Languages

Languages in First Year

Queen’s offers 11 different languages to students at the introductory level.  A language course is good elective choice for any student in Arts and Science.  Students who plan to study Classical Studies (Greek and Latin), French, German, Italian, Jewish Studies (Hebrew) or Spanish at upper-year should choose 6.0 units from one of those languages accordingly.  Students who are interested in pursuing the World Language Studies Plan should take between 6.0 to 12.0 units from any of the language courses listed here in their first year, with the exception of HEBR 135/3.0.  Students who are interested in pursuing Global Development Studies should take 6.0 units in language courses in the first year.  They may use any of those listed here except HEBR 135/3.0, HEBR 191/6.0, GREK 112/6.0 or LATN 110/6.0.  Students planning to study Linguistics should also consider 6.0 units from any language courses listed here.

In almost all cases, students may begin their study of a language at the introductory (100-) level or, if they have previous knowledge of the language, may take courses at the 200- or even 300-level in their first year.  In such cases, the student should contact the appropriate department  (as noted below) for advice.  You will have the opportunity during the first two weeks of classes to change your registration from one course to the other if it turns out you are at the wrong level.  Students should also note that they will not be allowed to take for credit a language course at a level at which it is clear they have already mastered before arriving at Queen’s.

ARAB 100/6.0 (and higher levels)

CHIN 100/6.0 (and higher levels)

French (Intermediate and Advanced)

French (Beginner, Communication et Culture)

GREK 112/6.0 (and higher levels)

GRMN 101/3.0 and 102/3.0 (and higher levels)

HEBR 135/3.0

HEBR  190/6.0 and HEBR 191/6.0 (and higher levels)

ITLN P10/3.0 and ITLN 112/3.0 (and higher levels)

JAPN 100/6.0 (and higher levels)

LLCU 101/3.0 and LLCU 102/3.0

LATN 110/6.0 (and higher levels)

SPAN P10/3.0 and SPAN 112/3.0 (and higher levels)

ARAB 100/6.0 (and higher levels)

This is an introductory course in Arabic, for those who have little or no previous experience in the Arabic language.  It may be used as an elective, in a World Language Studies Plan, a Medieval Studies Plan, or in a Global Development Studies Plan.  If you have previous experience in Arabic, you may be able to start at a higher level, and take:

ARAB 200/6.0

REGISTRATION:  Students must request permission to register in ARAB 200/6.0 from the Arabic Language Program.

CHIN 100/6.0 (and higher levels)

This is an introductory course in Chinese, for those who have little or no previous experience in the Cantonese or Mandarin.  It may be used as an elective, in a World Language Studies Plan, or in a Global Development Studies Plan.  If you have previous experience in Cantonese or Mandarin, you may be able to start at a higher level, and take:

CHIN 200/6.0 or

CHIN 301/3.0 and CHIN 302/3.0

TWO-TERM COURSE:  This course is offered across the Fall and Winter Term.  Register in the order:  “A” suffix version of the course, then in the “B” suffix version.  Failure to register in both halves of the course may result in you losing your registration status.

REGISTRATION:  Students must request permission to register in the upper-year CHIN courses from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

French (Language)

FREN P11/3.0 and/or FREN P12/3.0 (Français Intensif I and II, Queen’s Campus only)

or

FREN 100/6.0 (Français Intermédiaire, if studying at the main Queen’s Campus)

or

FREN 110/6.0 (Français Avancé, Queen’s Campus only)

or

FREN 101/3.0 and FREN 102/3.0 (Français Intermédiaire, if studying at the Bader International Study Centre)

Only FREN 100/6.0, FREN 110/6.0 or (FREN 101/3.0 and FREN 102/3.0) may be used towards the requirement of a French Studies Plan, a Certificate of French Language competency, or taking further French courses at upper year.  The P-level courses are designed primarily for those students who have a limited amount of high school French, and to prepare students for the 100-level courses.  Any of these courses is a good elective choice for any Arts or Science student.  Your choice of intermediate or advanced French depends on your language skill level.  To retain your place in the course for which you have or would like to register, you are required to take a placement test. This will ensure that you are registered in the appropriate French course.  Visit http://www.queensu.ca/french/undergraduatestudents/placementtest.html for complete information and the moodle link for the test.   Please note that you will  be required to show proof of having taken the test on the first day of classes.

French (Communication et Culture)

FREN P16/3.0 (no high school French) - online course only

FREN P17/3.0 (three years high school French) - online course only

FREN 118/3.0 (four to five years high school French)

The Communication et Culture program is a series of language courses stressing oral proficiency.  The courses listed here are good elective choices for any Arts or Science student.  They may also be used towards the requirements of a Global Development Studies Plan, a World Language Studies Plan or a Certificate in French language competency.  The courses listed here may not be used towards the requirements of a French Studies Plan, and students intending to pursue a Plan in French should not register in these courses.  They are instead directed towards FREN 100/6.0 or FREN 110/6.0.  

