Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

North American Studies Program

The program of North American Studies is offered in combination with another Honours BA program.  Normally taken over four years, an honours program consists of 20 credits, of which 7.5 are in North American Studies. Students will take a set of required courses that focus on the interactions between Canada, the U.S and Mexico. Students will also complete a primary concentration in the Canadian Studies Stream or the American Studies Stream. Students are also encouraged to acquire Spanish or French language skills, which are invaluable in many professions. A key feature of North American studies is the opportunity to study at partner campuses in the U.S. and Mexico. With an Honours BA in North American Studies, students will have a competitive edge in today’s job market. This knowledge can lead to careers in private business, government and non-government organizations, journalism or law.

The North American Studies program looks forward to your inquiries. For advice, the program administrative assistant can be reached at nforde@wlu.ca.

Department Information on this page

Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
NO101 Introduction to North American Studies 0.5
NO110 Canadian Studies: Global Perspectives [1] 0.5
NO120 Introduction to American Studies 0.5
NO201 North American Transborder Regions [2] 0.5
NO202 Narrative, Place and Identity in North America 0.5
NO210 Québec Contexts [3] 0.5
NO211 Canadian Identities and Cultures [4] 0.5
NO219 Canadian Studies for International Degree-seeking and Exchange Students [5] 0.5
NO301 North American Integration 0.5
NO302 Mexico and Social Change 0.5
NO303 Mexican Revolution and Its Aftermath 0.5
NO309 Special Topics in North American Studies 0.5
NO310 Canada in the World: From Laurier to the 21st Century [6] 0.5
NO319 Special Topics in Canadian Studies [7] 0.5
NO401 Borders and Boundaries in North America 0.5
NO410 Honours Seminar in Canadian Issues [8] 0.5
NO419 Directed Studies [9] 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate May 29, 2008: CA102 revised to NO110; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  2. Senate May 29, 2008: N0201/GG201 Description revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  3. Senate May 29, 2008: CA201/PO201 revised to NO210/PO201; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  4. Senate May 29, 2008: CA202 revised to NO211; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  5. Senate Addition May 29, 2008: New Course NO219; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  6. Senate May 29, 2008: CA328/HI328 revised to NO310/HI328; Description and prerequisite revised; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  7. Senate May 29, 2008: CA340 revised to NO319, Title clarified; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  8. Senate May 29, 2008: CA401 revised to NO410; effective Sept 1, 2008.

  9. Senate May 29, 2008: CA499 revised to NO419; effective Sept 1, 2008.