Prospective Undergraduate Students

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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


At the end of the program, you will have the following skills

- Language proficiency in (at least) one foreign language: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, American Sign Language, Irish

- Critical and Analytical Thinking
- Oral and Written Communication Skills
- Research Skills
- Cross-cultural knowledge
- Teamwork and Organizational Skills

You can ...

- evaluate and interpret linguistic and cultural production, such as

Literary texts
Political and Historical documents

- integrate your language skills, cultural literacy and your knowledge from community-based learning to analyze diverse perspectives

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
crosscultural studies

Language Studies route special feature:

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


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.