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The Minor in Acadian Studies aims to provide a better understanding of the place and importance of the French language and the Acadian community on Prince Edward Island and in Maritime Canada. The program consists of an immersion in general cultural subject areas and of an analysis of specific literary and cultural topics. The study of Acadian culture may pave the way to graduate school and/or education programs or simply be complement to one’s University study.

On the one hand, UPEI’s Minor in Acadian Studies offers students the opportunity to develop both their analytical and the practical skills in French and will provide its students with the foundational skills with which they can pursue their interest in the practice of French. On the other hand, the Minor in Acadian Studies aims to link in a common thematic different courses offered in English which propose a reflection on the Acadian as part of a cultural and linguistic minority.

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The Acadian Studies program is located in SDU Main Building.
(902) 628-4353

A Minor in Acadian Studies consists of twenty-one (21) semester hours of credit taken from the list of approved courses. The language requirements are French 241 and French 242 (both courses could be counted in the Minor in Acadian Studies if they are not counted for the Major in French). Acadian Studies 201 plus three courses among Acadian Studies 491/492, Special Topics 209, 309, and 409, and French 443/444, are compulsory for the Minor. 

Prospective students should note, however, that Acadian Studies 491 and 492 require students to make a significant contribution to the study of Acadie which will be approved by the Instructor. One of these four courses will, typically, be only offered in the Winter Term of the academic year. In addition, students must select three elective courses. Students using any of the approved courses to complete the Minor in Acadian Studies may not use them to complete a Major or another Minor.

REQUIREMENTS IN FRENCH

  • 241 FRENCH (See French 241)
  • 242 FRENCH (See French 242)
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Note: Students who are enrolled in the Major in French and the Minor in Acadian Studies can take at least two electives outside the Department of Modern Languages.

CANADIAN STUDIES
301/302 The Canadian Experience

EDUCATION
213 Introduction à l’éducation en français au Canada

ENGLISH
331 The Literature of Atlantic Canada

HISTORY
231/232 The Atlantic Region
424 History of Canadian Nationalism and the Canadian Identity

MODERN LANGUAGES (French)
252 Le français des affaires
339 Théâtre canadien-français

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
312 Rural Society in Canada
431 Minority/Ethnic Groups and Canadian Multiculturalism

DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDIES
311 Identity and Popular Culture

DIRECTED STUDIES
With the approval of the Coordinator, the Dean of Arts, and the relevant Department, a student may credit three hours of Directed Studies in any subject linked to Acadian Studies towards the Minor.

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  • Archivist
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The Acadian Studies program is located in SDU Main Building.
(902) 628-4353
  • Carlo Lavoie (Coordinator)
  • Edward MacDonald - History
  • James Moran - History
  • Scott Lee - Modern Languages
  • One Faculty Member from the Department of English
Overview

The Minor in Acadian Studies aims to provide a better understanding of the place and importance of the French language and the Acadian community on Prince Edward Island and in Maritime Canada. The program consists of an immersion in general cultural subject areas and of an analysis of specific literary and cultural topics. The study of Acadian culture may pave the way to graduate school and/or education programs or simply be complement to one’s University study.

On the one hand, UPEI’s Minor in Acadian Studies offers students the opportunity to develop both their analytical and the practical skills in French and will provide its students with the foundational skills with which they can pursue their interest in the practice of French. On the other hand, the Minor in Acadian Studies aims to link in a common thematic different courses offered in English which propose a reflection on the Acadian as part of a cultural and linguistic minority.

Minor

A Minor in Acadian Studies consists of twenty-one (21) semester hours of credit taken from the list of approved courses. The language requirements are French 241 and French 242 (both courses could be counted in the Minor in Acadian Studies if they are not counted for the Major in French). Acadian Studies 201 plus three courses among Acadian Studies 491/492, Special Topics 209, 309, and 409, and French 443/444, are compulsory for the Minor. 

