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Course Credits
CHIN 101 CHIN 101 - Intro to Chinese Lang & Culture I

A basic introduction to Mandarin Chinese for students with no previous knowledge of either Mandarin or Cantonese. The courses focus on speaking and listening comprehension, but also introduce reading and writing. With Chinese culture as a major component, students gain insight into the significance of China today and over the centuries.Prerequisite(s): None; CHIN 101 is a prerequisite for CHIN 102. (3-1; 3-1)

3.00
CHIN 201 CHIN 201 - Intermed Chinese Lang & Culture I

These courses develop students' Chinese language skills and provide them with further insight into Chinese culture and history. With an emphasis on improving communication skills, the courses offer extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students read various authentic texts, review and study grammar, and expand their cultural understanding through readings, film, and discussion with the instructor. A field trip to the Chinese community enables students to practise their language skills and experience Chinese culture firsthand.NB: Presently offered as a Directed Study.Prerequisite(s): CHIN 102 or permission for CHIN 201;: CHIN 201 FOR CHIN 202

3.00
CHIN 301 CHIN 301 - Intermed Chinese Lang & Culture III

These courses are intended to further improve students' Chinese language skills and to expand their understanding of the Chinese culture and history. With an emphasis on both spoken and written Chinese, the courses help students enlarge their Chinese vocabulary, improve their speaking skills, enhance their understanding of Chinese grammar, and develop their writing skills in Chinese. Through reading authentic Chinese texts of increasing difficulty, students gain a greater mastery of the language and a better understanding of Chinese culture.NB: Presently offered as a Directed Study.Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202 for CHIN 301; CHIN 301 for CHIN 302

3.00
CHIN 401 CHIN 401 - Advanced Chinese Lang & Culture I 3.00
CHIN 411 CHIN 411 - Modern Chinese Texts 1

An intensive reading course for students who have acquired advanced reading skills in modern Chinese. Selected reading materials cover a wide range of modern and contemporary Chinese fiction, non-fiction, and cinematic texts from 1975 to the present. Through intensive reading of some influential works of this period, students will gain a better understanding of the development and major themes of modern Chinese culture.NB: Currently offered as a Directed Study.Pre-requisite(s): CHIN 402, Gr. 12 Chinese, or permission.

3.00
FREN 101 FREN 101 - Introductory French

Courses provide an introduction to the French Language and culture for those with no or very little French (no higher htan high school French 10). Through intensive work in grammar, conversation, vocabulary building, and basic reading, as well as through online work and videos that accompany the text, students develop oral and written skills and are introduced to various aspects of French culture. Langugage labs provide additional practice in oral work.Prerequisite(s): None; FREN 101 is a prerequisite for FREN 102. (3-1; 3-1)

3.00
FREN 111 FREN 111 - Intermediate French

Courses improve the student's command of oral and written French by reviewing previous knowledge and introducing new grammar structures and readings with a cultural content. Students receive intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension, and develop their knowledge of the language largely through a communicative approach. Language labs using various media provide additional practice.Prerequisite(s): Grade 11 French or FREN 102. FREN 111 is a prerequisite for FREN 112. Students whose Grade 12 average in French is less than 75% may take FREN 111 with permission. (3-1; 3-1)

3.00
FREN 203 FREN 203 - Conversational and Written French

Conversational courses aimed at developing greater fluency in the spoken language through the study of society and culture, as well as language. The emphasis is on developing oral skills including improved grammar structures, vocabulary, and pronunciation, aided by written work. FREN 204 focuses on language for the workplace or professional settings and is currently offered in the summer, depending on demand. Courses are conducted entirely in French.Prerequiste(s): Grade 12 French or FREN 112 for either FREN 203 or 204. NB Courses are NOT intended for students with Grade 12 French Immersion.

3.00
FREN 205 FREN 205 - Langue et intro. à la littérature

Courses introduce students to French literature through the study of various genres: short story, poetry, novel, and theatre. Students improve their language skills through reading, writing, and discussion. As well, basic elements of French grammar are thoroughly reviewed and consolidated. Language labs provide additional oral practice.Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 French or FREN 111, 112. FREN 205 is a prerequisite for FREN 206.NB: Students whose Grade 12 average in French is 75% or higher should register in FREN 205; if it is lower than 75%, they may register in FREN 111 with permission. Students whose Grade 12 average in French Immersion is 80% or higher may enter FREN 305, following a successful placement test.

3.00
FREN 305 FREN 305 - Langue écrite et orale

Courses prepare students to go into more advanced work in French by focusing on grammar, reading, writing, and oral practice. Besides intensive work in grammar, the study of literature and other readings provides the basis for discussion and composition, as well as the means of acquiring vocabulary and cultural insights. Language labs provide additional oral practice. These courses are prerequisites for all other upper level courses, except FREN 303. With permission, certain upper level courses may be taken concurrently with FREN 305, 306.Prerequisite(s): FREN 206. FREN 305 is a prerequisite for FREN 306.

