Programs

About

The Quebec Studies Program (QSP) is unique, as it studies a society that is in overwhelming majority francophone, in an anglophone university in that society. Since its inception, the QSP has given Quebecers, Canadians and international students the chance to improve their knowledge of many important issues that have defined and continue to define and redefine Quebec, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, the evolution of the Canadian constitutional debate, the reform of social programs, provincial linguistic policies, native issues, regional differences and relations between the anglophone, allophone and francophone communities.

The QSP is responsible for the following courses: QCST 200, Introduction to the Study of Quebec (new course-offered Fall 2018); QCST 300, Quebec Culture and Society (Offered Winter 2019, theme Le cinéma québécois), QCST 336 (Summer 2019), Histoire et Culture de Montréal et du Québec en français; QCST 440, Contemporary Issues in Quebec (Title for Winter 2019: Living in Montreal: Ethnicity and Race from Past to Present).

Courses are in either French or in English. The title (or sub-title) of each course indicates the language in which it is offered. Ordinarily, term papers and exams may be written in either language. The exceptions are courses offered by the Département de langue et littérature françaises, where all papers must be submitted, and all exams must be written, in French.

Please note that it is necessary to be able to read French in order to follow one of the required courses offered by the Program. All the other Québec Studies courses included in the Minor or Major Concentration are the responsibility of the departments who offer them and it is those departments that determine the language of some or all of the readings and the language in which the lectures will be given. To obtain a complete description of these courses and the admission requirements where applicable, students should read the relevant sections of the McGill Calendar and, if necessary, consult with the departments concerned, bearing in mind that not all courses are available in any given year. It is a the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she has successfully completed any course prerequisites.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Quebec Studies & Community-Engaged Learning/ La concentration Mineure en Études sur le Québec et apprentissage par engagement communautaire(18 Credits)

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

Program Requirement:

La concentration Mineure en Études sur le Québec et apprentissage par engagement communautaire a pour but de donner à l'étudiant(e) une connaissance interdisciplinaire des réalités historiques et contemporaines du Québec en complémentarité à sa propre discipline de spécialisation tout en misant sur un apprentissage par engagement communautaire en milieu montréalais. En collaboration avec le Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office, les étudiants ont ainsi la possibilité, grâce a un stage, de mettre en pratique le contenu d’enseignement des cours au sein d’un organisme communautaire montréalais. Enjeux liés à l’équité, à la diversité et a l’inclusion en contexte montréalais.

The goal of the Minor Concentration Quebec Studies and Community-Engaged Learning is to give students an interdisciplinary overview of Quebec historical and contemporary realities that is complementary to their degree by taking advantage of a community engagement learning approach within the Montreal community. With the collaboration of the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office, students have the possibility to link the academic course content with a hands-on experience within a Montreal community organization. Equity, diversity and inclusion issues within the Montreal context.

Required Courses / Cours Obligatoires (9 credits)

De façon usuelle, les cours obligatoires (9 crédits) sont complétés selon la séquence suivante : QCST 200 (3 crédits) en U0 ou U1, QCST 300 (3 crédits) en U1 et QCST 440 (3 crédits) en U2 ou en U3. Les cours complémentaires (9 crédits) peuvent être complétés en U1, U2 ou en U3.

Normally, the required courses (9 credits) are completed in the following order: QCST 200 (3 credits) in U0 or U1, QCST 300 (3 credits) in U1 and QCST 440 (3 credits) in U2 or in U3. The complementary courses (9 credits) can be completed in U1, U2, or U3.


