Baccalauréat ès arts avec majeure en anglais

Baccalauréat ès arts avec majeure en anglais
Diplôme Baccalauréat ès Arts (B.A.)
Durée 4 ans
Campus Pointe-de-l'Église
Première année seulement Halifax, Petit-de-Grat, St-Joseph-du-Moine, Tusket
Contact Brian Gibson
Pour déposer une demande d'adimssion à ce programme, visite www.usainteanne.ca/admission.
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Le baccalauréat ès arts avec majeure en anglais offre une formation en littératures de langue anglaise, comparative et canadienne. Il permet à l'étudiant de développer ses capacités d'analyse critique, de synthèse, et de communication orale et écrite. En plus, le contexte francophone de l'Université Sainte-Anne permet à l'étudiant d'acquérir une fondation solide pour les carrières bilingues.

Introduction aux baccalauréats ès arts

Les programmes de Baccalauréat ès Arts permettent à l'étudiant d'acquérir une formation générale grâce à un éventail de cours choisis parmi les langues, les sciences et les sciences humaines. Ils permettent à l'étudiant de choisir les disciplines qui lui conviennent en fonction de ses intérêts et de ses besoins tout en lui permettant d'acquérir une maîtrise solide du français et de l'anglais et de bonnes connaissances des littératures de ces deux langues.Il peut accéder aux études supérieures et ses qualifications lui ouvrent de nombreuses portes sur le marché du travail.

L'Université Sainte-Anne reconnaît les difficultés particulières rencontrées par certains étudiants acadiens et par les étudiants anglophones. L'étudiant doit posséder une certaine compétence de base en français avant d'entreprendre un programme universitaire menant à un diplôme.

Tout étudiant dont la langue maternelle n'est pas le français et dont la compétence dans cette langue est inférieure à celle qui est exigée par l'Université devra acquérir cette compétence dans le programme d'immersion totale soit aux sessions du printemps, d'été ou de cent jours, soit par d'autres moyens avant de s'inscrire dans un programme d'études en vue d'obtenir un diplôme.

Débouchés

Le baccalauréat ès arts avec majeure en anglais, ou avec l'appui d'une majeure ou d'une mineure en français, établit une fondation solide pour les carrières bilingues. Avec une majeure ou mineure en histoire ou bien dans le contexte des études canadiennes, les programmes des études anglaises offrent une formation universitaire privilégiée par les employeurs dans tous les domaines.

Foire aux questions

Why would I study English at a francophone university?

Why do students study French or German or Japanese at anglophone universities like Dalhousie or the University of Toronto? We put the universal back in university by challenging a student's analysis and communication skills through the study of English-language literature. Practically speaking, a high concentration of English courses on your Université Sainte-Anne transcript is a great indicator of translation ability and/or bilingualism in both of Canada's official languages. More generally, the study of English literature is an education in critical thinking, careful analysis, persuasive communication, emotional intelligence and creative problem-solving.

I want to improve my English. Which courses should I take?

Courses designated ANLS are for students learning English as an additional language. Courses designated ANGL present literature and other texts in English for analysis and interpretation; some of these courses also study creative writing, film, and theatre. ANLS graduates could perfect their English in ANGL courses.

Will studying English get me a job?

Yes and no. One major study finds Canadian humanities grads have greater job stability in the long run compared to more overtly professional degrees. Like many undergraduate degrees, a major in English does not necessarily prepare students for any one job. Rather, as various analysts attest, we train critical thinkers and strong communicators who are able to pursue careers and further education in fields that require attentive analysis, pattern recognition, extrapolation, interpretation and communication. English majors make excellent lawyers, librarians, teachers and communication professionals (e.g., in journalism, public service, and marketing). Students who study English can also improve their critical reading habits for science, business, government, etc.

On 21 October, shortly after a Canadian election with the highest voter turnout in two decades, America's Fordham University shared this image and message on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fordham-University-English-Department-160292243984705/

The incoming Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature from McGill University.

Posted by Fordham University English Department on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What have your recent grads done?

Our bilingual grads have earned full-time work in IT, become professors and teachers (provincially, nationally and internationally), been accepted to law school and won placement in competitive graduate programs in English, librarianship and francophone studies.

Your department is so tiny. Won't I get bored?

A glance through our recent course offerings shows that we constantly offer a variety of stimulating courses. Recent popular courses include: Children's Literature, Shakespeare, Contemporary Fiction, Literature and the Environment, Comedy and Cinema, a cycle of creative writing courses, etc. Students appreciate the close attention they receive on their writing skills in our small classes. We reverse the North-American trend and ensure that the majority of our teaching is done by full-time professors here at Church Point (i.e., not by one-course instructors or by video-conference).

I'm already fluent in English. Why would I study more English at university?

The study of English literature is much more than the study of grammar. Just as athletes are never finished training, students of communication, analysis and critical thinking thrive on new challenges to their abilities to think and communicate. University English courses are substantially more challenging than high-school English courses and involve the social, cultural, and historical contexts for the literature you will read.

Isn't all this interpretation stuff just subjective anyway?

All complex fields and endeavours involve interpretation. Investors and entrepreneurs interpret market forces. Physicians and mechanics interpret symptoms. Citizens and politicians interpret their shared laws. Nations interpret international law. Scientists interpret data. Family and team members interpret behaviour and communication.

Sounds good: where do I start?

Take ANGL 1153 right now! ANGL 1153 (offered each fall) and ANGL 1163 (offered each winter) are pre-requisites for our upper-year courses. ANGL 1153 covers all the bases: it's required by majors; it's the first of two steps towards admission to our upper-year classes, and it qualifies as an English course for students in other degrees.

How do ANGL courses differ from ANLS courses?

How does running differ from walking? ANLS courses teach the English language. ANGL courses further challenge a student's use and comprehension of English with the analysis of literature, film and/or theatre written or performed in English.

English isn't my first language. What level of English competence is required for ANGL courses?

The written analysis of literature written in English requires (and promotes!) advanced English fluency. However, here at Université Sainte-Anne, we're part of a global trend that finds more ESL learners speaking English than native speakers. Past students who speak English as a second or third language have succeeded in our courses. Very early in ANGL 1153, students will be presented a diagnostic test of English that will determine whether they are ready for ANGL courses or are better suited to ANLS courses. Students can also email Brian Gibson for a similar test.

La description du programme ci-dessus est un guide général et peut changer sans préavis.