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13.14 Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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13.14.1 Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Description

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC) is a multidisciplinary department that is rooted in the traditions of four major European and world languages (French, German, Russian, and Spanish), as well as in Canada’s own French language and culture. The Department’s mission is to advance the linguistic and cultural competencies of students in one or more modern languages. Mastering another language not only includes speaking and writing proficiency in the target language, but also increasing one’s appreciation and critical analysis of the literatures and cultures that share that language. The Department is home to most of the courses offered in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences that study actively spoken languages, including Irish Gaelic, Italian, and Japanese. These complement ancient language courses that are offered principally by the Department of Classics and by the Department of Religious Studies. The Department of Linguistics offers courses in First Nations and Inuit languages.

The following undergraduate programs are offered in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures:

  1. French Major

  2. French Major for Francophones

  3. French Minor

  4. French Minor for Francophones

  5. Honours Degree in French

  6. Joint Honours in French

  7. Frecker program in French Immersion

  8. Canadian Third Year In Nice

  9. Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS)

  10. German Major

  11. German Minor

  12. German Studies Minor

  13. Honours Degree in German

  14. Russian Language and Literauture Major

  15. Russian Language and Literauture Minor

  16. Spanish Major

  17. Spanish Minor

13.14.2 French

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Native speakers of French and students with near-native fluency will not normally receive credit for courses taken at the first year level in their native language nor will they be allowed to challenge for credit at the first year level. Such students shall consult the Department to be placed at the appropriate level.

French course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences section under Course Descriptions, French and are designated by FREN.

13.14.2.1 Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. A student must meet the requirements for a departmental Major, Minor, or Honours program and also meet the Program Regulations – General and Honours Degrees for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. A student is therefore advised to consult with the Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs regulations, the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees which also includes the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Components, The Major Program, and The Minor Program regulations. Information regarding honours programs is available at Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations as well as under each department’s regulations.

A student is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to discuss available programs and requirements in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences including the Core Requirements, The Major Program, The Minor Program, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. A student is advised to declare a program of study, including a Major and a Minor, before completing the first 45 credit hours of study. Information about declaring a Major and Minor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a list of advisors is available at www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

13.14.2.2 French Major Program

Students completing a French Major Program, depending on the student's program and point of entry into the program, may wish to follow Table 1 Course Pattern for Major in French, On-Campus (Entry Point FREN 1500), Table 2 Course Pattern for Major in French, On-Campus (Entry Point FREN 2100, or Table 3 Course Pattern for Major in French, Study-Away Option below.

  1. Students who choose French as their Major must complete at least 42 credit hours in French, including:

    1. No more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level;

    2. 2100 and 2101;

    3. 2300;

    4. At least 6 credit hours chosen from 2601, 2602 and 2900;

    5. 3100 and 3101;

    6. At least 6 credit hours chosen from 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506, 3507, 3508;

    7. At least 6 credit hours at the 4000 level; and

    8. An extra 3 credit hours at the 2000 level or above.

  2. Between their first registration at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the time of their graduation, all students majoring in French must have spent at least eight weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment. Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the requirement early in their program in order to get the greatest benefit from the immersion experience. Students should consult the Head of the Department before the end of their second year of study (60 credit hours) for help in selecting the immersion experience most appropriate for their circumstances. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate students who, for personal or professional reasons, are unable to fulfill the immersion requirement.

  3. No more than 12 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfill the minimum requirements of the Major in French as outlined under Transfer Credit for Language Courses.

  4. It is strongly recommended that students in the Major program complete Classics 1120.

Table 1 Course Pattern for Major in French, On Campus (Entry Point FREN 1500)

Term

Course Requirements

  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • 3 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (English)
  • Elective
  • FREN 1500
  • Minor Subject
  • 3 credit hours in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Year 1
  • Second Semester
  • 3 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (any)
  • Elective
  • FREN 1501
  • Minor Subject
  • 3 credit hours in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Year 2
  • Third Semester
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • FREN 1502
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 2
  • Fourth Semester
  • Elective
  • FREN 2100
  • FREN 2300 which can be completed in the following semester
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject

The Frecker program may be done in the fourth semester (see Table 4 Course Pattern for Major in French, Frecker Program (Entry Point FREN 1501). Third and fourth year courses can then be spread over the four remaining semesters. Otherwise, the study-away option is to be completed separately (see Table 3 Course Pattern for Major in French, Study-Away Option).

