Apr 26, 2018  
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Modern Languages and Cultural Studies [Arts]


Honors


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

See BA (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

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).

French


German


Honors in German normally requires a minimum of ★54 at the senior level in German, of which at least ★12 must be at the 400-level.

Notes

  1. GERM 303  is the co-requisite for all 300- and 400-level senior-level courses (except those taught in English) or consent of Department; GERM 306  or GERM 316  is the prerequisite for GERM 409  and GERM 417 ; GERM 306 , GERM 316  or GERM 317  is the prerequisite for GERM 416 ; and GERM 340  or GERM 343  is the prerequisite for all 400-level German literature courses.
  2. German-speaking students and students beginning their studies with more than matriculation German may be admitted to courses numbered 303 and above in their first year if they pass a departmental placement test. Such students are required to consult the Department before registration. Also see Prerequisite .
  3. GERM 495  thesis may be written in either German or English.
  4. It is recommended that students wishing to pursue an honors, combined honors or major in German Studies take MLCS 210  by their second year.

Italian Studies


Effective September 2014, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2014 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2018. The last degree with an Italian major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2018.

Romance Languages


A total of ★72 (including junior courses) in either two or three Romance languages (French, Italian, or Spanish), is required, of which a minimum of ★36 must be from one field. No more than ★48 may be in any single field. French, Italian, or Spanish may be selected as the principal subject. The second or third subjects may be selected from French, Italian, or Spanish. ★18 must be selected for a second subject and ★15 must be selected for a third subject. Courses taught in English do not count for the second and third subject areas. MLCS 210 is a required course for all three principal subjects.

If the principal subject is Spanish, required courses include:


Additional Information


If Spanish is the second subject, ★18 must be selected in SPAN at the senior level. If Spanish is the third subject, ★15 must be selected in SPAN at the senior level.

Russian


Effective September 2014, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2014 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2018. The last degree with a Russian major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2018.

Spanish and Latin American Studies


Students are expected to complete a minimum of ★51.

Required courses include:


Study Abroad at the Universidad de Granada


The Department provides an opportunity for students to spend one or two semesters at the Universidad de Granada in Spain. Students should consult the Granada Program Coordinator regarding transfer credits.

Ukrainian


Effective September 2014, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2014 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2018. The last degree with a Ukrainian major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2018.

Combined Honors


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

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


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

French


Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in French and another discipline.

German


Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in German and another discipline. At least (★9 must be selected from 400-level GERM courses).

Italian Studies


Effective September 2014, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2014 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2018. The last degree with an Italian major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2018.

Russian


Effective September 2014, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2014 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2018. The last degree with a Russian major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2018.

Scandinavian


Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in Scandinavian and another discipline. For the Scandinavian component, the required courses are the same as for the major in Scandinavian [see Scandinavian Major Requirements].

Note: Completion of an Honors Essay is not normally required in these programs.

Spanish


Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in Spanish and another discipline.

Ukrainian


Effective September 2014, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2014 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2018. The last degree with a Ukrainian major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2018.

Major Requirements


See Bachelor of Arts (BA) .

French


A major in French requires a minimum of ★33 to a maximum of ★48 at the senior level.

Note:

Courses in French (FREN) offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies or Français (FRANC) offered by Faculté Saint-Jean may be applied to a major in French.

German


A major in German requires a minimum of ★33 to a maximum of ★48 at the senior level, of which at least ★12 must be at the 400-level.

Italian Studies


Effective September 2014, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2014 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2018. The last degree with an Italian major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2018.

Latin American Studies


A major in Latin American Studies requires a minimum of ★36 to a maximum of ★48 at the senior level in LA ST or cross-listed Latin American Studies courses and must include at least ★9 at the 400-level.

Required courses include


Notes


  1. A major in Latin American Studies may be combined with a minor in Spanish.
  2. See Cross-Listed Courses   for regulations concerning cross-listed courses.
  3. Cross-listed courses from Faculties other than the Faculty of Arts used towards the requirement for a major or minor in Latin American Studies will be considered Arts courses. In all other instances, these courses will be considered non-Arts or non-Science options [see Non-Arts or Non-Science Options  and Non-Arts or Non-Science Options .
  4. Variable Content/Selected Topics Courses: Courses with variable content may, on approval of the Spanish & Latin American Studies Advisor, be used for credit when they have appropriate subject matter. Please consult the Spanish & Latin American Studies Advisor and/or the LA ST Course Guide for a current list of approved courses and further details.

