Canadian Studies Minor


15 credits in minor courses, including:

Course offerings for Canadian Studies vary frequently and often include Special Topics and Topics In courses. Before registration each semester, a list of eligible courses is posted as a See Also list in the Schedule of Courses (Classic Version). Many of those courses will not show up immediately in students’ degree audits. The courses listed in this table are always eligible and should automatically be applied in degree audits.
CANADIAN HISTORY. 1 course/3 credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:3
Topics in Canadian History
Topics in Canadian History
Canadian-American Relations
Topics in Canadian History
LANGUAGE. 2 courses/6 credits from the following:6
FREN numbered 2100 to 2109
French language numbered 2200 or above
ELECTIVES. 2 additional courses/6 credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:6
the Canadian History list
The Circumpolar Arctic
Quebec Literature
At least 9 credits must be at the 2000-level or above for courses taught in English or at the 3000-level or above for FREN courses.
No more than 3 courses/9 credits for the minor may be from any 1 academic discipline.


French language through FREN 1200: Elementary II or the equivalent.

Introductory and intermediate courses for various subject areas may be necessary to reach some of the courses that can be applied to the minor.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.