCI 4607 [0.5]
Politics of North America
PSCI 4807 [0.5]
Migration and Mobility: Politics of Citizenship and Identity
Religion
RELI 2712 [0.5]
Religious Diversity of Canada
Social Work
SOWK 3804 [0.5]
Law of the Family
SOWK 4102 [0.5]
Indigenous Peoples and Social Policy
SOWK 4103 [0.5]
Practice and Policy in Immigration
Sociology/Anthropology
ANTH 2020 [0.5]
Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 2610 [0.5]
Studies in Indigenous Peoples of North America: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
ANTH 3020 [0.5]
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 3045 [0.5]
Children and Childhood in a Globalized World
ANTH 3600 [0.5]
Studies in Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples
ANTH 3570 [0.5]
Studies in Art, Culture and Society
ANTH 4610 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Indigenous Peoples
ANTH 4750 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Globalization and Citizenship
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
SOCI 2010 [0.5]
Power and Stratification
SOCI 2020 [0.5]
Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 2043 [0.5]
Sociology of the Family
SOCI 2045 [0.5]
Gender and Society
SOCI 2200 [0.5]
Canadian Society
SOCI 3019 [0.5]
Sociology of International Migration
SOCI 3020 [0.5]
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 3040 [0.5]
Studies in the Sociology of Gender
SOCI 3045 [0.5]
Children and Childhood in a Globalized World
SOCI 3400 [0.5]
Studies in Criminal Justice Policy
SOCI 3420 [0.5]
Studies in Gender and Criminal Justice
SOCI 3570 [0.5]
Studies in Art, Culture and Society
SOCI 3810 [0.5]
Studies in Social Policy
SOCI 4430 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Youth Culture and Juvenile Justice
SOCI 4750 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Globalization and Citizenship

Indigenous Studies Electives

The following courses are deemed by the School of Canadian Studies to have significant Indigenous content, and can be included where appropriate as part of a minor in Indigenous Studies. Carleton courses not on this list may be applied as approved Indigenous Studies electives, but they must be approved by the Undergraduate Supervisor. Students taking courses at the University of Ottawa should consult with the Undergraduate Supervisor to gain approval for substituting them as approved Indigenous Studies electives.

