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Dept. of History, Philosophy, International & Legal Studies
Dr. Scott Davison, Department Chair
Heather McGuire,
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Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2655
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Canadian Studies Minor

Program Info
The International Studies Minor in Canadian Studies begins with Perspectives on Canada, an introductory team taught course, 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.  View our department's website at


Minor in Canadian Studies
Canadian Studies Careers

Canadian Studies minor in combination with a Government major provides an entree to a career in international law and politics.


Canadian Studies Minor 

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



209 Elizabeth Avenue
Honors House, MSU
Morehead, KY 40351

Primary 606-783-2582
Secondary 606-783-2128

E-mail: Dr. William Green, Coordinator
E-mail: Dr. Philip Krummrich, Chair

Mark Haynes
 "As time has gone on, I am ever more convinced that the grounding I received in philosophy has been the single most important element of my schooling. It has helped me to be a more critical examiner of all of the multi-leveled and often cynically conceived stuff that comes my way in Washington; it has helped me to maintain my moral compass; it has helped to give me a perspective and a sense of humor that might not otherwise be there."

--Mark Haynes, President, Concordia Power

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