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Canadian Studies at
Morehead State University

     The MSU International Studies minor in Canadian Studies begins with Perspectives on Canada, an introductory team taught Canadian Studies Online Program course, then focuses on advanced  courses in Canadian history, government, civil liberties, economic, social and cultural policies from comparative and international perspectives, and concludes with a summer internship in the Canadian Parliament.

     These Canadian Studies courses are available to MSU students, because Morehead State is a member of the Kentucky Canadian Studies Consortium. Since 2001, the Canadian Government’s Canadian Studies Program Enhancement Grants have facilitated consortium-wide Canadian Studies program development and its institutionalization at MSU as the International Studies Minor Canadian Studies Emphasis.

    At MSU, the Canadian Studies Online Program courses are at the core of an IST minor which begins with required onsite IST and French courses, focuses on the introductory and advanced Canadian Studies Internet courses taught by MSU, EKU, and WKU faculty, and concludes with a summer internship. Students interested in a Canadian Studies minor should contact Dr. William Green, the MSU Canadian Studies campus coordinator.

International Studies Minor Canadian Studies Emphasis

IST Required Courses: 13 hours
IST 101: Introduction to International Studies
IST 301: International Studies Study Abroad
IST 401: Senior Seminar  
FRN 101: Beginning French I
FRN 102: Beginning French II

Note: Canadian-related studies may include IST 301 for a two week period of study in Canada and
          IST 401 for a Canada-related seminar subject in comparative and international perspective.

Canadian Studies Required Course: 3 hours
IST 330: Perspectives on Canada

Canadian Studies Electives: 3-6 hours                   
(Students will take 6 hours if they do not take IST 430)
IST 231: Geography of the United States and Canada  
IST 331: History of Canada 
IST 332: First Nations of Canada
IST 333: Government and Politics of Britain and Canada  
IST 334: Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics
IST 335: Political Economy and Environmental Policy in Canada
IST 336: Politics of the North American Auto Industry
IST 339: Selected Topics in Canadian Studies

Study in Canada Elective: 3 hours
IST 430: Canadian Parliament Internship Program

Total: 22 hours

Canadian Studies Information

William Green, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Government 
Morehead State University