  • Year 3
  • Fifth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 2101
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Sixth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3100
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Seventh Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3101
  • FREN 350X
  • FREN 365X
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Eighth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
Table 2 Course Pattern for Major in French, On Campus (Entry point FREN 2100)

Term

Course Requirements

  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • 3 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (English)
  • Elective
  • FREN 2100
  • Minor Subject
  • 3 credit hours in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Year 1
  • Second Semester
  • 3 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (any)
  • FREN 2101
  • Minor Subject
  • 6 credit hours in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Year 2
  • Third Semester
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • FREN 2300 which can be completed in the following semester
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 2
  • Fourth Semester
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Fifth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3100
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject

The Canadian Third Year in Nice can be completed in the 5th and 6th semesters (see Table 5 Course Pattern for Major in French, Nice (Entry Point FREN 1501). Otherwise, the study-away option is to be completed separately (see Table 3 Course Pattern for Major in French, Study-Away Option).

  • Year 3
  • Sixth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3101
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject

The Canadian Third Year in Nice can be completed in the 5th and 6th semesters (see Table 5 Course Pattern for Major in French, Nice (Entry Point FREN 1501). Otherwise, the study-away option is to be completed separately (see Table 3 Course Pattern for Major in French, Study-Away Option).

  • Year 4
  • Seventh Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3XXX/4XXX
  • FREN 3XXX/4XXX
  • FREN 3XXX/4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Eighth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
Table 3 Course Pattern for Major in French, Study-Away Option

Term

Course Requirements

  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • 3 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (English)
  • Elective
  • FREN 1501
  • Minor Subject
  • 3 credit hours in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Year 1
  • Second Semester
  • 3 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (any)
  • FREN 1502
  • Minor Subject
  • 6 credit hours in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Year 2
  • Third Semester
  • Elective
  • FREN 2100
  • FREN 2300 which can be completed in the following semester
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 2
  • Fourth Semester
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • FREN 2101
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Fifth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3100
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Sixth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3101
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Seventh Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Eighth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject

The Study-Away Option may include a summer bursary program. Information regarding bursary programs is available at www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/french/bursaries.html.

13.14.2.3 French Minor Program
  1. Students who choose French as their Minor must complete at least 24 credit hours in French, including:

    1. 2100 and 2101

    2. 3100 or 3101

  2. No more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Minor in French.

  3. Between their first registration at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the time of their graduation, all students minoring in French must have spent at least four weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment. Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the requirement early in their program in order to get the greatest benefit from the immersion experience. Students should consult the Head of the Department before the end of their second year of study (60 credit hours) for help in selecting the immersion experience most appropriate for their circumstances. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate students who, for personal or professional reasons, are unable to fulfill the immersion requirement.

  4. No more than 6 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfill the minimum requirements of the Minor in French as outlined under Transfer Credit for Language Courses.

13.14.2.4 Honours Degree in French

In addition to the following regulations students are advised to see the General Regulations for Honours Degrees.

  1. An Honours degree in French shall consist of at least 60 credit hours in French, including:

    1. no more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level;

    2. 2100 and 2101;

    3. 2300;

    4. at least 6 credit hours chosen from 2601, 2602 and 2900;

    5. 3100 and 3101;

    6. at least 6 credit hours chosen from 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506, 3507, 3508;

    7. a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 4000 level including French 4900 and 4999; and

    8. an extra 6 credit hours at the 2000 level or above.

  2. Between their first registration at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the time of their graduation, all students completing the Honours program in French must have spent at least two semesters at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate students who, for personal or professional reasons, are unable to fulfill the immersion requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the requirement early in their program in order to get the greatest benefit from the immersion experience. Students should consult the Head of the Department before the end of their second year of study (60 credit hours) for help in selecting the immersion experience most appropriate for their circumstances.

  3. No more than 24 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfill the minimum requirements of the Honours program in French as outlined under Transfer Credit for Language Courses.

