International Languages and Cultures Subject regulations

International Languages and Cultures provide students with both cultural knowledge and communication skills in Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish. A Major in this field will combine papers in intercultural communication, language and culture. Students are given the option of developing language skills in one or more languages whilst learning about international cultures across the globe.

International Languages and Cultures is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Global Studies (BGS). International Languages and Cultures may also be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled. For students seeking to add a second language alongside their Major language specialisation, Minors in Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish are also available.

To complete International Languages and Cultures as a single major for the BA or BGS, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for International Languages and Cultures, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must include INTLC102 and 15 points from the 100 level papers listed, INTLC221 or INTLC222 and 30 points from the 200 level papers listed, INTLC304, 15 points from INTLC301, CHINE331, FRNCH331, JAPAN331, KOREA331, SPNSH331 or INTLC380 and 30 points from the 300 level papers listed.

Within the major in International Languages and Cultures, there are four language specialisations:

Chinese French Japanese Korean Spanish

To complete a major in International Languages and Cultures, with a specialisation in either Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean or Spanish students must gain at least 60 points from one of the specialisation lists below:

Chinese: CHINE131, CHINE231, CHINE232, CHINE331, CHINE332, INTLC301 or INTLC303.

French: FRNCH131, FRNCH231, FRNCH232, FRNCH331, FRNCH332, INTLC301 or INTLC317.

Japanese: JAPAN131, JAPAN231, JAPAN232, JAPAN331, JAPAN332, INTLC301 or INTLC303.

Korean: KOREA131, KOREA231, KOREA232, KOREA331, KOREA332, INTLC301 or INTLC303.

Spanish: SPNSH131, SPNSH231, SPNSH232, SPNSH331, SPNSH332, INTLC301 or INTLC312.

To complete International Languages and Cultures as part of a double major for the BA, BGS, or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for International Languages and Cultures, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must include INTLC102 and 15 points from the 100 level papers listed, INTLC221 or INTLC222 and 30 points from the 200 level papers listed, INTLC304, 15 points from INTLC301, CHINE331, FRNCH331, JAPAN331, KOREA331, SPNSH331 or INTLC380 and 15 points from the 300 level papers listed.

To complete a minor in International Languages and Cultures, students must complete at least 60 points from the papers listed for International Languages and Cultures, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete INTLC101 or INTLC102, INTLC304 and 30 points from CHINE or FRNCH or JAPAN or KOREA or SPNSH coded papers.

Note: Students with prior knowledge of the language they wish to specialise in must follow recommendations for entry points in the relevant subject or consult the relevant Programme Convenor before enrolling in language acquisition papers.

Note:

Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

International Languages and Cultures papers

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level 500 Level
Code and paper title Points
CHINE131 Chinese for Beginners right arrow

This paper introduces you to the Chinese writing system, pinyin, and tones. You will also learn the basics of greetings and self-introductions in...

15 24B (Hamilton)
FRNCH131 French for Beginners right arrow

Learn the basics of written and spoken French including greetings, family, city life and daily routines. No previous knowledge of French is needed.

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC101 International Languages and Cultures right arrow

This paper introduces students to major world cultures and their languages in a comparative context. Students will gain a critical understanding of...

15 24B (Online) & 24G (Online)
INTLC102 Communicating Across Cultures right arrow

This paper introduces core elements of communication across major world cultures, and enables you to acquire basic language skills for everyday...

15 24A (Hamilton)
JAPAN131 Japanese for Beginners right arrow

This paper assumes no previous knowledge of Japanese. It takes an integrated approach to the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

15 24B (Hamilton)
KOREA131 Korean Language for Beginners 1 right arrow

This language acquisition paper is designed for absolute beginners. Students will acquire basic written and spoken communication skills in Korean.

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
SPNSH131 Spanish for Beginners right arrow

Learn the basics of written and spoken Spanish including greetings, family, city life and daily routines. No previous knowledge of Spanish is needed.

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
CHINE231 Intermediate Chinese 1 right arrow

This paper will extend students' communication skills in Chinese across a range of everyday situations, including celebrations, seeking medical...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHINE232 Intermediate Chinese 2 right arrow

This paper will enable you to improve your Chinese communication skills across a range of everyday situations by expanding your understanding of more...

15 24B (Hamilton)
FRNCH231 Intermediate French 1 right arrow

Take your written and spoken French to the next level. This paper focuses on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing the French...

15 24A (Hamilton)
FRNCH232 Intermediate French 2 right arrow

This paper is the continuation of FRNCH231.

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC200 Spanish & Latin American Business Culture: Intercultural Competence 1 right arrow

This paper analyses cultural traits from Spain and Latin America and examines how these attributes may impact on business and tourism industries.

15 24A (Hamilton)
INTLC221 Understanding East Asia right arrow

This paper offers a critical examination of historical traditions and contemporary life in East Asia within a global context. This paper is taught in...

