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in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures

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East Asian Language Studies

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East Asian Studies

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French

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German

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Italian Studies

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Linguistics

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Linguistics and Language

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Russian

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Spanish

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Learn more about our major, minor and supplemental areas of study. Find out what activities we offer and how we're connected to cultural and language communities.

 

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Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures

Canada’s political, social, and cultural life is shaped by our diplomatic and economic involvement in the Muslim world. Study one of the world's oldest living languages.

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Chinese

Open a window into one of the world's most ancient civilizations. You can choose to take Chinese courses towards the completion of an East Asian Language Studies major (concentration in Chinese), Chinese minor, or to fulfill other degree program requirements.

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French and Francophone Studies

Examine French language, literature, culture, art and history. You can choose to take courses towards the completion of a major, minor, graduate degree, or to fulfill other degree program requirements. Explore travel study. Gain the ability to communicate fluently in French.

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German

Germany is the European Union’s largest and strongest economy and fourth largest economy in the world. You can choose to take courses towards the completion of a major, minor, graduate degree, or to fulfill other degree program requirements.

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Indigenous Languages

The Indigenous languages of Alberta are fascinating, unique, and have a rich linguistic heritage here in Western Canada. Neighbouring British Columbia is home to no less than thirty languages representing eight different language families or isolates. 

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Italian Studies

Study Italian language, literature, culture, art and history. You can choose to take courses towards the completion of a major, minor, or to fulfill other degree program requirements. Explore travel study and engage with the Italian community.

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Japanese Language and Cultures

Japan has been steadily increasing in global recognition. Over 126 million people speak Japanese today. You can choose to take Japanese courses towards the completion of an East Asian Language Studies major (concentration in Japanese), Japanese minor, or to fulfill other degree program requirements.

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Linguistics

As long as people keep talking and writing, and languages continue to change and evolve, there will always be a need for linguists to study how and why people speak the way they do.

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Russian

Russia is the largest country on Earth, and a powerful force on the international stage. You can choose to take courses towards the completion of a major, minor, or to fulfill other degree program requirements.

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Spanish

Study Spanish language, literature, culture, art and history. You can choose to take courses towards the completion of a major, minor, graduate degree, or to fulfill other degree program requirements.

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