Bachelor of Arts (BA) in East Asian Language Studies
BA in East Asian Language Studies with Co-operative Education
Degrees in East Asian Studies
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in East Asian Studies
BA in East Asian Studies with Co-operative Education
Degrees in German
BA in German
BA in German with Co-operative Education
BA Honours in German
BA Honours in German with Co-operative Education
Degrees in Russian
BA in Russian
BA in Russian with Co-operative Education
BA Honours in Russian
BA Honours in Russian with Co-operative Education
Note: Minors are offered in Chinese, East Asian Studies, German, Japanese and Russian.
The Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies offers instruction with an intercultural focus in the fields of Arabic, Chinese, East Asian Studies, German, Japanese, and Russian, as well as a course in Slavic Studies.
Students should begin their language studies by choosing a first half course at a level corresponding to their previous knowledge of the subject. Those with no previous instruction normally begin with Arabic 202, Chinese 205, German 202, Japanese 205, or Russian 201. Those with German 30 or Russian 30 should enrol in German 331 or Russian 301 respectively. In cases of doubt, students should seek the advice of the Department and are generally encouraged to do so at all stages of the program of study.
East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary area that includes a BA in East Asian Studies and a Minor in East Asian Studies. These programs are designed for students with an interdisciplinary interest in East Asia. Career opportunities for graduates of this program exist in government departments, the diplomatic services or private corporations with business concerns in the area.
Students may wish to consider undertaking a double Major with a disciplinary subject such as Political Science or Philosophy, especially if they are contemplating proceeding to graduate work. Combinations with other interdisciplinary majors could well be considered also.
Students who have prior knowledge of Chinese, German, Japanese, or Russian, as well as students with more than high-school matriculation in these languages must consult the Department to be placed in a course corresponding to their ability. Enrolment in Chinese language courses involves a formal placement process. See details under Courses of Instruction, Chinese.
Students seeking credit by special assessment should consult the Department regarding courses available for credit in this manner.
Native speakers are not eligible to take language courses by special assessment or to receive advanced credit for them.
The Department can refuse permission to remain in a particular language course if the instructor deems that the student's knowledge exceeds the level of that course.
Students are advised that misrepresenting their level of knowledge in the language of the course constitutes academic dishonesty and will be dealt with as such.
In general, questions about overall programs should be addressed to the Student Success Centre (http://www.ucalgary.ca/ssc/), while questions about program details should be addressed to the Subject Advisor in the Department Office.
Upon admission to the East Asian Studies Major, students are strongly advised to develop a schedule of courses in consultation with the Department.
Admission to Honours in German and Russian
The Faculty of Arts procedures for Admission to Honours established in section 3.4.3 Honours Degrees with a Major Field are applicable and provide the overall framework for entry into the Honours Programs in German and Russian. The application deadline is May 1.
Programs in East Asian Language Studies cannot be taken in conjunction with programs in East Asian Studies. This restriction applies to Major-plus-Minor combinations, Double Majors, Combined Degrees and Second Baccalaureate Degrees. Students cannot combine the East Asian Language Studies major with either a Chinese or Japanese minor.
Programs offered by the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies can only be taken in conjunction with the program in Linguistics and Language if the language or languages in the former program differ from the chosen Language Option for the latter. This restriction applies to Major-plus-Minor combinations, Double Majors, Combined Degrees and Second Baccalaureate Degrees.
Field of East Asian Language Studies
The Field of East Asian Language Studies consists of the following categories and courses: