Atlantic Canada Studies

Atlantic Canada Studies

Atlantic Canada Studies is an interdisciplinary program for both graduate and undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts. It was founded in 1975, with the MA program being added in 1983, and its program advisory committee now includes over 20 professors from 12 different departments.

Students in the program are able to study the Atlantic Canada Region from a variety of perspectives — socio-scientific, ecological, and cultural-historical. At the undergraduate level, students are given a broad background in the field, and are encouraged to pursue their own areas of interest through specialized courses. The MA program is heavily research oriented, and permits students to develop interdisciplinary approaches to three areas of specialization: the culture of the region, its political economy, and resource development.