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 German
BA in German
BA in German with Co-operative Education
BA Honours in German
BA Honours in German with Co-operative Education
Degrees in Linguistics
BA in Linguistics
BA in Linguistics with Co-operative Education
BA Honours in Linguistics
BA Honours in Linguistics with Co-operative Education
Related Interdisciplinary Degrees (See separate listings)
BA in Linguistics and Language
BA in Linguistics and Language with Co-operative Education
Degrees in Russian
BA in Russian
BA in Russian with Co-operative Education
BA Honours in Russian
BA Honours in Russian with Co-operative Education
Minors are offered in Chinese, East Asian Studies, German, Japanese, Linguistics, and Russian. A Minor in Speech-Language Sciences is also 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.
I. The Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures offers courses in the core areas of Linguistics and in specific focal areas including: (1) linguistic analysis and theory (phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics); (2) articulatory and acoustic phonetics; (3) historical linguistics (including courses on the history of English and Indo-European); (4) language acquisition (both first and second); (5) the analysis of Indigenous languages of Canada; (6) and psycholinguistics. Occasionally the Department offers courses dealing with the structures of particular (usually non-Indo-European) languages.
The Major in Linguistics is designed to provide students with foundational and advanced training in the core and specific focal areas of the discipline. Students can also pursue Concentrations in Applied Linguistics or Speech-Language Sciences. Students interested in these Concentrations should consult with the Undergraduate Advisor as early as possible in their program so that a specific degree (Major/Minor, Double Major) and sequence of courses can be selected in accordance with the student's interests and goals and the requirements of the various programs and courses.
Any student who has declared a Linguistics Major is eligible to declare a Concentration in either Applied Linguistics or Speech-Language Sciences.
II. The Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures offers instruction with an intercultural focus in the fields of Arabic, Chinese, East Asian Studies, German, Japanese, and Russian, as well as a course in Slavic Studies.
Students should begin their language studies by choosing a first course at a level corresponding to their previous knowledge of the subject. Those with no previous instruction normally begin with Arabic 202, Chinese 205, German 202, Japanese 205, or Russian 201. Those with German 30 or Russian 30 should enrol in German 331 or Russian 301 respectively. In cases of doubt, students should seek the advice of the Department and are generally encouraged to do so at all stages of the program of study.
East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary area that includes a BA in East Asian Studies and a Minor in East Asian Studies. These programs are designed for students with an interdisciplinary interest in East Asia. Career opportunities for graduates of this program exist in government departments, the diplomatic services or private corporations with business concerns in the area.
Students may wish to consider undertaking a double Major with a disciplinary subject such as Political Science or Philosophy, especially if they are contemplating proceeding to graduate work. Combinations with other interdisciplinary majors could well be considered also.
Students who have prior knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, or Russian, as well as students with more than high-school matriculation in these languages must consult the Department 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.
Students seeking credit by special assessment should consult the Department regarding courses available for credit in this manner.
Native speakers are not eligible to take language courses by special assessment.
The Department 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.
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 Undergraduate Program Director located in the Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures (consult Department website for contact information).
Admission to the Majors
Prospective students wishing to enter one of the BA programs offered by the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures must meet the criteria listed in section A.2 Undergraduate Admission of this Calendar.
Upon admission to the East Asian Studies Major, students are strongly advised to develop a schedule of courses in consultation with the Department.
Admission to Honours in German, Linguistics, and Russian
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 German, Linguistics, and Russian. The application deadline is February 1.
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 Department of Linguistics, Languages 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 East Asian Language Studies
The Field of East Asian Language Studies consists of the following categories and courses:
Subject to department approval, courses in Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies from other disciplines will be credited towards a degree.
Note: Most of the courses listed above have prerequisites that lie outside the Field of East Asian Language Studies. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that prerequisites are completed. We encourage students to speak with a program advisor on a regular basis to assist with a degree planning.
Field of East Asian Studies
The Field of East Asian Studies consists of the following courses: