Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Bachelor of Arts / Major in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

General Information

Final degree:   Bachelor of Arts
   Major in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
 Extent:  *120 Credits / *30 credits a year
 Start of studies:  Fall semester 2019
 Length of studies:  4 years
 Language of instruction:  English and various other languages (depending on focus)
 Faculty:  Faculty of Arts
 Department:  Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
 Application Deadline:  See Faculty of Arts page

Aims /  Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate functional language proficiency in at least one foreign language (American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, or Ukrainian)
  • Evaluate, interpret and assign meaning to numerous types of linguistic and cultural production, including literary texts, films, political and historical documents, rituals, and folkways (based on the key concepts, research methodologies, and theoretical approaches in your field of specialization)
  • Integrate knowledge gained from both formal studies (in language skills and cultural literacy) and from community-based learning to analyze and critically evaluate diverse perspectives addressing broader and significant public issues in reflective writing and substantial research;
  • Engage in further study or employment using your acquired transferable skills such as critical and analytical thinking, oral and written communication, research, cross-cultural knowledge, teamwork and organizational skills.

Key benefits

You can choose your path! Create your individual course programme with only 9 credits in general requirements and 24 credit options with different areas of emphasis. You can choose between two routes:

Language Studies route special feature:

Study Abroad (optional feature) OR Language-immersive Community Service Learning (CSL)


Cross-Cultural Studies route special feature:

Experiential learning

You will formally select your chosen route no later than the end of the third year.

Our degree is unique; there is no comparable department in Canada offering a major in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.