African Studies
AFRI 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies I
AFRI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to African Studies II
AFRI 3001 [0.5]
Globalization and Popular Culture in Africa
AFRI 3100 [0.5]
African Studies Abroad: Selected Topics
AFRI 4000 [0.5]
Advanced Topics in African Studies
AFRI 4050 [0.5]
Selected Topics in African Studies
Art History
ARTH 2005 [0.5]
Arts of the First Peoples: The Woodlands, the Plains and the Subarctic
ARTH 2006 [0.5]
Arts of the First Peoples: The Southwest, the West Coast and the Arctic
ARTH 2008 [0.5]
Inuit Art
ARTH 4005 [0.5]
Topics in Contemporary Aboriginal Art
Canadian Studies
CDNS 4800 [1.0]
Internship Practicum
CDNS 4801 [0.5]
Internship/Practicum
CDNS 4802 [0.5]
Internship/Practicum
CDNS 4901 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4902 [0.5]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies
CDNS 4903 [0.5]
Études dirigées I
CDNS 4904 [0.5]
Études dirigées II
CDNS 4905 [0.5]
Directed Studies I
CDNS 4906 [0.5]
Directed Studies II
CDNS 4907 [1.0]
Directed Studies III
(Provided they have Indigenous content)
Child Studies
CHST 1002 [0.5]
Childhood in Canadian Context
CHST 3002 [0.5]
Special Topics in Child Studies
English
ENGL 2926 [0.5]
African Literatures I
ENGL 2927 [0.5]
African Literatures II
ENGL 2936 [0.5]
South Asian Literatures I
ENGL 2937 [0.5]
South Asian Literatures II
ENGL 2956 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas I
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
ENGL 3960 [0.5]
Studies in Indigenous Lit.
ENGL 3965 [0.5]
Intro to Postcolonial Theory
ENGL 3972 [0.5]
Studies in Postcolonial Lit.
ENGL 4960 [0.5]
Indigenous Literatures I
ENGL 4961 [0.5]
Indigenous Literatures II
ENGL 4975 [0.5]
Issues in Postcolonial Theory
ENGL 4976 [0.5]
Issues in Postcolonial Lit.
First Year Seminar
FYSM 1900 [1.0]
Selected Topics In the Study of Academic Discourses (specifically the section on Aboriginal Topics)
Geography
GEOG 3501 [0.5]
Geographies of the Canadian North
GEOG 3209 [0.5]
Sustainability and Environment in the South
History
HIST 2706 [0.5]
Ancient and Pre-Colonial Africa
HIST 2707 [0.5]
Modern Africa
HIST 2710 [0.5]
Introduction to Caribbean History
HIST 2308 [0.5]
Colonial Latin America
HIST 2309 [0.5]
Modern Latin America
HIST 3403 [1.0]
Comparative Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World
HIST 3505 [0.5]
Women in Canada
HIST 3510 [0.5]
Indigenous Peoples of Canada
HIST 3511 [0.5]
Themes in Indigenous History
HIST 3702 [0.5]
The Scramble for Africa, 1876-1918
HIST 3704 [0.5]
Aztecs
HIST 3710 [0.5]
Themes in Caribbean History
HIST 3712 [0.5]
Social History of Mexico
HIST 3713 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
HIST 3715 [0.5]
Themes in South Asian History
HIST 3717 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
Human Rights
HUMR 3303 [0.5]
Children's Rights
CHST 3303 [0.5]
Children’s Rights
HUMR 3503 [0.5]
Global Environmental Justice
HUMR 4502 [0.5]
Global Indigenous Knowledges and Movements
Law
LAWS 2201 [0.5]
Persons and Property
LAWS 2202 [0.5]
Obligations
LAWS 2501 [0.5]
Law, State and Constitution
LAWS 2502 [0.5]
Law, State and Citizen
LAWS 3504 [0.5]
Law and Aboriginal Peoples
LAWS 4504 [0.5]
Aboriginal Criminal Justice
Latin and Carribean Studies
LACS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
LACS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II
LACS 4001 [0.5]
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Linguistics and Language Studies
LANG 1010 [0.5]
Introduction to a Language I
LANG 1020 [0.5]
Introduction to a Language II
(When the language offered is an Indigenous language of Canada)
Music
MUSI 3106 [0.5]
Popular Musics of the World
MUSI 4104 [0.5]
Musics of Canada's First Peoples
MUSI 4105 [0.5]
Issues and Processes in African Music
Political Science
PSCI 3205 [0.5]
Mexican Politics
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
PSCI 3203 [0.5]
Government and Politics in the Middle East
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3700 [0.5]
Government and Politics of South Asia
PSCI 4109 [0.5]
The Politics of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
PSCI 4203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
PSCI 4206 [0.5]
Indigenous Politics of North America
PSCI 4207 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
Sexuality Studies
SXST 3104 [0.5]
Transnational Sexualities
Social Work
SOWK 4102 [0.5]
Indigenous Peoples and Social Policy
Sociology/Anthropology
ANTH 2610 [0.5]
Studies in Indigenous Peoples of North America: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
ANTH 2620 [0.5]
Ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa
ANTH 2630 [0.5]
Studies in Asian Societies: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
ANTH 2640 [0.5]
Andean Ethnography
ANTH 2650 [0.5]
Ethnography of Mesoamerica
ANTH 2660 [0.5]
Ethnography of North Africa
ANTH 2670 [0.5]
Ethnography of Brazil
ANTH 3570 [0.5]
Studies in Art, Culture and Society
ANTH 3600 [0.5]
Studies in Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples
ANTH 4610 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Indigenous Peoples
ANTH 4620 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
ANTH 4730 [0.5]
Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
SOCI 3810 [0.5]
Studies in Social Policy
Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 2800 [0.5]
Intersectional Identities
WGST 3803 [0.5]
Feminisms and Transnationalism
WGST 3807 [0.5]
Gendered Violence
South Asian Studies
SAST 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to South Asian Studies I
SAST 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to South Asian Studies II

