Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies at uLethbridge

What does it mean to be Canadian? What makes our society different from and similar to others around the world? How do we, as Canadians, express our identities? Understanding who we are as Canadians begins with a thorough knowledge of the places, people and ideas that form our daily lives.

Our Canadian Studies major focuses on developing a deeper appreciation of our Canadian identity by considering Canadian perspectives on issues and debates as viewed from various perspectives and across a wide range of disciplines.

The program gives you the flexibility to take courses in disciplines that interest you, while focusing on Canadian issues and Canada’s place in the world. You will be introduced to the history, people, industry and politics of Canada, as well as our unique institutions, policies and identities.

You will also be exposed to various social, religious, geographical, political, cultural, economic, educational and legal perspectives. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to study complex issues such as bilingualism and biculturalism, and examine their relevance to our modern, multicultural nation.

This multidisciplinary major draws heavily on the humanities and the social sciences and is delivered by the Departments of History, Economics, English, Modern Languages, Indigenous Studies and Political Science.

Canadian Studies will provide you with skills and knowledge you will find invaluable in your career, whether you are working as teacher, government employee or in the private sector. Whatever your career path, you will develop outstanding analytical skills from this multidisciplinary approach to learning.

For more information, see your Program Planning Guide or speak to an Academic Advisor.