East Asian Language Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Courses required in your first year


1. If you have little or no knowledge of the Chinese language you should register in Chinese 205. If you have taken Chinese 30 or 35 in high school, you should register for Chinese 301. If you have taken Japanese 30 in high school you should register for Japanese 207. Please contact the School for course placement information.

2. One pair of language courses (Chinese or Japanese) should be selected in your first year based on which language will constitute your Primary Language of Study for your program. Students would select the appropriate introductory language courses for their Secondary Language of Study in their second year.


Remember to register for both fall and winter semesters at the same time

For further information please contact:
A.W. Barber
Telephone: 403.220.5293
Email: slllc@ucalgary.ca
Website: slllc.ucalgary.ca/east-asian-language-studies

Studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree means that you are a student in the Faculty of Arts.

The major that you choose refers to the subject area you’d like your Bachelor of Arts degree to focus on (e.g. Bachelor of Arts, major in History). This is something that you will have indicated when you applied for admission.

To see your major program, log into your online Student Centre and under the Admissions menu and within the "My Applications" box, click on "status". You will then be able to see your faculty and major program.

From Archeology to Women’s Studies, there are numerous majors and programs to choose from within the Faculty of Arts. If you'd like to see the different majors and programs that the Faculty of Arts has to offer, visit the faculty website.

You should take courses from a number of different areas to see where you’d like to focus your studies. The courses on this list will help you choose courses for first year registration. You’re not required to declare your major until the end of your second full-time year, but keep in mind that it’s best to decide as soon as possible so that you don’t end up having to take extra courses to complete your program. Also remember that you may not be able to register in some courses unless you are admitted to that major.

If you are coming to the University of Calgary with Advanced Placement credit or International Baccalaureate credit, you will follow the same registration process as any first time university student. You may be eligible to use your transfer credit in your degree program depending on the program you have entered and whether or not the courses are applicable. Look for International Baccalaureate credit information at ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/a-12-1.html and Advanced Placement information at ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/a-12-2.html.

You may view your transfer credit by logging in to your online Student Centre. Once you know the transfer credit you have received, you may contact the academic advisor in your faculty to get advice on course selection.

Generally, students must complete 18 units at the junior (200-level) before they are allowed to register in 300-level courses.

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