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October 22, 2014
 
 
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North American Studies

North American Studies is an interdisciplinary program that aims to study “North America” as a distinct historical, cultural, political and economic entity, and, within North America, borders as cultural and policy spaces.  North American Studies students will take courses in history, geography, English and film studies, political science, anthropology, languages and religion and culture, among others.


You can do an Honours BA North American Studies in combination with another Honours BA program.  While completing the North American Studies program, students will take a set of required courses that focus on interactions within and between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.  Students will also complete a primary concentration in the “Canadian Studies Stream” or the “American Studies Stream.”  Students also have the option of obtaining a North American Studies Minor, a Canadian Studies Minor or an American Studies Minor.

As a complement to the North American Studies Program, Laurier is an active participant in the NAFTA Mobility Exchange Program, which provides funding for our students to study for one term on our partner campuses in the U.S. and Mexico.  For example, a student who is majoring in North American Studies and History could supplement their WLU studies with courses on the American South and Civil War History at Georgia Southern University.  Or, a student enrolled in North American Studies and Anthropology might find it interesting to take courses in regional anthropology at Universidad Veracruzana.


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Another Successful Year for the North American Studies Interdisciplinary Lecture Series Another Successful Year for the North American Studies Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
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No More Blood: Struggles for Peace and Human Rights in Mexico No More Blood: Struggles for Peace and Human Rights in Mexico
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North American Studies students go binational North American Studies students go binational
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NASP faculty wins C.P. Stacey Prize NASP faculty wins C.P. Stacey Prize
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Special Note: Program Information for NASP Canadian Studies Stream Students
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NASP students present their work at the Latin American Studies Conference in Bowling Green, Ohio NASP students present their work at the Latin American Studies Conference in Bowling Green, Ohio
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North American Studies students cross borders North American Studies students cross borders
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NASP welcomes United States Consul General Kevin Johnson NASP welcomes United States Consul General Kevin Johnson
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Canadian pop music guru Jason Schneider to speak at Laurier Canadian pop music guru Jason Schneider to speak at Laurier
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North American Studies Students Association (NASSA)'s movie night (Feb 26)
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North American Studies Program Office

Alvin Woods Bldg, 4-120

Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor:

Dr. Katherine Roberts
Alvin Woods Bldg, 4-157

Senior Administrative Assistant:

Ms. Sherry Palmer

Administrative Assistant:

Ms. Heather Vogel

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Headlines...

Another Successful Year for the North American Studies Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
(Headline - Apr 03)
No More Blood: Struggles for Peace and Human Rights in Mexico
(Headline - Mar 06)
North American Studies students go binational
(Headline - Mar 13)
NASP faculty wins C.P. Stacey Prize
(Headline - Jan 10)
Special Note: Program Information for NASP Canadian Studies Stream Students
(Headline - Jun 21)
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People at Laurier

Andrew Henderson, North American Studies Major For 4th year student Andrew Henderson, the North American Studies program is unique and complements his Political Science degree better than any other program by incorporating different disciplines like geography and history. "I was interested in the North American Studies Program because it is a one of a kind. When I first started the program; I knew little about Mexico, little about the United States and a lot about Canada. I wanted to learn more about Canada – US relations but the program has expanded my original beliefs and taught me Mexico's importance in Canada’s relations with the United States." After graduation, Andrew hopes to pursue Canadian Studies at the graduate level.

Andrew Henderson
North American Studies Major