The Diploma Program in Canadian Studies
New diploma requirements effective Sept 2012.
The Canadian Studies program offers a Diploma for students who wish to undertake a single academic year
(September-April) focused directly upon Canadian political economy, society, environment and culture. Students
wishing to enrol in the Diploma program must apply, in writing, to the chair of the program, indicating course
preferences. As the number of spaces is limited, acceptance is not automatic. The Chair or designate selects the successful candidates in consultation with the
Applicants must either be students registered in, or graduates of an accredited post- secondary educational institution
normally other than Trent University. An official transcript, including evidence of the content of courses completed and
grades received must accompany the application.
In accordance with University regulations applicants must have a competence in written and spoken English. Facility
in the French language is desirable but not compulsory.
All students admitted to the Diploma program attend field trips, films, special lectures and conferences as part of their
Visas, fees, and accommodation
International students admitted to the Diploma program are expected to make their own arrangements for visas,
financing and accommodation during the year at Trent. Nevertheless, every effort will be made to assist in this
The Diploma is awarded in the Spring. With it is included a Trent University transcript identifying all courses
undertaken and grades received. Upon successful completion of the Diploma, students may apply for admission to
the B.A. program in Canadian Studies. Credits earned in the Diploma program are transferable to the B.A. degree.
• The Diploma program consists of 4.0 CAST credits consisting of 1.0 credit from each category (A, B, C, D)
• At least 2.0 of the above credits must be at the 3000-level or beyond • Students must take a minimum of 2.0 credits from Section 1 of the categories chart
• For students taking a fifth credit, CAST 1000Y is recommended
• Students planning to continue on to graduate school are encouraged to take 2.0 credits at the 4000-level
• Students must obtain a minimum of 60% in each of the courses in the program to qualify for the Diploma
Culture, Literature & the Arts
Policy, Economy, Society
Identities & Social Movements
Space, Place & Region
2600Y (200, 2000Y)
3506Y/3507H (2660Y, 266)
3120H (3100Y, 310)
3450H (4450Y, 445)
4055H (405, 405H)
4451H (4450Y, 445)
Note: The same course may not simultaneously satisfy the requirements of two categories in any Canadian Studies program.
Bracketed numbers in the table indicate previous course numbers and are exclusions for the current course numbers listed.