I came to St. Lawrence in the fall of 2008 eager to start my studies in both Economics and Government. Little did I know, however, that I would fall in love with Canadian Studies. I took my first class with Dr. Forkey in the spring of my sophomore year and I was hooked immediately. I have always lived within twenty miles of the Canadian border, yet I never really understood much about the Canada. Through studying its geography, history, politics, and literature I have gained a more sophisticated understanding of our neighboring country and its culture.
Canadian Studies relates to so many different fields of study. Learning about Canada has become such a passion of mine; so much so, I have found myself doing a lot of outside reading on Canada. Through my classes in Canadian studies, I have reinforced my understanding of both political and economic teachings I gained from my other courses at SLU.