Modern Languages & Linguistics Undergraduate Courses

Please always refer to the current year's academic calendar for the most accurate list of courses offered by the Department. The courses listed below are not offered every semester. Please refer to the Bridge for current offerings and to register for courses.

French Courses

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
Fundamentals of spoken and written French. Use of the language laboratory.
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: For students with little or no knowledge of French. To confirm enrolment and placement, all students must complete the French Student Information Form and then, if required, the placement test, before the first day of classes. Credit for French 1000 will not normally be granted to students with French 30, 30-6Y, 30-9Y, 31 or equivalent. Students may be able to take this course for credit with permission of the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics if high school French courses were completed more than five years ago.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
Continuation of French1000.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 1000 with a minimum grade of ‘C-’, French 10, French 20, or French 30-3Y
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: To confirm enrolment and placement, all students must complete the French Student Information Form and then, if required, the placement test, before the first day of classes.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
Development of language skills; oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 1100 with a minimum grade of ‘C-’, French 30, French 30-6Y, French 30-9Y, or French 31
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: To confirm enrolment and placement, all students must complete the French Student Information Form and then, if required, the placement test, before the first day of classes. May not be taken for credit by students with French Language Arts 30 or Français 30.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
Further development of language skills; oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): French 1500 with a minimum grade of ‘C-’
Substantially Similar: French 2001
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: May not be taken for credit by students with French Language Arts 30 or Français 30 or equivalent.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
A language course for French immersion graduates with an emphasis on written skills and grammatical concepts. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): One of French Language Arts 30 or Français 30
Substantially Similar: French 2000
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: May not be taken for credit by students with French 1500 or French 2000.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Aspects of French culture and civilization.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 2000, French Language Arts 30, or Français 30
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Other hours per term: Immersion in a francophone milieu. Academic and living experiences in a francophone milieu. Institution to be approved by the Department. For students taking part in the French Visiting Student Programme only.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 2000 or French 2001 with a minimum 'C-' grade AND Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Grading: Pass/Fail
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: It is recommended that Modern Languages Education: French majors successfully complete French 2250 before enrolling in Professional Semester I.

For more information on French 2250 visit French Visiting Student Program

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Improvement of reading, writing and analytical skills in the French language. Appreciation and understanding of French literature from 1789 to the present day.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 2000, French Language Arts 30, or Français 30
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
Study of a variety of discourses in order to develop French oral and written rhetorical skills in an academic environment. Emphasis on communication strategies, methodology, and production of different genres in oral and written form.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 1500, French Language Arts 30, or Français 30
Corequisite(s): One of French 2000 or French 2001
Equivalent: French 2850 (Communication écrite et orale) (prior to 2017/2018); French 2850 (Intermediate Composition) (prior to 2017/2018)
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: For students with some knowledge of French. Students who do not have French 1500, French Language Arts 30, or Français 30 (or equivalent), but have some knowledge of French at the intermediate level may be allowed to enroll after taking a required placement test.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Structural and stylistic nuances of French.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 2000 or French 2001, with a minimum grade of ‘C-’
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A survey of French literature before the revolution of 1789. Study of a variety of genres and major authors.
Prerequisite(s): French 2300
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Selected periods, themes, sociopolitical, and cultural aspects of the Francophone world.
Prerequisite(s): French 2200
Recommended Background: One of French 2001 or French 2300

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0
The theory and practice of phonetic features of the French language. Topics may include: sounds, stress, rhythm, intonation, syllabification, liaison, acoustic analysis, phonetic transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet. English-French comparative phonetics. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 2000 or French 2001
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Representative literary works of France or French Canada.
Prerequisite(s): French 2300

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Nature and development of a specific genre: novel, drama, poetry, short story, essay, biography, song, children's literature or film. Appreciation and understanding of characteristic elements of the genre. Representative works by major francophone artists.
Prerequisite(s): French 2300

Credit hours: 1.50
Contact hours per week: Variable
Students will follow an established program of independent reading, comprised of French and francophone literary works representing major genres and periods.
Prerequisite(s): French 3100 with a minimum grade of 'C+'
Grading: Pass/Fail
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: Students should be aware that this course involves independent work.