Canadian Studies (CDNS) Courses

CDNS 1000 [1.0 credit]
Introduction to Canadian Studies

Introduction to interdisciplinary Canadian Studies and diversity's role in defining Canada. Examination of the relationship between national identity and values in an evolving Canada. Topics include: Indigenous peoples, language and ethnicity, race, technology, gender, the arts, and international relations.
Two hour lecture, one hour weekly discussion group.

CDNS 1001 [0.5 credit]
Studying Canada

Introduction to interdisciplinary Canadian Studies and approaches to the critical study of Canada.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 1002 [0.5 credit]
Themes in the Study of Canada

Examination of various themes and issues that affect Canadians and Canadian society. Topics may include Indigenous peoples, literature, language and ethnicity, race, gender, culture and cultural producers, the environment, and international relations.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 1101 [0.5 credit]
Ottawa: Exploring National Institutions

An interdisciplinary examination of Ottawa, looking at its history, evolution, and role as Canada's capital. This course investigates various national institutions related to public policy, governance, history, culture and the arts. Field trips and topics vary from year to year.
Lecture/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 1102 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Canada and the World

Introductory examination of interdisciplinary themes, ideas, and debates related to Canada and its place in the world. Topics vary from year to year.
Lecture/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2000 [0.5 credit]
Debating Canada

An in-depth examination of key debates that have shaped the nature of Canada, focusing on major thinkers and the debates their ideas produced. Topics vary annually.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2210 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to the Study of Canadian Culture

The challenges of constructing a national culture in Canada. Topics may include: colonialism and its cultural legacies, cultural nationalism, cultural policies and institutions, popular culture, technology, regionalism, fears of Americanization, gender, multiculturalism, globalization and cultural hybridity.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 2200.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2300 [0.5 credit]
Critical Nationalism

This course questions whether a national identity is possible or even desirable within an increasingly diverse and complex Canada. Examination of the construction of Canadian identities, competing nationalisms within Canadian borders and critical evaluation of the role of nationalism.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2400 [0.5 credit]
Heritage Conservation in Canada

Approaches to heritage conservation. Topics include built heritage, movable heritage, collections and museums, and intangible heritage. Heritage as a source of memory and identity in Canadian and Aboriginal life.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

CDNS 2510 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Québec Society (English version)

This online course surveys geographical, historical, demographic, cultural, political and social developments in Québec, relations with English Canada and debates on identity and nationalism. Also available in French as CDNS 2511/FINS 2511.
Also listed as FINS 2510.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 2511/FINS 2511.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Online. Equivalent to a weekly three-hour course, available all week.

CDNS 2511 [0.5 credit]
Introduction à la société et à la culture québécoises (version française)

Ce cours permettra de découvrir et d'analyser des référents dominants de la trame historique du Québec de même que les débats entourant l'identité et le nationalisme et les relations avec le Canada anglais.
Also listed as CDNS 2510/FINS 2510 (English), FINS 2511 (French).
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 2510/ FINS 2510.
Prerequisite(s): niveau de deuxième année ou permission de L'École d'études canadiennes.
Exclusivement en ligne. Équivalent d'un cours de trois heures par semaine, accessible toute la semaine.

CDNS 2600 [0.5 credit]
Branding Canada

What does it mean to sell a country the same way one sells coffee? This course examines the rise of nation-branding in Canada. It discusses the ways governments brand Canada internationally and domestically and the ways corporations brand themselves as "Canadian" to customers.
Two hour lecture and one hour discussion group a week.

