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Minor in Canadian Studies

A Minor in Canadian Studies allows you to

  • participate in Study Abroad programs in Canada
  • enhance your degree and career options
  • learn about the culture, history, and politics of Canada

With a minor in Canadian Studies, students will be better equipped to deal with political, economic, social and even cultural issues that will arise vis-a-vis Canada, a close military ally and trading partner. In an era that features the internet, Free Trade, and most importantly, issues of border security and national defense, knowledge of Canada is particularly useful in a number of careers. The Canadian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program which includes Political Science, Geography, Anthropology, Romance Languages, and Public Affairs.


The minor concentration in Canadian Studies will require 15 hours of credits. Courses may be selected from at least two of the disciplines listed below.  Any course qualifies for the Minor in Canadian Studies as long as it contains at least one-third content on Canada.  

  • A minor must be completed and awarded at the same time as the MU undergraduate degree
  • Once an A&S minor is awarded, a student cannot return to MU to complete a major in the same department
Courses in Political Science
POL_SC 2600Canadian Politics and Government3
POL_SC 4660Canada in North America3
POL_SC 4986Special Readings in Political Science (consult with professor if interested)1-99
Canadian Politics: Fundamentals and Selected Topics
Courses in Geography
GEOG 2120United States and Canada3
GEOG 1100Regions and Nations of the World I3
GEOG 3780World Political Geography: Patterns and Processes3
Courses in Anthropology
ANTHRO 2030Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHRO 1300Multiculturalism: An Introduction3
ANTHRO 4600Ethnographic Studies of Selected Cultures3
Courses in Romance Languages and Literatures
FRENCH 3440Francophone Literature of North America3
The French Novel of Quebec
Courses in English
ENGLSH 4129Ethnic Literature, 1890 to Present3
ENGLSH 3855Documentary Film3

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To declare a minor in Canadian Studies, fill out the online Minor Declaration form: http://declareaminor.missouri.edu.

For general questions about the minor, contact:
James Endersby, Program Director
(573) 882-4238

Political Science Academic Advisor
(573) 882-2580

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