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Linguistics and Language Studies

School of Linguistics and Language Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
215 Paterson Hall
613-520-6612
carleton.ca/slals

This section presents the requirements for

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the regulations common to all B.A. students including those relating to First-Year Seminars and Breadth requirements (see the Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree ).

Students should consult with the School when planning their program and selecting courses.

School Language Proficiency Requirement

Students in B.A. Honours, General or Combined Honours programs of the School are required, at graduation, to have a working knowledge of a language other than English. Proficiency is determined by successful completion of a university course in the language or by an oral or written test given by the School.

Program Requirements

Linguistics
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from LALS 1000 [1.0] or (LALS 1001 and LALS 1002) or FYSM 1206 [1.0];
  2. 2.5 credits in LALS 2001, LALS 2005, LALS 3002, LALS 3004, LALS 3505;
  3. 0.5 credit from: LALS 2006, LALS 2603, LALS 3801;
  4. 1.5 credits from LALS 3001, LALS 3005, LALS 3009, LALS 3101, LALS 3504, LALS 3601;
  5. 1.0 credit in LALS 4001, LALS 4002;
  6. 0.5 credit from LALS 4009, LALS 4507, LALS 4601;
  7. 1.0 credit in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the 4000-level;
  8. 1.5 credits in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, chosen in consultation with the School;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits not in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies;
  2. 2.5 credits in free electives;
  1. Additional Requirements:
  1. School Language Proficiency Requirement must be satisfied.
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Linguistics
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from LALS 1000 [1.0] or (LALS 1001 and LALS 1002) or FYSM 1206 [1.0];
  2. 2.5 credits in LALS 2001, LALS 2005, LALS 3002, LALS 3004, LALS 3505;
  3. 1.0 credit from: LALS 2006, LALS 2603, LALS 3001, LALS 3005, LALS 3009, LALS 3101, LALS 3504, LALS 3601, LALS 3801;
  4. 1.0 credit in LALS 4001, LALS 4002;
  5. 0.5 credit from LALS 4009, LALS 4507, LALS 4601;
  1. Additional Requirements:
  1. The requirements of the other discipline must be satisfied;
  2. 5.0 credits not in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies or the other discipline;
  3. Sufficient free electives to make a total of 20.0 credits for the program;
  4. School Language Proficiency Requirement must be satisfied.
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Linguistics
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from LALS 1000 [1.0] or (LALS 1001 and LALS 1002), FYSM 1206 [1.0];
  2. 2.5 credits in LALS 2001, LALS 2003, LALS 3002, LALS 3004, LALS 3505;
  3. 0.5 credit from LALS 2006, LALS 2603, LALS 3801;
  4. 1.5 credits from: LALS 3001, LALS 3005, LALS 3009, LALS 3101, LALS 3504, LALS 3601;
  5. 1.0 credit in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, chosen in consultation with the School;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.5 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits not in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies;
  2. 1.5 credits in free electives;
  1. Additional Requirement:
  1. School Language Proficiency Requirement must be satisfied.
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Applied Language Studies
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from LALS 1000 [1.0] or (LALS 1001 and LALS 1002);
  2. 1.0 credit in LALS 2201 and LALS 2202;
  3. 1.0 credit from FYSM 1202, FYSM 1204, FYSM 1205, FYSM 1612, LALS 2001, LALS 2203, LALS 2603, LALS 2604, LALS 2701, LALS 2703, LALS 2704, LALS 2705;
  4. 1.5 credits from LALS 3401, LALS 3402, LALS 3405, LALS 3701, LALS 3702, LALS 3705, LALS 3706, LALS 3903;
  5. 1.0 credit from: LALS 4201, LALS 4207, LALS 4208, LALS 4602, LALS 4709, LALS 4801, LALS 4802;
  6. 1.0 credit in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the 4000-level;
  7. 2.0 credits in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, at the 2000-level or above, chosen in consultation with the School;
  8. 1.0 credit from LALS 4206 [1.0] or LALS 4908 [1.0];
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits not in Applied Language Studies;
  2. 2.5 credits in free electives;
C. Additional Requirement:
  1. School Language Proficiency Requirement must be satisfied.
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Applied Language Studies
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from LALS 1000 [1.0] or (LALS 1001 and LALS 1002);
  2. 1.0 credit in LALS 2201 and LALS 2202;
  3. 1.5 credits in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the 4000-level;
  4. 2.5 credits in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies which may include FYSM 1202, FYSM 1204, FYSM 1205, FYSM 1612; B. Additional Requirements:
  5. The requirements for the other discipline must be met;
  6. 5.0 credits not in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies or the other discipline;
  7. Sufficient free electives to make a total of 20.0 credits for the program;
  8. School Language Proficiency Requirement must be satisfied.
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Applied Language Studies
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from LALS 1000 [1.0] or (LALS 1001 and LALS 1002);
  2. 1.0 credit in LALS 2201 and LALS 2202;
  3. 1.0 credit from FYSM 1202, FYSM 1204, FYSM 1205, FYSM 1612, LALS 2001, LALS 2203, LALS 2603, LALS 2604, LALS 2701, LALS 2703, LALS 2704, LALS 2705;
  4. 1.5 credits from LALS 3401, LALS 3402, LALS 3405, LALS 3701, LALS 3702, LALS 3705, LALS 3706, LALS 3903;
  5. 2.0 credits in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, chosen in consultation with the School;
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.5 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits not in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies;
  2. 1.5 credits in free electives;
  1. Additional Requirements:
  1. School Language Proficiency Requirement must be satisfied.
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Minors

