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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.

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CAN104
First Nations People
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Students will increase knowledge and awareness of important issues in the Aboriginal cultures of Canada. The legal status of Aboriginal people will be explored along with Aboriginal rights and self-determination. Other critical issues relating to land claims, justice and social services will be studied.




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CAN105
Contemporary Canadian Social Problems
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In this course, current social science paradigms and theories will be used as a framework for analysis of contemporary social issues relevant to vocations in police services. Topics such as crime, violence, abuse, social stratification, ageism, and racism will be included. The course focus will be on how individual behaviours collectively create social issues.




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CAN107
Racism and Discrimination
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Racism and discrimination will be defined and discussed in the context of Canadian multicultural society. Learners will identify types of discrimination and racism and discuss the connection between discrimination and society. Sociological factors, such as the media, that may contribute to biases and prejudice will also be analyzed. The objectives of this course are to sensitize students to intolerance that is based on race or ethnicity and to consider ways to handle these issues in a pluralistic society.




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CAN109
Intercultural Communications
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Students will define culture and be introduced to intercultural communication theories and issues. Learners will identify how these theories apply to our daily lives and how they can be used to develop respect for differences between cultures. The main objective of this course is to enhance the students' ability to communicate comfortably with people from different origins. As part of the course, students will communicate with people from other cultures electronically as well as in person. This course will be of interest to individuals working in health, education, human services, and business who have regular interactions with people of foreign descent.




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CAN132
Issues in Diversity
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Students critically identify and examine issues in diversity. Specifically, topics pertaining to inequality in various social settings, including but not limited to: race, gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. Incorporating social/legal explanations of diversity, students develop a clear understanding of the groups affected and the possible strategies of community empowerment.




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CAN196
Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada
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This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society. Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow in a world dominated by digital technology, and the use of this technology is transforming our culture and institutions. it examines the impact of digital media that empowers our society to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.




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CAN218
Language Identity and Diversity in Canada
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In this course we'll explore sociocultural perspectives on how language and identity are represented in our immediate landscape and how we fit in Canada's multicultural vision for the future. The reality is that no matter what our status in Canada is, our language choices impact on the day to day creation of the unique and diverse Canadian narrative. The language we speak or need to learn, our customs, and our day to day interaction with others help define our roles in society, in Canada, in the GTA. What are our plans after graduation? After this course? How do we fit in Canada's multicultural vision for the future? Can the narrative be multilingual and not just multicultural? How can we use language as a tool for empowerment? In this course we'll find the answer to these questions and ask new ones. We'll learn about each other's cultures and work toward developing an understanding of how language shapes our identity and feeling of belonging in the making of the Canadian mosaic.




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CAN271
Law and the Citizen
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Designed for laypeople, this introductory course provides a basic feeling for and better understanding of the laws under which we live. Topics include our courts and legal systems, torts, contracts, criminal laws and rights, human rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, wills and descent of property, buying real estate, landlord and tenant relationships, divorce, custody and maintenance.




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CAN530
Canadian Cultural Mosaic
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Students achieve a better understanding of themselves and Canadian society as they explore anti-racism, multiculturalism, gender inequality, ageism, ableism and sexual orientation issues. Addressed are recent patterns and policies of immigration and visible-minorities in relation to Aboriginal peoples of Canada.




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CAN580
Canadian Urban Studies
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In this course students will examine social, political and economic issues relevant to Canada's largest urban centre: Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Students will learn about contemporary Toronto by analyzing the historical evolution of present-day municipal institutions and services. Diverse social issues, from changing demographics to the development of cultural institutions, will be presented in the same historical context. An examination of the economy of the city will include key historical developments, the impact of free trade (NAFTA), and Toronto's place in the national and global economies.




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CAN699
Hockey Hall of Fame Presents
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This course details the incredible growth of Canada's national pastime, including the NHL's formation, the "original six" and national/international expansion.




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COM460
Intercultural Communication
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This course explores ways in which cultural differences affect communication. Students must initially define culture as it pertains not only to racial of religious denominations, but also includes age groups, genders, social affluence levels, and group affiliations. From verbal expressions to body language, it is important for effective communicators to understand the message that is actually being sent and/or received.




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CUL108
Philosophy of Art (Aesthetics)
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In this course, students will study the philosophy of art with a historical and analytical approach. This course is designed as an introduction to theories of the nature of art, criticism and the place of art in life and society.




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CUL118
Childhood: A Cross Cultural Perspective
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This course examines childhood from a variety of anthropological perspectives. It will investigate the cultural and societal constructs of childhood ranging from infancy through to adolescence and how different biological and social factors impact each stage. Throughout the course, both historical and modern theories will be presented to focus on the study of children and child-rearing practices across time and cultures. This course will compare and contrast cross cultural differences and similarities to determine which practices are universal or shared and which practices are culturally specific when raising children to be full members of society. Present day issues facing children will be explored through both global trends and culturally specific cases, and how these issues may shape the future of childhood.




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CUL167
Art and Architecture
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People live in buildings, in cities, and in nature. How we relate to these spaces affects our lives and our work. We will explore how people relate to space and how designs for buildings, streets and cities can best provide for the quality of urban life. This subject will take a thematic view of the built environment, including sources of design for the major builders of the Western world, the development of streets, the growth of cities and projections for urban living in the millennium.




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CUL320
Introduction to Philosophy: Thought & Intelligence
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This is a wide-ranging introduction to Western philosophy that will be of interest to many. We will focus on a number of traditional problems, such as the nature of knowledge, the primacy of matter versus mind, the existence of God, the nature of ethics, the freedom of the will, the mind-body problem and the related problem of life after death. The student is encouraged to explore various perspectives on each issue, to participate in classroom discussions, and to develop a tentatively critical frame of mind with regard to the issues. The goal of the course is to develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning, not to arrive at any final conclusions(let alone any preconceived ones) on any of the ultimate questions. Much of what we will be doing deals with common religious and supernatural beliefs. The following quotation from the modern philosopher W.V.O. Quine will serve as a sort of motto for the course: "The student who.....(takes) philosophy primarily for spiritual comfort is misguided and is probably not a very good student anyway, since intellectual curiosity is not what moves him(/her)."




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CUL361
Signed English for Special Needs
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Signed English, as taught in this course, is a method of communication based on English which is available to professionals (i.e. early childhood educators, special education teachers, classroom assistants and other professionals) and family members who wish to augment their communication skills in interacting, communicating and supporting individuals with special needs who are hearing and perhaps non-verbal (examples: Down's Syndrome, Autism). Students wishing to communicate with members of the Deaf community should refer to American Sign Language (LGE651) listed under Modern Languages.




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CUL365
From Beethoven to Beyoncé: Revolutions in Sound
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This course focuses on the revolutionary personalities that rocked the music scene and propelled the constant evolution of the art form. Through each personality, we will study the music of the respective time period and its cultural environment. This course aims to develop a more sophisticated ear and an understanding of rudimentary concepts of musical theory, thereby enabling students to appreciate music on a deeper level.




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CUL401
The Culture of Jazz
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This course will consider jazz as a means to explore musical form, history, literature, and film. It will examine the origins of jazz, including slavery, African music and tribal roots, European musical structures, minstrel shows, ragtime and the blues. Against this background it will trace the development of jazz through its major periods: dixieland, the swing era, bebop, the cool phase, west coast, post-bop, avant garde, and fusion. Appreciation of the music will be informed by larger cultural issues that have influenced its formation and development.




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CUL480
Ethical Issues in Science and Technology
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This course examines the philosophical theories relevant to the study of ethics, including the development of professional codes of ethics that guide technologists and engineers in the performance of their duties, and considers their application in all fields of science and technology. Case studies of current environmental, medical, industrial and energy issues will be studied in this context.




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CUL485
Movies and Morality
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Motion pictures offer students unique opportunities to view dramatic narratives based on motivations, dilemmas and consequences. These narratives often present moral and ethical complexities as they relate to issues such as poverty, homelessness, violence, war, racism, politics, greed and love. Moral and ethical issues and the way film-makers approach and present them will form the basis for student discussion and analysis in this subject.




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CUL493
What in the World is Going On?
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News stories confront us with people, places, issues, and crises from around the world. An understanding of background issues helps us make informed judgements. This course focuses on the main news stories of the day and looks for your critical interpretations.




