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Degree Programs and Minors

For students interested in studying more than one language or culture, or who wish to engage in comparative linguistic and cultural study, the department offers the Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Languages. The department also offers Honours BA programs in two languages and minors in five languages.

Info for Future Students

BA in French BA in Languages BA in Spanish

Teaching and Learning Objectives

We aim to:

  • Foster and develop the study of languages, literatures and cultures in an environment which integrates research and teaching;
  • Develop a thorough knowledge and application of the target language reaching a high level of achievement both written and spoken upon students’ graduation;
  • Help students form critical thinking skills while promoting intellectual curiosity and independent study;
  • Encourage and promote an appreciation of the specific subject and its study in an atmosphere conducive to the pursuit of scholarship and to develop further opportunities for inter-departmental, inter-institutional and international links;
  • Promote a teaching and learning environment where the exchange of ideas is reciprocal and based on respect and understanding;
  • Foster a creative environment where students can explore the various approaches to fulfill the goals set up in each learning experience;
  • Develop students’ transferable skills with a view to the future; and
  • Promote the possibility to study abroad in third or fourth year in order to enhance the exposure to the target language and culture.

After four years in our department, a student will have:

  • A good understanding of the languages and cultures studied at Laurier;
  • A high proficiency in both written and oral skills in the target languages;
  • Excellent critical thinking skills to pursue their studies or use in their future careers; and
  • Had the opportunity to study abroad to refine their language skills and appreciate the culture of the studied languages.