CDNS 3000 [0.5 credit]
Producing Knowledge

Investigates the theory and methods used in qualitative approaches to research, offering hands-on experience and discussion of the underlying beliefs and claims implicit in scholarly work. Examines the ethical and practical dilemmas confronting researchers and develops student skills in gathering, interpreting, and presenting knowledge.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in Canadian Studies or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3400 [0.5 credit]
Feminists and Feminism in Canada

Interdisciplinary examination of feminism's impact on Canadian history, culture and politics, and Canadian approaches to feminism in a global context. Surveys the role of feminist thinkers, activists and organizations in shaping Canadian society.
Also listed as WGST 3400.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3550 [0.5 credit]
Interfaces between English and French Canadian Cultures

Exploration of intercultural encounters between French and English Canadians in political, popular and “official” cultures, through an examination of media, art, music, literature, cinema and the built environment.
Also listed as FINS 3550.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 2500 and FINS 2500.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3600 [0.5 credit]
Cultural Politics and Identities in Canada

Interdisciplinary study of questions related to identity, belonging, and Canadianness. Intersections of individual and group dimensions of "being Canadian" and state efforts to define the Canadian identity. Topics may include: religion, sexuality, immigrant and diasporic relations, race and ethnicity, region, nationalisms, and multiculturalism.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3610 [0.5 credit]
The Canadian Political Economy Tradition

An examination of the political economy tradition in Canada, looking at explanations of Canada's political, economic, social and cultural development, and Canada's evolving position in the global economy.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3620 [0.5 credit]
Canada-US Relations

Comparative, interdisciplinary examination of Canada and the United States, including the evolution of the Canada-US relationship. Historical, sociological, cultural, and political approaches are used. Topics covered may include the economy, defence, foreign policy, diplomacy, borderlands, Indigenous peoples, and culture.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3700 [0.5 credit]
Cultural Traditions in Canada

Aspects of cultural heritage, folklore and/or cultural traditions in Canadian folk art, music, dance, story-telling and performance. The genesis of these various expressions, and the cultural contexts that have ensured their survival.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 3901 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies

Topics vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4000 [0.5 credit]
Capstone Seminar in Advanced Research in Canadian Studies

Emphasis on refining analytic and research skills, including teamwork skills and using knowledge to solve problems outside the university. Students will engage in a collective research project in partnership with a local, national or international organization.
Prerequisite(s): CDNS 3000 and fourth-year standing in Canadian Studies or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4010 [0.5 credit]
Language, Culture, and Power in Canada

The relationship between language use and political, economic, and cultural power in Canada. Topics may include cultural and linguistic pluralism, bilingualism, Aboriginal language revitalization, discourses of endangerment, the role of media and the state and in legitimizing language use.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4200 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Popular Culture

An interdisciplinary seminar using cultural studies methods to explore how popular cultural texts, images, rituals and practices are constructed, disseminated, regulated, consumed and reappropriated by Canadian institutions, corporations, cultural groups and individuals.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year honours standing, or permission of the School.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4300 [0.5 credit]
Contested Spaces and Communities

Exploration of the relationship between space, culture, and identities in Canada. Analysis of concepts, practices and conflicts which may include: urban/rural space, the suburbs, regionalism, gender and space, public/private space, national spaces, borderlands, indigenous territories, cultural survival, collective identity, and memory.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year honours standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4400 [0.5 credit]
Cultural Landscape and Cultural Identity in Canada

Cultural landscape appreciation and the development of Canadian individual and collective cultural identities, through the lenses of history, geography, planning, and representational/literary sources of expression. Cultural landscapes as a tool for understanding physical and mental landscapes and their shaping of identity.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3200.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year honours standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4403 [0.5 credit]
Heritage Conservation and Sustainability

Exploration of the recent shift in heritage conservation discourse that embraces objectives of environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Investigation of synergies and gaps between natural and cultural conservation ideas. Introduction to theory, principles and practices through analysis of Canadian and international research, policy and projects.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4500 [0.5 credit]
Canada and the World

