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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Canadian-American Studies Minor

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Canadian-American Studies Program, University Interdisciplinary Programs

26 credits


Canada and the United States share a continent and are linked by deep economic ties, several common historical experiences, and many cultural similarities; they are also marked by real and important differences. The Canadian-American Studies minor provides an overview of Canada and Canada-U.S. relations so students may better understand these similarities and differences and how they affect key cultural, environmental, and economic issues in North America today and in the future.

Why Consider a Canadian-American Studies Minor?

The Canadian-American Studies minor combines well with other majors and minors to add depth and international expertise. Examples include combining Canadian-American Studies with: environmental science and policy, international business, geography, anthropology, political science, marketing, communications, history and foreign languages.

 Contact Information

Program Director
David Rossiter
Arntzen Hall 232

Undergraduate Advisor
Chuck Hart
Canada House 102

 Sample Careers

Art and literature | Education and research | Environmental policy | Diplomacy | International business | International law | Politics

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

To declare the minor, contact the Center for Canadian-American Studies undergraduate advisor, Chuck Hart.

Advising Tips: A formal program of study is initially designed by the student in consultation with the Canadian-American Studies Department undergraduate advisor, Chuck Hart.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.



  • Some courses listed under specializations and electives have prerequisites which are not covered by the C/AM minor’s Core. Students should consult closely with a faculty advisor when designing the plan of study.

Minor Core (14 credits)

Select a minimum of 12 additional credits (at least 4 credits at 400-level) from:

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