Master of Arts in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies (MA)
Customize your program by choosing among the following research areas:
|Political science||Applied linguistics||Philosophy|
Plus the option to do a community research project
Scholarship and assistantships available
For French-Canadian studies, collaboration with La Cité universitaire francophone, 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.
The MA program in French 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 Francophone Intercultural Studies and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. A considerable degree of fluency in French is expected.
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.
Interested? Want to learn more? Please contact :
Centre de services aux étudiants
La Cité universitaire francophone, LI 220
Accredited Thesis Supervisors
Lecturer at the University of Regina since 2016, after eight years of teaching at the University of Alberta, Augusta Campus. His research areas include political ideologies, political relations between cultures, the sociology of political ideologies, social and political philosophy (especially phenomenology and existentialism) as well as popular music. His published works include:
2016: a transcribed, annotated and presented edition of Entretiens avec Georges Charbonnier et autres dialogues 1946-1959 by Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by Éditions Verdier
2015: « Liberty, Equality, Laicity: Québec’s Charter of Values and the Reframing of Politics », Canadian Political Science Review
2014: « La philosophie et les transformations de l’identité francophone au Québec. Fernand Dumont et les possibilités du nationalisme », International Journal of Canadian Studies
Two poetry books, Quelques pas quelque part (2016) and De perdre tes pas (2011), by Éditions des Plaines
Associate professor at the University of Regina since 1998. His research focuses on French literature from the 20th century, rhetoric, stylistics, as well as comics from all cultures (European, Asian and North American). He has published:
- 2015: With Philippe Mather: Rediscovering French Science-Fiction in Literature, Film and Comics, by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
- 2004: Le Style de Poisson d'amour de Didier van Cauwelaert, by Peter Lang
- 1998: With Bernard Dupriez: La Clé des procédés littéraires, Montréal, with ETC inc, in interactive dictionary form on CD-ROM
Course offerings will change from one year to year depending on the faculty's research projects.
Bibliographie et méthodologie
Overview of the methods associated with the disciplines linked with francophone and intercultural studies.
Perspectives sur l’étude des communautés francophones
Overview of the approaches used in the study of francophone communities in minority settings, based on the perspectives of a variety of disciplines.
Stage en communauté
An 80-hour internship in an organization tied to Francophone communities, leading to the preparation of a report of approximately 40 pages.
**Pre-requisite: at least 6 cr. in FRN graduate courses.
FRN 830 AA-ZZ
Études spécialisées en langue et linguistique
Study of contemporary linguistic theories and aspects of specialized language and terminology.
FRN 831 AA-ZZ
Études spécialisées 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
Étude des modes d’existence et des institutions collectives des populations francophones, du niveau local au niveau mondial.
FRN 841 AA-ZZ
Études spécialisées en histoire des francophonies
Study of the diverse francophone spaces in the Americas from a historical perspective.
FRN 860 AA-ZZ
Études spécialisées en littératures et en cultures francophones
Study of Francophone literary and cultural productions and of the cultures to which they are related.
FRN 861 AA-ZZ
Études spécialisées en théorie littéraire
Study of theories related to literary writing, creation, communication, reading, reception, and/or literary communities
FRN 862 AA-ZZ
Un Auteur et son Oeuvre
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
Study of streams of thought throughout the history of la Francophonie, Francophone cultures, and the major works that influenced them.
FRN 890 AA-ZZ
Recherche et rédaction de thèse
Not all the courses listed can be offered in any one year.