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Staff

Department Head: Emmanuel Aito, PhD

Graduate Co-ordinator:  Andre Magnan, PhD

Faculty Listing:  La Cité


Department Description

The MA program in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies is designed for students interested in literature, language, translation, linguistics, terminology, applied linguistics, gender and cultural studies, and the history of ideas. The program covers French, Quebec, French-Canadian and postcolonial French literatures. For French-Canadian studies, collaboration with the Institut français, the Department of History, Women's Studies and the Canadian Plains Research Centre (CPRC) and other units makes possible linguistic and cultural studies of French communities in Western Canada.

Areas of French

Members of the department have varied research interests, including special topics in French literature of the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, and in Quebec, French-Canadian and postcolonial French literatures, as well as literary criticism, gender and cultural studies, the history of ideas, linguistics, applied linguistics, terminology and translation.

Program Requirements

The MA program in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies is open to students who have an Honours B.A. degree in French from this university or equivalent qualifications approved by the Department of French and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The Honours B.A. in French at the University of Regina requires that the student spend at least one semester in a French-speaking region. Consequently, a considerable degree of fluency in French is expected. Students not holding the University of Regina Honours B.A. and not possessing adequate fluency may be accepted conditionally and required to spend some time in a French-speaking region.

Program Requirements

Courses*    12 credit hours
Thesis 15 credit hours
Seminar 3 credit hours
Total 30 credit hours

*Effective Fall 2015, students may be permitted to enroll in up to 2 courses (or 50% of the course work) in cognate disciplines or departments.

Well-prepared students will normally take 12 credit hours, or four graduate courses, in French. If required by the department, one further course may be added. The MA candidate will present a three-credit seminar on his/her area of study in the semester preceding the defense.

The thesis shall be written in French with an abstract in English. Graduate courses will be chosen in consultation with the student's program advisor. In special circumstances, and with the approval of the Head of Department, courses in a closely related field may be counted toward the degree.

Not all the courses listed can be offered in any one year, and it may not be possible to provide supervision for a thesis in all of the fields in which the Department offers courses.

Master of Arts in French & Francophone Intercultural Studies - course based (effective 201830)

FRN 801  Bibliographie et méthodologie

3

FRN 802  Perspectives sur l’étude des communautés francophones

3

FRN 803  Stage en communauté

6

FRN 8xx

3

FRN 8xx

3

FRN 8xx*

3

FRN 8xx*

3

FRN 8xx*

3

FRN 900  Séminaire **

3

TOTAL

30

Students may not take an 8xx version of a course they have already taken at the 4xx level.
*In addition to FRN 801 (3 cr.), FRN 802 (3 cr.), FRN 803 (6 cr.), and FRN 900 (3 cr.), students are required to take at least 6 credits of courses offered by La Cité universitaire. Where the student’s academic and professional goals warrant it and with the permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, students may be allowed to take no more than three courses (the equivalent of 9 cr.) outside the program, in related disciplines and with the agreement of the Graduate Program Coordinator, only two of which (3 cr.) may be in English-language courses.
**Students who are completing the course-based program route part-time and are unable to meet the requirements of FRN 900 Séminaire, can register instead for FRN 890, with the approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Master's Certificate in French & Francophone Intercultural Studies (effective 201830)

FRN 802  Perspectives sur l’étude des communautés francophones

3

FRN 8xx*

3

FRN 8xx*

3

FRN 8xx*

3

TOTAL

12

*Excluding FRN 803, FRN 890, and FRN 900
Students may not take an 8xx version of a course they have already taken at the 4xx level.


Course Descriptions

FRN 800 Examen de synthèse/Comprehensive Exam 
Ce cours non-crédité est obligatoire pour les étudiants qui poursuivent un doctorat à La Cité universitaire francophone. Les étudiant.e.s subissent un examen écrit et oral dans leur domaine de spécialisation sous la direction de leur comité de supervision. Les étudiant.e.s ne peuvent s'y inscrire qu'après avoir complété leur charge de cours. Évaluation: Admis.e (A) ou refusé.e (R).

FRN 801 Bibliographie et méthodologie (3)
Aperçu des méthodes propres aux disciplines liées aux études francophones et interculturelles. // Overview of the methods associated with the disciplines linked with francophone and intercultural studies.

