French and Francophone Cultures:
The History and Politics of Quebec
Syllabus - TBA
Prerequisites: French 1900E or French 1910 or French 1999 or permission of the Department of French Studies, based on Placement Test.
French 2405A is a course designed to give students a better knowledge and understanding of French Canada, with an emphasis on the province of Quebec. The topics covered are:
- the geography and climate of the province
- the history of French Canada
- the nature of the French language in Canada
- the role of the Church and its influence
- the evolution of the educational system
- the political history of Quebec
- By the end of the course, students will be expected to:
- be able to identify some of the major geographical locations and other landmarks in Quebec. have a basic understanding of the historical, social and political development of the province.
- be able to identify some of the important historical, social and political figures and events throughout Quebec’s history.
- acquire a better understanding of what it is to be Québécois, including the concepts of sovereignty, separatism, and federal and provincial nationalism.