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Conditional upon approval by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Anticipated date for this program to receive its first cohort is May 1, 2020

The Major in World Languages and Cultures will allow you to acquire competency in one or more international languages and to gain a wide range of knowledge about cultures and intercultural realities. Besides focusing on one or several linguistic and cultural areas, you will develop fundamental research and communication skills that are essential to today’s workplace and wider world. These are introduced and reinforced in courses at all levels, concluding with a capstone research seminar.

Gain important academic and professional experience by collaborating with the Department’s various research groups or participating in the research of faculty members through the prestigious Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). The Major’s experiential learning component will allow you to integrate diverse opportunities to study and work abroad as well as volunteering experiences with embassies, international cultural institutes (e.g. Cervantes Institute, Goethe Institute, Dante Alighieri Society), and community organizations in the National Capital Region.

The Major is a perfect fit with the University of Ottawa’s uoGlobal Recognition and with the Faculty of Art’s Option in Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Social Innovation. It will also prepare you for graduate studies in language and culture, e.g. in the Department’s MA programs in Spanish and in World Literatures and Cultures.

The languages taught in the Department include Arabic, Breton, Chinese, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Welsh, and Yiddish.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the possible combinations available within the Faculty of Arts.

Students in the program will be required to pursue a minimum of 80 hours of experiential learning over the course of the degree. Contact the department for more information.

Compulsory courses
LCM 1101 - How to Learn Foreign Languages3 Units
LCM 1102 - Tools for Cultural Analysis3 Units
Optional courses
6 course units from: 16 Units
Reading Hispanic Texts: Fiction and the Essay
Reading Hispanic Texts: Theatre and the Poetry
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
LCM 3101 - World Cultures in Contact
LCM 3102 - World Languages in Contact
LCM 3103 - World and Transcultural Literatures
LCM 3104 - World Languages and Cultures in Canada
LCM 3105 - Identities, Ideas, and Ideologies Across World Cultures
LCM 3106 - Foreign Language Acquisition
LCM 3107 - Spaces, Places, and Travel across World Cultures
3 course units from: 13 Units
Advanced Study of Spanish American Literature
The Acquisition of Spanish
LCM 4199 Capstone Seminar
3 course units from: 13 Units
Seminar in Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts
Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Lab
Seminar in Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts
Advanced Study of Spanish Literature
Seminar on the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language
Contrastive Grammar: Spanish and English
LCM 4101 - Advanced Theories of World Cultures
LCM 4991 - Practicum
LCM 4992 - Selected Topics in World Languages and Cultures
24 optional course units from one of the language and culture profiles below24 Units
Total: 42 Units

