North American Studies Program
Political Science Department
North American Studies is an interdisciplinary major that examines North America as a distinct historical, cultural, political and economic entity, and views North American borders as cultural and policy spaces. The major has four key areas of emphasis: culture and identity, public policy, Indigenous Peoples, and business and economy. Offered in combination with another Honours BA program and normally taken over four years, the North American Studies honours major consists of 20.0 credits, of which 7.0 are in North American Studies. Students take a set of required courses that focus on both the interactions between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico and also Canada's particular place within the continent. Students are also encouraged to acquire second language skills that are invaluable in many professions. A key feature of North American Studies is the opportunity to study at partner campuses in the U.S. and Mexico. With an Honours BA in North American Studies, students will have a competitive edge in today's job market. This knowledge can lead to careers in private business, government and non-government organizations, journalism or law.
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North American Studies Co-ordinating Committee