  4. Classics 1120 may be substituted for 3 credit hours in French.

13.14.2.5 Joint Honours
  1. French may be combined with any other subject approved in the General Regulations to form a Joint Honours program. Students will establish their program in consultation with the Heads of the Departments of their chosen Honours subjects.

  2. The Joint Honours program in French shall include at least 51 credit hours in French including the same requirements as the French Major.

  3. Classics 1120 may be substituted for 3 credit hours in French beyond the first-year level.

  4. By the time of their graduation, all students completing the Joint Honours program in French must have spent at least two semesters at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

  5. No more than 18 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Joint Honours program in French as outlined under Transfer Credit for Language Courses.

13.14.2.6 Transfer Credit for Language Courses
  1. Students who successfully complete French language programs offered by recognized universities and colleges in Canada and elsewhere may apply to have their courses evaluated for equivalent Memorial University of Newfoundland credit. To do so, they must follow such procedures as may be specified by the Office of the Registrar; they may also be required to sit a placement test administered by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The result achieved on this placement test will influence any determination of the number and level of transfer credits to be awarded.

  2. Students intending to participate in a summer language bursary program or the Student Fellowship Programs are particularly advised to consult the Head of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures before beginning such a program. All students intending to request transfer of credit are strongly advised to obtain a Letter of Permission from the Office of the Registrar before registering for any course of study offered by another institution.

  3. In any event, no more than 9 transfer credit hours in French at the first-year level, and 18 at the second-year level, may be granted to any student.

  4. See specific program regulations for restrictions placed on the maximum number of transfer credit hours applicable to the Minor, Major, Honours and Joint Honours programs. Students who have spent an extended period of time studying French in a francophone milieu may discuss with the Head of the Department the suitability of seeking permission from the Committee on Undergraduate Studies to transfer up to a maximum of 3 additional credit hours.

13.14.2.7 Frecker Program
  1. The Frecker Program is a one-semester immersion program offered by Memorial University of Newfoundland in St-Pierre. Students who successfully complete this program will receive 15 credit hours in French as specified in clause 5. below. All students will board with French families and will participate in extra-curricular activities designed to take full advantage of the French milieu.

  2. Students wanting to complete the Frecker Program may wish to follow Table 4 Course Pattern for Major in French, Frecker Program (Entry Point FREN 1501) below.

  3. The minimum prerequisites for admission to the program are successful completion of French 1502 and permission of the Head of the Department following written application. Admission to the program will be on a competitive basis and will depend on marks obtained in French courses at Memorial University of Newfoundland and on instructors' recommendations.

  4. The cost of room and board is partially subsidized by the Federal Government Bursary Program in the case of residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. (A limited number of non-bursary students may be admitted to the program.)

  5. Students who are admitted to this program will register for French 2100, 2101, 2300, 2900, and 2602.

Table 4 Course Pattern for Major in French, Frecker Program (Entry Point FREN 1501)

Term

Course Requirements

  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • 3 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (English)
  • Elective
  • FREN 1501
  • Minor Subject
  • 3 credit hours in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Year 1
  • Second Semester
  • 3 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (any)
  • Elective
  • FREN 1502
  • Minor Subject
  • 3 credit hours in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Year 2
  • Third Semester
  • Frecker Program
  • Year 2
  • Fourth Semester
  • Elective
  • FREN 3100
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Fifth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 3101
  • FREN 350X
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Sixth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 33XX, or FREN 365X, or FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Seventh Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Eighth Semester
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • Elective or FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
13.14.2.8 Canadian Third Year in Nice Program

Memorial University of Newfoundland is a member of a consortium of Canadian universities (with Guelph University, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor), which offer the Canadian Third Year in Nice Program. This program enables students to spend a full academic year studying at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in the South of France. Canadian Students participating in this program are accompanied by a faculty member from one of the Canadian universities participating in the program. This person teaches two of the five courses which students complete each semester in Nice, the other three being chosen from the offerings of the Université de Nice. Specific Memorial University of Newfoundland transfer credits are awarded for successful completion of the courses taught by the Canadian coordinator and specified and/or unspecified credits are awarded for the courses offered by the Université de Nice. All courses completed under this program will be offered outside the normal time frame for courses offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Fall semester courses will be completed between October and January each year, Winter semester courses between February and May. This follows the time frame of Sessions I and II at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis. Students should consult the Head of the Department regarding course selection.

