United States Studies

United States Studies is a newly launched program starting Fall 2013 offered by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Students not only can develop an in-depth understanding of the history and culture of Canada’s nearest and most influential neighbor, but also can explore such areas as music, film, art, literature, history or political science. There are three main areas from which students need to take courses:

Literature: Study such classic American writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Herman Melville, Henry James and F. Scott Fitzgerald as well as poetry, drama, comics and cartoons.

History, Political Science, Sociology and Social Science: Study the US Civil War, the evolution of urban Black America, US foreign policy, gender and sexuality and freedom and inequality.

Humanities, Music, Dance, Film and Art: Courses include Advertising, African American Art and Theatre and Black Women’s Writing, Film (musicals, horror, science fiction crime and westerns), Music (African-American ragtime, blues, boogie-woogie) and Art (criticism, institutions and Indigenous Art).

Possible Career Paths Include: 
  • Educator
  • Diplomat
  • Politician
  • Financial or investment advisor
  • Writer