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CUL620
Popular Music
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This course will examine the "giants" of music to determine the common threads that unite and inspire generations and sometimes cross the generational divides Focus will primarily be on British, American and Canadian popular music, and students will also present the contributions of musicians from around the world.




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CUL954
Let's Talk Sports
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This course provides a weekly forum for students with a passion for sports. Participants sharpen their writing skills and gain behind-the-scenes understanding that is both educational and entertaining.




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EAC214
The Journal
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COM101/COM111 recommended

The Journal examines the use of journals as psychological, sociological, and historical documents, and as tools for self-expression and creativity. The course focusses on three types of journals. Students will be given the option of keeping a journal of their own and will practise journal-writing techniques throughout the term, using various forms of writing such as notes, observations, drafts, dream analysis, or dialogues, among others. We will also observe how these forms of writing are used by published writers. In addition, students will read non-fiction journals and discuss elements common to them, determining how journal writers have made use of the form in ways that can benefit students' work-oriented or academic writing.




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EAC234
Science Fiction
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

Science fiction addresses key concerns that are not restricted to the imaginative worlds depicted in fiction; rather, science fiction uses alien settings, strange worlds, alternate timelines, or virtual environments as a way of exploring contemporary issues. Over the course of exploring the various issues contained in these fictions, the various movements of science fiction will be explored to provide a broader sense of the genre's development from its earliest to its most current forms; in addition, terminology will be introduced so, by the end of the course, students will have a broader understanding of science fiction's historical and thematic terrain.




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EAC273
Introduction to Children's Literature
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

This course aims to introduce students to various texts and sources in Children's Literature, and to give students the opportunity to discuss the many genres, issues, and theories that pervade the field. Students will also, gain practice using various critical literary elements to analyze literature for children.




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EAC297
Myths and Legends
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

Classical myths and legends is a course abounding in fantasy and reality. It delivers legendary classical tales of human passion, human folly, and human dilemma. With celebrated epics, tragedies, and comedies, we journey into timeless problems of love, hate, war, sin, tyranny, courage and fate. We steal a rare look at how the gods dispense their magical powers; we invade a fascinating classical wonderland.




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EAC317
Food for Thought
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COM101/COM111 or equivalent

Our preparation of food - and in large part, our attitude to food - play a significant part in the preservation of our sense of cultural identity. From its selection to its consumption, food also shapes and reflects how we relate to others and the world around us. This course will use literature (novels, short stories), film, and other media to examine the symbolism of food to the diversity of human experience, including its personal significance.




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EAC384
Creative Writing
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 recommended

This course is designed especially for students with imagination who are interested in writing stories, tales, poetry, impressions, skits, or other types of fiction. Examples of your own creative writing are shared during in-class readings. Where helpful, the works of published authors are examined. You are encouraged to undertake longer fictional forms, such as novels, or critical writing in social and literary areas.




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EAC411
Language of Media
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 is recommended

Is our reality manipulated, distorted, or balanced? What role do corporations, activists, governments, and the media play in shaping our reality? This course explores the competing forces that may manipulate our reality through the media. As a result, participants will become informed consumers of media information.




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EAC492
Censorship and the Media
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

Censorship, or the act of restricting material deemed unsuitable for public consumption, has existed throughout history. This course will examine the concept of censorship, its history, and its application in current issues. Students will be exposed to controversial materials and immersed in the discourse of censorship in order to gain an understanding of who controls knowledge, why and to what effect.




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EAC529
Criminal Intent
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

A criminal is, by definition, of "the nature of or involving a crime; more generally, of the nature of a grave offence, wicked" (OED). Is being a criminal really this straightforward? Or is a "grave offence" or "wicked" behaviour a bit more complicated? This course will use fiction to explore "criminal intent" from different angles, including the criminal world, law and order, and the grey territories that lie between good and evil.




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EAC666
The Undead in Fiction
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

The undead frighten us, fascinate us, and haunt our collective imagination. They have been shadowing us from fictions' earliest beginnings, revealing a lot about who we think we are, what we think we believe, and how we react when the boundary between "life" and "death" is arbitrary. This course explores the undead in fiction, possibly including vampires, golems, zombies, mutants, and other monstrous bodies. This course may contain material that is explicit and/or offensive.




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EAC720
Literature of the Holocaust
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

This course draws from literature, film and art to explore the Holocaust and the ways in which the arts help to understand and interpret its many extreme experiences. Some of the major themes to be examined include psychological and spiritual survival, pre-war culture and victim responses during and after the war.




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EAC750
Emergency on Planet Earth
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 recommended

What is, and is not, part of "nature"? How have people related to nature at different points in history? In what ways has human development impacted the natural world? This course is designed to help students better understand the environment, environmental concerns and our relationship to the natural world. In addition, students discuss topics such as the living environment, environmental pollution, eco-disasters, biological sustainability and social responsibility.




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EAC777
Under the Influence: Literature of Addiction
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

This course examines the literature of addiction from yearning to obsession and finally compulsion. Students explore texts written about and by addicts and their addictions, and analyze themes such as escape, desire, emptiness, and need, which form a crucial part of many literary periods, particularly in contemporary literature.




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EAC875
Sports and Mass Media
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

Literature of sports studies the relationship between sports and life as reflected through fiction, non-fiction poetry, drama, and essays. Using sports as the framework, students explore the "human condition", examining recurring themes such as sexism, racism, violence, body-image, heroism/hero worship and corruption that dominate the genre.




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EAC879
Game On: Connecting Narrative Worlds
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

Combining the study of print-based fiction and digital games, students explore how "interactive narrative" experiences are redefining our understanding of storytelling. Students explore literary elements in games and how they converge or diverge from literature.




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EAC890
Voices of War
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

Wars have changed since the early 20th century - and so has the literature of war. The study of pre and post conflict literature takes these changes seriously and provides us with insight about how literature shapes our understanding of the world before and after conflict.




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EAC947
Star Trek: The Course
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 recommended

To boldly go where no course has gone before, the cultural phenomenon known as "Star Trek" has few rivals. Its continuing mission: to explore the power and ability to change attitudes, to create technologies, to appreciate science and to better understand ourselves and others within a global context. Students examine human experience through the lens of the Final Frontier.




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EAC995
Star Wars: The Course Awakens
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

This course focuses on the Star Wars legacy not only as a mythological saga, but also as a cultural phenomenon that has become universally embraced. Students are immersed in journeys that play out parallel narratives of good and evil, explore themes related to real-world issues and examine how collective identity (national, ethnic, gender, etc.) is transformed by advanced technologies.




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LGE651
American Sign Language I
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL). Through interactive classroom participation, students develop communication skills to interact with the Deaf community and show respect and appreciation for Deaf culture. Please note: no spoken languages are used in the classroom. Students in LGE651 are required to adhere to the Deaf Culture guidelines as outlined by the instructor.

Students with prior knowledge of American Sign Language must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE652
American Sign Language II
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE651 or placement via LGE001

A continuation of American Sign Language 1, this course solidifies and builds ASL communication skills. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively in everyday situations with the Deaf community. Deaf culture is further explored. Please note: no spoken languages are used in the classroom. Students in LGE652 are required to adhere to the Deaf Culture guidelines as outlined by the instructor.




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LGE653
American Sign Language - Level III
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE652 or placement via LGE001

American Sign Language 3 develops and reinforces students' signabulary, grammatical syntax, and cultural awareness. Interactive classroom activities focus on everyday Deaf-Hearing encounters, enhancing students' communication skills. Please note: no spoken languages are used in the classroom. Students in LGE653 are required to adhere to the Deaf Culture guidelines as outlined by the instructor.




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LGE654
American Sign Language Level IV
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE653 or placement via LGE001

American Sign Language 4 reinforces previously acquired signing skills and introduces more complex signabulary, grammar, and Deaf cultural awareness. Classroom interactions and participation in community Deaf events prepares students in assisting a Deaf person. Please note: no spoken languages are used in the classroom. Students in LGE654 are required to adhere to the Deaf Culture guidelines as outlined by the instructor.




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LGE177
Arabic Language Skills I
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of standard Arabic. Interactive classroom participation enables students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to communicate in the classroom and in real-life situations. Cultural awareness is expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of Arabic-speaking countries around the world.

Please note: Students with prior knowledge of Arabic must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE277
Arabic Language Skills II
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE177 or placement via LGE001

A continuation of LGE177, this course solidifies and builds Arabic language acquisition in the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The unique characteristics of Arabic culture are further explored.




