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Major in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies [Arts]


General Information


See Bachelor of Arts  for additional regulations and requirements.  

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.

Requirements for the Major in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies


Minimum of 33 units to a maximum of 48 units at the senior level, including:

  1. MLCS 210  and MLCS 410  
  2. 3 units in courses with an MLCS-prefix at the senior level
  3. 24 units to a maximum of 39 units at the senior level, allocated according to one of two routes:

(1) Cross-cultural studies route


  1. 6 units at the senior level in one language taught in the Department of MLCS.
  2. 6 units at the senior level in the same language taught in the Department of MLCS OR 6 units at the senior level in an additional language taught in the Department of MLCS OR 6 units at the senior level in courses with the same prefix within the Department of MLCS taught in English.
  3. 12 units in courses with the same prefix within the Department of MLCS taught in English.
  4. 6 units of the 24 units taken in (1)a and/or (1)b and/or (1)c must be at the 400-level.
  5. a minimum of 6 units from courses that include significant experiential learning components appropriate to the area of study OR in an experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada.

(2) Language studies route


  1. 24 units 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 units at the senior level must be earned in each language.
  2. 6 units of the 24 units taken in (2)a must be at the 400-level.
  3. a minimum of 6 units from an experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada outside of the Edmonton Capital Region OR in courses that include significant experiential learning components related to the language(s) studied.

Note


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