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 Requirements

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 Introduction to the Study of Quebec (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Quebec Studies : Introduction to the ideas and approaches that scholars have used and developed to study Quebec, including some of the foremost issues that have shaped Quebec historically and continue to influence contemporary life. The changing notions about territory, identity, language, citizenship and belonging, the complexity and diversity of Quebec (11 Aboriginal nations, multilingual, multiethnic and religious communities, minority status within Canada) will also be explored from a comparative perspective to identify characteristics that Quebec shares with other nations and those that are different.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Poutanen, Mary Anne (Fall)

    • This course offers students the possibility of doing a community engagement internship (or ExCELR option).

  • 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's key social, economic, cultural, political and historical aspects.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Farah, Alain (Winter)

    • Required course for all students in Quebec Studies. Open to all students.

    • This course offers students the possibility of doing a community engagement internship (or ExCELR option).

  • QCST 440 Contemporary Issues in Quebec (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Quebec Studies : Seminar on a selected theme or topic concerning Quebec society with the goal of integrating social, economic, cultural, political and historic aspects.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • 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

    • This course offers students the possibility of doing a community engagement internship (or ExCELR option).

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)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Everett, Jane (Fall)

    • 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: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Belanger, Eric (Fall)

    • 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 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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.

  • QCST 336 Quebec Studies Summer Seminar (6 credits)

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

    Overview

    Quebec Studies : Intensive course, mainly in French, that introduces non-Quebec students to Quebec and Montreal's history and culture. Special emphasis on French-language skills.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Intermediate level placement test required or permission of the instructor.

    • Restrictions: Designed for non-Quebec and non-francophone students. Intermediate proficiency in French is required. Placement test is required. Enrolment is limited to 25 students. Not open to students who have taken FRSL 326 or QCST 300.

    • This course carries an additional charge of $51.87 to cover the cost of guided visits to the following five Montreal Museums: Pointe-à-Callière, Musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal; Centre d’histoire de Montréal; Musée d’Art contemporain de Montréal; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal; Musée McCord; Musée d’histoire de Montréal. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.

    • Weekend cultural activities will reinforce course themes.

    • This course offers students the possibility of doing a community engagement internship (or ExCELR option).

Anthropology / Anthropologie

Art History and Communication Studies

  • COMS 510 Canadian Broadcasting Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (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 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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

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 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Everett, Jane (Fall)

    • 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: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Farah, Alain (Winter)

  • FREN 450 Questions 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • FREN 595 Séminaire avancé de recherche (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Séminaire à contenu variable portant sur une problématique de recherche en études ou pratiques littéraires.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Charbonneau, Frederic (Winter)

    • Restrictions : Séminaire réservé aux étudiant-e-s de dernière année du programme B.A.; Spécialisation Langue & littérature françaises ; Études et pratiques littéraires.

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 2019

    Instructors: Desbarats, Catherine (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 2020

    Instructors: Rudy, Robert Jarrett; Wright, David John (Winter)

  • HIST 223 Indigenous Peoples and Empires (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : History of Indigenous Peoples of North and South America and their early experiences of European conquest and colonization, c. 1400 - 1800.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Greer, Allan; Hocevar, Casarina; Derksen, Samuel; Tozer, Angela (Fall)

  • HIST 333 Indigenous Peoples 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 Indigenous Peoples and Europeans.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Desbarats, Catherine (Fall)

  • 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: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Wright, David John (Fall)

  • 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: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Rudy, Robert Jarrett (Fall)

  • 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: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Zucchi, John (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): HIST 203 recommended.

  • 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 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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

  • HIST 580D2 European and Native-American Encounters (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : See HIST 580D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 580D1

    • 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 2019

    Instructors: Béland, Daniel (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 2020

    Instructors: Scholtz, Christa (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: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Belanger, Eric (Fall)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • 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 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Maioni, Antonia (Winter)

  • POLI 426 Partis politiques et comportements électoraux au Québec (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Daoust, Jean-François (Fall)

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 2020

    Instructors: Vang, Zoua (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 2020

    Instructors: Weinfeld, Morton (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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