World Languages and Cultures

World Languages and Cultures

Become a global citizen! The Major in World Languages and Cultures is designed to meet the realities of our interconnected, globalized world. Along with enhancing your language abilities and cross-cultural knowledge, you will develop strong communication and research skills — essential in today’s workplace. This flexible program offers language and cultural courses in a wide variety of languages, along with experience-based learning opportunities such as internships with international institutions and cultural communities in the National Capital Region and international exchanges. Experience the world while gaining lasting skills!


Choose from one of eight profiles — Arabic, Asian Studies (Chinese and/or Japanese), Celtic Studies, German, Italian, Latin American Studies, Russian or Spanish — or a combination of these profiles and other languages (such as Polish, Portuguese or Yiddish).

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Major in World Languages and Cultures

The Honours Program allows more extensive and focused study than is possible in the Majors Program, offering a particular concentration of courses in the core periods and problems (3000-level). Yet, it can be combined with a Minor in another area of study. This academic focus and breadth makes this program an excellent preparation for students who are seeking admission to professional or graduate programs, or who intend to pursue careers in senior secondary education.

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