Master of Arts in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies (MA)

An intercultural, experiential, open, interdisciplinary approach.

Our master’s programs help you develop your skills: 

  • in communication (writing and presentations in French)
  • in research (data use, analysis and discovery)
  • in community and intercultural relations

 

 

Academic Programs

A flexible course schedule: study full or part-time

► Course-based Master’s Program

Diversify your knowledge, establish connections between topics and disciplines, develop your skills  

  • Perspectives on the study of Francophone communities: immersion in the situation of Francophones in Saskatchewan and Canada
  • Community internship: immersion in Francophone life and work experience in French (unpaid) 
  • Seminar: for collaborative work and exposure to research by professors from the University of Regina as a whole
  • Bibliography and methodology: everything you need to succeed!
  • choice of courses in various disciplines

► Thesis-based Master’s Program

Become a specialist in a subject and explore a question in depth 

  • Three elective courses to provide you with material for reflection
  • One-on-one work with your thesis advisor
  • research topic developed according to your interests
  • Research and teaching assistantships
  • Bibliography and methodology: everything you need to succeed!

► Master’s Certificate

Discover your interests and passions

  • Perspectives on the study of Francophone communities: familiarize yourself with the realities, use data, discover challenges and opportunities
  • Three elective courses for a wide range of experiences and skills 
  • Easy transition into the thesis or course-based master’s program 

 

Fields of Study

Develop your master’s path by choosing from one or more of our fields of study:

  • Social sciences: political studies, sociology
  • Languages: applied linguistics, sociolinguistics 
  • Humanities: philosophy, literature, history

Course offerings change each year to reflect professors’ research interests 

 

CRFM Research Centre: a Team to Guide You

Members of the Centre canadien de recherche sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire (CRFM) conduct multidisciplinary research on various aspects of Francophone groups and communities in Canada and around the world. Members have their own particular fields of expertise and study other issues that may be of interest to you. 

The CRFM also offers research internships, no matter what your place of study. 

 


Professors Accredited to Direct Theses

Emmanuel Aito

emmanuel.aito@uregina.ca

Michael Akinpelu

michael.akinpelu@uregina.ca

Professor at the University of Regina since 2016. His research interests focus primarily on language policies and their impact on sustainable development in a multilingual environment, the sociolinguistic approach to teaching and learning French as a second/foreign language, and comparisons in the Francophonie. His recent publications: 

  • 2016: “L’implantation du français comme deuxième langue officielle au Nigéria,” in Gillian Lane-Mercier, Denise Merkle and Jane Koustas, Modèles de plurilinguisme et pluriculturalisme : des modèles officiels dans le monde, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal


Jérôme Melançon

jerome.melancon@uregina.ca

Lecturer at the University of Regina since 2016, after eight years of teaching at the University of Alberta, Augusta Campus. His research focuses on political ideas, the politics of intercultural relations, the sociology of political forms, social and political philosophy (particularly phenomenology and existentialism), and popular music. His publications include:

  • 2016: a transcribed annotated version of Entretiens avec Georges Charbonnier et autres dialogues 1946-1959, byMaurice Merleau-Ponty, 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,” Revue internationale d’études canadiennes
  • Two collections of poetry, Quelques pas quelque part (2016) and De perdre tes pas (2011), Éditions des Plaines


Michael Popylansky

michael.poplyanky@uregina.ca

Lecturer at the University of Regina since 2015 after having been professor of history and political science for two years at Université Sainte-Anne. His interests focus primarily on the political and intellectual history of the Canadian Francophonie. Recent publications:

  • 2018: "Le « moment 68 » au Collège Sainte-Anne : la mentalité estudiantine au moment de la grève de 1968," Historical Studies in Education – Revue en histoire de l'éducation, 30.1 (2018): 114-140
  • 2018: Contre toute attente : histoire de la présence francophone à l'Université de Regina, Caraquet, Éditions de la Francophonie, 2018
  • 2016: “The Rootedness of Acadian Neo-nationalism: The Changing Meaning of le 15 août 1968-1982,” in Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake (eds.), Celebrating Canada: National Holidays, Commemoration and Identity Politics. University of Toronto Press
  • 2015: “Acadien ou francophone? Indécision identitaire au Nouveau-Brunswick et en Nouvelle-Écosse 1968-1973,” Port Acadie: Revue interdisciplinaire en études acadiennes
  • 2013: “L’Acadie aux Acadiens! Le nationalisme du Parti acadien 1977-1982,” Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region
  • 2012: “Unilinguisme québécois versus bilinguisme acadien : les politiques linguistiques du Parti québécois et du Parti acadien 1970-1978,” Francophonies d’Amérique


Sylvain Rheault

sylvain.rheault@uregina.ca

Associate professor at the University of Regina since 1998. His research deals with 20thcentury French literature, rhetoric, stylistics and comic strips from all cultures (European, Asian and North American). He has published: 

  • 2015: With Philippe Mather: Rediscovering French Science-Fiction in Literature, Film and Comics, Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • 2004: Le Style de Poisson d'amour de Didier van Cauwelaert, Peter Lang
  • 1998: With Bernard Dupriez: La Clé des procédés littéraires, Montréal, ETC inc, in an interactive dictionary of stylistic devices on CD-ROM

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Course Descriptions

FR 803
Critique littéraire contemporaine
On mettra l'accent sur une application pratique des méthodes considérées.

3 credits

FR 804
Traduction avancée du français vers l'anglais: théorie et pratique
Étude d'approches contemporaines en théorie de la traduction; pratique approfondie de la traduction français-anglais et du commentaire qui lui est associé.

3 credits

FR 805
Traduction avancée de l'anglais vers le français: théorie et pratique
Étude d'approches contemporaines en théorie de la traduction; pratique approfondie de la traduction anglais-français et du commentaire qui lui est associé.