Interdisciplinary examination of Canada's role in the global political economy and its impact on issues such as work, community, public services, and the state.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3301.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year honours standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4510 [0.5 credit]
Québec Studies

Advanced seminar focusing on selected aspects of Québec history, society, culture and/or politics.
Also listed as FINS 4510.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3510 or FINS 3510.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing and CDNS 3500, FINS 3500 or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

CDNS 4800 [1.0 credit]
Internship Practicum

Practicum placements are available in institutional settings, primarily in the Ottawa area. Students must meet regularly with the academic evaluator and submit a final written report. A maximum of 1.0 practicum credits may be taken in fulfillment of Canadian Studies requirements.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3800, CDNS 3801, CDNS 3802 and CDNS 3803.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School and fourth-year Honours standing in a Canadian Studies program.

CDNS 4801 [0.5 credit]
Internship/Practicum

For course description, see CDNS 4800.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3800, CDNS 3801, CDNS 3802 and CDNS 3803.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School and fourth-year Honours standing in a Canadian Studies program.

CDNS 4802 [0.5 credit]
Internship/Practicum

For course description, see CDNS 4800.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 3800, CDNS 3801, CDNS 3802 and CDNS 3803.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School and 4th year Honours standing in a Canadian Studies program.

CDNS 4901 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies

Topics vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 4902 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies

Topics vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 4903 [0.5 credit]
Études dirigées I

Cours facultatif offert seulement aux étudiants de quatrième année Honours en Études canadiennes (Mention : Français). Ce cours comprend des lectures dirigées et des travaux écrits dans un domaine relié aux Études canadiennes.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 4904 [0.5 credit]
Études dirigées II

Cours facultatif offert seulement aux étudiants de quatrième année Honours en Études canadiennes (Mention : Français). Ce cours comprend des lectures dirigées et des travaux écrits dans un domaine relié aux Études canadiennes.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

CDNS 4905 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies I

An optional course normally restricted to fourth-year Honours students in Canadian Studies and to Qualifying-year Graduate students. Includes supervised reading and written work in a Canadian Studies area.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 4906 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies II

An optional course normally restricted to fourth-year Honours students in Canadian Studies and to Qualifying-year graduate students. Includes supervised reading and written work in a Canadian Studies area.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

CDNS 4907 [1.0 credit]
Directed Studies III

An optional course normally restricted to fourth-year Honours students in Canadian Studies and to Qualifying-year graduate students. Includes supervised reading and written work in a Canadian Studies area.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School of Canadian Studies.

Indigenous Studies (INDG) Courses

INDG 1010 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Indigenous Peoplehood Studies

This course begins by looking at Creation Stories of different Indigenous peoples and builds to discuss Indigenous worldviews, ways of living, ecological relationships, inter-Indigenous relations and diplomacy among Indigenous peoples. Course materials are rooted in self-situated and collective understandings of Indigenous peoples.
Precludes additional credit for INDG 1000 (no longer offered).
Lecture/groups, three hours a week.

INDG 1011 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters

An interdisciplinary examination of the history of relations between different Indigenous peoples and settler populations from first meetings to the mid-20th century. Topics vary by year, but may include diplomatic relations, trade, spirituality and religion, military alliances, policy, education.
Precludes additional credit for INDG 1000 (no longer offered).
Lecture/groups, three hours a week.

INDG 2011 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Indigenous Studies

Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on issues since the 1960s. Topics include: contemporary explorations of treaty relationship and governance, cultural appropriation, identity politics, urban Aboriginality and contemporary social and cultural issues.
Precludes additional credit for CDNS 2100 and CDNS 2011.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

INDG 2012 [0.5 credit]
Anishinaabe Studies

In-depth look at the Anishinaabe peoples. Topics may include: Anishinaabe creation stories, migration, the clan system, worldviews; oral, written, and recorded history; treaties, contemporary events, ecological knowing, cultural production, relations with settler-colonies and other nations, self-governance, diplomatic relations.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Lecture/groups three hours a week.

