College of Arts and Sciences


Modern Languages, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
Canadian Studies Courses
  • CDNS-C 101 Introduction to Canadian Studies (3 cr.) This interdisciplinary course introduces the student to some of the problems explored by the humanities and social sciences in the study of Canada. Themes will vary from year to year and could cover topics such as Canadian-American relations, Quebec's special status, regionalism, trade, and the environment. (Fall)
  • CDNS-C 301 Canadian Diversity (3 cr.) P: CDNS-C101 Study of diversity in contemporary Quebec and English Canada through a variety of interdisciplinary readings drawn from literature, culture studies, politics, and social history. Course may focus on the multicultural experience in Canada, on particular ethnic or racial groups, or on other dimensions of diversity as evidenced by cultural, linguistic, religious, or sexual minorities. (Spring)
  • CDNS-C 350 Introduction to French Canadian Literature and Civilization (3 cr.) The civilization of French Canada from New France to the present. Tendencies in the novel from the late-nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Selections from poetry anthologies, with special emphasis on Nelligan, Grandbois, and the contemporary scene. Selected plays from Gelinas to Desrosiers. (Occasionally)
  • CDNS-C 400 Comparative Canadian Literature (3 cr.) Survey of French and English Canadian fiction, from a comparative perspective. Representative works from early-twentieth-century novelists to the contemporary period. (Occasionally)
  • CDNS-C 495 Advanced Topics in Canadian Studies (3 cr.) P: junior standing or consent of the instructor Seminar or small group discussion of topics in Canadian studies; independent study or research in selected problems in Canadian studies. (Occasionally)

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