Russian


Effective September 2014, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2014 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2018. The last degree with a Russian major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2018.

Scandinavian


A major in Scandinavian requires a minimum of ★33 to a maximum of ★48 at the senior level and must include ★6 at the 400-level.

Required courses are


Notes

  1. Students may take only one of DANSK, NORW or SWED at the 100-level, and likewise at the 200-level.
  2. DANSK 212, NORW 212 or SWED 212  are the prerequisites for all 400-level Scandinavian courses.
  3. SCAND 410  is required for all students with a major subject of concentration in Scandinavian and is strongly recommended as prerequisite or corequisite for all students in senior Scandinavian literature courses at the 400-level.
  4. Students fluent in one of the Scandinavian languages should consult the Department. In courses where the readings are in the original Scandinavian languages, essays and examinations may generally be written in a Scandinavian language or English, with no reward or penalty to the student for choosing one language over the other. However, those majoring in Scandinavian in the BA programs must write at least one essay in a Scandinavian language in each course.
  5. Pursuant to an agreement between the two universities, students majoring in Scandinavian languages and literatures at the University of Alberta may take certain courses in Icelandic language, literature, and culture at the University of Manitoba which are creditable toward their degree. Subject to Faculty regulations, students can therefore study up to three Scandinavian languages and their literature and culture in a BA (Scandinavian).

Students must meet all pertinent Faculty regulations at their home university and the host institution. They should therefore seek early Departmental and Faculty permission when considering participation in the program. A list of courses approved for transfer of credit is available from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies and the Faculty. Students should be aware that, while the cooperating departments will make every effort to offer all courses as proposed for a given academic year, they reserve the right of cancellation at any time up to the start of classes, should unforeseen circumstances occur.

Spanish


A major in Spanish requires a minimum of ★33 to a maximum of ★48 at the senior level.

Ukrainian


Effective September 2014, there will be no further admission to this major. Students who entered the program prior to September 2014 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2018. The last degree with a Ukrainian major will be granted at Spring Convocation 2018.

Combined Languages Majors


See Combined Major in French and Spanish  for regulations applicable to combined language majors.

Minor Requirements


See Minor .

Central/East European Studies


A minor in Central/East European Studies requires a minimum ★18 to a maximum of ★42 as specified below, including at least ★6 at the 400-level.

Required courses include:


  • ★6 in one language at the 200-level or above, selected from Hungarian, Polish, Russian or Ukrainian
★6 selected from

Notes

  1. For additional courses, students should select from MLCS 471, POL S 486 , SLAV 401, SLAV 499 , UKR 410, or from 400-level courses in Polish or Russian or Ukrainian literature, as well as from 400-level History and Slavic courses listed above.
  2. Students already majoring in Polish, Russian or Ukrainian must satisfy requirement of ★6 in one language at the 200-level or above by studying a second Slavic language.
  3. Students are advised to consult with the Undergraduate Advisors for Polish, Russian or Ukrainian in MLCS before embarking on a Minor in CEES.

French


A minor in French requires a minimum of ★15 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level including FREN 310  and at least ★6 at the 400-level.

German


A minor in German requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level in German.

Italian Studies


A minor in Italian Studies requires a minimum of ★18 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 400-level.

Latin American Studies


A minor in Latin American Studies requires a minimum of ★18 to a maximum of ★42 in LA ST or cross-listed Latin American Studies courses at the senior level.

Required courses include


Notes


  1. A minor in Latin American Studies may be combined with a major in Spanish.
  2. See Cross-Listed Courses  for regulations concerning cross-listed courses.
  3. Variable Content/Selected Topics Courses: Courses with variable content may, on approval of the Department Advisor may be used for credit when they have appropriate subject matter. Please consult the Spanish & Latin American Studies Advisor and/or the LA ST Course Guide for a current list of approved courses and further details.

Polish


A minor in Polish requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 400-level.

In addition to POLSH options, students may select from


Russian


A minor in Russian requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 400-level.

Scandinavian


The Department requires


Also see Minor .

Spanish


A minor in Spanish requires a minimum of ★15 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level, including ★3 at the 400-level.

Ukrainian


A minor in Ukrainian Culture, Language and Literature emphasizes language proficiency in the cultural context, and requires a minimum of ★15 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level.

Required courses include


Note:


Students beginning their minor at the 300 level of language proficiency or higher may satisfy their minimum requirements by selecting additional courses from those listed.

Minor in Ukrainian Folklore


A minor in Ukrainian Folklore requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level.

MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies


See the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies .