16.19 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 Second Language Teaching and Learning
9 Special topics
X Transfer credits in languages not taught at Memorial University of Newfoundland

A tentative list of upcoming Languages course offerings can be found at www.mun.ca/hss/courses.php.

Languages courses are designated by LANG.

LANG 1100 Elementary Italian I

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.

EQ:

the former Italian 1000

LC:

4

LH:

1

LANG 1101 Elementary Italian II

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.

EQ:

the former Italian 1001

LC:

4

LH:

1

PR:

LANG 1100 or the former Italian 1000

LANG 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 Language Study Requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), International Bachelor of Arts, and International Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
LANG 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 Language Study Requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), International Bachelor of Arts, and International Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
LANG 1300 Introduction to Japanese I

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.

EQ:

the former Linguistics 2702

LANG 1301 Introduction to Japanese II

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.

EQ:

the former Linguistics 2703

PR:

LANG 1300

LANG 2800 Linguistics for Language Learners and Teachers

introduces and explains the concepts and terminology useful for formal language instruction. The primary focus is on understanding the structure of various levels of language (meaning, pronunciation, words, sentences, conversations, society and culture, and change), specifically as these structures relate to second language learning. The secondary focus is on research on learning and teaching and the natural acquisition of language.

CR:

Linguistics 1100, the former Linguistics 1155

EQ:

Linguistics 2800, the former LANG 1800

UL:

not applicable towards the Bachelor of Arts Language Study Requirement

AR = Attendance requirement as noted.

CH = Credit hours: unless otherwise noted, a course normally has a credit value of 3 credit hours.

CO = Co-requisite(s): course(s) listed must be taken concurrently with or successfully completed prior to the course being described.

CR = Credit restricted: The course being described and the course(s) listed are closely related but not equivalent.  Credit is limited to one of these courses.  Normally, these courses cannot be substituted, one for the other, to satisfy program requirements.

EQ = Equivalent: the course being described and the course(s) listed are equal for credit determination.  Credit is limited to one of these courses.  These courses can be substituted, one for the other, to satisfy program requirements.

LC = Lecture hours per week: lecture hours are 3 per week unless otherwise noted.

LH = Laboratory hours per week.

OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars.

PR = Prerequisite(s): course(s) listed must be successfully completed prior to commencing the course being described.

UL = Usage limitation(s) as noted.