Credit hours: 1.50
Contact hours per week: Variable
Students will follow an established program of independent reading, comprised of French and francophone literary works representing major genres and periods.
Prerequisite(s): French 3901
Grading: Pass/Fail
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: Students should be aware that this course involves independent work.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Further study of the structural and stylistic nuances of French.
Prerequisite(s): French 3001 with a minimum grade of ‘C-'
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Aspects of the French language. Topics to be covered may include composition, translation, stylistic analysis, syntactic analysis and history of the French language.
Prerequisite(s): French 3001

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Selected and representative works of major authors or literary movements of a specific period or century.
Prerequisite(s): One of French 3100, French 3500, or French 3600

Credit hours: 6.00
Contact hours per week: Variable
This is a challenging, work-intensive, research-oriented course in which students will conduct research, report orally and submit a report in the form of an Undergraduate Thesis which will be made publicly available.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) AND a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher AND a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher in French courses AND French 3001 AND at least one French course (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000 or 4000 level in a field relevant to the thesis.
Note: Contact hours will vary. Students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work.

Japanese Courses

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
Fundamentals of spoken and written Japanese. Use of the language laboratory.
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: For students with little or no knowledge of Japanese. All students must complete the Student Information Form and the placement test, if required. Results will determine placement in the appropriate course. Credit for Japanese 1000 will not normally be granted to students with Japanese 30, or equivalent. Students may be able to take this course for credit with permission of the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics if high school Japanese courses were completed more than five years ago.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
Continuation of Japanese 1000.
Prerequisite(s): One of Japanese 1000 or Japanese 30
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: Students with Japanese 30 must complete the Student Information Form and the placement test, if required. Results will determine placement in the appropriate course. Students who have fluent oral skills should contact the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics for proper placement.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
Development of language skills; oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): Japanese 1100
Equivalent: Japanese 1500 (prior to 2019/2020)
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: Students may be asked to complete a placement test. Students who have fluent oral skills should contact the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics for proper placement.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0
Further development of language skills; oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): Japanese 2010
Equivalent: Japanese 2000 (prior to 2019/2020)
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: Students may be asked to complete a Placement test. Students who have fluent oral skills should contact the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics for proper placement.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Further training in the skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension.
Prerequisite(s): Japanese 2020
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: Students may be asked to complete a placement test. Students who have fluent oral skills should contact the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics for proper placement.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Exploration of Japanese society and culture from pre-modern to present day encompassing a range of different theoretical perspectives from history, education, religion, food, language, holidays, pop culture, family, modernization, and subcultures.
Prerequisite(s): 15 university-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)
Equivalent: Modern Languages 2850 (Japanese Society and Culture) (prior to 2016/2017)
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Linguistics Courses

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Introduction to the study of language, part one. Production and perception of speech sounds (phonetics) and sound systems (phonology) in English and other languages. Basic principles of sound change (historical phonology).
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Introduction to the study of language, part two. Internal structure of words and word formation processes (morphology). Basic sentence and phrase structure (syntax). Analysis of word and sentence meaning (semantics).
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The study of how language is processed in the mind. Topics include language production and comprehension, language acquisition, bilingualism, and language disorders. Special emphasis will be placed on the developmental aspects of psycholinguistics.
Prerequisite(s): One of Psychology 2110 or Psychology 2330 AND One additional 2000-level course (3.0 credit hours) in Psychology or Neuroscience
Recommended Background: Linguistics 2300 AND Linguistics 2600
Lib Ed Req: Social Science

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Introduction to first language acquisition.
Topics include: research methods; phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical and communicative development; language acquisition in special circumstances (deafness, blindness, mental retardation, autism); bilingual language acquisition.
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300 AND Linguistics 2600
Recommended Background: A 2000-level course in Psychology
Equivalent: Linguistics 3400 (prior to 2016/2017)
Lib Ed Req: Social Science

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A practical course in phonetics with an emphasis on transcription and pronunciation of the entire International Phonetic Alphabet.
Topics include: the functions of the speech organs; speech production and articulation; analysis of speech sounds, stress and intonation; suprasegmental phenomena. Use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Introduction to the social significance of linguistic variation, including the relation between language and social class, social mobility, social networks, age, sex and gender.
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300 AND Linguistics 2600
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Senior seminars involving original research on or in-depth study of topics in linguistics, or the advanced study of an individual language or language family. Offerings vary depending upon student interest and available faculty.
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2300 AND Linguistics 2600 (Additional prerequisites may be specified, including any recommended background, for individual offerings)

