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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
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Canadian Studies Minor

The minor has been developed as an area study in response to faculty, student and regional interest. The national origins of a large portion of the population of Southeastern Massachusetts reflect strong Canadian ties from both the French and English communities.

The program is designed to supplement and give a multicultural dimension to one’s major through an in‑depth study of our northern neighbor. Courses in the minor are available in the following academic areas: history, literature, geography, anthropology, economics, sociology, foreign languages and political science.

Students may enter the Canadian Studies minor at any stage of their undergraduate careers, and incoming students will be assigned an advisor chosen from among the faculty members of the Canadian Studies program.

For further details, contact Dr. Andrew Holman, Coordinator of Canadian Studies, 239 Tillinghast Hall at either 508-531-2688 or

Course Requirements

Students should consult with the Canadian Studies Program Coordinator to plan a course of study for the minor.

Required courses (6 credits)


Second Year Seminars; study tours to Canada and other elective courses (such as ECON 320 ENGL 251 , GEOG 322  and GEOL 300 ) composed of at least one-third Canadian content may be petitioned to be counted as courses in the Canadian Studies minor.

Students in the minor are encouraged to have some familiarity with French.

Total minimum credits: 18