Quebec & French Canada (HIST*3600) | College of Arts

Quebec & French Canada (HIST*3600)

Code and section: HIST*3600*01

Term: Winter 2017

Instructor: Alan Gordon


Course Synopsis:

This course examines selected themes in the social, economic, political and cultural evolution of Quebec and its relations with the rest of Canada. The course will also touch on the development of French Canadian and Acadian communities in other provinces.  This year we will be examining Quebec and French Canada through the concept of double minority.  This concept recognizes that francophones and anglophones – as well as allophones – all find themselves in minority positions in different contexts.  How this sense of being a minority has affected Canadian history will be examined.
NOTE: The ability to read and understand French is an asset in this course, but is not a requirement.

Methods of Evaluation:

There will be three written assignments and a final exam:
1) An analysis of a primary source document
2) An annotated bibliography in support of the major research paper
3) A research essay of 3,000 words
4) There will be a final exam in April

Texts and/or Resources Required:

The required textbook is Gossage, Peter, and J.I. Little. An Illustrated History of Quebec: Tradition & Modernity. Oxford University Press, 2012.

In addition we will be reading some journal articles on reserve and primary source documents.


*Please note:  This is a preliminary web course description only.  The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.