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LGE800
Chinese Language Skills - Basic
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of Chinese. Interactive classroom participation enables students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to communicate in the classroom and in real-life situations. Cultural awareness is expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of Chinese culture and customs.

Please note: Students with prior knowledge of Chinese must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE810
Chinese Language Skills I
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE800 or placement via LGE001

A continuation of LGE800, this course solidifies and builds Chinese language acquisition in the four skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively in everyday situations using the Hanyu Pinyin system. The unique characteristics of Chinese culture are further explored.




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LGE820
Chinese Language Skills II
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE810 or placement via LGE001

Chinese Language Skills 2 develops and reinforces previously learned Chinese language acquisition through extensive role-play. Focus is on both oral fluency and the written language. Chinese cultural awareness is further expanded.




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LGE830
Chinese Language Skills III
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE820 or placement via LGE001

Chinese Language Skills 3 reinforces previously acquired language skills and introduces more complex structures through interactive activities and role-play. Students are able to express themselves more fluently using an enhanced knowledge of Chinese characters. The course focuses on oral fluency and writing for different contexts and purposes. Chinese culture and its impact around the world will continue to be explored.




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LGE840
Chinese Language Skills IV
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE830 or placement via LGE001

Participants in Chinese Language Skills 4 continue to develop the four skills through role play based on everyday situations. The course introduces more complex structures while reinforcing previously learned content. Students demonstrate culturally appropriate behaviour and further explore Chinese culture.




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LGE850
Chinese Language Skills V
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE840 or placement via LGE001

Participants in Chinese Language Skills 5 explore various topics of mutual interest and lead or actively participate in spontaneous discussions. Topics may include the workplace, educational environment, and Chinese cuisine and dining etiquette. Advanced vocabulary and grammar structures will be applied in order to communicate successfully for both personal and professional purposes.




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LGE860
Chinese Language Skills VI
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE850 or placement via LGE001

Chinese Language Skills 6 continues to stress language acquisition through extensive practice in the four skills. More complex structures are introduced and applied in discussions relating to shopping, education, and relationships.




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LGE870
Chinese Language Skills 7
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE860 or placement via LGE001

Chinese Language Skills 7 provides students further opportunities to discuss topics of mutual interest and actively participate in spontaneous conversations. Topics include technology, income, and continuing education. Chinese culture will be explored through various media.




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LGE880
Chinese Language Skills 8
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE870 or placement via LGE001

Chinese Language Skills 8 focuses on advanced language acquisition and content. Students practice both previously learned and new complex structures through discussions and role play activities on topics such as historical events, travel and tourism, and the Arts.




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LGE101
French Language Skills I
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of French. Interactive classroom participation enables students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to communicate in the classroom and in real-life situations. Cultural awareness is expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of French-speaking regions around the world.

Please note: Students with prior knowledge of French must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE202
French Language Skills II
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE101 or placement via LGE001

A continuation of LGE101, this course solidifies and builds French language acquisition in the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The unique characteristics of French-speaking regions are further explored.




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LGE303
French Language Skills III
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE202 or placement via LGE001

French Language Skills 3 develops and reinforces previously learned French language acquisition within a cultural framework. Focus is on both oral fluency and the written language. Cultural awareness of French-speaking regions is further expanded.




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LGE404
French Language Skills IV
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE303 or placement via LGE001

French Language Skills 4 reinforces previously acquired language skills and introduces more complex structures. The course focuses on oral fluency and writing for different contexts and purposes. Cultural awareness of various French-speaking regions will be further expanded.




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LGE505
French Language Skills V
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE404 or placement via LGE001

Participants in French Language Skills 5 determine topics of mutual interest and actively participate in spontaneous discussions. Possible topics of discussion include family, immigration and its challenges, the Arts, and reconciling modernity with francophone tradition. This course introduces more complex structures while reinforcing previously learned content.




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LGE606
French Language Skills VI
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE505 or placement via LGE001

Participants in French Language Skills 6 continue to explore various topics of mutual interest and lead or actively participate in spontaneous discussions. Topics may include environmental concerns, technological advances, and contemporary Francophone literature. Advanced vocabulary and grammar structures will be applied in order to communicate successfully.




