Religion in Canadian Francophone Communities | Online History Courses Arts and Science ONLINE

Religion in Canadian Francophone Communities

HIST 224/3.0

This course aims to introduce students to the socio‐cultural and religious realities of French‐language communities in Canada, from the 19th century to today.

Ce cours introduit les étudiants aux réalités socio‐culturelles et religieuses des communautés de langue française au Canada, du 19e siècle à nos jours.

NOTE: This course can be taken in either French or English.

Please note: This course is typically offered in the winter term - every other year

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.


Après avoir complété HIST 224, les étudiants pourront:

  1. décrire une variété de communautés francophones au Canada et leurs contextes religieux;
  2. expliquer les défis culturels de chaque communauté francophone et être capable de comparer les différences entre eux;
  3. identifier les événements importants qui ont eu cours depuis le 19e siècle jusqu'à aujourd'hui dans les communautés francophones et considérer les conséquences de ces événements;
  4. décrire comment l'acquisition des droits d'éducation de langue française a influencé les communautés francophones canadiennes depuis le 19e siècle;
  5. pour les étudiants en théologie ou en études religieuses, appliquer les connaissances de l'histoire et de la culture des communautés francophones pour concevoir comment un pasteur pourrait être placé sous les soins pastoraux;
  6. développer les compétences pour communiquer d'une manière claire et concise pour travailler en collaboration avec leurs pairs;
  7. appliquer leur capacité de pensée critique à une variété de formes écrites pour refléter et évaluer les informations présentes.


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.


Culture et religion dans les communautés francophones canadiennes est un cours conçu pour les étudiants venant de diverses branches de sciences sociales et humaines de tous les niveaux post-secondaires et il est recommandé aux étudiants de premier cycle en Histoire, études religieuses et ceux se destinant au ministère ordonné. Ce cours bilingue se concentre sur les réalités socio-culturelles et religieuses des communautés de langue française au Canada, du 19e siècle jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Les caractéristiques uniques de ce cours résident dans son attention particulière faite au Québec, aux Canadiens-Français hors du Québec, aux Acadiens et aux communautés de Premières Nations francophones. D'ici la fin du cours, les étudiants pourront expliquer et illustrer comment ces communautés font face aux défis, y compris les questions d'assimilation, d'éducation, de droits linguistiques et les rôles joués par les Églises et religion parmi eux.


To be determined
Course Dates: 
Exam Dates: 


25% - Discussion Forums (x5)
15% - Article Analysis
10% - Peer Review of Book and Article Analysis
20% - Book Analysis
30% - Proctored Final Exam

**Evaluation Subject to Change**

Final Examination
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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.

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Computer Specifications

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  • USB Headset
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