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CANSTD 301 Investigating Canada: A Preliminary Survey (3-0-3)(F/S).
Examines the development of a Canadian national identity and role in the world. An interdisciplinary approach will be used with comparison to the United States.

CANSTD 302 Controversial Issues in Contemporary Canada (3-0-3)(F/S).
Analyzes a range of controversial issues in contemporary Canada. Topics will vary but may include relations with the United States, immigration and multiculturalism, oil resources and environment, marijuana use, health care, and issues related to Quebec and Indigenous peoples. PREREQ: Sophomore standing or higher.

ANTH 307 Indians of North America (3-0-3)(F/S).
An ethnographic survey of the native peoples of North America, emphasizing cultural diversity and adaptation. Ethnographic data will cover the time span from the settling of North America to the present. PREREQ: ANTH 105 or PERM/INST.

ANTH 312 Prehistory of North America (3-0-3)(F/S).
Survey of prehistoric archaeology and environments of North America. Examines evidence of prehistoric human adaptation for different regions of the continent during the Pleistocene and the Holocene. PREREQ: ANTH 103 or PERM/INST.

FRENCH 101 Elementary French I (4-1-4)(F/S)(DLL).
Develops beginning abilities in of all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context.  Introduces students to Francophone cultures. Students who successfully complete this course may not receive credit for FRENCH 111 or FRENCH 112.

FRENCH 485 The Francophone World Today (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years).
Topics in contemporary Francophone cultures, including recent historical background, and developments in society, literature, cinema, and politics. Content will rotate to cover various Francophone regions, including 1) Quebec, 2) North Africa, and 3) West Africa and the Caribbean. Course conducted in French. May be repeated once for credit with PERM/INST. PREREQ: FRENCH 303.

POLS 424 Canadian Politics (3-0-3)(F/S).
An analysis of the Canadian political system, with emphasis on political culture, governmental institutions and processes, and selected public policy issues. PREREQ: POLS 305 and POLS 300 or POLS 306 or POLS 315; or International Business major or minor, with junior standing or above, or PERM/INST.