Spring 2021 - HIST 430 F100

French Americas (4)

Class Number: 5720

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units, including nine units of lower division history or permission of the instructor. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W, 104.



Social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and political aspects of the French and Francophone presence in the Americas, from the colonial era to the present.



Ce cours sera en ligne avec des éléments synchrones et asynchrones



Que veut-il dire d’être francophone en Amérique ?  Des débuts de la colonisation française à aujourd’hui, ce cours tracera l’histoire de la présence francophone sur le continent américain.  Nous examinerons l’installation des premières colonies françaises sur des terres autochtones, leur éparpillement à travers le territoire, le développement de cultures francophones distinctes, l’émergence de différentes formes de nationalismes et les défis liés aux maintien et au fleurissement de la langue française dans la période contemporaine.  Berceau de la francophonie américaine, le Québec sera au cœur de nos explorations du fait français en Amérique, mais nous voyagerons à travers le continent, et bien sûr ici en Colombie-Britannique, pour découvrir les nombreux enracinements de ce groupe linguistique aussi diversifié que fascinant.

Veuillez noter qu’il s’agit ici d’un plan préliminaire.  Le contenu du cours peut varier et un plan définitif sera distribué sur Canvas au début de la session.


  • Participation et prĂ©sentations 25%
  • Proposition de recherche 10%
  • Compte rendu 20%
  • Projet final 45%



Les lectures seront distribuées via Canvas.

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Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

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