Modern Language Studies
Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2016 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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This subject is taught by the School of Languages and Cultures.
Foreign language competence, an awareness of cultures and an understanding of the structure of language itself is a compelling combination of skills that will make you attractive to many employers.
Modern Language Studies at Victoria combines study of a modern language with courses in Linguistics to provide a comprehensive language package. You can study Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Māori, Samoan or Spanish—whichever inspires you the most. Through Victoria's supportive and well-designed courses, you will soon be speaking and writing the language you want.
A Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in Modern Language Studies is the doorway into new and fascinating cultures, and provides an entrée to a variety of interesting careers.
Modern language studies major requirements
- Either CHIN 101, 102, or FREN 101, 102, or GERM 103, 104, or ITAL 114, 115, or JAPA 111, 112, or MAOR 111, 112, or SAMO 101, 102, or SPAN 111, 112
- Either CHIN 211, 212, or FREN 201, 202, or GERM 217, 218, or ITAL 215, 216, or JAPA 204, 205, or MAOR 211, 221, or SAMO 201, 202, or SPAN 215, 216
- Either CHIN 311, 312 or FREN 301, 302, or GERM 315, 316, or 320, 321, or ITAL 315, 316, or JAPA 304, 305, or MAOR 311, 321, or SAMO 301, 302, or SPAN 315, 316
- LING 111 and 40 points from LING 200-399
Modern Language Studies courses are taught within the School of Languages and Cultures. The School Office: Room 610, von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn campus.
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|100 Level Courses|
CHIN 101 – Chinese Language 1A
CHIN 102 – Chinese Language 1B
CHIN 112 – Introduction to Chinese Civilisation
FREN 101 – French Language 1A
FREN 102 – French Language 1B
FREN 104 – French Society and Culture
GERM 103 – Introduction to the German Language
GERM 104 – Elementary German
GERM 114 – Topics in German Culture 1
ITAL 114 – Introduction to the Italian Language
ITAL 115 – Elementary Italian
JAPA 111 – Introduction to the Japanese Language
JAPA 112 – Elementary Japanese
JAPA 113 – Introduction to Japanese Culture and Society
LING 101 – Language and Communication
LING 111 – Introduction to Linguistics
MAOR 101 – Te Timatanga/Introduction to Maori Language
MAOR 102 – Te Arumanga/Elementary Maori Language
MAOR 111 – Wana te Wanawana/Maori Language 1A
MAOR 112 – Wanawana te Tu / Maori Language 1B
SAMO 101 – Introduction to Samoan Language
SAMO 102 – Conversational Samoan
SAMO 111 – Samoan Society and Culture
SPAN 111 – Introduction to the Spanish Language
SPAN 112 – Elementary Spanish