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Minor Concentration Quebec Studies / La concentration Mineur en Études sur le Québec (18 credits)

Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

La concentration Mineur en Études sur le Québec a pour but de donner à l'étudiant(e) une connaissance multidisciplinaire des réalités du Québec en complémentarité à sa propre discipline de spécialisation. Les étudiants poursuivant notamment une spécialisation en histoire, science politique, langue et littérature françaises ou en études canadiennes peuvent trouver dans cette formation plusieurs avantages.

La concentration Mineur en Études sur le Québec est convertible en concentration majeure.

The goal of the Minor Concentration Quebec Studies is to give students a multidisciplinary overview of Quebec realities. Students are encouraged to complete this program alongside their studies in History, Political Science, French Language and Literature, or Canadian Studies.

The Minor Concentration Quebec Studies may be expanded to the Major concentration.

Required Courses / Cours Obligatoires (6 credits)

De façon usuelle, les cours obligatoires (6 crédits) sont complétés selon la séquence suivante : QCST 300 (3 crédits) en U1 et QCST 440 (3 crédits) en U2 ou en U3. Les cours complémentaires (12 crédits) peuvent être complétés en U1, U2 ou en U3.

Normally, the required courses (6 credits) are completed in the following order: QCST 300 (3 credits) in U1 and QCST 440 (3 credits) in U2 or in U3. The complementary courses (12 credits) can be completed in U1, U2, or U3.

  • QCST 300 Quebec Culture and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Quebec Studies : A multidisciplinary course that looks at Quebec with an aim of integrating key social, economic, cultural, political and historical aspects.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sandria P. Bouliane (Fall)

    • Required course for all students in Quebec Studies. Open to all students.
    • Course cross-listed with HIST 303 in Fall 2012.
  • QCST 440 Contemporary Issues in Quebec (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Quebec Studies : A multidisciplinary seminar that looks at a theme or topic concerning Quebec Society with the goal of integrating key social, economical, cultural, political and historic aspects.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mary Anne Poutanen (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): QCST 300 or permission of the instructor
    • Required course for all students in Quebec Studies.
    • Instruction, discussions, oral presentations and papers can be in French or English

Complementary Courses / Cours Complémentaires (12 credits)

De ces 12 crédits, 6 doivent être des cours provenant du tronc commun ou des cours approuvés par la direction du programme.

3 crédits doivent provenir d'un cours dont la langue d'enseignement est le français et peuvent provenir d'un cours de français langue seconde.

Au moins 6 des 12 crédits complémentaires doivent être du niveau 300 ou supérieur.

Le choix de ces cours se fera en consultation avec le directeur du programme et variera selon le domaine de spécialisation de chaque étudiant(e).

Of these 12 credits, 6 credits must be core courses, or courses approved by the Program Director.

3 credits must be taught in the French language and can be chosen from French as a Second Language course offerings.

At least 6 of the 12 complementary credits must be at the 300 level or above.

The selection of courses will be made in consultation with the Program Director and will vary depending on the major concentration or honours program of each student.

Core Courses / Cours inscrits au tronc commun

  • FREN 252 Littérature québécoise (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Introduction à la littérature québécoise des origines à nos jours.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michel Biron (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
  • POLI 226 La vie politique québécoise (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Une introduction à la vie politique québécoise à travers l'étude des institutions, des idéologies et des comportements politiques. Une attention particulière sera accordée à la structure et aux changements dans le système politique québécoise.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eric Belanger (Winter)

    • Restriction: An ability to understand and read French is required; writing and speaking ability are not.
    • This course is offered in English and French in alternate years. For 2012-13 it will be offered in French.
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 336 Le Québec et le Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Comment les Canadiens anglais et les Québécois se perçoivent-ils? Les différences culturelles entre les deux groupes. Les relations politiques et économiques entre les deux groupes. L'impact de la Révolution Tranquille. La place des francophones et des anglophones dans la vie collective. Les projets de réaménagement du cadre politique.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restrictions: An ability to understand and read French is required; writing and speaking ability are not. Not open to students who have taken QCST 336.
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.

