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Canadian-American Studies

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The Canadian-American Studies major and minor are designed to expand knowledge of Canada and understanding of Canadian-American issues and problems.

The Canadian-American studies curriculum prepares students for positions in firms, agencies and organizations involved with Canada. Canadian-American studies combines well with other majors and minors to add depth and international expertise.

Examples include combinations with international business, marketing, geography and other specialties for employment in firms doing business in Canada or with Canadians. Political scientists, sociologists, environmental scientists and others employed by government agencies and nongoverment organizations will find the program of substantial value. The major also is intended for the individual who wishes to be knowledgeable about Canada and things Canadian. Canadian-American studies has a strong interdisciplinary orientation.

Opportunities for study and internships in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Québec are available.

For program advisement, contact Chuck Hart, program manager, phone 360-650-3728, fax 360-650-3995, e-mail:

Participating Canadian-American Studies Faculty

AMIR ABEDI, Political Science. Comparative politics, European politics.
TROY ABEL, Environmental Studies. Environmental policy and resolutions.
DONALD ALPER, Director, Canadian-American Studies. Political science. Canadian politics/government.
BIDISHA BISWAS, Political Science. Security and counterterrorism.
DANIEL BOXBERGER, Anthropology. First Nations, Native Peoples and natural resources.
PATRICK BUCKLEY, Geography. Transborder economic modeling and GIS.
SARAH CAMPBELL, Anthropology. Pre-history of the Northwest coast.
SARAH CLARK-LANGAGER, Western Gallery Director.
CECILIA DANYSK, History. Canadian history.
STEVEN GLOBERMAN, Kaiser Professor of International Business and Director of the Center for International Business. Canadian economy.
VICKI HAMBLIN, French. French literature.
CÉCILE HANANIA, French. Twentieth century French literature and literary theory and Québec culture.
RUTH HARPER-ARABIE, Environmental Sciences. Environmental toxicology and environmental chemistry.
MARY ANN HENDRYSON, Economics. Canadian economic history, cross border economic relations.
CAROL JANSON, Art. Art history.
T.H. KAMENA, Political Science. Canadian politics/government.
CHRISTINA KEPPIE, French. Acadian culture.
KEVIN LEONARD, History. Pacific Northwest history.
ROBERT LOPRESTI, Wilson Library. Canadian government information.
JAMES LOUCKY, Anthropology. North American borderlands.
GEORGE MARIZ, History, Honors Program Director. Britain, British Empire, European intellectual history.
JEAN MELIOUS, Environmental Studies. Canadian environmental policy and law.
ROBERT MONAHAN, Professor Emeritus, Geography. Canadian geography.
DOUG NORD, Director, Center for International Studies. Political Science. Canadian foreign policy.
EDWARD OUSSELIN, French. French cultural studies and film studies.
NANCY PAGH, English. Canadian literature.
KRISTEN PARRIS, Political science. East Asia-Canada immigration.
JOHN PURDY, English. Canadian literature.
THOMAS ROEHL, Management. International business and management.
DAVID ROSSITER, Geography. Canadian geography, environmental history and natural resource management.
DEBRA SALAZAR, Political science. Forest policy, environmental policy, political economy.
PRESTON SCHILLER, Adjunct faculty, Canadian-American Studies, Huxley College of the Environment. Transportation, environment.
SARA SINGLETON, Political Science. Public policy and environmental politics.
PAUL STORER, Economics. Canadian economic policy, macroeconomics, labor economics.

Named Professorships

Distinguished Visiting Professorship of Canadian Culture Ross Distinguished Professorship of Canada/U.S. Business and Economic Relations (position is in the College of Business and Economics).

Courses in Canadian-American Studies (C/AM)


ANTH 361  Native People of North America
ANTH 411  Archaeology of Northwestern North America
ANTH 462  Native Peoples of the Northwest
ANTH 475  Global Migration
ANTH 476  Borderlands

Art History

A/HI 310  Indigenous Arts of the Pacific Northwest

Canadian-American Studies

C/AM 200 Introduction to Canadian Studies 

  Research Problem Identification and Development
  Research Analysis and Writing
C/AM 400 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute
  Managing International Ecosystems


ECON 365  The Canadian Economy
ECON 383  Environmental Economics


ENG 235  Introduction to American Indian Literatures
ENG 415  Special Topics in National Literatures: Canada

Environmental Sciences

ESCI 330  Natural History of the Pacific Northwest

Environmental Studies

ESTU 380  History and Politics of Planning
ESTU 465  International Environmental Policies
ESTU 469  Canadian Environmental Policy


FREN 101  Elementary French
FREN 102  Elementary French
FREN 103  Elementary French
FREN 201  Intermediate French
FREN 202  Intermediate French
FREN 203  Intermediate French
FREN 301  Grammar Review
FREN 302  Written Exposition

FREN 332  Civilisation et Culture du Québec
  Introduction to French Literature I
  Introduction to French Literature II
  Introduction to French Literature III
  Etude Sociolinguistuque
FREN 385  Culture and Conversation
FREN 401  Elements de Stylistique
FREN 402  French for Business
FREN 410  Ecriture Feminine Francophone
FREN 420  History de la Lange Française


EGEO 328  Canada: Society and Environment
EGEO 421  Borderlands

  Pacific Rim
  Colonial Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest
  National Resources Management
EGEO 497 Canadian Urban Geography


HIST 277  Canada: A Historical Survey

  Multiculturalism in Canada
HIST 376  French Colonial Canada 1534-1763
  Topics in History
HIST 391  History of the Pacific Northwest
HIST 440  Britain: 1688 to the Present
HIST 499  Historical Research

International Business

IBUS 473  International Trade Operations

International Studies

IBUS 297 Global Distinguished Scholar

Political Science

PLSC 291  Introduction to Comparative Politics
PLSC 301  The British Parliamentary System
PLSC 406  Canadian Government and Politics
PLSC 420  Environmental Politics


SOC 440  Globalization

Study Abroad

The Center for Canadian-American Studies encourages students to spend one or more quarters in a study abroad program in Canada. We offer a number of exchange opportunities with universities across Canada. For more information, please contact Chuck Hart, program manager, phone 360-650-3728 or send e-mail to

Undergraduate Degrees and Programs

Canadian-American Studies, BA 

Canadian-American Studies Minor 

Canadian-American Studies Courses


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