What will I learn?
As a second field of study leading to a Concentration or a Minor, a Double Major or a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc), the Canadian Studies program provides the opportunity to enrich and enhance your work on Canadian topics beyond your primary departmental home.
The core courses in Dal’s Canadian Studies program aren’t the typical lecture-based format. For one thing, they’re team-taught: two or more professors from different disciplines come together to share their knowledge with you—and with each other. This sparks lively debates that consider varied perspectives on how Canadians create and narrate their stories of identity.
Plus, a variety of guest speakers are invited to visit our Canadian Studies classrooms, enhancing the subjects or themes under discussion. In previous years, our award-winning guests have included the following:
- documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin
- humourist and writer Drew Hayden Taylor
- poet, playwright, and artist Herménégilde Chiasson
- novelist Nicholas Dickner