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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Canadian-American Studies Minor

Canadian-American Studies Program, University Interdisciplinary Programs

26 credits


Canada and the United States share a continent and are linked by deep economic ties, 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 the impact of these similarities and differences as well as 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, communication studies, journalism, history and foreign languages. Western Washington University’s location and longstanding tradition of Canadian-American collaborations have fostered a program that draws upon leading expertise from researchers, policymakers, and issue advocates.

 Contact Information

Program Director and
Undergraduate Advisor

Christina Keppie
Canada House 106

 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, Christina Keppie, or visit canam.wwu.edu/major-canadian-american-studies.

Advising Tips: A formal program of study is initially designed by the student in consultation with the Canadian-American Studies Department undergraduate advisor Christina Keppie. One-on-one advising is offered to each student on an as-needed basis..

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 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.
  • For courses listed as “under advisement,” students should consult with the faculty advisor prior to enrolling.


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