Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
14.19 Languages

The second digit in each course number designates an actively spoken language that is not taught in any other department, as follows:

  • Second Digit
  • 1 Italian
  • 2 Irish Gaelic
  • 3 Japanese
  • 8 Transfer credits in languages not taught at Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 9 Special topics

Languages courses are designated by LANG.

1100

Elementary Italian I

(same as the former Italian 1000) is for beginners in Italian. Introduction to the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with particular attention to the acquisition of basic skills in oral and written communication. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

CR: the former Italian 1000

LC: 4

LH: 1

1101

Elementary Italian II

(same as the former Italian 1001) is a continuation of Elementary Italian I. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

CR: the former Italian 1001

LC: 4

LH: 1

PR: LANG 1100 or the former Italian 1000

1200

Introduction to Irish Culture and Speaking

is an introduction to Irish culture, and to speaking and listening to Irish Gaelic. Students develop familiarity with spoken and aural Irish through practice conversations. Discussion and pronunciation exercises are balanced with exposure to Irish culture, including songs, music, plays, films, television, radio, video and oral storytelling. Links between Ireland, Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are investigated. Prior familiarity with Ireland or Irish Gaelic is not required.

CR: the former Linguistics 2700, the former Linguistics 2701

UL: not applicable towards the Bachelor of Arts Language Study Requirement

1201

Introduction to Irish Writing and Cultural Connections

is an introduction to Irish literature and to the Irish Gaelic written word. Students will examine the nature of writing in modern sources such as Irish-language newspapers, magazines and websites, balanced with works by popular Irish authors. Word formation, sentence structure, basic grammar, reading, spelling, and structures are discussed. The course also explores Irish connections with Newfoundland and Labrador, such as places, personal names and cultural practices.

CR: the former Linguistics 2700, the former Linguistics 2701

UL: not applicable towards the Bachelor of Arts Language Study Requirement

1300

Introduction to Japanese I

(same as the former Linguistics 2702) is an introduction to the Japanese language. It aims to develop communication skills based on the fundamentals of Japanese grammar, vocabulary, and conversation. Students will acquire speaking and listening proficiency, reading skills to understand short, simple written materials, and writing skills to write short paragraphs in Hiragana and Katakana writing scripts. Students also explore Japanese culture and traditions. No prior knowledge of Japanese is assumed. This course follows the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

CR: the former Linguistics 2702

1301

Introduction to Japanese II

(same as the former Linguistics 2703) is a continuation of Japanese I. Students will acquire speaking and listening proficiency, reading skills, writing skills to be able to write short paragraphs and about 43 Kanji. Students will continue to explore Japanese culture and traditions. This course follows the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

CR: the former Linguistics 2703

PR: LANG 1300

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).