LANG courses are offered through the Modern Languages department, but do not focus on building competence in a single language. Rather they involve comparative study of several languages or of cultural works in more than one language, and are open to students outside this department. Each course has its own prerequisites. Students are asked to check with the Modern Languages Department regarding placement, course availability, instructor and content. Courses numbered 300 and 400 may count towards completion of degree program requirements; students are advised to consult with the B.A. Advisor.

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

LANG 390 (3) Internship

Voluntary service in a language-learning context on campus, in the school system, or with a community agency, in Canada or abroad; including tutoring, guided reading groups, cultural events series, working with community groups. This course may be taken up to three times for credit on distinct topics. (0:0:0 -120)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing and minimum of six 200-level credits in the relevant language, or native-speaker status.

LANG 417 (3) Special Topics in Romance Culture

Topics may include but are not limited to: cinema, theatre, literature of political engagement. This course may be taken more than once for credit, on different topics, to a maximum of 3 times. This course is taught in English. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Completion of 6 credits in 300-level Spanish or French.

LANG 470 (3) Translation Studies I

An introduction to the theory and practice of translation, focusing on translation across historical and geographical varieties of English; translation from foreign languages, the Bible, the classics, and First Nations literature into English; and on Canadian bilingualism and the creation of a national identity. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

LANG 471 (3) Translation Studies II

A continuation of Translation Studies I, focusing on the history of translation theory in the Western tradition and an introduction to dominant 20th century linguistic, philosophical, and cultural studies approaches in translation theory. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

LANGUAGE Proficiency Index

Click here. UPGRADING COURSES The following courses are offered through the Adult Basic Education (ABE) department. For information, please call (250) 740-6425. ENGL 010 Reading and Writing-Basic Introduction to reading, writing, spelling, and grammar. ENGL 020 English-Fundamental Designed to help adults read better. Emphasis is placed on reading, writing, spelling and introductory computer skills needed to succeed in other Adult Basic Education courses or meet personal goals. (0:0:0)

Prerequisite: ENGL 010 or assessment.