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Profile Requirements

German Language and Culture Profile
18 course units from:18 Units
Road Map to the Culture of the German-Speaking Countries
Elementary German I
Elementary German II
Special Topics in German Culture
Contemporary German Culture
Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
Cinema in the German Speaking Countries
Special Topics in German Literature
Advanced German I
Advanced German II
German Literature Since 1900
Introduction to the Yiddish Language and Culture I
Introduction to the Yiddish Language and Culture II
Yiddish Literature and Film
6 course units from:6 Units
Cinema in the German Speaking Countries
Special Topics in German Literature
Advanced German I
Advanced German II
German Literature Since 1900
Advanced German III
Advanced German IV
Special Topics in German Culture II
Total: 24 Units
Arabic Language and Culture Profile
18 course units from:18 Units
Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Arabic II
Arabic Culture I
Arabic Culture II
Pop Culture in the Arab World
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Arabic Cinema and Visual Media
Special Topics in Arab Canadian Studies
Introduction to Arabic Literature
Special Topics in Arabic Literature
Advanced Arabic I
Advanced Arabic II
Directed Studies in Arabic
Special Topics in Arabic Culture
Advanced Arabic III
Advanced Arabic IV
History of the Middle East from World War I
Arab Philosophy
Islam
6 course units from:6 Units
Arabic Cinema and Visual Media
Special Topics in Arab Canadian Studies
Introduction to Arabic Literature
Special Topics in Arabic Literature
Advanced Arabic I
Advanced Arabic II
Directed Studies in Arabic
Special Topics in Arabic Culture
Advanced Arabic III
Advanced Arabic IV
Total: 24 Units
Asian Studies Profile
18 course units from:18 Units
Selected Topics in East Asian Culture
East Asian Cinemas
Introduction to Chinese I
Introduction to Chinese II
Introduction to Chinese Culture
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
Advanced Chinese I
Advanced Chinese II
Introduction to Japanese I
Introduction to Japanese II
Introduction to Japanese Culture
Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Japanese II
Advanced Japanese I
Advanced Japanese II
6 course units from:6 Units
Selected Topics in East Asian Culture
East Asian Cinemas
Advanced Chinese I
Advanced Chinese II
Advanced Japanese I
Advanced Japanese II
Total: 24 Units
Celtic Studies Profile
18 course units from:18 Units
Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture I
Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture II
Irish Language and Culture I
Irish Language and Culture II
Welsh Language and Culture I
Welsh Language and Culture II
Introduction to the Celtic World
Introduction à la langue et à la culture bretonnes I
Introduction à la langue et à la culture bretonnes II
The Music of the Celtic Peoples
Early Celtic Literature
Medieval Celtic Literature
Celtic Christianity
The Celtic Woman: Between Myth and Reality
Arthur of the Celts
Celtic Cultures in Transition
The Celtic Iron Age
The Celtic Languages: Language Promotion in Practice
Special Topics in Celtic Studies
6 course units from:6 Units
The Celtic Iron Age
The Celtic Languages: Language Promotion in Practice
Special Topics in Celtic Studies
LCM 3101 - World Cultures in Contact
LCM 3102 - World Languages in Contact
LCM 3103 - World and Transcultural Literatures
LCM 3104 - World Languages and Cultures in Canada
LCM 3105 - Identities, Ideas, and Ideologies Across World Cultures
LCM 3106 - Foreign Language Acquisition
LCM 3107 - Spaces, Places, and Travel across World Cultures
Total: 24 Units
Italian Language and Culture Profile
18 course units from:18 Units
Italian Cinema
Italian Heritage in North America
Elementary Italian I
Elementary Italian II
Italian Culture
Italian Literature
Immersion in Italian Language and Culture in Italy
Intermediate Italian I
Intermediate Italian II
The Italian Renaissance
Special Topics in Italian Literature
Italian Culture: Special Topics
Directed Studies I
Advanced Italian I
Advanced Italian II
Italian Language: Special Topics
Italian Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Italian Literature: Special Topics
Advanced Italian III
Advanced Italian IV
6 course units from:6 Units
The Italian Renaissance
Special Topics in Italian Literature
Italian Culture: Special Topics
Directed Studies I
Advanced Italian I
Advanced Italian II
Italian Language: Special Topics
Italian Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Italian Literature: Special Topics
Advanced Italian III
Advanced Italian IV
Total: 24 Units
Latin American Studies Profile
6 course units from:6 Units
Latin American Cultures I
Latin American Cultures II
Selected Topics in Latin American Studies: Cultural Issues
12 course units from:12 Units
Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean
International Development Issues in Latin America
Economics of Globalization
Introduction to Spanish Culture
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Special Topics in Spanish and Latin American Culture
Spanish and Latin American Cinema
Hispanic Literature in translation
Geography of Latin America
Latin America, Colonial Period
Latin America, Modern Period
Selected Topics in Latin American History
Comparative Politics: Latin America
Elementary Portuguese I
Elementary Portuguese II
The Culture of Portuguese-Speaking Countries I
The Culture of Portuguese-Speaking Countries II
Literature and Cinema of the Portuguese Speaking Countries
Selected Topics in Latin American Studies: Socio-Political Issues
6 course units from:6 Units
Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean
International Development Issues in Latin America
Geography of Latin America
Selected Topics in Latin American History (LCM 3101 - World Cultures in Contact)
LCM 3101 - World Cultures in Contact
LCM 3102 - World Languages in Contact
LCM 3103 - World and Transcultural Literatures
LCM 3104 - World Languages and Cultures in Canada
LCM 3105 - Identities, Ideas, and Ideologies Across World Cultures
LCM 3106 - Foreign Language Acquisition
LCM 3107 - Spaces, Places, and Travel across World Cultures
Comparative Politics: Latin America
Literature and Cinema of the Portuguese Speaking Countries
Selected Topics in Latin American Studies: Socio-Political Issues
Total: 24 Units
Russian Language and Culture Profile
18 course units from:18 Units
Elementary Russian I
Elementary Russian II
Introduction to Russian Culture
The Age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy
Contemporary Russian Culture
Russian Cinema
History of Russia Until 1917
History of the USSR
Intermediate Russian I
Intermediate Russian II
Advanced Russian I
Advanced Russian II
Elementary Polish I
Elementary Polish II
Polish Culture Through the Ages
Polish Post-War Cinema
Intermediate Polish
Polish Grammar and Translation
Special Topic in Polish Culture
Introduction to the Yiddish Language and Culture I
Introduction to the Yiddish Language and Culture II
Yiddish Literature and Film
6 course units from:6 Units
LCM 3101 - World Cultures in Contact
LCM 3102 - World Languages in Contact
LCM 3103 - World and Transcultural Literatures
LCM 3104 - World Languages and Cultures in Canada
LCM 3105 - Identities, Ideas, and Ideologies Across World Cultures
LCM 3106 - Foreign Language Acquisition
LCM 3107 - Spaces, Places, and Travel across World Cultures
Advanced Russian I
Advanced Russian II
Special Topic in Polish Culture
Total: 24 Units
Spanish Profile 2
18 course units from:18 Units
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Contemporary Spanish Culture
Spanish American Culture
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Hispanic Cinema and Literature
Special Topics in Hispanic Culture
Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
Varieties of Spanish
Spanish Syntax
History and Politics in Hispanic Literature
Marginalized Voices in the Hispanic World
Intercultural Contacts and Hybrid Identities in Spanish America
Gender and Identity in Hispanic Literature
Advanced Spanish I
Advanced Spanish II
Advanced Study of Spanish American Literature
Advanced Study of Spanish Literature
Seminar on the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language
Contrastive Grammar: Spanish and English
The Acquisition of Spanish
6 course units from:6 Units
Hispanic Cinema and Literature
Special Topics in Hispanic Culture
Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
Varieties of Spanish
Spanish Syntax
History and Politics in Hispanic Literature
Marginalized Voices in the Hispanic World
Intercultural Contacts and Hybrid Identities in Spanish America
Gender and Identity in Hispanic Literature
Advanced Study of Spanish American Literature
Advanced Study of Spanish Literature
Seminar on the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language
Contrastive Grammar: Spanish and English
The Acquisition of Spanish
Total: 24 Units
Multilingual Profile
18 course units offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures18 Units
6 course units offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the 3000 or 4000 level6 Units
Total: 24 Units

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