Complementary Course Lists / Listes des cours complémentaires

Anthropology / Anthropologie

Art History and Communication Studies

  • COMS 510 Canadian Broadcasting Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Key issues in the history and evolution of radio, television and new media in Canada. The legislative and regulatory framework of Canadian broadcasting, the relationship between public and privately-owned media, the emergence of new media, and the efforts of interest groups to influence the direction of the Canadian media system.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Course intended for senior undergraduates and graduate students with a specialized interest in Canadian broadcasting policy.
    • Prerequisites: 3 credits of COMS coursework at the 200-level, 3 credits of COMS coursework at the 300 or 400-level, or permission of instructor.

Canadian Studies / Études sur le Canada

  • CANS 200 Introduction to the Study of Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An overview of approaches to the study of Canada, including economic, political, historical and cultural dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Mary Anne Poutanen (Fall)

  • CANS 301 Topics in Canadian Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary course on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sandria P. Bouliane (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor
  • CANS 306 Issues in Native Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Past and present achievements and concerns within Native societies across Canada.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kahente Horn-Miller, Orenda Boucher (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken Issues in Native Studies as a CANS topics course.
  • CANS 405 Canadian Studies Seminar 5 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary seminar on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor

English / Anglais

Environment

  • ENVR 380 Topics in Environment 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : Lectures and discussion of interdisciplinary aspects of current problems in environment led by staff and/or special guests. This course is offered on an irregular basis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Normally open only to students who have completed MSE U1 core courses

French Language and Literature / Langue et littérature françaises

  • FREN 252 Littérature québécoise (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Introduction à la littérature québécoise des origines à nos jours.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michel Biron (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
  • FREN 315 Cinéma québécois (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Étude thématique du cinéma québécois à travers ses principaux films.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • FREN 450 Thème de littérature québécoise (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Cours à contenu variable portant sur la littérature québécoise.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michel Biron (Winter)

    • Préalable : FREN 222
  • FREN 595 Séminaire avancé lettres françaises (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Séminaire à contenu variable portant sur un thème de littérature française, québécoise ou francophone.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Isabelle Arseneau (Winter)

    • Restrictions : Séminaire réservé aux étudiants de dernière année de Spécialisation ou Double-Spécialisation (Option Études et pratiques littéraires). Également ouvert aux étudiants de M.A. Permis obligatoire du Département de langue et littératures françaises.

History / Histoire

  • HIST 202 Survey: Canada to 1867 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of early Canada, from periods known mainly through archaeological records to the Confederation era. Social, cultural, economic and political themes will be examined.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Elsbeth Anne Heaman (Fall)

    • Fall
  • HIST 203 Survey: Canada since 1867 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of the development of Canada from Confederation to the present day. Social, economic and political history will be examined in a general way.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David John Wright (Winter)

  • HIST 223 Natives of the Americas (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of the indigenous peoples of the Americas on the eve of contact with Europeans and through the period of colonization.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Daniel Rueck (Winter)

  • HIST 322 Canada: American Presence since 1939 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An examination of Canada's relationship with the United States in the modern era. Emphasis will be placed upon diplomatic, military, cultural, and economic facets of this relationship.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or consent of instructor
  • HIST 333 Natives and French (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Encounters between indigenous peoples and French newcomers in Canada and other parts of North America, 16th - 18th century. Through an examination of exploration, Catholic missions, trade, military alliances and colonization, the course focuses on the motives, outlooks and actions of both natives and Europeans.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Catherine Desbarats (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Any course in history or permission of instructor
  • HIST 335 Science and Medicine in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The social and intellectual history of science and medicine in Canada, from early exploration, through the rise of learned societies, universities and professional organizations, to World War II.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 212
  • HIST 353 History of Montreal (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of Montreal from its beginnings to the present day. Montreal's economic, social, cultural and political role within the French and British empires, North America, Canada, and Quebec; the city's linguistic and ethnic diversity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 or HIST 203 or permission of the instructor.
  • HIST 364 Canada 1914-1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course will examine Canada and Canadian society between 1914 and 1945. It will focus on the social, political, economic and cultural impact of the two World Wars and the economic crisis of the 1930s. Among the topics will be Canadian external relations, political and social protest, popular culture, demographic changes and prohibition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 367 Canada since 1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Elements of Canada's political, social, economic, and cultural history since World War II. Topics will include constitutional questions, gender and class issues, the role of the state, regionalism, consumer society, the Quiet Revolution, and nationalism in Canada.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Suzanne Morton (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202, HIST 203
  • HIST 580D1 European and Native-American Encounters (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This seminar will examine European and Native encounters throughout the Americas, from the late 15th century to the mid-nineteenth century. The aim is to introduce students to key primary sources related to contact, and to the methods used to interpret them.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of instructor. Priority is given to Graduate students
    • Students must register for both HIST 580D1 and HIST 580D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 580D1 and HIST 580D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Political Science / Science politique