FRN 802 Perspectives sur l’étude des communautés francophones (3)

Aperçu des approches utilisées dans l’étude des communautés francophones en milieu minoritaire, à partir des perspectives d’une variété de disciplines.// Overview of the approaches used in the study of francophone communities in minority settings, based on the perspectives of a variety of disciplines. 

FRN 803 Stage en communauté (6)
Un stage de 80 heures au sein d’un organisme lié aux communautés francophones, menant à la préparation d’un rapport d’environ 40 pages.// An 80 hour internship in an organization tied to Francophone communities, leading to the preparation of a report of approximately 40 pages.
**Péalable: au moins 6 cr. de cours FRN de niveau supérieur.
**Pre-requisite: at least 6 cr. in FRN graduate courses.
NOTE: FRN 803 relies on pre-existing ties with community organizations, where students from undergraduate programs already have the chance to complete a short internship. These organizations are always eager to accept more students, and will offer more placement opportunities than will be needed by this program. This course will be offered once a course-based route for the Master’s degree is created, and will not be available to students completing the thesis route. 

FRN 804 Séminaire de recherche doctorale (3)
Discussions, échanges et réflexion sur les problématiques et enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques du projet de thèse des étudiants.//Discussions, exchanges and reflection on subject matters as well as theoretical and methodological issues related to the student thesis projects.

FRN 805Sociolinguistics (3)
Ce cours s’intéresse à l’étude des concepts, des théories, des orientations actuelles, ainsi qu’aux méthodes d’enquête en sociolinguistique. Il réclame également un volet pratique, lequel amènera l’étudiant à construire des connaissances sur divers aspects de la discipline : la variation ou le changement linguistique observé au sein d’un groupe linguistique ; le transfert linguistique ; la question de survie et de vitalité des groupes linguistiques minoritaires ; les situations de bi/multilinguisme ; les phénomènes liés aux contacts de langues et aux conflits diglossiques. *Note : L'étudiant ne peut pas recevoir de crédits pour FRN 805 et FRN 831AA.

FRN 806 Relations interculturelles au Canada (3)
Survol de l'histoire des relations interculturelles au Canada au vingtième siècle. *Note : L'étudiant ne peut pas recevoir de crédits pour FRN 806 et FRN 840AC.

FRN 830AA-ZZ Études spécialisées en langue et linguistique (3)
Étude des théories linguistiques contemporaines, de la langue spécialisée et de la terminologie.// Study of contemporary linguistic theories and aspects of specialized language and terminology.

FRN 831 AA-ZZ Études spécialisées en sociolinguistique (3)
Étude des différentes approches, des pratiques et des recherches récentes en sociolinguistique.//  Study of various approaches, practices and recent research in sociolinguistics. 

FRN 840 AA-ZZ Études spécialisées des communautés et organisations de la francophonie (3)
Étude des modes d’existence et des institutions collectives des populations francophones, du niveau local au niveau mondial. // Study of the collective modes of existence and institutions of Francophone populations, from the local to the global level. 

FRN 841 AA-ZZ Études spécialisées en histoire des francophonies (3)
Étude des divers espaces francophones des Amériques dans une perspective historique.// Study of the diverse francophone spaces in the Americas from a historical perspective. 

FRN 860AA-ZZ Études spécialisées en littératures et en cultures francophones (3)
Étude de productions littéraires et culturelles francophones et des cultures auxquelles elles sont reliées.// Study of Francophone literary and cultural productions and of the cultures to which they are related.

FRN 861AA-ZZ Études spécialisées en théorie littéraire (3)
Étude de théories pouvant porter sur l’écriture, la création, la communication, la lecture, la réception et/ou les communautés littéraires.// Study of theories related to literary writing, creation, communication, reading, reception, and/or literary communities

FRN 862AA-ZZ Un Auteur et son Oeuvre (3)
Étude d’une partie majeure de l’œuvre d’un(e) auteur(e) œuvrant en francophonie.// Study of major portions of an author’s work in the context of the Francophonie. 

FRN 870 AA-ZZ Études spécialisées des idées en francophonie (3)
Étude de courants de pensée à travers l’histoire de la francophonie, les cultures et les œuvres majeures les ayant marquées.// Study of streams of thought throughout the history of la Francophonie, Francophone cultures, and the major works that influenced them.

FRN 890AA-ZZ Travaux dirigés (3) 

FRN 900 Séminaire (3) 

FRN 901 Recherche et rédaction de thèse (3-15)