Learning Goals

Learning Goals (Revised, January 2022)  

By the time they graduate, all Canadian Studies minors should be able to:

  1. Comprehend the salient features of Canada’s geography, history, culture(s), economics, literature, politics, and social issues.
  2. Appreciate the Indigenous and European origins of the nation, and how traditional knowledge and language continue to inform Canadian life.
  3. Discern that multiple social locations exist throughout the nation.
  4. Recognize the important role that regionalism plays in politics, and how it contributes to the illusiveness of a single Canadian identity.
  5. Understand Canada’s role in global affairs, in particular its relationship to the United States.
  6. Develop an awareness that borderland communities are often as important as formal “high political” institutions in understanding relations between Canadians and Americans.