Minor in American Sign Language

Open to all undergraduate degree students.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 3.0 credits in ASLA;
  2. 1.0 credit in ASLA at the 3000-level or higher;
  3. Subject to approval of the School, a maximum of 2.0 credits at the 3000-level or higher in another discipline relevant to the language may be substituted for the above;
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Minor in Applied Language Studies

Open to all undergraduate degree students in programs other than Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from LALS 1000 [1.0] or (LALS 1001 and LALS 1002);
  2. 1.0 credit in LALS 2201 and LALS 2202;
  3. 1.0 credit from FYSM 1202, FYSM 1204, FYSM 1205, FYSM 1612, LALS 2001, LALS 2203, LALS 2603, LALS 2604, LALS 2701, LALS 2703, LALS 2704, LALS 2705;
  4. 1.0 credit from LALS 3401, LALS 3402, LALS 3405, LALS 3701, LALS 3702, LALS 3705, LALS 3706, LALS 3903;
  5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Minor in German

Open to all undergraduate degree students.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 3.0 credits in GERM;
  2. 1.0 credit in GERM at the 3000-level or higher;
  3. Subject to approval of the School, a maximum of 2.0 credits at the 3000-level or higher in another discipline relevant to the language may be substituted for the above;
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Minor in Italian

Open to all undergraduate degree students.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 3.0 credits in ITAL;
  2. 1.0 credit in ITAL at the 3000-level or higher;
  3. Subject to approval of the School, a maximum of 2.0 credits at the 3000-level or higher in another discipline relevant to the language may be substituted for the above;
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Minor in Japanese Language

Open to all undergraduate degree students.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 3.0 credits in JAPA;
  2. 1.0 credit in JAPA at the 3000-level or higher;
  3. Subject to approval of the School, a maximum of 2.0 credits at the 3000-level or higher in another discipline relevant to the language may be substituted for the above;
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Minor in Linguistics

Open to all undergraduate degree students in programs other than Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from LALS 1000, [1.0], (LALS 1001 and LALS 1002), or FYSM 1206 [1.0];
  2. 2.5 credits in LALS 2001, LALS 2005, LALS 3002, LALS 3004, LALS 3505;
  3. 0.5 credit from LALS 2006, LALS 2603, LALS 3001, LALS 3005, LALS 3009, LALS 3101, LALS 3504, LALS 3601, LALS 3801;
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Minor in Mandarin Chinese

Open to all undergraduate degree students.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 3.0 credits in CHIN;
  2. 1.0 credit in CHIN at the 3000-level or higher;
  3. Subject to approval of the School, a maximum of 2.0 credits at the 3000-level or higher in another discipline relevant to the language may be substituted for the above;
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Minor in Russian

Open to all undergraduate degree students.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 3.0 credits in RUSS;
  2. 1.0 credit in RUSS at the 3000-level or higher;
  3. Subject to approval of the School, a maximum of 2.0 credits at the 3000-level or higher in another discipline relevant to the language may be substituted for the above;
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Minor in Spanish

Open to all undergraduate degree students.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 3.0 credits in SPAN;
  2. 1.0 credit in SPAN at the 3000-level or higher;
  3. Subject to approval of the School, a maximum of 2.0 credits at the 3000-level or higher in another discipline relevant to the language may be substituted for the above;
  4. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
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Mention : Français

Students in the B.A. Honours or B.A. General program in Linguistics may qualify for the notation Mention : Français by fulfilling the requirements outlined below. Those wishing to pursue this path should consult with the School's Mention : Français adviser.

