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Canadian Studies Minor
The Canadian studies minor begins with the introductory course "Perspectives on Canada," then focuses on advanced courses in Canadian history, government, and economic and social policies from comparative and international perspectives, and concludes with a summer internship in the Canadian Parliament.

Program Requirements

You must meet MSU's admission requirements.

Core Requirements (22 credit hrs.)

  • FRN 101 - Beginning French I (3 credit hrs.)
  • FRN 102 - Beginning French II (3 credit hrs.)
  • IST 101 - Introduction to International Studies (3 credit hrs.)
  • IST 301 - Education Abroad Experience (1 credit hour)
  • IST 401 - Seminar in International Studies (3 credit hrs.)

Note: Canada-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 credit hrs.)

  • IST 330 - Perspectives on Canada (3 credit hrs.)

Canadian Studies Electives (6 credit hrs.)

  • IST 331 - History of Canada (3 credit hrs.)
  • IST 332 - First Nations of Canada (3 credit hrs.)
  • IST 333 - Government and Politics of Britain and Canada (3 credit hrs.)
  • IST 335 - Political Economy and Environmental Policy in Canada (3 credit hrs.)
  • IST 336 - Politics of the North American Auto Industry (3 credit hrs.)
  • IST 430 - Canadian Parliament Internship (3 credit hrs.)


For more information, contact Dr. William Green at To access a complete list of program requirements and additional course information, view the undergraduate catalog.

Career Opportunities

The Canadian studies minor in combination with a government major provides an entry to a career in international law and politics.

Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

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