Prospective students should note, however, that Acadian Studies 491 and 492 require students to make a significant contribution to the study of Acadie which will be approved by the Instructor. One of these four courses will, typically, be only offered in the Winter Term of the academic year. In addition, students must select three elective courses. Students using any of the approved courses to complete the Minor in Acadian Studies may not use them to complete a Major or another Minor.

REQUIREMENTS IN FRENCH

  • 241 FRENCH (See French 241)
  • 242 FRENCH (See French 242)
Electives

Note: Students who are enrolled in the Major in French and the Minor in Acadian Studies can take at least two electives outside the Department of Modern Languages.

CANADIAN STUDIES
301/302 The Canadian Experience

EDUCATION
213 Introduction à l’éducation en français au Canada

ENGLISH
331 The Literature of Atlantic Canada

HISTORY
231/232 The Atlantic Region
424 History of Canadian Nationalism and the Canadian Identity

MODERN LANGUAGES (French)
252 Le français des affaires
339 Théâtre canadien-français

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
312 Rural Society in Canada
431 Minority/Ethnic Groups and Canadian Multiculturalism

DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDIES
311 Identity and Popular Culture

DIRECTED STUDIES
With the approval of the Coordinator, the Dean of Arts, and the relevant Department, a student may credit three hours of Directed Studies in any subject linked to Acadian Studies towards the Minor.

Coordinating Committee
  • Carlo Lavoie (Coordinator)
  • Edward MacDonald - History
  • James Moran - History
  • Scott Lee - Modern Languages
  • One Faculty Member from the Department of English

Overview

The Minor in Acadian Studies aims to provide a better understanding of the place and importance of the French language and the Acadian community on Prince Edward Island and in Maritime Canada. The program consists of an immersion in general cultural subject areas and of an analysis of specific literary and cultural topics. The study of Acadian culture may pave the way to graduate school and/or education programs or simply be complement to one’s University study.

On the one hand, UPEI’s Minor in Acadian Studies offers students the opportunity to develop both their analytical and the practical skills in French and will provide its students with the foundational skills with which they can pursue their interest in the practice of French. On the other hand, the Minor in Acadian Studies aims to link in a common thematic different courses offered in English which propose a reflection on the Acadian as part of a cultural and linguistic minority.

Minor

A Minor in Acadian Studies consists of twenty-one (21) semester hours of credit taken from the list of approved courses. The language requirements are French 241 and French 242 (both courses could be counted in the Minor in Acadian Studies if they are not counted for the Major in French). Acadian Studies 201 plus three courses among Acadian Studies 491/492, Special Topics 209, 309, and 409, and French 443/444, are compulsory for the Minor. 

Prospective students should note, however, that Acadian Studies 491 and 492 require students to make a significant contribution to the study of Acadie which will be approved by the Instructor. One of these four courses will, typically, be only offered in the Winter Term of the academic year. In addition, students must select three elective courses. Students using any of the approved courses to complete the Minor in Acadian Studies may not use them to complete a Major or another Minor.

REQUIREMENTS IN FRENCH

  • 241 FRENCH (See French 241)
  • 242 FRENCH (See French 242)

Electives

Note: Students who are enrolled in the Major in French and the Minor in Acadian Studies can take at least two electives outside the Department of Modern Languages.

CANADIAN STUDIES
301/302 The Canadian Experience

EDUCATION
213 Introduction à l’éducation en français au Canada

ENGLISH
331 The Literature of Atlantic Canada

HISTORY
231/232 The Atlantic Region
424 History of Canadian Nationalism and the Canadian Identity

MODERN LANGUAGES (French)
252 Le français des affaires
339 Théâtre canadien-français

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
312 Rural Society in Canada
431 Minority/Ethnic Groups and Canadian Multiculturalism

DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDIES
311 Identity and Popular Culture

DIRECTED STUDIES
With the approval of the Coordinator, the Dean of Arts, and the relevant Department, a student may credit three hours of Directed Studies in any subject linked to Acadian Studies towards the Minor.

