Programs & Courses

The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics offers the following majors, all of which are available for the 40-course Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Arts and Science degree programs:

You can declare French, Japanese, Spanish or Linguistics as your BA, BSc or BASc Minor, completing the number of courses required for the program. This is an excellent complement to a wide variety of majors. Find out more about adding a Minor to your degree.

Visiting Student Programs
The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics offers the oportunity to study abroad through the Visiting Student programs in French, and Spanish. Get more information.

Explore Program

Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program — Most expenses are covered!

Are you looking for a spring or summer program to learn French? Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Go Explore!

Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion course. You can take the course in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the courses, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. For more information:

Combined Degrees
The department also participates in the delivery of Canadian Studies, which focuses on developing a deeper appreciation of our Canadian identity across awide range of disciplines, including the study of French.

Students who have selected a General Major in the Humanities can select French or Spanish as one of the two streams.

Students can select French or French/Spanish as the BA major for the combined BA/BEd or BA/BMgt programs.

Students who choose one of these Modern Languages Education majors may also choose to complete a minor (French or Spanish) in Modern Languages Education as long as the minor is in a different language. A minor in Modern Languages Education (French or Spanish) may also be combined with a major in another discipline.

Students can select French, Japanese or Spanish to fulfill the language requirement for a major in International Management.

For more information on any of these degrees, see your Program Planning Guide or speak to an Academic Advisor. Complete program planning information for these programs can be found at:

A list of courses, and their descriptions, currently offered by the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics may be found here.