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Program Requirements

Canadian Studies

Enrollment in these programs requires the completion of 4.0 full courses or their equivalent.

1
Program Type

Specialist

Must complete 11.0 FCEs in Canadian Studies approved courses with at least 3.0 FCEs at the 300+ level and 1.0 FCE at the 400+ level
11
Total FCEs Required
Year 1

Recommended

No specific first-year requirements. Students are advised to take introductory courses that will serve as prerequisites for optional courses of interest to them later in the program. For example: 

Year 2

Required

2 FCE

(CDN267H1, CDN268H1)

Plus 1.0 FCE of the following: FAS248H1/​ DRM268H1/​ ENG215H1/​ ENG252H1/​ ENG254H1/​ FOR200H1/​ FRE210H1/​ GGR240H1/​ GGR246H1/​ HIS262H1/​ HIS264H1/​ INS201H1/​ INS210H1/​ INS220H1/​ INS231H1/​ LIN201H1/​ POL214Y1/​ POL224Y1/​ SLA238H1/​ SOC218H1/​ SOC220H1/​ TRN235H1

Year 3

Required

1.5 FCE

(CDN367H1, CDN368H1)

Plus 0.5 FCE of any one of the following: CDN307H1/​ CDN335H1/​ CDN380H1/​ CDN390H1/​ JSU325H1

Year 4

Required

1 FCE

(CDN420Y1  / CDN435Y1 ) or another fourth-year Canadian Studies course approved by the Program Director, such as CDN406, CDN420Y, CDN425H

Upper Year

Required

6.5 FCE

6.5 other FCEs in courses offered by the Canadian Studies program. Please see the current Canadian Studies course listing.

Major

(Must complete 7.0 FCEs in Canadian Studies approved courses with 1.5 FCEs at the 300+ level and 0.5 FCE at the 400+ level)
7
Total FCEs Required
Year 1

Recommended

First year: No specific first-year requirements. Students are advised to take introductory courses that will serve as prerequisites for optional courses of interest to them later in the program. For example:

Year 2

Required

2 FCE

(CDN267H1, CDN268H1)

Plus 1.0 FCE of the following: FAS248H1/​ DRM268H1/​ ENG215H1/​ ENG252H1/​ ENG254H1/​ FOR200H1/​ FRE210H1/​ GGR240H1/​ GGR246H1/​ HIS262H1/​ HIS264H1/​ INS201H1/​ INS210H1/​ INS220H1/​ INS231H1/​ LIN201H1/​ POL214Y1/​ POL224Y1/​ SLA238H1/​ SOC218H1/​ SOC220H1/​ TRN235H1

Year 3

Required

1.5 FCE

(CDN367H1, CDN368H1)

Plus 0.5 FCE of any one of the following: CDN307H1/​ CDN335H1/​ CDN380H1/​ CDN390H1/​ JSU325H1

Year 4

Required

0.5 FCE

CDN405H1 or another fourth-year Canadian Studies course approved by the Program Director

Minor in Canadian Studies

(Must complete 4.0 FCEs in Canadian Studies approved courses with at least 1.0 FCE at the 300+ level)
4
Total FCEs Required
Year 1

Recommended

First year: No specific first-year requirements. Students are advised to take introductory courses that will serve as prerequisites for optional courses of interest to them later in the program. For example

Year 2

Required

0.5 FCE
Year 3

Required

0.5 FCE
Upper Year

Required

2 FCE

2.0 additional FCEs from the Canadian Studies course listing.

Minor in Asian Canadian Studies

(Must complete 4.0 FCEs in Canadian Studies approved courses, including at least 1.0 FCEs at the 300+ level)
4
Total FCEs Required
Year 1

Recommended

First year: No specific first-year requirements. Students are advised to take introductory courses that will serve as prerequisites for optional courses of interest to them later in the program.

Subsequent Years

Required

1.0 FCE
Subsequent Years

Required

Additionally, 3.0 FCE from the two categories below, with at least 1.0 FCE in each category.

Students can also nominate a course not on this list, as long as they can verify that the course deals with Asian Canadian issues to a significant extent (about 30%) —which could include a First Year Foundations or Special Topics course.

3.0 FCE

Asian Canadians and Asian Diasporas in Canada

Contexts of Asian Canadian Studies

CDN202H1CDN205H1CDN218H1CDN221H1
CDN267H1CDN268H1CDN280H1CDN335H1CDN355H1CDN367H1CDN368H1
CDN380H1CDN405H1CDN406H1CDN420Y1
CDN425H1CDN435Y1

Or any of the external courses listed below:

Anthropology

Dr. David Chu Program In Contemporary Asian Studies

Cinema Studies

Computer Science

Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

Diaspora and Transnational Studies

Economics

Finnish

Geography and Planning

Hungarian

Innis College

Italian

Linguistics

Music

New College

Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations

Public Policy

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Sociology

Trinity College

UC One

Victoria College

Women and Gender Studies

Certificate In Black Canadian Studies

3
Total FCEs Required
Core Course

Required

1.0 FCE

All students will be required to take one foundational course worth 1.0 FCE: HIS265Y: Black Canadian History

Other Courses

Required

Students are also required to take at least 0.5 FCE from a selection of four 3rd-year courses in Canadian Studies, Equity Studies, the English Department, or Women and Gender Studies; or one course at the 4th year, from Caribbean Studies. See the list below:

0.5 FCE

·       CAR429H1: Caribbean Diaspora in Canada
·       CDN335H1: Black Canadian Studies
·       CSE347H1: Critical Race and Anti-Racism Studies
·       ENG356Y1: African Canadian Literature
·       WGS390H1: Land-ing: Indigenous and Black Futurist Spaces

Other Courses

Required

Students will take an additional 1.0 FCE, either drawing from the above courses in list B, or another 40-or-so courses from more than 20 units across FAS (see the list below).

Students can also nominate a course not on this list, as long as they can verify that the course deals with Black Canada or Black Canadians to a significant extent (about 30%) —which could include a First Year Foundations or Special Topics course.

1.0 FCE

AFR150Y1: Introduction to African Studies
AFR353H1: International Relations of Africa

CAR120Y1: Introduction to Caribbean Studies
CAR315H1: Caribbean Foodways Across History, Culture and Diaspora
CAR316H1: Caribbean Religions
CAR428H1: Caribbean Migrations and Diasporas

CIN337H1: Black Cinemas (NEW) 

CRI210H1: Criminal Justice
CRI322H1: Inequality and Criminal Justice
CRI383H1: Immigration, Ethnicity and Crime

CSE240H1: Introduction to Critical Equity and Solidarity Studies
CSE340H1: Abolition in the Global Context: Theorizing Uprisings and Youth Activism against Policing and Prisons (NEW)
CSE341H1: Theorizing Settler Colonialism, Capitalism and Race
CSE344H1: Body Matters: Oppression, Solidarity and Justice
CSE344Y1: Body Matters: Oppression, Solidarity and Justice
CSE447H1: Race, Ethnicity and Educational Praxis