GREK 112/6.0 (and higher levels)

This is a course in Ancient Greek for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language.   Students who intend to study a Greek Plan in upper-year should take this course.  Either Greek or Latin is recommended for those who intend to study Classical Studies in upper-year.  It may be used as an elective, in a Medieval Studies Plan, or in a World Languages Plan.  Students who have previous knowledge of Ancient Greek, Grade 12 or equivalent should instead take:

GREK 208/6.0

REGISTRATION:  Students must request permission to register in GREK 208/6.0 from the Department of Classics

GRMN 101/3.0 and GRMN 102/3.0 (and higher levels)

These are courses in German for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language.   Students who intend to study a German Plan in upper-year should take this course.  They may be used as an elective, in a Global Development Studies Plan, or in a World Languages Plan.  Students who have previous knowledge of German, Grade 12 or equivalent should instead take:

GRMN 201/3.0 and GRMN 202/3.0

REGISTRATION:  Students must request permission to register in GRMN 201/3.0 and GRMN 202/3.0 from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

HEBR 135/3.0

When offered, this is a course on Hebrew literature and culture.  Unlike the other courses listed here, this course is taught in English, with Hebrew texts read in translation.  For this reason, it is not eligible for the World Languages or Global Development Studies Plans.  It may be used towards the requirements of a Jewish Studies Plan, and is a good elective for any Arts or Science student.

HEBR  190/6.0 and HEBR 191/6.0

These are courses in Modern and Biblical Hebrew, respectively.  They assume little or no previous knowledge of Hebrew.  Students who intend to pursue a Jewish Studies Plan at upper-years should consider one of these courses.  Either may be used towards the requirements of a World Languages Plan, while HEBR 190/6.0 may be used towards a Global Development Studies Plan.  They are good electives for any Arts or Science student.  Students who have previous knowledge of Hebrew should instead take:

HEBR 292/3.0 (Intermediate Biblical Hebrew) and/or

HEBR 294/3.0 (Intermediate Modern Hebrew I)

REGISTRATION:  Students must request permission to register in HEBR 292/3.0 or HEBR 294/3.0 from the Jewish Studies Program Director

ITLN P10/3.0 and ITLN 112/3.0 (and higher levels)

These are courses in Italian for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language.   Students who intend to study an Italian Plan or pursue a Certificate in Italian language competency in upper-year should take these courses.  They may be used as an elective, in a Global Development Studies Plan, or in a World Languages Plan.  Students who have previous knowledge of Italian, Grade 12 or equivalent should instead take:

ITLN 204/3.0 and ITLN 205/3.0

REGISTRATION:  Students must request permission to register in ITLN 204/3.0 and ITLN 205/3.0 from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

JAPN 100/6.0 (and higher levels)

This is an introductory course in Japanese, for those who have little or no previous experience in the language.  It may be used as an elective, in a World Language Studies Plan, or in a Global Development Studies Plan.  If you have previous experience in Japanese, you may be able to start at a higher level, and take:

JAPN 200/6.0 or

JAPN 301/3.0 and JAPN 302/3.0

REGISTRATION:  Students must request permission to register in the upper-year JAPN courses from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LLCU 101/3.0 and LLCU 102/3.0

Languages on offer may change from year to year. They are taught at the introductory level and LLCU 101/3.0 is the prerequisite for LLCU 102/3.0. When registering in these courses, be sure to check the section you are registering in as this determines the language being taught.

2013/2014 Offerings:
Mohawk (LLCU 101 and LLCU 102)
Inuktitut (LLCU 101 only)
NEW* Portuguese (LLCU 101 and LLCU102)

 

LATN 110/6.0 (and higher levels)

This is a course in Ancient Latin for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language.   Students who intend to study a Latin Plan in upper-year should take this course.  Either Greek or Latin is recommended for those who intend to study Classical Studies in upper-year.  It may be used as an elective, in a Medieval Studies Plan, or in a World Languages Plan.  Students who have previous knowledge of Ancient Latin, Grade 12 or equivalent should instead take:

LATN 209/6.0

REGISTRATION:  Students must request permission to register in LATN 209/6.0 from the Department of Classics

SPAN P10/3.0 and SPAN 112/3.0 (and higher levels)

These are courses in Spanish for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language.   Students who intend to study a Spanish Plan, Spanish and Latin American Studies Plan, or pursue a Certificate in Spanish language competency in upper-year should take these courses.  They may be used as an elective, in a Global Development Studies Plan, or in a World Languages Plan.  Students who have previous knowledge of Spanish, Grade 12 or equivalent should instead take:

SPAN 204/3.0 and SPAN 205/3.0

REGISTRATION:  Students must request permission to register in SPAN 204/3.0 and SPAN 205/3.0 from Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

*Note: All 6.0 unit courses are multi-term courses.  These courses are offered across the Fall and Winter Terms.  When students enrol in the "A" suffix course in the Fall Term, the "B" suffix will automatically be added to the Winter Term. Both halves of the course will be offered at the same time in the course timetable.