Canadian Studies

Coordinator/Dept. Chair: 
Prof. Robert Thacker
Campus Address: 
202 Memorial Hall
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The closest major city to the St. Lawrence University campus is the capital of another country. That is true of no other liberal arts college in the U.S. We take advantage of this proximity to Ottawa, as well as to Montreal, the cultural capital of French-speaking Canada.

Interdisciplinary courses on Canada are offered in the department of Canadian studies itself. Other courses on Canada are to be found in several other departments. You can pursue a minor or a combined major in Canadian studies, but to tell you the truth, we really don’t think that is very important. You can learn a good deal about Canada — and, in comparison, about the United States — by just taking courses about it, or even just one course. And there is one course, in particular, that introduces Canada from the perspective of many disciplines: CNS 101: Introduction to Canada. If you are at all interested in Canada you should take that one. Perhaps it goes without saying that there will be a field trip to Ottawa. Then, if you wish, you may later enroll in Canadian studies courses in the various departments.

The following course is available this fall and appropriate for first-year students, subject to the availability of seats:

  • CNS 101: Introduction to Canada