CAS Courses

CAS111 - Introduction to Canada (3 cr.)

A multidisciplinary introduction to the Canadian experience from the perspective of the social sciences and humanities. Sections deal with history, geography, politics, culture, economy, etc. of Canada. Relations with the U.S. are discussed. Distinguished guest lecturers participate. (Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer). Liberal arts.

CAS305 - Quebec Cinema (3 cr.)

Students will watch and analyze one Quebec-made film per week. Besides analyzing each film for film language, structure and texture, students will be looking for elements of Quebec culture. Students will also gain a basic understanding of the filmmaking process. Liberal arts. (Spring). Prerequisite: CAS111 or HIS171 or HIS173.

CAS358 - Canadian Cinema (3 cr.)

Students will watch and analyze one Canadian film per week. Besides analyzing each film for film language, structure and texture, students will be looking for general and specific differences between a Canadian film and the typical "Hollywood formula" film of the same genre. Students will also gain a basic understanding of the filmmaking process. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CAS111 or HIS171 or HIS172 or HIS173.

CAS359 - Profiles of Quebec. (3 cr.)

A multidisciplinary introduction to Quebec from the perspectives of the social sciences and the humanities. The course examines Quebec's geography, history, economics, politics, culture, etc. Quebec's international relations are also discussed, as well as, provincial relations and issues relating to women, indigenous peoples, immigration, and other topics. (Every second or third semester). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CAS111, ENG101, or POI.

CAS375 - Borderland and Migration History: Canada and the United States (3 cr.)

A study of the migration streams between Canada and the United States from the colonial period to the present. Canada-U.S. migrations are examined in a global context, addressing social, political, economic, and cultural issues. (Every other year). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: CAS111 or HIS101 or HIS102 or HIS171 or HIS172.

CAS379 - Quebec in the United States: Franco-American History and Culture (3 cr.)

This course examines the history and culture of French-Canadian descendants in the United States. It will explore issues of gender and class, the social significance of language, the effects of assimilation, and the challenges faced by contemporary Franco-Americans. (Every other Fall). Liberal Arts. Prerequisite: CAS111 or HIS101 or HIS102 or HIS171 or HIS172.

CAS412 - Topics in Canadian Studies (1 to 3 cr.)

Topics of current interest which are not covered in other CAS courses. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: CAS111, ENG101, or POI.

CAS498 - Internships in Canadian Studies (1 to 6 cr.)

Internships in Canada and the United States in such placements as Canadian Embassies and Consulates, multinational corporations, U.S. Consulates, the New York State Office of Economic Development, and at the Center for the Study of Canada. Experiences focus on business, politics, and communications, though all backgrounds can be considered. A total of 6 credits can be earned. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts.

CAS499 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

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