Spanish Courses

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish.
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: For students with little or no knowledge of Spanish. To confirm enrolment and placement, all students must complete the Spanish Student Information Form and then, if required, the placement test, before the first day of classes. Credit for Spanish 1000 will not normally be granted to students with Spanish 30-3Y, 20-6Y, 30-6Y, 10-9Y, 20-9Y, 30-9Y, or equivalent. Students may be able to take this course for credit with permission of the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics if high school Spanish courses were completed more than five years ago.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Continuation of Spanish 1000.
Prerequisite(s): One of Spanish 1000, Spanish 20-6Y, or Spanish 30-3Y
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: To confirm enrolment and placement, all students must complete the Spanish Student Information Form and then, if required, the placement test, before the first day of classes. Credit for Spanish 1100 will not normally be granted to students with Spanish 10-9Y, 20-9Y, 30-6Y, or equivalent. Students may be able to take this course for credit with permission of the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics if high school Spanish courses were completed more than five years ago. Students who have fluent oral skills should contact the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics for proper placement.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Development of language skills: oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite(s): One of Spanish 1100, Spanish 10-9Y, Spanish 20-9Y, or Spanish 30-6Y
Equivalent: Spanish 1500 (prior to 2019/2020)
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: To confirm enrolment and placement, all students must complete the Spanish Student Information Form and then, if required, the placement test, before the first day of classes. Credit for Spanish 2010 will not normally be granted to students with Spanish Language Arts 30, Spanish 30-9Y, or equivalent. Students may be able to take this course for credit with permission of the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics if high school Spanish courses were completed more than five years ago. Students who have fluent oral skills should contact the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics for proper placement.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The finer points of grammar; refinement of writing style. Further training in the skills of speaking, reading, and listening comprehension.
Prerequisite(s): One of Spanish 2010, Spanish 30-9Y, or Spanish Language Arts 30
Equivalent: Spanish 2000 (prior to 2019/2020)
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: To confirm enrolment and placement, all students must complete the Spanish Student Information Form and then, if required, the placement test, before the first day of classes. Students who have fluent oral skills should contact the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics for proper placement.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0
Development of basic oral communicative abilities in Spanish with emphasis on conversational skills. Reading and writing skills also introduced.
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 1100
Equivalent: Spanish 2850 (Fundamentals of Spanish Communication) (prior to 2015/2016)
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: Not for native or heritage speakers or for students with intermediate or advance oral fluency.

Credit hours: 3.00
Other hours per term: Immersion in a Spanish/Spanish American milieu. Academic and living experiences in a Spanish/Spanish American milieu. Institution to be approved by the Department. For students taking part in the Spanish Visiting Student Programme only.
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 2020 with a minimum 'C-' grade AND Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Grading: Pass/Fail
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

For more information on Spanish 2250 visit Spanish Visiting Student Program

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Introduction to the study of literature and major literary theories and their application through the study of Spanish and/or Spanish-American prose, poetry, and drama.
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 2020
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Structural and stylistic nuances of Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 2020
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0
Expansion of vocabulary, and reading and writing activities in four professional areas: science, education, business, and tourism.
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 2020
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities
Note: Not open to native or semi-native speakers of Spanish.

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
General overview of periods, trends and genres in Spanish peninsular literature and Spanish-American literature through representative works, beginning in the Middle Ages. Improvement of skills in literary analysis, as well as reading and writing skills in the Spanish language.
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 2300
Lib Ed Req: Fine Arts and Humanities

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Selected and representative works of major authors or literary movements of a specific period or century.
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 2300

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Text and film-based study of aspects of Spanish-American culture and civilization after the wars of independence (post-1800).
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 2020
Equivalent: Spanish 2200 (prior to 2019/2020)

Credit hours: 3.00
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Topics such as soap operas, cinema, comic strips, music and marginal literature from the Spanish-speaking world.
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Note: Language of instruction is English.

Credit hours: 6.00
Contact hours per week: Variable
This is a challenging, work-intensive, research-oriented course in which students will conduct fieldwork, text, library-based or empirical research, submit a report in the form of an Undergraduate Thesis which will be made publicly available, and report orally on the work.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) AND A cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher
Note: Contact hours will vary. Students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work.