Folklore et ethnologie

Gain insightful knowledge from the roots of a rich heritage

Overview

FOLKLORE ET ETHNOLOGIE IS ONLY OFFERED IN FRENCH

If heritage and cultural diversity interest you, this program will meet your needs! Its main goal is to bring students to see culture and heritage not as fields that are abstract or rooted in the past, but as creative vehicles for community development and empowerment, here and now.

The traditional occupations and know-how, which are currently making a strong comeback due to their ecological potential, are invaluable resources for projects aiming to revitalize sociocultural lands, and the identity and pride of communities both big and small, whether in cities or tucked away in the country’s furthest corners. Exploring the potential for cultural, communication, and appreciation by using new technology will allow students to create links between youth culture and the culture of the elderly, between Francophones, Anglophones, First Nations or allophones in Canada.

This program allows students to create their socio-cultural communication, enhancement, development projects, and to acquire local and international expertise through placements within communities and institutions such as UNESCO, ICOMOS, Canadian Heritage, Centre franco-ontarien de folklore, or the Ontario Heritage Trust. The training offered in folklore and ethnology allows students to build their professional network as soon as they begin their university studies, thus facilitating integration into local, regional or national job markets.

Key Features

The program is enriched by its partnerships with Religious Studies and Indigenous studies.
Courses explore contacts and exchanges with various cultural groups in Canada.
Students will have the opportunity to study in the field in order to learn traditions and understand their role in contemporary life and in today's modern culture

Career Opportunities

Les diplômés pourraient poursuivre une carrière en : éducation; ethnologie; Intervenant culturel en développement, gestion et politiques culturelles et patrimoniales; Gestionnaire et intervenant en tourisme culturel; Muséologue; Intervenant culturel en milieu de pratique; Archiviste; et d'autres.

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