Linguistics and Language

Languages and Culture

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Why choose Language and Culture?

The BA in Language and Culture will provide students with a solid training in focused language, literary, and cultural studies in one or two language areas (Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures, German, Italian, Russian), and complement these studies with core coursework in cross-linguistic, cross-cultural, and comparative studies.

In bringing together courses and other learning experiences in these individual languages, literatures, and cultures with coursework that reaches across languages and cultures, students in the BA in Language and Culture will develop skills in language proficiency, intercultural capacity, research, and synthesis of knowledge.

Career opportunities

As a Language and Culture graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as global affairs, translation, and within organizations looking to build diverse workplace teams that call for more substantive intercultural competence. A degree in Language and Culture can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as education, law, medicine, or veterinary medicine.

Program highlights

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Courses in this program

  • Beginners Arabic I, II
  • German I, II
  • Beginners’ Italian I, II
  • Introductory Russian I, II
  • Topics in Cross-Cultural and Cross-Linguistic Explorations

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