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LGE707
French Language Skills 7
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE606 or placement via LGE001

French Language Skills 7 provides students further opportunities to discuss predetermined topics and actively participate in spontaneous conversations. Topics may include the media, transportation, minority groups, employment, and humour. French culture will be explored through various print media, television, and the cinema.




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LGE808
French Language Skills 8
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE707 or placement via LGE001

Participants in LGE808 will determine topics of interest on Francophone culture and improve self-expression through active participation in discussions, spontaneous conversations, and reflection of new concepts learned. Small group discussions will be facilitated by the instructor. Possible topics to be explored may include: higher education systems, Francophones across the globe, travel and tourism. Students' understanding of French culture will be enhanced though examination of newspapers and other print media, television, and cinema.




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LGE611
Themes in French Language
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE505 or placement via LGE001

In this workshop, students enhance their French conversation skills through weekly discussions on current issues. Emphasis is placed on overall fluency, including vocabulary development, listening skills, and pronunciation.




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LGE616
French for Business Communication I
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Prerequisite(s):

Please register for LGE001 and you will be contacted by our Program Assistant for a free language assessment. Students who have completed LGE404 are eligible for this course.

The French for Business Communication course is designed to provide professionals with practical skills in verbal and written communication for various purposes.




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LGE131
German Language Skills I
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This course is designed to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing contemporary German within a cultural framework. People today require more than one language to meet the needs of a changing world. Modern communications, increased world travel, the economic interdependence of nations, and immigration trends are all contributing factors. This course will emphasize functional fluency and provide opportunities for development of language skills. Topics and practical situations dealt with are of particular interest to those who need to get along in a German-speaking country (travelling, visiting acquaintances, conducting business, etc.)

Please note: Students with prior knowledge of German must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE232
German Language Skills II
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE131 or placement via LGE001

A continuation of LGE131, this course will maintain and improve German language acquisition in the four skills- listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities based on everyday situations will solidify both oral and written skills. Cultural awareness will also be expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of various German-speaking regions of the world.




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LGE111
Italian Language Skills I
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of Italian. Interactive classroom participation enables students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to communicate in the classroom and in real-life situations. Cultural awareness is expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of Italian culture in different regions.

Please note: Students with prior knowledge of Italian must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE212
Italian Language Skills II
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE111 or placement via LGE001

A continuation of LGE111, this course solidifies and builds Italian language acquisition in the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The unique characteristics of Italian-speaking regions are further explored.




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LGE313
Italian Language Skills III
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE212 or placement via LGE001

Italian Language Skills 3 develops and reinforces previously learned Italian language acquisition within a cultural framework. Focus is on both oral fluency and the written language. Cultural awareness of Italian-speaking regions is further expanded.




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LGE414
Italian Language Skills IV
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE313 or placement via LGE001

Italian Language Skills 4 reinforces previously acquired language skills and introduces more complex structures. The course focuses on oral fluency and writing for different contexts and purposes. Cultural awareness of various Italian-speaking regions will be further expanded.




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LGE182
Japanese Language Skills I
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of Japanese. Interactive classroom participation enables students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to communicate in the classroom and in real-life situations. Cultural awareness is expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of Japanese social conventions.

Please note: Students with prior knowledge of Japanese must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE282
Japanese Language Skills II
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE182 or placement via LGE001

A continuation of LGE182, this course solidifies and builds Japanese language acquisition in the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively at a high beginner's level using Hiragana and Katakana. The unique characteristics of Japanese culture are further explored.




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LGE383
Japanese Language Skills III
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE282 or placement via LGE001

Japanese Language Skills 3 develops and reinforces previously learned Japanese language acquisition through extensive use of role play. Focus is on both oral fluency and the written language in Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Knowledge of Japanese culture is further expanded.




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LGE484
Japanese Language Skills IV
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE383 or placement via LGE001

Japanese Language Skills 4 reinforces previously acquired language skills and introduces more complex structures through interactive activities and role-play. The course focuses on oral fluency and writing for different contexts and purposes using Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Japanese culture and its impact around the world will continue to be explored.




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LGE585
Japanese Language Skills V
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE484 or placement via LGE001

Participants in Japanese Language Skills 5 continue to develop the four skills through role play based on everyday situations. This course introduces more complex structures while reinforcing previously learned content. Students demonstrate culturally appropriate manners and behaviours and further explore Japanese culture and its impact worldwide.




