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4.59.1 Minor in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures
4.59.2 BA in East Asian Language Studies
4.59.3 Minor in Chinese
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4.59.5 BA in East Asian Studies
4.59.6 Minor in East Asian Studies
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4.59.9 Concurrent BA (French)/BEd
4.59.10 Minor in French
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4.59.12 BA Honours German
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4.59.17 BA Honours Linguistics
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4.59.20 Minor in Linguistics
4.59.21 Minor in Speech-Language Sciences for Linguistics Majors
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4.59.23 BA in Russian
4.59.24 BA Honours Russian
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4.59.27 BA Honours Spanish
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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.59 School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
4.59 School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
Overview of Programs and Procedures
Baccalaureate Degrees Offered

Degrees in East Asian Language Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in East Asian Language Studies

BA in East Asian Language Studies with Co-operative Education

Degrees in East Asian Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in East Asian Studies

BA in East Asian Studies with Co-operative Education

Degrees in French

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French

BA in French with Co-operative Education

BA Honours French

BA Honours French with Co-operative Education

Degrees in German

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in German

BA in German with Co-operative Education

BA Honours in German

BA Honours in German with Co-operative Education

Degrees in Italian Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Italian Studies

BA in Italian Studies with Co-operative Education

Degrees in Linguistics

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Linguistics

BA in Linguistics with Co-operative Education

BA Honours in Linguistics

BA Honours in Linguistics with Co-operative Education

Degrees in Linguistics and Language

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Linguistics and Language

BA in Linguistics and Language with Co-operative Education

Degrees in Russian

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Russian

BA in Russian with Co-operative Education

BA Honours in Russian

BA Honours in Russian with Co-operative Education

Degrees in Spanish

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish

BA in Spanish with Co-operative Education

BA Honours Spanish

BA Honours Spanish with Co-operative Education

Other Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French and Italian

BA in French and Italian with Co-operative Education

BA in French and Spanish

BA in French and Spanish with Co-operative Education

BA in Italian and Spanish

BA in Italian and Spanish with Co-operative Education

Concurrent BA in French/Bachelor of Education

Concurrent BA in Spanish/Bachelor of Education

Notes:

  • Minors are offered in Arabic Language and Muslim Culture, Chinese, East Asian Studies, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Linguistics, Russian and Spanish.
  • A Minor in Speech-Language Sciences is offered to students with a declared Major in either Linguistics or Psychology.
  • Concentrations are offered in Applied Linguistics and Speech-Language Sciences to students with a declared Major in Linguistics.
Introduction

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures offers programs that focus on Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and the literatures and cultures associated with these languages, as well as programs in general linguistics. It also offers an interdisciplinary program in East Asian Studies.

The language programs challenge students to think critically about the relationship between language and culture, theories of language competency, cross-cultural awareness, including literature and film studies, and the socio-linguistic histories involved.

The School recognizes the special role and place that French, as one of our country’s two official languages, has played and continues to play in the socio-historical context of Canada. The French programs encompass French Canada, French-speaking Europe, francophone African literatures, critical theories, sociolinguistics and second language teaching.

Linguistics programs train students in the scientific study of language. Linguistic analysis and theory (syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, phonetics, historical linguistics) constitute the core, which is enriched by the focal areas of language acquisition and processing and the analysis of Indigenous languages of Canada. Students in Linguistics can pursue a concentration in Applied Linguistics or Speech-Language Sciences.

Advanced Placement in Language Courses

Students who have prior knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish, including students with more than high school matriculation in these languages and graduates of a bilingual or immersion program, must consult the School to be placed in a course corresponding to their ability. Enrolment in Arabic and Chinese language courses involves a formal placement process. See details under Courses of Instruction, Arabic and Muslim Cultures and Chinese.

Native speakers are not eligible to take language courses by special assessment.

Notes:

  • The School can refuse permission to remain in a particular language course if the instructor deems that the student's knowledge exceeds the level of that course.
  • Students are advised that misrepresenting their level of knowledge in the language of the course constitutes academic dishonesty and will be dealt with as such.

Study Abroad

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures encourages its students to take advantage of possibilities for studying off-campus, wherever one of its target languages is spoken. Detailed information on exchange programs and Study Abroad programs in Arabic, Chinese, French (in Quebec or elsewhere), German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish is available from the School and/or the Centre for International Students and Study Abroad.

Students planning to study at another institution must obtain a letter of permission from their faculty. They are strongly advised to consult the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures beforehand to discuss details concerning course selection and transfer of credit.

Le Centre français/The French Centre

Le Centre français est situé à Craigie Hall (C301). Le Centre propose un choix d'activités culturelles et gère "Le francofonne," lieu de rencontre et centre multimédia où l'on peut se détendre dans une ambiance francophone.

