Minors

Interested in Broadening Your Degree?

The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics offers the following minors, which are available to students in the 40-course Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Arts and Science degree program:

Students in the 40-course (120.0 credit hours) Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) program may declare a minor in French, to be completed in addition to their major.

The opportunity to declare a minor in French is available for students in the BA, BSc, or BASc program, in addition to the following majors:

  • Single discipline majors, including language majors except French, French/German, French/Spanish,
  • General Major in the Humanities, provided French is not one of the disciplinary streams,
  • General Major in the Sciences,
  • General Major in the Social Sciences,
  • Multidisciplinary majors.

Note:The minor in French is not available to students in the Combined Degrees programs (i.e., BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt), Post-Diploma programs, or the BA, BSc, or BASc as second degree.

Note:Students choosing to complete the minor in French with the BASc degree program may need to complete more than the minimum 40 courses for the BASc depending on the choice of majors.

Requirements

For the minor in French, students must complete a minimum of six courses (18.0 credit hours) in French, including at least one French course (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000 level.

  • No more than one Independent Study (French 2990, French 3990, French 4990) or Applied Studies (French 2980, French 3980, French 4980) course may be counted towards the minor.
  • Courses taken through the French Visiting Student program may be counted towards this minor.

Note:Students may not double count courses required for the Minor in French in fulfilling requirements for their major. The six French courses comprising the minor must be distinct from any such major requirements.

For students who complete the required six French courses, the Minor in French will be acknowledged on the official transcript.

Students in the 40-course (120.0 credit hours) Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) program may declare a minor in Japanese, to be completed in addition to their major.

The opportunity to declare a minor in Japanese is available for students in the BA, BSc, or BASc program, in addition to the following majors:

  • Single discipline majors, including language majors,
  • General Major in the Humanities,
  • General Major in the Sciences,
  • General Major in the Social Sciences,
  • Multidisciplinary majors.

Note: The minor in Japanese is not available to students in the Combined Degrees programs (i.e., BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt), Post-Diploma programs, or the BA, BSc, or BASc as second degree.

Note: Students choosing to complete the minor in Japanese with the BASc degree program may need to complete more than the minimum 40 courses for the BASc depending on the choice of majors.

Requirements

For the minor in Japanese, students must complete a minimum of six courses (18.0 credit hours).

  • A minimum of four Japanese (JPNS) courses (12.0 credit hours) for which the language of instruction is Japanese, including a minimum of one Japanese course (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000 level.

Note: No more than one Independent Study (Japanese 2990, Japanese 3990, Japanese 4990) or Applied Studies (Japanese 2980, Japanese 3980, Japanese 4980) may be counted towards the minor.

Note: Japanese 2850, Japanese 3850, or Japanese 4850 may be included with permission of the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics.

  • Up to two courses from the following list, for which the language of instruction is English, may be counted among the six courses required for the minor in Japanese:
    • Interdisciplinary Studies 2008 - Japan and the Japanese (Series)
    • Interdisciplinary Studies 2600 - Study Tour of Japan
    • Offerings in Modern Languages 2850, Modern Languages 3850, or Modern Languages 4850 with a focus on Japanese language or culture may be included, with permission of the Department of Modern Languages

Note: Students may not double count courses required for the minor in Japanese in fulfilling requirements for their major. The six courses comprising the minor must be distinct from any such major requirements.

For students who complete the required six courses, the minor in Japanese will be acknowledged on the official transcript.

Students in the 40-course (120.0 credit hours) Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) program may declare a minor in Linguistics, to be completed in addition to their major.

The opportunity to declare a minor in Linguistics is available for students in the BA, BSc, or BASc program, in addition to the following majors:

  • Single discipline majors, including language majors,
  • General Major in the Humanities,
  • General Major in the Sciences,
  • General Major in the Social Sciences,
  • Multidisciplinary majors.

Note:The minor in Linguistics is not available to students in the Combined Degrees programs (i.e., BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt), Post-Diploma programs, or the BA, BSc, or BASc as second degree.

