Academic Calendar 2022-2023

World Language Studies – General (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts


Subject:  Administered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Spanish languages) in partnership with the Departments of Classics (Greek and Latin languages) and French Studies (French language).
Plan:  Consists of 30.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 90.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
LANG_Languages at the 300-level or above
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
LANG_Languages at the 200-level or above
C. Complete 12.00 units from the following course list:12.00
2. Option
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units90.00

3. Additional Requirements

A. Maximum of 6.00 units may be at the P level. 

B. At least two different languages from the LANG_Languages course list must be chosen. 

4. Notes 

A. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

World Language Studies Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Conceptual courses 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.

CLST 309Caravan Cities of the Ancient Near East3.00
FRST 290Paris: Through Literature, Painting, Cinema and Photography3.00
INDG 295Special Indigenous Topics3.00
INDG 301Indigenous Ways of Knowing3.00
INDG 302Indigenous Theories and Methodologies: Learning through Indigenous Worldviews3.00
INDG 395Special Indigenous Topics3.00
INDG 495Special Indigenous Topics3.00
INTS 2213.00
INTS 306Culture, Identity and Self3.00
INTS 307Intercultural Relations3.00
INTS 321Urban Images: Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Imagined City3.00
LANG 101Language Acquisition - Beginning Level I3.00
LANG 102Language Acquisition - Beginning Level II3.00
LANG 201Language Acquisition - Advanced Level I3.00
LANG 202Language Acquisition - Advanced Level II3.00
LING 100Introduction to Linguistics6.00
LING 202Canadian English3.00
LING 205Language and Power3.00
LING 210Language Acquisition and Learning3.00
PSYC 321Psycholinguistics3.00


Courses must develop competence in at least one of the following skills: reading, writing, or speaking and listening in a language other than English.

LLCU 101Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture I3.00
LLCU 102Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture II3.00
PORT 103Beginning Portuguese and Culture l3.00
PORT 104Beginning Portuguese and Culture ll3.00
*Excluding GREK 430.