L’université Memorial fait partie du consortium des universités canadiennes qui offrent le programme Canadian Third Year in Nice (avec Guelph University, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor). Ce programme permet à des étudiants et étudiantes de passer une année académique à l’université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis dans le sud de la France. Les étudiant/e/s canadien/ne/s qui participent à ce programme sont encadrés par un/e professeur/e d’une des universités qui participent à ce programme. Chaque semestre, cette personne enseigne deux cours sur les cinq. Les trois autres cours sont choisis parmi les cours enseignés à l’université de Nice. Les cours de l'enseignant/e canadien/ne donneront droit à des crédits spécifiés, alors que les cours offerts à Nice donneront droit à de transfert crédits spécifiés et/ou non spécifiés. Le calendrier sera différent de celui de l’université Memorial: les cours d’automne auront lieu de septembre à janvier et ceux d’hiver de février à mai, suivant le calendrier des sessions I et II de l’université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis. Les étudiants et étudiantes doivent consulter la direction du département concernant le choix des cours.

Students wanting to complete the Frecker Program may wish to follow Table 5 Course Pattern for Major in French, Nice (Entry Point FREN 1501) below.

Table 5 Course Pattern for Major in French, Nice (Entry Point FREN 1501)

Term

Course Requirements

  • Year 1
  • First Semester
  • 3 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (English)
  • Elective
  • FREN 1501
  • Minor Subject
  • 3 credit hours in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Year 1
  • Second Semester
  • 3 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (any)
  • Elective
  • FREN 1502
  • Minor Subject
  • 3 credit hours in Quantitative Reasoning
  • Year 2
  • Third Semester
  • Elective
  • FREN 2100
  • FREN 2300 which can be done in the next semester
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 2
  • Fourth Semester
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • FREN 2101
  • FREN 260X or 2900
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 3
  • Fifth Semester
  • Third Year in Nice
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • FREN 3102 (is offered only at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France), (FREN 3102 can be substituted for French 3100 for the purposes of French program requirements and as course prerequisites)
  • FREN 3507 (is offered only at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France)
  • Year 3
  • Sixth Semester
  • Third Year in Nice
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • Elective/FREN (transfer credits)
  • FREN 3103 (is offered only at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France) (FREN 3103 can be substituted for French 3101 for the purposes of French program requirements and as course prerequisites)
  • FREN 3508 (is offered only at the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France)
  • Year 4
  • Seventh Semester
  • Elective/FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Minor Subject
  • Year 4
  • Eighth Semester
  • Elective/FREN
  • Elective/FREN
  • FREN 4XXX
  • Minor Subject
  • Minor Subject
13.14.2.9 Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS)

The exchange program with the Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS) in Lorient, France, is a one semester immersion program (January to May) offered by Memorial University of Newfoundland at the third and/or fourth year level. Specified and/or unspecified Memorial University of Newfoundland transfer credits are awarded for successful completion of the courses taken at UBS.

Le programme d’échanges avec l’université de Bretagne Sud à Lorient, France, est un programme d’immersion d’un semestre aux niveaux de la troisième et/ou de la quatrième année. Les cours suivis à l’UBS donneront droit à des crédits de transfert spécifiés et/ou non spéficiés de Memorial University of Newfoundland.

13.14.2.10 Regulations for the Major In French for Francophones

The Major in French for Francophones is offered to students who have resided in a Francophone milieu and who have an advanced comprehension of the French language beyond what is acquired in a high school French immersion program. Admission to the program is normally restricted to students who have completed a minimum of 3 years in a French speaking high school while residing in a Francophone community, duly authenticated in writing. (Equivalencies for Francophone students in other circumstances will be considered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' Committee on Undergraduate Studies upon a written recommendation from the Head of Department.)

Francophone students who choose French as their Major must complete at least 42 credit hours in French, including:

  1. a minimum of 9 credit hours at the 2000-level including FREN 2101 and 2300 and a minimum of 3 credit hours to be chosen from FREN 2601 or 2602;

  2. a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 3000-level including FREN 3100 and 3101 (or 3202 and 3203); a minimum of 6 additional credit hours chosen from FREN 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3506, 3507, 3508;

  3. a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 4000-level; and

  4. an additional 3 credit hours at the 2000-level or above.

