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.
Declaring a Minor
Current students can declare a minor in this program through their myUPEI account.
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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 2410 and French 2420 (both courses could be counted in the Minor in Acadian Studies if they are not counted for the Major in French). Acadian Studies 2010 plus three courses among Acadian Studies 4910/4920, Special Topics 2090, 3090, and 4090, and French 4430/4440, are compulsory for the Minor.
Prospective students should note, however, that Acadian Studies 4910 and 4920 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
- 2410 FRENCH (See French 2410)
- 2420 FRENCH (See French 2420)
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