Religion in Canadian Francophone Communities

HIST 224/3.0

Learning Outcomes

After completing HIST 224, students will be able to:

  • describe a variety of Francophone communities in Canada and their religious contexts;
  • explain the cultural challenges of each Francophone community and be able to compare the differences among them;
  • identify the significant events that have occurred from the 19th century to today in Francophone communities and consider the consequence of these events;
  • describe how the acquisition of French-language educational rights has shaped Canadian Francophone communities since the 19th century;
  • for students in Divinity or Religious Studies programmes, apply knowledge of Francophone communities’ history and culture to devise how a Minister would incorporate into pastoral care;
  • develop skills to communicate in a clear and concise manner to work with peers collaboratively; and
  • apply critical thinking skills to a variety of written forms to reflect and evaluate information being presented.

Description

 

Culture and Religion in Canadian Francophone Communities is designed for students from various Social Sciences and Humanities backgrounds at all levels of post-secondary education and is recommended for undergraduate students in History, Religious Studies and those studying for Ordained Ministry. This bilingual course focusses on the socio-cultural and religious realities of French-language communities in Canada, from the 19th century to today. The unique features of this course lie in its particular attention to Québec, French Canadians outside Québec, Acadians and French-speaking First Nations in Canada. By the end of the course, students will be able to explain and illustrate how these communities face challenges, including questions of assimilation, education, linguistic rights and the roles played by Churches and religion among them.

Terms

Winter 2017
Course Dates: 
Jan 9 - Apr 7, 2017
Exam Dates: 
Apr 13 - 27, 2017

Evaluation

 

Forum Discussion (5)

25%

Article Analysis

15%

Peer Review of Article and Book Analysis

10%

Book Analysis

20%

Final Exam

30%

**Evaluation Subject to Change**

Final Examination

Students must write their exam on the day and time scheduled by the University. The start time may vary slightly depending on the off-campus exam centre. Do not schedule vacations, appointments, etc., during the exam period.

Instructor

Professor Caroline-Isabelle Caron (caronc@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

To complete the readings, assignments, and course activities, students can expect to spend on average, about 10 - 12 hours per week on the course.

Course Resources

About SOLUS

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About OnQ

OnQ is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into Moodle to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the OnQ site.

About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.

System Requirements:

  • Laptop or Desktop computer purchased within the last 5 years. (mobile devices are not supported)
  • Windows Vista SP2/Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
  • Up to date versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Please note that Google Chrome is not recommended for use in our courses.
  • Most recent version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash

 See also Getting Started.

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for 2016-17 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Canadian students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $648.40; for a 6.0-unit course, $1296.80. See also Tuition and Fees.

Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

GPA Calculators
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
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Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.