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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
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Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies Undergraduate Program

  • Our classes are small.
  • Our approach is flexible.
  • You'll engage the wider community with respect to both teaching and research.

The University of Toronto is home to an outstanding concentration of expertise on the study of Canada. Enrol in Canadian Studies to gain a critical understanding of contemporary Canada and make lasting, constructive contributions to the communities in which we live.

“Canada is being reconstructed daily.”
Pico Iyer

We ask critical questions

Internationally-acclaimed essayist and travel writer Pico Iyer observed during a recent visit to the program, “Canada is being reconstructed daily.” But how is it being reconstructed? With what aims? Who is included? Who is excluded? These are the kinds of critical questions that are addressed and passionately debated in the Canadian Studies program.

Open Book

Core Courses

The core courses (CDN267H1/CDN268H1, CDN367H1/CDN368H1) provide an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary Canadian issues. You can build on these courses to design a program that reflects your own interests.

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Flexible Options for Your Degree

You may choose to undertake a specialist, major or minor degree in Canadian Studies, all of which are easily combined with more traditional disciplinary areas of study.