Notes:

  1. Francophone students cannot register for 1000-level French courses or for FREN 3300.

  2. Francophone students are exempted from the requirement for the Study in a Francophone Milieu.

  3. International students from countries where French is an official language are advised to contact the Undergraduate Student Advisor for assistance with course planning.

13.14.2.11 Regulations for the Minor In French for Francophones

The Minor in French for Francophones is offered to students who have resided in a Francophone milieu and who have an advanced comprehension of the French language beyond what is acquired in a high school French immersion program. Admission to the program is normally restricted to students who have completed a minimum of 3 years in a French speaking high school while residing in a Francophone community. duly authenticated in writing. (Equivalencies for Francophone students in other circumstances will be considered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' Committee on Undergraduate Studies upon a written recommendation from the Head of Department.)

Students who choose French as their Minor must complete at least 24 credit hours in French. including:

  1. a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 2000-level including FREN 2100 and 2101;

  2. a minimum of 3 credit hours at the 3000-level including FREN 3100 or 3101; and

  3. up to 6 additional credit hours at the 2000 level or above.

No more than 6 transfer credit hours may be used to fulfill the minimum requirements of the Minor in French as outlined under Transfer Credit for Language Courses.

Notes:

  1. Francophone students cannot register for 1000-level French courses or for FREN 3300.

  2. Francophone students are exempted from the requirement for the Study in a Francophone Milieu.

  3. International students from countries where French is an official language are advised to contact the Undergraduate Student Advisor for assistance with course planning.

13.14.2.12 Regulations for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

In addition to completing the normal requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and one of a Joint Honours, Honours, Major or Minor in French, students may elect to complete requirements for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA). As part of the minimum 120 credit hours, a student may use eligible credit hours in French to jointly satisfy other requirements of the iBA degree. When selecting courses, a student is encouraged to consult with an academic advisor early in the program, to consider Table 2 Possible Course Sequencing for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA) (First 60 Credit Hours), and to consider French courses listed in Table 3 International Studies (IS) Designated Courses. Up to 12 credit hours in French IS courses may be used towards the International Studies (IS) Courses Requirement.

13.14.3 German

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German course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences section under Course Descriptions, German and are designated by GERM.

13.14.3.1 Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. A student must meet the requirements for a departmental Major, Minor, or Honours program and also meet the Program Regulations – General and Honours Degrees for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. A student is therefore advised to consult with the Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs regulations, the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees which also includes the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Components, The Major Program, and The Minor Program regulations. Information regarding honours programs is available at Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations as well as under each department’s regulations.

A student is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to discuss available programs and requirements in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences including the Core Requirements, The Major Program, The Minor Program, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. A student is advised to declare a program of study, including a Major and a Minor, before completing the first 45 credit hours of study. Information about declaring a Major and Minor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a list of advisors is available at www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

13.14.3.2 General Degree

All students who did not matriculate in German will begin their study with German 1000 or equivalent.

13.14.3.3 German Major Program

Students majoring in German must comply with the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) and arrange their program in consultation with the German Program Liaison. It is highly desirable that, during their course of study, all students majoring in German spend at least one semester of study in a German-speaking country.

Students who choose German as their Major must complete 36 credit hours in German, including:

  1. German 1000, 1001, 2010, 2011, 2900 or 2901, 3010, 3011, 4010 or 4011, and

  2. 12 credit hours in German at the 3000- or 4000-level.

Table 1 Suggested Course Pattern for the Major in German

First-Year

Second-Year

Third-Year

Fourth-Year

  • GERM 3010
  • GERM 3011
  • Recommended: 6 credit hours in GERM at the 3000-level or above
  • Remaining courses to complete the Major in German including GERM 4010 or 4011.
  • Recommended: GERM 3900 or 3901
13.14.3.4 German Minor Programs
  1. German Minor: Students who choose German as their Minor must complete at least 24 credit hours in German, including:

    1. GERM 1000, 1001, 2010, 2011, 2510 or 3010; and

    2. 9 credit hours in German at the 2000-level or above.