Le Centre gère aussi des cours accrédités donnés en français dans différentes disciplines (French Language Instruction Program ou FLIP) permettant à l'étudiant de renforcer sa maîtrise de la langue. Pour de plus amples renseignements, prière de s'adresser au Centre français, 403.220.7226, ucalgary.ca/frenchcentre/.

The French Centre is located in Craigie Hall (C301). The Centre offers a variety of cultural activities, and operates "Le francofonne," a drop-in and media learning centre for those wishing to relax in a francophone atmosphere.

Through the French Language Instruction Program (FLIP), credit courses are offered in various disciplines providing students with opportunities to use and improve their French. Detailed information may be obtained from the Centre at 403.220.7226 or ucalgary.ca/frenchcentre/.

Contact Information

Office Location: Craigie Hall C205, Craigie Hall D310

Phone: 403.220.5293 and 403.220.5300

Fax: 403.284.3610 and 403.284.3634

Email: slllc@ucalgary.ca

Website: slllc.ucalgary.ca/

For Program Advice

Students should consult a program advisor in the Arts Students’ Centre for information and advice on their overall program requirements. Advising contact information can be found online: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising.

For more specific advice regarding course selection and requirements in the major field, students should consult the appropriate Undergraduate Advisor in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (consult School website for contact information).

Admission to the Majors

Prospective students wishing to enter one of the BA programs offered by the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures must meet the criteria listed in section A.2 Undergraduate Admission of this Calendar.

Admission to Honours in French, German, Linguistics, Russian and Spanish

The Faculty of Arts procedures for Admission to Honours established in section 3.4.2 "Honours Degrees with a Major Field" are applicable and provide the overall framework for entry into the Honours Programs in French, German, Linguistics, Russian and Spanish. The application deadline is February 1.

Overlapping Programs

Programs in East Asian Language Studies cannot be taken in conjunction with programs in East Asian Studies. This restriction applies to Major-plus-Minor combinations, Double Majors, Combined Degrees and Second Baccalaureate Degrees. Students cannot combine the East Asian Language Studies major with either a Chinese or Japanese minor.

Programs in Linguistics cannot be taken in conjunction with the program in Linguistics and Language. This restriction applies to Major-plus-Minor combinations, Double Majors, Combined Degrees and Second Baccalaureate Degrees.

A Linguistics major may not be combined with both the Minor and the Concentration in Speech-Language Sciences.

Language programs (i.e., majors or minors) offered by the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures can only be taken in conjunction with the major program in Linguistics and Language if the language or languages in the former program differ from the chosen Language Option for the latter. This restriction applies to Major-plus-Minor combinations, Double Majors, Combined Degrees and Second Baccalaureate Degrees.

Field of Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures

The Field of Arabic Languages and Muslim Cultures includes all courses labeled Arabic Languages and Muslim Cultures  (ALMC) and the following courses:

Field of East Asian Language Studies

The Field of East Asian Language Studies consists of the following categories and courses:

Chinese Language: Chinese 205, 207, 229, 279, 301, 303, 311, 313, 331, 333, 341, 353, 401, 403, 431, 561.

Japanese Language: Japanese 205, 207, 301, 303, 311, 313, 331, 333, 441, 451, 471.

Chinese Studies: Art History 325; Chinese 309, 317, 341, 353, 355, 357, 363, 431, 461, 561.

Japanese Studies: Art History 365; Japanese 201, 309, 317, 323, 325, 327, 341, 461; Strategy and Global Management 573.

Capstone: East Asian Language Studies 501.

Subject to approval by the School, courses in Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies from other disciplines will be accepted towards the Field of Study.

Field of East Asian Studies

The Field of East Asian Studies consists of the following courses:

Courses with a Focus on East Asia

*With approval of the School.

Language Courses

Field of French

The Field of French includes all courses labelled French (FREN).

Students with advanced placement may use Romance Studies 499 to fulfil one of the exempted Major Field requirements.

Field of German

The Field of German consists of all courses labelled German (GERM).

Field of Italian Studies

The Field of Italian Studies comprises the following:

Courses with an Italian Focus

Contextual Courses

Field of Linguistics

The Field of Linguistics consists of all courses labelled Linguistics (LING).

Field of Linguistics and Language

Students in this program select a particular language option (e.g., French or German or Russian, etc.). Students are not permitted to mix their languages except in the Ancient and Classical Languages option.

The Field of Linguistics and Language consists of all courses labelled Linguistics (LING) and all courses in the chosen language.

Field of Russian

The Field of Russian consists of all courses labelled Russian (RUSS) and the following:

*With approval of the School.

Field of Spanish

The Field of Spanish includes all courses labelled Spanish (SPAN). Students with advanced placement may use Romance Studies 499 to fulfil one of the exempted Major Field requirements.