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: Chuck.Hart@wwu.edu.
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.
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
A/HI 310 Indigenous Arts of the Pacific Northwest
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
ESCI 330 Natural History of the Pacific Northwest
ESTU 380 History and Politics of Planning
ESTU 465 International Environmental Policies
ESTU 469 Canadian Environmental Policy
FREN 101 Elementary French Phoenetics
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
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 Pacific Rim
EGEO 421 Borderlands
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
IBUS 473 International Trade Operations
IBUS 297 Global Distinguished Scholar
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
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 Chuck.Hart@wwu.edu.
Undergraduate Degrees and Programs
Canadian-American Studies, BA
Canadian-American Studies Minor
Canadian-American Studies Courses