Sep 28, 2021  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies [Arts]


[Sept. 17, 2020] - ERRATA.  Promotion and graduation requirements were added to both the Honors and Combined Honors sections.  See Addenda and Errata  for more information.

Honors in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies


General Information


The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies offers two routes leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Both routes emphasize the use of acquired skills in contexts outside the classroom. A language studies route allows students to focus on acquiring skills in one or more languages other than English. A cross-cultural studies route allows students to focus on studies that cut across linguistic, literary, and cultural traditions, while also developing skills in one or more languages other than English. All prospective students are asked to contact the Department for information, advice, and program planning. Students with a prior background in a language should consult the Department before selecting courses. The Department reserves the right to place students in the language course appropriate to their level of study.

Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors  for admission requirements.

See Bachelor of Arts (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

French


Effective September 2019, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2019 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2023. The last degree with a French major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2023.

German


Effective September 2019, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2019 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2023. The last degree with a German major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2023.

Romance Languages


Effective September 2019, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2019 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2023. The last degree with a Romance Languages major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2023.

Spanish and Latin American Studies


Effective September 2019, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2019 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2023. The last degree with a Spanish and Latin American Studies major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2023.

Program Requirements


Course Requirements


A major with honors in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies requires a minimum of ★54 to a maximum of ★60 at the senior level.  Courses selected must include:

  1. MLCS 210 MLCS 410 , and MLCS 495  
  2. ★6 at the senior level in any area of the Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies (or in relevant courses outside the department, at the discretion of the honors advisor)
  3. ★3 in courses with an MLCS-prefix at the senior level
  4. ★36 allocated according to one of two routes:
(1) Cross-cultural studies route

  1. ★6 at the senior level in one language taught in the Department of MLCS.
  2. ★12 at the senior level in the same language taught in the Department of MLCS OR ★12 at the senior level in an additional language taught in the Department of MLCS OR ★12 at the senior level in courses with the same prefix within the Department of MLCS taught in English
  3. ★18 in courses with the same prefix within the Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies taught in English.
  4. ★6 of the ★36 taken in (1) a and/or b and/or c must be at the 400-level.
  5. ★6 in this route must be earned in courses that include experiential learning components appropriate to the area of study (including MLCS 210 , if applicable)
(2) Language studies route

  1. ★36 at the senior level in one language OR split between two languages taught in the Department of MLCS. If credits are split between two languages, at least ★12 must be earned in each language.
  2. ★6 of the ★36 taken in (2) a must be at the 400-level.
  3. ★6 of the credits earned in this route must be earned in an immersive experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada outside of the Edmonton Capital Region OR in courses that have a Community Service-Learning Component (including MLCS 210 , if applicable)

Note: for a current list of languages that are available for the language studies route to the Honors in MLCS, see the department webpage.

Promotion Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all courses in the major subject.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation with Honors requires a graduation average of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all courses in the major subject.

Graduation with First Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 on all courses in the major subject in the last two years and an average of 3.5 or better on all courses in the two final years (last ★60).

Combined Honors in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies


General Information


French


Effective September 2019, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2019 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2023. The last degree with a French major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2023.

German


Effective September 2019, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2019 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2023. The last degree with a German major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2023.

Scandinavian


Effective September 2019, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2019 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2023. The last degree with a German major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2023.

Spanish


Effective September 2019, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2019 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2023. The last degree with a Spanish major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2023.

Program Requirements


The common requirements in a Combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs [refer to Requirements in Combined Honors ].

Course Requirements


A major with combined honors in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies requires a minimum of ★36 to a maximum of ★48 at the senior level.  Courses selected must include:

  1. MLCS 210 MLCS 410 , and INT D 520  
  2. ★3 in courses with an MLCS-prefix at the senior level
  3. ★24 allocated according to one of two routes:
(1) Cross-cultural studies route

  1. ★6 at the senior level in one language taught in the Department of MLCS.
  2. ★6 at the senior level in the same language taught in the Department of MLCS OR ★6 at the senior level in an additional language taught in the Department of MLCS OR ★6 at the senior level in courses with the same prefix within the Department of MLCS taught in English.
  3. ★12 in courses with the same prefix within the Department of MLCS taught in English.
  4. ★6 of the ★24 taken in (1) a and/or b and/or c must be at the 400-level.
  5. ★6 in this route must be earned in courses that include experiential learning components appropriate to the area of study (including MLCS 210 , if applicable)
(2) Language studies route

  1. ★24 at the senior level in one language OR split between two languages taught in the Department of MLCS. If credits are split between two languages, at least ★6 at the senior level must be earned in each language.
  2. ★6 of the ★24 taken in (2) a must be at the 400-level.
  3. ★6 of the credits earned in this route must be earned in an immersive experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada outside of the Edmonton Capital Region OR in courses that have a Community Service-Learning Component (including MLCS 210 , if applicable)

Note: for a current list of languages that are available for the language studies route to the Combined Honors in MLCS, see the department webpage.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


In a combined Honors program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each discipline.