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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions L Language LANG
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For more information about these courses, see the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures website: arts.ucalgary.ca/languages-linguistics-literatures-cultures.

Language 200       Introduction to Second Language Learning
Introduction to the process of language learning with a focus on the development of learning strategies. Specific examples will be drawn from ancient and modern languages offered at the University of Calgary.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Senior Course
Language 300       Introductory Topics in Translation Studies
Basics of translation theory and practice for students with sufficient second language background. Establishes a common critical vocabulary to discuss issues in translation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Language 301       Topics in Research Methods and Analysis
Examination of different types of research that acquaint students with research design, data collection, research methods, analysis, and presentation of research outcomes.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Language 400       Advanced Topics in Translation Studies
An in-depth study of the field of translation with a focus on the notions of aesthetics, comparative stylistics, grammar, and literary forms. The applied focus of the course will be on a high-quality translation along with a critical reflection on its production.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Language 300.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Language 451       Topics in Cross-Cultural Explorations
Study of languages and cultural products from a cross-cultural perspective. Students examine cultures, arts, and languages across historical periods and geographic locations, employing comparative analysis and theoretical perspectives.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Language 501       Advanced Topics in the Study of Language and Culture
Students work with resources from their language(s) of study to reflect on and integrate their knowledge and skills, working individually and in groups through the planning, research, writing, and presentation of their work.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Language 591         Honours Thesis
Students carry out a specific research project under the supervision of a staff member and submit a thesis acceptable to the area of concentration.
Course Hours:
6 units; (24 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Language and Culture Honours degree program and consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
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Language 599       Topics in the Study of Language
Topics will reflect developments in current research in second language acquisition and learning.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Graduate Courses
Language 605       Second Language Learning and Pedagogy
Theoretical and practical overview of the processes involved in acquiring a second language, with a focus on naturalistic language acquisition and on classroom strategies and classroom language learning.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
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Language 615       Second Language Learning and Technology
Theoretical and practical aspects of incorporating technology into the language classroom. A general overview in the context of theories of second language acquisition of using the web, electronic mail, online chat discussion, and videoconferencing as tools in language teaching/learning; students will also learn to create their own websites and web activities for teaching.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
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Language 625       Second Language Learning and Cultural Understanding
An introduction to the interdisciplinary nature of "culture" as it pertains to second language teaching and learning.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
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Language 699       Research Seminar in Second Language Learning
Centred round a professor's current research project, the course will engage students as members of a collaborative research team that will serve as a practical exposure to research methods in the area of second language learning and acquisition.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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