ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICSOur Department offers the possibility of learning five important world languages: French, German, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. It teaches the literatures of these languages, both in the original and in translation, and the related civilizations and cultures. It also offers courses and undergraduate and graduate programs in Linguistics. Several degree programs are available within the Department, including three-year degrees, four-year degrees, Honours, or Double Honours (that is, in combination with another subject). Students who are working towards a degree in another department may take one or more courses in language, literature, culture or linguistics as an adjunct to their program. They may also obtain a Minor or Recognition in a language in addition to their major in another department.
French, German, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Linguistics, Comparative Literature...
For information about the different sections of the Department, click on the ones that interest you at the top of the website.
A second language is useful in professional life, and necessary for understanding other people in the world. Learning another language in this era of globalization will open many doors for you in intellectual life and in the job market. Study of another language increases understanding of your own first language and contributes to success in other areas of study. Knowledge of linguistics helps you to understand how languages are constructed and function, it also leads to careers in areas such as Speech and language pathology, communication, etc.
Our faculty members are active in research areas as diverse as eighteenth-century French literature, contemporary Latin American narrative, German women writers, Québec literature, the contemporary French novel, literary translation and translation studies, literary theory, second language acquisition, language teaching methodologies, linguistics, English, German, and Russian language structures, heritage languages of Saskatchewan, and other areas.
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