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC222 Food Practices & Cultural Journeys right arrow

Cooking and food is linked intrinsically to history: migration, immigration and colonisation and have all played a part in shaping national and...

15 24A (Online)
INTLC225 The French-speaking World from Astérix to Zombies right arrow

Discover the result of contact between French, regional and Indigenous cultures in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Topics include...

15 24B (Online)
JAPAN231 Basic Japanese 1 right arrow

This language acquisition paper is designed as a continuation from JAPAN131, a paper designed for absolute beginners. Students will acquire further...

15 24A (Hamilton)
JAPAN232 Basic Japanese 2 right arrow

This language acquisition paper follows JAPAN231, a paper designed for learners with a rudimentary knowledge of Japanese. Students will acquire...

15 24B (Hamilton)
KOREA231 Korean Language 2 right arrow

This language acquisition paper is designed as a continuation from KOREA131. Students will acquire further basic written and spoken communication...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
KOREA232 Intermediate Korean Language 1 right arrow

The purpose of this paper is to help students build linguistic skills in Korean at a lower intermediate level and acquire cultural perspectives...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
LINGS203 Language, Society and Culture right arrow

In this paper, we explore cultural diversity through language. We develop understandings of the way that language both reflects, and is used to...

15 24B (Hamilton)
SPNSH231 Intermediate Spanish 1 right arrow

Extend your previous knowledge of Spanish to express past and future situations. Topics will include shopping, local places of interest, and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
SPNSH232 Intermediate Spanish 2 right arrow

Students will extend their language skills, and cover toipcs such as travelling, eating out and wellbeing.

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
CHINE306 Reading and Translation Skills: Chinese right arrow

This paper is designed primarily for native speakers of Chinese. It is taught bilingually and aims to improve students' bilingual reading skills and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHINE331 Advanced Chinese 1 right arrow

This paper focuses on advanced Chinese language learning and is a continuation of Intermediate Chinese 2.

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHINE332 Advanced Chinese 2 right arrow

This paper focuses on advanced Chinese language learning and is a continuation of Advanced Chinese 1.

15 24B (Hamilton)
FRNCH331 Advanced French 1 right arrow

Use your French in practical contexts. This paper covers work, CV-writing, presentations, travel, accommodation and everyday life in France.

15 24A (Hamilton)
FRNCH332 Advanced French 2 right arrow

Extend your written and spoken French skills through creative writing and discussion of current affairs in France.

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC301 Research Methods in International Languages and Cultures right arrow

After workshops covering intercultural contexts in research, bibliography, literature reviews, ethics, data collection and editing, students will...

15 No occurrences
INTLC303 Visual Cultures of East Asia right arrow

This paper critically examines key forms of East Asian visual culture, with a focus on film and art, and within a comparative context.

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC304 Cultural Identities in the Age of Globalisation right arrow

This paper explores the formation of cultural identities and the challenges they face in the age of globalisation through case studies from European...

15 24A (Online)
INTLC312 Visual Cultures of Spain and Latin America right arrow

This paper, conducted in English, offers both a historical and contemporary approach to regional and national identity construction in Spain and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC317 French Culture from Versailles to the Revolution right arrow

A study of France's literary, social, and historical movements from the Golden Age of Versailles through to the Enlightenment and the Revolution it...

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC380 Study Abroad 1 right arrow

This paper will enable students to undertake appropriate individual study abroad programmes as part of their undergraduate degree. Each study...

15 24G (Block) & 24I (Block) & 24X (Block)
JAPAN331 Japanese for Communication 1 right arrow

This paper focuses on advanced Japanese language learning and is a continuation of JAPAN232.

15 24A (Hamilton)
JAPAN332 Japanese for Communication 2 right arrow

This paper is the continuation of JAPAN331.

15 24B (Hamilton)
KOREA331 Intermediate Korean Language 2 right arrow

The purpose of this paper is to help students build linguistic skills in Korean at an upper intermediate level for everyday communication with native...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
KOREA332 Advanced Korean Language 1 right arrow

The purpose of this paper is to help students build advanced linguistic skills in Korean for everyday communication with native Korean speakers.

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
SPNSH331 Advanced Spanish 1 right arrow

This paper is designed to enhance proficiency in Spanish at an advanced level. It will focus on contemporary cultural issues, and historical themes...

15 24A (Hamilton)
SPNSH332 Advanced Spanish 2 right arrow

This paper focuses on advanced Spanish language learning and is a continuation of Advanced Spanish 1.

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
INTLC503 Advanced Studies in the Visual Cultures of East Asia right arrow

This advanced paper provides a critical examination of key aspects of East Asian visual culture, with a focus on film and art. Students will develop...

30 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC517 French Culture from Versailles to the Revolution right arrow

A study of France's literary, social, and historical movements from the Golden Age of Versailles through to the Enlightenment and the Revolution it...

30 24B (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 30 May 2024 01:00am