3.00
FREN 320 FREN 320 - Littérature française du XXe siècle

20th centurey literature as represented by the works of major authors such as Camus, Sartre, Ionesco, and Duras. Various works, as well as literary movements, are examined in th elight of their philosophical, ideological, and historical contexts, while students reflect on the underlying issues addressed in these works from a Christian world-view perspectiveNB: Offered alternating years.Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): FREN 216. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
GERM 101 GERM 101 - Elementary German I

An introduction to German for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Course includes intensive practice in both spoken and written German, as well as cultural content. Integrated laboratory program.Prerequisite(s): None for GERM 101; GERM 101 is a prerequisite for 102. (3-1; 3-1)

3.00
GERM 102 GERM 102 - Elementary German II

An introduction to German for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Course includes intensive practice in both spoken and written German, as well as cultural content. Integrated laboratory program.Prerequisite(s): None for GERM 101; GERM 101 is a prerequisite for 102. (3-1; 3-1)

3.00
JAPA 101 JAPA 101 - Introduction to Japanese

An introduction to modern Japanese language and culture for students with no knowledge of Japanese. Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are taught, along with cultural components. Includes instruction on using computer software to produce Japanese scripts on an English keyboard.NB: Native Japanese speakers or students who have studied Japanese at this level may not take this course for credit. Higher levels may be offered by directed study. For more information, contact the instructor.Prerequisite(s): None for 101; JAPA 101 is a prerequisite for 102. (3-1; 3-1)

3.00
JAPA 201 JAPA 201 - Intermediate Japanese

In this course, students study modern Japanese, both oral and written, at the intermediate level. They continue to learn basic grammar principles through the study of increasingly complex sentence patterns. On a regular basis, they memorize Chinese characters, called 'Kanji' in Japanese. Classes include reading, conversational activities, and listening practice in the lab. Cultural components are also included.NB: Presently offered as a Directed Study.Prerequisite(s): JAPA 102 or instructor's permission; JAPA 201 for 202.

3.00
JAPA 301 JAPA 301 - Intermediate Japanese III

In these courses, students study modern Japanese, both oral and written, at the high intermediate level. They continue to learn essential grammar principles through the study of increasingly complex sentence patterns. On a regular basis, they memorize Chinese characters, called 'Kanji' in Japanese. Classes include reading, conversational activities, and listening practice in the lab. Cultural components are included.NB: Presently offered as a Directed Study.Prerequisite(s): JAPA 202 for JAPA 301; JAPA 301 for 302.

3.00
RUSS 101 RUSS 101 - Introduction to Russian

An introduction to the Russian language and culture. Basic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking are taught, as well as various aspects of life and culture in countries where Russian is spoken.Prerequisite(s): None for 101; RUSS 101 is a prerequisite to 102. (3-1; 3-1)

3.00
RUSS 102 RUSS 102 - Introduction to Russian

An introduction to the Russian language and culture. Basic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking are taught, as well as various aspects of life and culture in countries where Russian is spoken.Prerequisite(s): None for 101; RUSS 101 is a prerequisite to 102. (3-1; 3-1)

3.00
SPAN 101 SPAN 101 - Introduction to Spanish

An introduction to the Spanish language and culture, it its various cultural expressions, for students with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills included. NB: Students with more than two years of high school Spanish or native speaker ability cannot take SPAN 101 for credit. See instructor for entry levels.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-1; 3-1)

3.00
SPAN 201 SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish

The development of intermediate Spanish language skills, both written and oral. Increased understanding of Hispanic culture through the introduction of literature, as well as cultural texts pertaining to various countries.Prerequisite(s): SPAN 101, 102, or instructor's consent. (3-1; 3-1)

3.00
SPAN 301 SPAN 301 - Literature, Grammar and Composition

Grammar and practice in composition and oral work, including an examination of popular culture and various kinds of texts for the advanced Spanish student.Prerequisite(s): SPAN 201, 202, or instructor's consent. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
SPAN 310 SPAN 310 - Latin American Culture&Civilization

Course paints a broad picture of society and culture in Latin America. Various aspects of culture are discussed, including topics such as history, art, politics, religion, sports, customs, and current events in the Hispanic world. Cultural readings, videos, and websites are used to stimulate discussion, add insight and knowledge, and develop the capabilities of the oral language. Conducted entirely in Spanish.Prerequisite(s): SPAN 201, 202, or instructor's consent. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
SPAN 405 SPAN 405 - Spanish Peninsular Literature I

Survey courses covering selected major authors in Spanish Peninsular Literature from the Middle Ages to the present. The historic and literary context of the works is presented and the influence of Christianity as a significant force shaping both literature and culture is examined. All major genres are included. SPAN 405 covers from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. SPAN 406 includes literature from the early 19th century to the present. Students consolidate their language skills through the critical reading of literary texts and the writing of compositions and essays.Prerequisite(s): SPAN 302, or instructor's consent. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
SPAN 411 SPAN 411 - Hispanic Latin Amer. Literature II

Survey courses covering selected major authors from Spanish speaking Latin America, from pre-Columbian times to the present. The historic and cultural context of the works is examined. SPAN 410 covers up to the mid-19th century. SPAN 411 covers literature from the end of the 19th century to the present. Students consolidate their skills through the critical reading of literary texts, along with written and oral work.Prerequisite(s): SPAN 302, or instructor's consent. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00

*Program subject to final approval by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education