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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - FRW5745
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-01-10
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-02-26
  2. Department: World Language Education
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 12-41-000-00
  5. Contact Person: Gaëan Brulotte
  6. Phone: 9742782
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: FRW
  9. Number: 5745
  10. Full Title: French Literature of Quebec
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): French Literature of Quebec
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: A survey of Francophone literatures and cultures recommended.
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Overview of the main representative literary works in French from Quebec in all genres (poetry, drama, novel, short story) as well as a survey of the main traits of Quebec history & culture. Open to non-majors. Not repeatable for credit. Taught in French.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This addition will confirm our already existing graduate offering and will appear in the catalog as a regular course. It will attract more students in our graduate program and show its diversity.

    This course is addressing an area of increasing importanc

  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? The issue of cultural diversity and a knowledge of other cultural areas is already part of other universities’ curricula, and our students need this background before graduating to give them an extra asset on the job market. Francophone studies and postcolonial issues are an area of research of increasing importance in American academia. A course specializing in Quebec Literature studying all the genres (poetry, drama, novels, legends and short stories) is essential to our French program since this literature is the second most important Francophone Literature outside of France. This literature gives an original view of North American life and has a great appeal to our students.

    This course will also service the History program as well as English (Comparative Literature), Anthropology, Philosophy, Humanities, International Studies, Social Sciences, Linguistics.

  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? The course was offered 5 times since its creation in 1984 as Selected Topics.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Fluent knowledge of French language and culture, as well as Francophone cultures outside of France. Knowledge of Quebec culture and its Anglo-Canadian context, as well as Quebec literature and postcolonial issues is also a must.
  29. Objectives: To introduce students to the main cultural traits of Quebec as well as the historical trends of its literature. To familiarize them with the major literary authors of this cultural area and some major representative works. Works studied will include poems, plays, novels, legends, short stories, songs, paintings. Through the study of literature, to point out distinctions between the French, the American, the Canadian and the Quebec cultures.
  30. Learning Outcomes: 1.Understand what are the peculiarities of Quebec culture and literature as compared to France and other Francophone areas;

    2.Have an excellent knowledge of the major representative authors of this area in all literary genres (poetry, novel, drama and short stories);

    3.Understand the aesthetic, linguistic, cultural and political problems that Quebec literature reflects;

    4.Understand the concepts of colonialism and postcolonialism;

    5.Understand cultural differences between Quebec, France, Anglo-Canada and the USA.

  31. Major Topics: Quebec Literature in French: history and criticism

    Quebec Poetry survey

    Quebec Drama survey

    Quebec Novel survey

    Quebec Short Stories survey

    Literary and aesthetic trends and movements

    Quebec culture and painting

    National identity and nationalism in literature

    Language and culture

    Cultural hybridity

    North American civilization of the 20thcentury

    20thcentury Francophone literature

  32. Textbooks: Gratien Gélinas,Tit-Coq, play, 10/10.

    Marcel Dubé,Zone, play, Leméac Editeur.

    Michel Tremblay,A toi pour toujours, ta Marie-Lou, play, Leméac.

    AndréLangevin,Poussière sur la ville, novel, Cercle du Livre de France.

    Gérard Bessette,Le Libraire,novel, Cercle du livre de France.

    Anne Hébert,Les Fous de bassan, novel. Paris, Seuil.

    G. Brulotte. Anthology of poetry and short stories (provided)

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