Combined Major Program | St. Lawrence University Canadian Studies

Combined Major Program

Under the Canadian studies combined major program, students fulfill all of the major requirements of one department in the social sciences or humanities, such as English, government or history. In addition, they (1) pursue a Canadian studies core consisting of an independent project plus the Introduction to Canadian Studies and the Canadian-American Relations courses and (2) choose four Canadian studies electives from the offerings of the several academic departments. These department electives should be partially drawn from the department of the student’s combined major. For example, a student pursuing a combined major in history and Canadian studies should select at least one Canadian history course, thereby meeting a major requirement in both history and Canadian studies and, in the process, reducing the number of electives needed for the combined major.

Such a combined major provides students with the opportunity for special study within the traditional major as well as the ability to pursue both the methodological depth of that traditional discipline and the multidisciplinary breadth of Canadian studies.

All Canadian studies combined major programs require the following courses:

  • 101. Introduction to Canada. 1 unit

  • 201. Canadian-American Relations. 1 unit
  • 401. Junior/Senior Seminar. or
    479,480. Internship. or
  • 489,490. Independent Project. or
    498, 499. Honors Thesis. 1 unit

Electives from offerings in Canadian studies in the various academic departments 4 units*

7 units*

*Electives from the department offerings should be chosen partially from the electives in the departmental half of the student’s combined major. A combined major of up to 14 courses is thus possible. In no case may more than 16 courses be pursued for a combined major.