INDG 2013 [0.5 credit]
Haudenosaunee Studies

Focuses on the Haudenosaunee from the founding of the Confederacy to present. Discussion of the culture, language, and structure of Haudenosaunee society, the Kaienerekowa (Great Law of Peace) and the Code of Handsome Lake, symbolism, and contemporary issues, including the impact of Euro-Canadian government policies.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Lecture/groups, three hours a week.

INDG 2015 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing

Indigenous peoples’ relationships with the non-human world in both historical and contemporary contexts. Topics may include: the origins of Indigenous ecological ways of knowing, Indigenous languages, collective stewardship, water, land, and challenges to maintaining traditional knowledge.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Lecture/groups, three hours a week.

INDG 2020 [0.5 credit]
Decolonizing Gender, Sex, and Sexuality

Effects of colonization in unbalancing Indigenous peoples’ lives through the imposition of constructions of gender, sex, and sexuality, and the ways that Indigenous peoples are working to restore balance to their families and communities. Topics vary by year.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Lecture/groups, three hours a week.

INDG 3000 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Governance

An examination and discussion of different Indigenous forms of governance. Topics will vary by year and may include: Indigenous ways of knowing and forms of governance, community leadership, diplomatic relations, and struggles for self-determination.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in Canadian Studies or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

INDG 3001 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Governance

An examination and discussion of different Indigenous forms of governance. Topics will vary by year and may include: Indigenous ways of knowing and forms of governance, community leadership, diplomatic relations, and struggles for self-determination.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in Canadian Studies or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 3011 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Rights, Resistance, and Resurgence

Indigenous approaches to restoring balance within their nations. Topics include: direct action; political organizing; land claims; rights, courts, and legal action; everyday acts of resistance and resurgence such as petitioning, social media, arts-based movements, and community initiatives.
Precludes additional credit for INDG 3010.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in Canadian Studies or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 3015 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Ecological Ways of Knowing and the Academy

The relationship between Indigenous traditional ecological knowledges and the academy. Topics include: linguistic barriers, tensions in diffuse ways of knowing, research ethics with respect to Indigenous traditional knowledge, and working with knowledge holders.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in Canadian Studies or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 3901 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies

Topics vary from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year standing, or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 4001 [0.5 credit]
Indigeneity in the City

This course begins with an examination of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the construction of cities and urban space. Culminates in the undertaking of research projects that directly link students to the urban Indigenous community in Ottawa.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours per week.

INDG 4011 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Representations

Through an examination of instances of Indigenous misrepresentation, students will explore how Indigenous peoples have used cultural production in various forms (such as literature, film, television, visual arts, music, performance) to put forth their own visions of their peoples, worldviews, and lives.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Seminar three hours a week.

INDG 4015 [0.5 credit]
Land as a Relation

This is an intensive 14-day field course that brings students together with knowledge holders on the land. The connections between Indigenous ways of knowing, the land, Indigenous languages, and the land’s non-human inhabitants, will be explored. Locations and course fee varies by year.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Fourteen-day field course.

INDG 4020 [0.5 credit]
Practicum

Students will learn to apply their knowledge of topics in Indigenous Studies with a local organization whose mandate involves working with and/or for Indigenous peoples. To be arranged in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the School of Canadian Studies.
Practicum

INDG 4905 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies I

An optional course normally restricted to fourth-year Honours students in Canadian Studies or Indigenous Studies and to Qualifying-year Graduate students. Includes supervised reading and written work in an Indigenous Studies area.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or 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

Language Requirement

The School of Canadian Studies requires its Honours, Combined Honours and General students to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English, normally French or an Indigenous language. Proficiency is normally demonstrated through the completion of 1.0 credit in FREN, or FINS 2105 and FINS 3105; or approved equivalent. For students who consider that they have proficiency in French, the School of Canadian Studies conducts a French language examination in September and January. For students who consider that they have proficiency in an Indigenous language, the onus is on the student to provide suitable documentary evidence of proficiency to the School of Canadian Studies.