Note:Students choosing to complete the minor in Linguistics with the BASc degree program may need to complete more than the minimum 40 courses for the BASc depending on the choice of majors.

Requirements

For the minor in Linguistics, students must complete a minimum of six courses (18.0 credit hours) in Linguistics.

  • No more than one Independent Study (Linguistics 2990, Linguistics 3990, Linguistics 4990) or Applied Studies (Linguistics 2980, Linguistics 3980, Linguistics 4980) course may be counted towards the minor.

One of the following courses may be counted as one of the six courses required for the Linguistics minor:

  • Anthropology 2510 - Language, Culture, and Communication
  • Blackfoot 2210 - Structure of the Blackfoot Language
  • Blackfoot 3210 - Blackfoot Morphology and Syntax
  • Cree 2210 - Structure of the Plains Cree Language
  • English 2810 - Grammar
  • English 3450 - Old English
  • English 3901 - History of the English Language
  • French 3450 - Phonetics and Diction
  • French 4001 - Advanced Language II
  • German 3000 - Advanced Language
  • Greek 1300 - Elementary Biblical Greek II
  • Hebrew 1100 - Elementary Hebrew II Japanese
  • 3001 - Advanced Language
  • Latin 1100 - Elementary Latin II
  • Philosophy 3280 - Philosophy of Language
  • Psychology 3240 - Psychology of Language
  • Spanish 3001 - Advanced Language

Instead of a course from the above list, students may, with the permission of the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics, include one Topics or Series course with an emphasis on Linguistics offered by another discipline.

Note:Students may not double count courses required for the minor in Linguistics in fulfilling requirements for their major. The six Linguistics courses comprising the minor must be distinct from any such major requirements.

For students who complete the required six Linguistics courses, the minor in Linguistics will be acknowledged on the official transcript.

Students in the 40-course (120.0 credit hours) Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) program may declare a minor in Spanish, to be completed in addition to their major.

The opportunity to declare a minor in Spanish is available for students in the BA, BSc, or BASc program , in addition to the following majors:

  • Single discipline majors, including language majors except French/Spanish,
  • General Major in the Humanities, provided Spanish is not one of the disciplinary streams,
  • General Major in the Sciences,
  • General Major in the Social Sciences,
  • Multidisciplinary majors.

Note:The minor in Spanish is not available to students in the Combined Degrees programs (i.e., BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt), Post-Diploma programs, or the BA, BSc, or BASc as second degree.

Note:Students choosing to complete the minor in Spanish with the BASc degree program may need to complete more than the minimum 40 courses for the BASc depending on the choice of majors.

Requirements

For the minor in Spanish, students must complete a minimum of six courses (18.0 credit hours) in Spanish, including at least one Spanish course (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000 level.

  • No more than one Independent Study (Spanish 2990, Spanish 3990, Spanish 4990) or Applied Studies (Spanish 2980, Spanish 3980, Spanish 4980) course may be counted towards the minor.
  • Courses taken through the Spanish Visiting Student program may be counted towards this minor.

Note:Students may not double count courses required for the minor in Spanish in fulfilling requirements for their major. The six Spanish courses comprising the minor must be distinct from any such major requirements.

For students who complete the required six Spanish courses, the minor in Spanish will be acknowledged on the official transcript.

For further information on these new minors, contact the relevant language section advisor.

Students may enter these degree programs at any level from beginners' to advanced. All students, whether majoring in a language or not, will have the opportunity to take courses in French, Japanese, Spanish, Linguistics, and Modern Languages.

Some restrictions apply (e.g., Modern Language majors must declare a minor in a language different than the major. See Modern Languages Minors or the current University of Lethbridge Calendar.)

Other minors at the University of Lethbridge

In many programs, across various different degrees and Faculties/Schools, you can opt to add a Minor to your degree.

Learn more about all uLethbridge minors.

Contact an Academic Advisor to help you add a minor to your degree.