Linguistics courses presented in fulfilment of the Mention : Français requirements can double as courses to satisfy Linguistics B.A. Honours or B.A. General requirements.

Students enrolling in courses at the University of Ottawa will do so through the University of Ottawa Exchange Program. To enrol in courses in French at another university, students must first obtain a Letter of Permission from the Registrar's Office.

Mention : Français with B.A. Honours and B.A. Combined Honours (4.0 credits)

To graduate with the notation Mention : Français students in the B.A. Honours must include in their program the following:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language chosen in consultation with the Department of French, for perfecting the students' command of French;
  2. 1.0 credit linked to the study of the heritage and culture of French Canada taught in French at Carleton or approved courses taught at the University of Ottawa. At Carleton: FREN 3214, FREN 3215, FREN 4213;
  3. 1.0 credit in the area of linguistics taught in French at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa or at another university. At Carleton, 1.0 credit chosen from FREN 2401, FREN 3412, FREN 3413, FREN 3422, FREN 3451, LALS 3907 [1.0];
  4. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the area of linguistics taught in French at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa or at another university. At Carleton, 1.0 credit from FREN 4412, FREN 4413, FREN 4414, LALS 4907 [1.0]; The focus of the tutorials (LALS 3907 [1.0] and LALS 4907 [1.0]) may be on any of the following topics: American Indian languages, sociolinguistique, bilinguisme, dialectologie, développement de la langue maternelle pendant les années scolaires, problèmes du bilinguisme scolaire, pragmatique, grammaire du texte, sémiotique, sémantique. All written work must be submitted in French;
  5. Combined Honours students must meet the Mention : Français requirements of both Honours disciplines.
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Mention : Français with B. A. General Programs (3.0 credits)

To graduate with the notation Mention : Français students in B.A. General must include in their program the following:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language chosen in consultation with the Department of French, for perfecting the students' command of French;
  2. 1.0 credit linked to the study of the heritage and culture of French Canada taught in French at Carleton or approved courses taught at the University of Ottawa. At Carleton: FREN 3214, FREN 3215, FREN 4213;
  3. 1.0 credit in the area of linguistics taught in French at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa or at another university. At Carleton, 1.0 credit from FREN 2401, FREN 3412, FREN 3413, FREN 3422, FREN 3451, LALS 3907 [1.0].
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Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTESL)

Admission
  1. The Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTESL) has restricted enrolment. Admission is at the discretion of the School of Linguistics and Language Studies.
  2. The application requires a written statement.
  3. International applicants or Canadian citizens and residents whose first language is not English must meet the English language requirements of Carleton University.
  4. Students may seek admission to the CTESL program after having completed a first degree in another discipline.
  5. Students may also earn the CTESL through concurrent studies with an Honours program in any discipline. Applicants for concurrent studies must be registered in an Honours program and have an Overall CGPA of 7.00 or higher. Students registered in the concurrent CTESL program who do not complete their degree cannot receive the CTESL.
Graduation

A candidate for the CTESL must obtain a grade of C or higher in all courses taken at Carleton University under the CTESL program. All credits for the CTESL must be taken at Carleton University.

Requirements (5.0 credits)
  1. 1.0 credit from LALS 1000 [1.0] or (LALS 1001 and LALS 1002), which must be taken before or concurrently with other required courses;
  2. 3.0 credits in LALS 4205 [1.0] and LALS 4206 [1.0] taken concurrently; LALS 4602; LALS 4801.
  3. 1.0 credit from LALS 2001, LALS 2005, LALS 2201, LALS 2202,LALS 2203, LALS 2603, LALS 2604, LALS 2701, LALS 2703, LALS 2704, LALS 2705, LALS 3401, LALS 3402, LALS 3405, LALS 3601, LALS 3701, LALS 3702, LALS 3705, LALS 3706, LALS 4201, LALS 4207, LALS 4208, LALS 4802, LALS 4906, or any other course approved by the Supervisor of CTESL.
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