Academic Introduction to the Major (AIM)
Gateway Courses by Major/Minor
- Art History
- Asian Studies
- Biology, Zoology, Neuroscience and Integrated Biological Science
- Canadian Studies
- Classical Civilization
- Computer Science
- Environmental Sciences
- European Studies
- Film and Television Studies
- German and Russian
Gateway/Entry-Point Courses into Canadian Studies Major/Minor
Canadian Studies, one of the nine areas of study in the Global and Regional Studies Program, offers a multidisciplinary major and minor, in which students take courses from a variety of fields including History, Geography, French, English, and Political Science. Students are encouraged to combine their major with a double major in one of these complementary fields.
The following introductory level classes are also important gateway courses into the major and fill a major requirement:
History 065: History of Canada
Survey of Canadian history from aboriginal settlement to the present. Themes include Indian-White relations, colonial societies, national identities, American influence. Field trip to Canada.
As the Canadian Studies major requires students to study French up to at least the level of French 052, we also recommend that students begin taking French classes as soon as possible, especially if they are starting from French 001. Students with previous knowledge of French should complete the University's on-line language placement test to determine their appropriate level of language study. The Romance Language Department can also be contacted about language levels.