Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
NAMS2001 The Making of Canada 4 ECTS
Organised by
North American Studies
Person in charge
Janne Korkka, Department of English, Rosetta
Preceding studies
For degree students taking NAMS as a Minor: the obligatory foundation course (Crossing the Atlantic) completed. For international & exchange students: no prerequisite requirements.

Learning outcomes

The student should have an understanding of the historical context and development of Canada as a sovereign state in North America, parallel to but distinct from the United States.


Historical and geographical development of the neo-European society that became Canada, from its French and English (and Scottish) colonial origins to its present multicultural character. History and present state of contact with the aboriginal peoples. History and development of the Québec question. Assessment of the role and position of Canada in North America and the world today.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h

Class attendance (lectures) 2 h/wk; independent student work outside the classroom; final written examination based on the lectures and additional readings announced during the course.
The class lasts one full semester (2 Quarters).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work and Written exam

Attendance at lectures + a final written exam.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
On the scale 5 (excellent), 4 (very good), 3 (good), 2 (satisfactory), 1 (pass), 0 (fail).

Recommended year of study

For students taking NAMS as a Minor: second or subsequent semester in NAMS
For international / exchange students: N/A (not applicable)

Study materials

Announced on the course and on the NAMS website.

Further information

The NAMS program is available as a Minor to any degree student at Turun yliopisto or Åbo Akademi University. All classes and study units in the NAMS program are also open to any student registered with Turun yliopisto for a degree or as a visiting international or exchange student.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Languages and Translation Studies
North American Studies (North American Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
School of Languages and Translation Studies
English, English Translation and Interpreting
English, English Philology
Spanish, Spanish Studies
Spanish, Spanish Translation Studies
Italian, Italian Language and Culture
Italian, Italian Translation Studies
Classical Archaeology
Greek Philology
Translation Studies
Latin Philology
Scandinavian Languages
French, French Studies
French, French Translation and Interpreting
Romanian Language and Culture
German, German Philology
German, German Translation and Interpreting
Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages
Finnish and Finno-Ugric Lang./Finno-Ugric Lang.
MDP in Finnish and Other Finno-Ugric Languages
Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages/Finnish Language
Finnish Language and Culture
Hungarian Language and Culture
Russian Studies
Sign Language
Estonian Language and Culture