B.A. Regulations

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Arts programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.A. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit in FYSM and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.A. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP) or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Breadth Requirement

Among the credits presented at graduation, students in both the B.A. General and the B.A. Honours degrees and B.Co.M.S. are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, including 1.0 credit from each of three of the four Breadth Areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration or Specialization may be used to fulfil the Breadth Requirement.

Students admitted with a completed university degree are exempt from breadth requirements.

Students in the following interdisciplinary programs are exempt from the B.A. breadth requirement.

  • African Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

American Sign Language, Art History, Art and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Music, and Languages (Arabic, English as a Second Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indigenous Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

Subject codes: ARAB, ARTH, ASLA, CHIN, CLST, COMS, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, LANG, LATN, MUSI, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Disability Studies, European and Russian Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sexuality Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Subject codes: AFRI, ALDS, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, DBST, DIST, EURR, HIST, HUMR, HUMS, INDG, LACS, LING, MEMS, PHIL, RELI, SAST, SXST, WGST

Breadth Area 3: Science, Engineering, and Design

Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, HLTH, IDES, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NEUR, NSCI, PHYS, SREE, STAT, SYSC, TSES

Breadth Area 4: Social Sciences

Anthropology, Business, Cognitive Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geomatics, Global and International Studies, Global Politics, Interdisciplinary Public Affairs, International Affairs, Law, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Political Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Sociology

Subject codes: ANTH, BUSI, CGSC, CRCJ, ECON, ENST, GEOG, GEOM, GINS, GPOL, INAF, IPAF, LAWS, MGDS, PADM, PAPM, POLM, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK

Declared and Undeclared Students

Students who are registered in a program within the degree are called Declared students. Most students designate a program of study when they first apply for admission and so begin their studies as Declared students. Students may also choose to begin their studies within the B.A. degree without being registered in a program. These students are referred to as Undeclared. The recommended course pattern for Undeclared students is outlined under Undeclared in the Programs section of this Calendar. Undeclared students must apply to enter a program before beginning their second year of study. The Student Academic Success Centre offers support to Undeclared students in making this decision.

Change of Program Within the B.A. Degree

Students may transfer to a program within the B.A. degree, if upon entry to the new program they would be in Good Standing . Other applications for change of program will be considered on their merits; students may be admitted to the new program in Good Standing or on Academic Warning. Students may apply to declare or change their program within the B.A. Degree at the Registrar's Office according to the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program or into a program element or option is subject to any enrollment limitations, specific program, program element or option requirements, as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations and Specializations

Students may apply to the Registrar's Office to be admitted to a minor, concentration or specialization during their first or subsequent years of study. Acceptance into a minor, concentration or specialization is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry. Acceptance into a Concentration or Specialization requires that the student be in Good Standing.

Mention : Français

Students registered in certain B.A. programs may earn the notation Mention : Français by completing part of their requirements in French and by demonstrating a knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada. The general requirements are listed below. For more specific details consult the departmental program entries.

Students in a B.A. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level and 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French.

Students in a B.A. General program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in advanced French;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Major discipline taken in French.

Students in Combined Honours programs must fulfil the Mention : Français requirement in both disciplines.

Courses taught in French (Item 3, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on Exchange or Letter of Permission.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2017-2018 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Admission Requirements

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(General)

First Year

For B.A. (General) and B.A. (Honours)
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais ). For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the section “English Language Requirements” in the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar.

The cut-off average for admission will be set annually and will normally be above the minimum requirement. Applicants falling slightly below the cut-off average will be considered on an individual basis to determine whether there are special circumstances that would permit their admission. Students who feel that their high school grade average does not reflect their potential may apply to the Enriched Support Program (see the Enriched Support Program section of this Calendar).

Advanced Standing

B.A. (General and Honours) Program

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.