3 credits

FR 810 AA-ZZ
Études spécialisées en langue et linguistique françaises
Études spécialisées en langue et linguistique françaises.

3 credits

FR 820 AA-ZZ
Un auteur et son oeuvre
Étude d'un auteur et de son oeuvre.

3 credits

FR 830 AA-ZZ
Études par genre

3 credits

FR 840 AA-ZZ
Études spécialisées en littérature et en culture françaises

3 credits

FR 850 AA-ZZ
Un siècle et sa littérature: études spécialisées

3 credits

FR 860 AA-ZZ
Études spécialisées en théorie littéraire

3 credits

FR 870 AA-ZZ
Études spécialisées en littérature canadienne d'expression française

3 credits

FR 890 AA-ZZ
Travaux dirigés

3 credits

FR 900
Séminaire

3 credits

FR 900
Recherches et rédaction de thèse

3-15 credits

 

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.

Possible Paths

 

Master’s Certificate

FRN 802 (required course)

          3 credits

FRN 8XX*

          3 credits

FRN 8XX*

          3 credits

FRN 8XX*

         3 credits

Total

         12 credits

 

* Except FRN 803, FRN 890 and FRN 900

 

Course-based Master’s

FRN 801 (required course)

         3 credits

FRN 802 (required course)

         3 credits

FRN 803 (required course)

         6 credits

FRN 8XX

         3 credits

FRN 8XX

         3 credits

FRN 8XX*

         3 credits

FRN 8XX*

         3 credits

FRN 8XX*

         3 credits

FRN 900

         3 credits

Total

         30 credits

 

* In addition to FRN 801, FRN 802, FRN 803 and FRN 900, students must take at least 6 credits offered by La Cité. Students may take up to 9 credits outside La Cité, of which only 6 credits may be in English. 

** Students who are unable to complete FRN 900 may take FRN 890 with prior approval.

 

Thesis-based Master’s

FRN 801

         3 credits

FRN 802

         3 credits

FRN 8XX

         3 credits

FRN 8XX

         3 credits

FRN 900

         3 credits

Thesis (FRN 901)

         15 credits

Total

         30 credits

 

Possible Sequence

These are suggested timelines; individual circumstances may be taken into account. 

Certificate – full-time

Fall

         Year 1

         FRN 802

         FRN 8XX

Winter

         Year 2

         FRN 8XX

         FRN 8XX

 

Certificate – part-time 

Fall

         Year 1

         FRN 802

Winter

         Year 1

         FRN 8XX

Fall

         Year 2

         FRN 8XX

Winter

         Year 2

         FRN 8XX

 

Course-based Master’s – full-time

Fall

         Year 1

         FRN 801

         FRN 8XX

Winter

         Year 1

         FRN 802

         FRN 8XX

Spring

         Year 1

         FRN 803: internship (80 hours)

Summer

         Year 1

         FRN 803: report

Fall

         Year 2

         FRN 900

         FRN 8XX

Winter

         Year 2

         FRN 8XX

         FRN 8XX

 
Course-based Master’s – part-time 

Fall

         Year 1

         FRN 801

Winter

         Year 1         

         FRN 802

Spring

         Year 1

         FRN 803: internship (80 hours)

Summer

         Year 1

         FRN 803: report

Fall

         Year 2

         FRN 8XX

Winter 

         Year 2

         FRN 8XX

Fall and Winter 

         Year 2

         FRN 900: seminar

Fall or Winter

         Year 2

         FRN 8XX

Spring or Summer

         Year 2

         Electives

Fall

         Year 3

         FRN 8XX

Year[R1] 

         Year 3

         FRN 8XX

 
Thesis-based Master’s – full-time 

Fall

         Year 1

         FRN 801

         FRN 8XX

Winter

         Year 1

         FRN 802

         FRN 8XX

Spring

         Year 1

         FRN 901 thesis research and writing

Summer

         Year 1

         FRN 901 thesis research and writing

Fall

         Year 2

         FRN 900 seminar

         FRN 901 thesis research and writing

Winter

         Year 2

         FRN 901 thesis research and writing
 

The master’s is rooted in the Fransaskois experience while exploring issues affecting the Francophonie in Western Canada, Quebec, Acadia, Africa and the rest of the world. 

The program’s interdisciplinary approach allows the various facets of a theme to be explored beyond disciplinary boundaries. 

Choose the path that best suits your needs: 

 

Course-based Path
  • 30 credits
  • 8 courses
  • Work experience in French (unpaid) 
Thesis-based Path
  • 30 credits
  • 4 courses
  • The research topic is developed according to your interests with personalized guidance from your thesis advisor. 
Master’s Certificate
  • 12 credits
  • 4 courses
  • The master’s certificate is a diploma that also offers the opportunity to transition quickly and easily into a course or thesis-based master’s program. 

 

The three paths are offered on site with flexible schedules, including evening and weekend courses. In this way, La Cité hopes to allow students the opportunity to pursue professional and personal projects simultaneously. 

 

Why Study at La Cité universitaire francophone?

 

  • A multicultural learning environment
  • A vibrant connection with Francophone organizations
  • Free in-person and virtual tutoring services 
  • Numerous scholarships 

Make the most of your experience at La Cité thanks to its research centre.

The Centre canadien de recherche sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire (CRFM) is at the heart of research on Francophone communities in Saskatchewan.

The CRFM also offers field research internships in Saskatchewan.

 

Enrol!

 

The master’s in French and Francophone intercultural studies is open to students with an undergraduate degree with a specialization in French or with equivalent qualifications approved by the head of the Department of French and Francophone Intercultural Studies and by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. 

Admission is possible in September as well as January, depending on the path. 

The admission application, along with all admission requirements, can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research’s webpage.