French 2405A
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

Course objectives:

  • 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.