Coordinating Committee

  • Carlo Lavoie (Coordinator)
  • Edward MacDonald - History
  • James Moran - History
  • Scott Lee - Modern Languages
  • One Faculty Member from the Department of English
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Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

201 INTRODUCTION TO ACADIAN STUDIES
This course is designed to provide an opportunity to examine the development of Acadian culture through the oral tradition, songs and folk tales. The themes of colonialism, regionalism, folklore and oral traditions will provide the basis for this examination. The object of the course is to develop an awareness of the complex patterns of development in Acadian culture from the French period to the present. The course will consist of seminars and lectures conducted in French.
PREREQUISITES: French 241 and French 242 or the permission of the Coordinator of Acadian Studies.
Three hours a week

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Acadian Studies at the 200 level.

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Acadian Studies at the 300 level.

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Acadian Studies at the 400 level.

443 CULTURE ET LITTÉRATURE ACADIENNES I
(See French 443)

444 CULTURE ET LITTÉRATURE ACADIENNES II
(See French 444)

491/492 DIRECTED STUDIES
The purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research in an area to be determined by the student and the coordinator of the program. Readings and research on the course will be supervised and the student is expected to present the results of the research in the form of an extended essay. This is a tutorial and seminar course.
PREREQUISITE: Acadian Studies 201 or the permission of the Coordinator of Acadian Studies.
Three hours a week
(See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies)

Calendar Courses

201 INTRODUCTION TO ACADIAN STUDIES
This course is designed to provide an opportunity to examine the development of Acadian culture through the oral tradition, songs and folk tales. The themes of colonialism, regionalism, folklore and oral traditions will provide the basis for this examination. The object of the course is to develop an awareness of the complex patterns of development in Acadian culture from the French period to the present. The course will consist of seminars and lectures conducted in French.
PREREQUISITES: French 241 and French 242 or the permission of the Coordinator of Acadian Studies.
Three hours a week

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Acadian Studies at the 200 level.

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Acadian Studies at the 300 level.

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Acadian Studies at the 400 level.

443 CULTURE ET LITTÉRATURE ACADIENNES I
(See French 443)

444 CULTURE ET LITTÉRATURE ACADIENNES II
(See French 444)

491/492 DIRECTED STUDIES
The purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research in an area to be determined by the student and the coordinator of the program. Readings and research on the course will be supervised and the student is expected to present the results of the research in the form of an extended essay. This is a tutorial and seminar course.
PREREQUISITE: Acadian Studies 201 or the permission of the Coordinator of Acadian Studies.
Three hours a week
(See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies)

Calendar Courses

200 Level

201 INTRODUCTION TO ACADIAN STUDIES
This course is designed to provide an opportunity to examine the development of Acadian culture through the oral tradition, songs and folk tales. The themes of colonialism, regionalism, folklore and oral traditions will provide the basis for this examination. The object of the course is to develop an awareness of the complex patterns of development in Acadian culture from the French period to the present. The course will consist of seminars and lectures conducted in French.
PREREQUISITES: French 241 and French 242 or the permission of the Coordinator of Acadian Studies.
Three hours a week

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Acadian Studies at the 200 level.

300 Level

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Acadian Studies at the 300 level.

400 Level

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Acadian Studies at the 400 level.

443 CULTURE ET LITTÉRATURE ACADIENNES I
(See French 443)

444 CULTURE ET LITTÉRATURE ACADIENNES II
(See French 444)

491/492 DIRECTED STUDIES
The purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research in an area to be determined by the student and the coordinator of the program. Readings and research on the course will be supervised and the student is expected to present the results of the research in the form of an extended essay. This is a tutorial and seminar course.
PREREQUISITE: Acadian Studies 201 or the permission of the Coordinator of Acadian Studies.
Three hours a week
(See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies)

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