    GERM 2030, 2031, 2900, 2901, the former 2910, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3005, the former 3902, 3911, 3912, 3913, 3914, 3915 and the Special Topics courses in German Studies may not be used as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Language Study (LS) Requirement.

  2. German Studies Minor: In addition to the German Minor, a Minor in German Studies is also available consisting of a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses including:

    1. GERM 1000, 1001, 2010, 2011, 2900 or 2901;

    2. 9 credit hours taken in either additional courses in German and/or from cognate courses offered by other departments, such as History 3370, 3380, Philosophy 3850, 3851, 3860, to be chosen through prior consultation with the German Program Liaison; and

    3. not more than 3 credit hours in courses in the student's major program may be used to satisfy the requirements of the minor in German Studies.

    GERM 2030, 2031, 2900, 2901, the former 2910, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3005, the former 3902, 3911, 3912, 3913, 3914, 3915 and the Special Topics courses in German Studies may not be used as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Language Study (LS) Requirement.

13.14.3.5 Honours Degree in German

Students intending to complete an Honours degree with a major in German must comply with the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours in German according to the following pattern, of which there must be a minimum of 36 credit hours at the 3000-level or above:

  1. 36 credit hours chosen in accordance with the pattern set out under the German Major Program;

  2. German 4998 or 4999; and

  3. an additional 21 credit hours. which must include German 4010 or 4011 and 4998 or 4999.

The minimum grades for the Honours program are:

  1. a grade of 70% or better, or an average of 75% or higher in the minimum number of courses (including the required courses in German prescribed by the Department concerned; and

  2. a grade of 70% or better must be obtained in the Honours essay and/or comprehensive examination.

13.14.3.6 Joint Honours Degree in German

Students who are completing a Joint Honours Degree In German will complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in German, including:

  1. GERM 1000, 1001, 2010, 2011, 3010, 3011, 3900 and 3901;

  2. 15 additional credit hours at the 3000-level or above, including GERM 4998 or 4999 if the student chooses to write the Honours Essay and/or comprehensive examination in German; and

  3. 3 credit hours in GERM at the 2000-level or above.

The minimum grades for the Honours program are:

  1. a grade of 70% or better, or an average of 75% or higher in the minimum number of courses (including the required courses in German prescribed by the Departments concerned; and

  2. a grade of 70% or better must be obtained in the Honours essay and/or comprehensive examination.

Table 2 Suggested Course Pattern for the Honours Program

First-Year

Second-Year

Third-Year

Fourth-Year

  • GERM 2010
  • GERM 2011
  • GERM 2900
  • GERM 2901
  • Recommended: 12 credit hours at the 2000-level or above (including GERM 3510 and 3511)
  • GERM 3010
  • GERM 3011
  • GERM 3900
  • GERM 3901
  • Recommended: 12 credit hours at the 3000-level or above
13.14.3.7 Regulations for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

In addition to completing the normal requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and one of a Joint Honours, Honours, Major or Minor in German, students may elect to complete requirements for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA). As part of the minimum 120 credit hours, a student may use eligible credit hours in German to jointly satisfy other requirements of the iBA degree. When selecting courses, a student is encouraged to consult with an academic advisor early in the program and to consider Table 1 Possible Course Sequencing for the First 45 credit hours of the Bachelor of Arts.

13.14.4 Russian Language and Literature

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Russian language courses are normally taken in succession. The prerequisite for each course is successful completion of the preceding level, or with permission of the Head of the Department. There is no prerequisite for Russian 1000.

The courses in Russian literature, film and culture may not be used as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences requirement of 6 credit hours in a second language.

Russian course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences section under Course Descriptions, Russian and are designated by RUSS.

13.14.4.1 Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. A student must meet the requirements for a departmental Major, Minor, or Honours program and also meet the Program Regulations – General and Honours Degrees for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. A student is therefore advised to consult with the Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs regulations, the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees which also includes the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Components, The Major Program, and The Minor Program regulations. Information regarding honours programs is available at Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations as well as under each department’s regulations.

