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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
July 26, 2016
Canadian Excellence

HBA in Languages Program

Honours BA in Languages (2015-2016 Undergraduate Calendar)

The Honours BA in Languages consists of 20.0 credits, including a minimum of 15.5 credits in languages, not more than 6.0 of which may be at the 100 level. The 15.5 credits are as follows:

A. Linguistic and cultural perspectives (1.5 credit):
One of LL200 or LL201; one of LL223 or LL323; plus one of MI201 or MI202.

B. Three target languages (14.0 credits):
6.0 credits in French; 6.0 credits in Spanish; and 2.0 credits in one of Arabic, German or Italian.

C. Electives (4.5 credits):
Electives can be chosen from the department (above and beyond the requirements in A and B) or from other areas of the university. These elective credits may form part of a minor.

Note: By agreement, students at WLU and U of W can take some upper-level Spanish courses at either university. Some courses are cycled from year to year. Consult the department in Year 1 to assist in scheduling your program of studies.

Third Year Abroad:  The Department of Languages & Literatures recommends that students participate in the third year abroad program, which can be arranged through Laurier International (Consult the Student Services chapter for information.)

Course Offerings for BA in Languages in 2015-2016


Cultural Perspectives II/> 0.5/>

LL323 Applied Linguistics 0.5


MI201/> Mediterranean Culture and Civilization I/> 0.5/>


MI202/> Mediterranean Culture and Civilization II/> 0.5

For the 'target language requirement' (14.0 credits), please visit the following links accordingly to view course offerings for each target language:

French; Spanish; ArabicGerman, Italian


HBA in Languages, Academic Progression Sheet

HBA in Languages, Academic Progression Sheet