  • QCST 200 Intro to the Study of Quebec 3 Credits
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  • QCST 300 Quebec Culture and Society 3 Credits
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  • QCST 440 Contemporary Issues in Quebec 3 Credits
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Complementary Courses / Cours Complémentaires (9 credits)

De ces 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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
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    • POLI 226 La vie politique québécoise 3 Credits
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    • POLI 336 Le Québec et le Canada 3 Credits
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    • QCST 336 Quebec Studies Summer Seminar 6 Credits
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    Anthropology / Anthropologie


    • ANTH 436 North American Native Peoples 3 Credits
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    Art History and Communication Studies


    • COMS 510 Canadian Broadcasting Policy 3 Credits
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    Canadian Studies / Études sur le Canada


    • CANS 200 Intro to the Study of Canada 3 Credits
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    • CANS 301 Topics in Canadian Studies 2 3 Credits
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    • CANS 306 Issues in Native Studies 3 Credits
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    • CANS 405 Canadian Studies Seminar 5 3 Credits
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    English / Anglais


    • ENGL 313 Canadian Drama and Theatre 3 Credits
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    Environment


    • ENVR 380 Topics in Environment 1 3 Credits
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    French Language and Literature / Langue et littérature françaises


    • FREN 252 Littérature québécoise 3 Credits
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    • FREN 315 Cinéma québécois 3 Credits
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    • FREN 450 Questions de litt. québécoise 3 Credits
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    • FREN 595 Séminaire avancé de recherche 3 Credits
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    History / Histoire


    • HIST 202 Survey: Canada to 1867 3 Credits
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    • HIST 203 Survey:Canada since 1867 3 Credits
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    • HIST 223 Indigenous Peoples and Empires 3 Credits
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    • HIST 333 Indigenous Peoples & French 3 Credits
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    • HIST 335 Science and Medicine in Canada 3 Credits
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    • HIST 353 History of Montreal 3 Credits
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    • HIST 364 Canada 1914-1945 3 Credits
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    • HIST 367 Canada since 1945 3 Credits
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    • HIST 580D1 European&Nat-Amer Encounters 3 Credits
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    • HIST 580D2 European&Nat-Amer Encounters 3 Credits
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    Political Science / Science politique


    • POLI 221 Government of Canada 3 Credits
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    • POLI 222 Political Proc&Behav in Canada 3 Credits
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    • POLI 226 La vie politique québécoise 3 Credits
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    • POLI 326 Provincial Politics 3 Credits
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    • POLI 336 Le Québec et le Canada 3 Credits
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    • POLI 342 Canadian Foreign Policy 3 Credits
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    • POLI 378 The Canadian Judicial Process 3 Credits
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    • POLI 417 Health Care in Canada 3 Credits
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    • POLI 426 Partis pol et comp élect au Qc 3 Credits
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    Sociology / Sociologie


    • SOCI 230 Sociology of Ethnic Relations 3 Credits
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    • SOCI 475 Cnd Ethnic Studies Seminar 3 Credits
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    Summer Seminar

    The Quebec Studies Summer Seminar will not be available this year. Please visit us again for program updates.

    About the Program

    Improve your French, discover Montreal, and experience the Quebec way of life!

    Histoire et Culture de Montréal et du Québec en français offers an extraordinary opportunity to enhance your French communication skills and discover Quebec's vibrant culture in the largest French-speaking city in North America. Through a multidisciplinary historical approach, this six-week intensive course brings together leading scholars in anthropology, archeology, history, political science, and literary studies as well as cultural figures, opinion makers, and public intellectuals. It is an integrated course in French language and Quebec history taught by cutting-edge specialists in second-language instruction and socio-cultural history. Please note the language of instruction is French.

    Benefits

    • Discover important elements of Montreal and Quebec history and culture by interacting with well-known scholars and public figures;
    • Improve your French oral and written communication skills and develop your critical mind by listening, reading, debating, and doing your academic assignments in French;
    • Take advantage of a small class setting with the presence and expertise of two professors (one for the language component and one for the history component).
    • Students will have the opportunity to participate in an Experiential Community-Engaged Learning and Research (ExCELR) project with a Montreal community organization to implement the knowledge gained from readings and lectures. Interested students must be available afternoons during the course schedule.