  • POLI 221 Government of Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the central governmental institutions, including parliament, federalism, and the judiciary.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Richard Schultz (Fall)

    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 222 Political Process and Behaviour in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to contemporary political life in Canada that examines how demands are identified and transmitted through the political systems. Emphasis will be placed on: the Canadian political culture; socialization and political participation; the electoral system; elections and voting; the role and structure of political parties; and the influence of organized interest.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Christa Scholtz (Winter)

    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 226 La vie politique québécoise (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Une introduction à la vie politique québécoise à travers l'étude des institutions, des idéologies et des comportements politiques. Une attention particulière sera accordée à la structure et aux changements dans le système politique québécoise.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eric Belanger (Winter)

    • Restriction: An ability to understand and read French is required; writing and speaking ability are not.
    • This course is offered in English and French in alternate years. For 2012-13 it will be offered in French.
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 326 Provincial Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The effect of regional and provincial culture on the operation of political parties and the institutions of government; the effect of institutional modernization on provincial governments; the role of provincial sub-systems within the Canadian political system.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Antonia Maioni (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Canadian Government or Politics or permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 336 Le Québec et le Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Comment les Canadiens anglais et les Québécois se perçoivent-ils? Les différences culturelles entre les deux groupes. Les relations politiques et économiques entre les deux groupes. L'impact de la Révolution Tranquille. La place des francophones et des anglophones dans la vie collective. Les projets de réaménagement du cadre politique.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restrictions: An ability to understand and read French is required; writing and speaking ability are not. Not open to students who have taken QCST 336.
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 342 Canadian Foreign Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The development and articulation of Canadian foreign policy. Theoretical approaches. The environmental setting. Historical perspectives. Trans-Atlantic linkages. The American connection. The Common Market. The United Nations. Military security. Developing relations with Asia, Africa, Latin America. Canada in global society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Canadian Government and Politics or International Politics or written consent of instructor
    • Note: The fields are International Politics and Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 378 The Canadian Judicial Process (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the structure of the judiciary and its role in the Canadian political process. Topics include the nature of judicial power and its constitutional framework in Canada, the structure and function of courts, judicial recruitment and personnel, judicial policy-making and the political role of the Supreme Court under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 221 or POLI 222 or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who took 160-379 (1990-91) or 160-427 (1989-90)
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 417 Health Care in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course analyzes the theory and politics of health policy and institutions, comparing provincial models and contextualizing Canadian systems with international perspectives from the U.S. and Europe. Current health reform debates will be explored, particularly those involving federal-provincial relations, sustainable financing and the role of the state in social protection.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 221 or POLI 221
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.

Sociology / Sociologie

  • SOCI 230 Sociology of Ethnic Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An introduction to the sociological study of minority groups in Canada. The course will explore the themes of racism, prejudice, and discrimination, ethnic and racial inequalities, cultural identities, multiculturalism, immigration. Theoretical, empirical, and policy issues will be discussed. While the focus will be primarily on Canada, comparisons will be made with the United States.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Zoua Vang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or permission of instructor
  • SOCI 475 Canadian Ethnic Studies Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on current social sciences research and public policies in areas relating to Canadian ethnic studies. Topics will include ethnic and racial inequalities, prejudice and discrimination, ethnic identities and cultural expressions, the structure and organization of minority groups.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to students following the Minor Concentration in Canadian Ethnic Studies; or to students with at least nine credits, three at the 300 level, in the social sciences; or with permission of instructor. Not open to students who took CANS 404 in 2007-08.
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