Laurier’s North American Studies program is the first of its kind in Ontario. It’s an interdisciplinary program, exploring the extent to which we can consider North America – including Canada, the United States and Mexico – as a distinct historical, cultural, political and economic entity.
This program brings together students and professors interested in understanding the many different aspects of North America, and Canada’s particular place on the continent. Our courses examine a wide range of topics: culture and identity, Indigenous peoples, business and economy, and public policy. You’ll be encouraged to take elective courses in history, geography, English, film studies, political science and languages, and are given the opportunity to study at partner campuses in the United States and Mexico.