A student is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to discuss available programs and requirements in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences including the Core Requirements, The Major Program, The Minor Program, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. A student is advised to declare a program of study, including a Major and a Minor, before completing the first 45 credit hours of study. Information about declaring a Major and Minor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a list of advisors is available at www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

13.14.4.2 Advising for Major and Minor Programs

Students interested in pursuing a major in Russian Language and Literature are advised to consult the Department very early in their undergraduate studies. For students specializing in Russian programs course selection is important to enter graduate school, teaching, library work, or government service. Students with advanced credit or competence in Russian will be placed at an appropriate level. Students are encouraged to consult with the undergraduate liaison. Students with prior knowledge of Russian may be granted transfer credit if that knowledge came from a recognized academic course. Russian courses may be challenged for credit with the permission of the Head of the Department.

13.14.4.3 Russian Language and Literature Major Program

A Major in Russian consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours in Russian courses including 1000, 1001, 2010, 2011 and 3010, as well as 6 credit hours in courses at the 4000-level. The remaining 15 credit hours comprise any combination of language, literature and culture courses.

13.14.4.4 Russian Language and Literature Minor Program

A Minor in Russian consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours in Russian including 12 credit hours in the following: Russian 1000, 1001, 2010, and 2011.

The remaining 12 credit hours comprise any combination of language, literature and culture courses.

Students should note that with the permission of the Head of the Department, up to 6 credit hours for certain courses with a strong Russian content which are offered by other departments may be counted towards major and minor specializations in Russian Language and Literature.

13.14.4.5 Regulations for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

In addition to completing the normal requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and one of a Joint Honours, Honours, Major or Minor in Russian, students may elect to complete requirements for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA). As part of the minimum 120 credit hours, a student may use eligible credit hours in Russian to jointly satisfy other requirements of the iBA degree. When selecting courses, a student is encouraged to consult with an academic advisor early in the program and to consider Table 1 Possible Course Sequencing for the First 45 credit hours of the Bachelor of Arts.

13.14.5 Spanish

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Spanish course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences section under Course Descriptions, Spanish and are designated by SPAN.

13.14.5.1 Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. A student must meet the requirements for a departmental Major, Minor, or Honours program and also meet the Program Regulations – General and Honours Degrees for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. A student is therefore advised to consult with the Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs regulations, the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees which also includes the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Components, The Major Program, and The Minor Program regulations. Information regarding honours programs is available at Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations as well as under each department’s regulations.

A student is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to discuss available programs and requirements in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences including the Core Requirements, The Major Program, The Minor Program, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. A student is advised to declare a program of study, including a Major and a Minor, before completing the first 45 credit hours of study. Information about declaring a Major and Minor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a list of advisors is available at www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

13.14.5.2 Spanish Major Program

A Major in Spanish consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours in Spanish chosen from the courses listed under the Spanish Course Descriptions. It is strongly recommended that students in the Spanish Major Program complete Classics 1120 and 1121.

13.14.5.3 Spanish Minor Program

A Minor in Spanish consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours in Spanish from the courses listed under the Spanish Course Descriptions.

13.14.5.4 Study Abroad Programs in Spanish

The Spanish section of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers students the opportunity of participating in Study Abroad programs in Spanish. These programs are designed to provide an intensive immersion experience in a Spanish-speaking country each summer. On successful completion of one of these programs, students will be awarded specific transfer credits applicable to their academic program at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

A Study Abroad program in Spanish will be offered each summer, provided that there is sufficient enrolment. All such courses will be offered outside the normal time frame for courses offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Students will be required to register for either SPAN 2010/2020 or SPAN 3010/3020 in any one program.

Students who are unsure whether they meet the prerequisites for SPAN 2010, 2020, 3010, 3020, or 6900 should consult the Program Liaison for Spanish.

13.14.5.5 Regulations for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

In addition to completing the normal requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and one of a Joint Honours, Honours, Major or Minor in Spanish, students may elect to complete requirements for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA). As part of the minimum 120 credit hours, a student may use eligible credit hours in Spanish to jointly satisfy other requirements of the iBA degree. When selecting courses, a student is encouraged to consult with an academic advisor early in the program and to consider Table 1 Possible Course Sequencing for the First 45 credit hours of the Bachelor of Arts.