Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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World Language Studies (LANG)

A minor in World Language Studies provides students with communication skills in at least two languages other than English, choosing from among the thirteen languages offered at Queen's.

The planet is becoming ever smaller and globalization is affecting how people live and work. As such, knowledge of multiple languages is a tremendous asset, paving the way for an international career, providing valuable insight into cultural difference, and preparing students for a global future. To complement their language acquisition courses, students can also take up to 6.0 units of LANG concepts courses. These are conceptual courses that meet at least one of the following criteria:  Competence in cultural criticism (studies in globalization, diversity and inclusivity), linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition and communicative competence.

The Plan can be paired with a Major in a wide variety of fields, such as Global Development Studies, Linguistics, Political Studies, and Music, to name just a few.

LANG Minor

Minor in World Language Studies

Consists of 30.0 units. The Plan in combination with a Major Plan in another subject and with sufficient electives to total of 114.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

CORE COURSES (24.0 units):

A. 12.0 units from LANG_Languages
B. 6.0 units from LANG_Languages at the 200-level or above
C. 6.0 units from LANG_Languages at the 300-level or above 

OPTION COURSES (6.0 units):

A. 6.0 units from LANG_Languages; LANG_Concepts; LLCU

Please note that no more than 6.0 units may be at the P00-level and at least TWO different languages from the LANG_Languages list must be chosen

LANG Languages are courses that must develop competence in at least one of the following skills: reading, writing, or speaking and listening in a language other than English: ARAB; CHIN; FREN; GRMN; GREK; HEBR; ITLN; JAPN; LATN; LLCU 101; LLCU 102; SPAN
Except: GREK 430/6.0;GRMN 105/3.0; GRMN 106/3.0; GRMN 181/3.0; GRMN 221/3.0; GRMN 222/3.0; GRMN 251/3.0; GRMN 252/3.0;GRMN 353/3.0; HEBR 135/3.0; ITLN 210/3.0; ITLN 215/3.0; ITLN 226/3.0; ITLN 232/3.0; ITLN 233/3.0; ITLN 234/3.0; ITLN 257/3.0; ITLN 308/.30; SPAN 328/3.0; SPAN 316/3.0; SPAN 308/3.0; SPAN 247/3.0; SPAN 248/3.0

LANG Concepts courses:
HEBR 135/3.0; 
INTS 306/3.0; INTS 307/3.0; INTS 320/3.0; INTS 321/3.0; INTS 322/3.0;
ITLN 210/3.0; ITLN 215/3.0; ITLN 226/3.0; ITLN 232/3.0; ITLN 233/3.0; ITLN 234/3.0; ITLN 257/3.0; ITLN 308/3.0;
LANG P10/3.0; LANG P11/3.0; LANG 120/3.0; LANG 121/3.0;
LING 100/6.0; LING 202/3.0; LING 205/3.0;
PSYC 321/3.0;

Plan Pathways

Minor in World Language Studies consists mostly of courses in at least two different languages. Queen’s offers 13 different languages so it can be sometimes difficult to choose the best path.

Here are a few examples on how to complete the minor in World Language Studies, depending of your existing knowledge of languages.

Pathway A: No knowledge of languages

Year 1: 6.0 units in LANG A ( i.e. GRMN 101/3.0 and GRMN 102/3.0)
Year 2: 6.0 units in LANG A  ( i.e. GRMN 201/3.0 and GRMN 202/3.0)
Year 3: 12.0 units in LANG A and LANG B (i.e. GRMN 308/3.0 and GRMN 309/3.0 and ITLN P10/3.0 and ITLN 112/3.0)
Year 4: 6.0 units in LANG B ( i.e. ITLN 204/3.0 and ITLN 205/3.0)

Pathway B: Intermediate knowledge of a language

Year 1: 6.0 units in LANG A (i.e. SPAN 204/3.0 and SPAN 205/3.0)
Year 2: 12.0 units in LANG A and LANG B ( i.e. SPAN 301/3.0 and SPAN 302/3.0; JAPN 100/6.0)
Year 3: 9.0 units in LANG A and LANG B ( i.e. JAPN 200/6.0  and SPAN 351/3.0)
Year 4: 3.0 units in concept course (i.e. LLCU 247)

Pathway C: Advanced knowledge of a language

Year 1: 6.0 units in LANG A ( i.e. CHIN 300/6.0)
Year 2: 6.0 units in LANG B (i.e. FREN 150/6.0)
Year 3: 12.0 units in LANG B and LANG C (i.e. FREN 250/3.0, FREN 219/3.0 ; LLCU 101 and LLCU 102)
Year 4: 6.0 units in concept courses (i.e. LLCU 340/3.0 and LLCU 209/3.0)