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LGE686
Japanese Language Skills VI
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE585 or placement via LGE001

Participants in Japanese Language Skills 6 explore various topics of mutual interest and lead or actively participate in spontaneous discussions. Topics include the workplace, the environment and other current events. Advanced vocabulary, grammar structures, and culturally-appropriate behaviour will be applied in order to communicate successfully.




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LGE787
Japanese Language Skills 7
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE686 or placement via LGE001

Japanese Language Skills 7 provides students further opportunities to discuss topics of mutual interest and actively participate in spontaneous conversations. Topics include education, current events, and various personal experiences. Emphasis is also placed on culturally appropriate knowledge of manners and behaviour.




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LGE903
Korean Language Skills I
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of Korean. Interactive classroom participation enables students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to communicate in the classroom and in real-life situations. Cultural awareness is expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of Korean culture and customs.

Please note: Students with prior knowledge of Korean must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE913
Korean Language Skills II
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE903 or placement via LGE001

A continuation of LGE903, this course solidifies and builds Korean language acquisition in the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The unique characteristics of Korean culture are further explored.




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LGE923
Korean Language Skills III
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE913 or placement via LGE001

Korean Language Skills 3 develops and reinforces previously learned Korean language acquisition within a cultural framework. Focus is on both oral fluency and the written language. Korean cultural awareness is further expanded.




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LGE933
Korean Language Skills IV
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE923 or placement via LGE001

Korean Language Skills 4 provides a solid foundation in intermediate Korean through a review of previously acquired skills and introducing more complex structures. Students practice using culturally appropriate Korean in real-life situations and expand their knowledge of Korean culture and its impact on the world.




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LGE105
Introductory Portuguese Level I
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This is an introductory course appropriate for students with minimal or no previous exposure to the Portuguese language. Participation in interactive classroom activities will enable students to acquire the basic skills of fluency to communicate in Portuguese. Cultural awareness will be expanded by investigating the unique customs and characteristics of various Portuguese-speaking countries of the world.

Please note: Students with prior knowledge of Portuguese must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE121
Spanish Language Skills I
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Interactive classroom participation enables students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to communicate in the classroom and in real-life situations. Cultural awareness is expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of Hispanic culture in different parts of the world.

Please note: Students with prior knowledge of Spanish must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE222
Spanish Language Skills II
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE121 or placement via LGE001

A continuation of LGE121, this course solidifies and builds Spanish language acquisition in the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The unique characteristics of Hispanic culture are further explored.




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LGE323
Spanish Language Skills III
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE222 or placement via LGE001

Spanish Language Skills 3 develops and reinforces previously learned Spanish language acquisition within a cultural framework. Focus is on both oral fluency and the written language. Cultural awareness of Spanish-speaking regions is further expanded.




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LGE424
Spanish Language Skills IV
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE323 or placement via LGE001

Spanish Language Skills 4 reinforces previously acquired language skills and introduces more complex structures. The course focuses on oral fluency and writing for different contexts and purposes. Cultural awareness of various Spanish-speaking regions will be further expanded.




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LGE525
Spanish Language Skills V
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE424 or placement via LGE001

Spanish Language Skills 5 will continue to refine and develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of contemporary Spanish within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units will reinforce previous language acquisition and introduce more complex structures. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate advanced ability and fluency in the four skills in the Spanish language and an increased understanding of Hispanic culture throughout the world.




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LGE626
Spanish Language Skills VI
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE525 or placement via LGE001

Spanish Language Skills 6 level will continue to refine and develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of contemporary Spanish within a cultural framework. The use of integrated, thematic units will reinforce previous language acquisition and introduce more complex structures to communicate successfully. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate an advanced ability and fluency in the four skills and increased understanding of Hispanic culture throughout the world.




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Program Contacts

Jamara Romero
Program Assistant (APC, CAN, COM, CUL and LGE courses only)
Jamara.Romero@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22513


Marianne Tang
Program Assistant (for EAC courses only)
Marianne.Tang@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22685


Sara Potkonjak
Academic Program Manager (APC, CAN, COM, CUL and LGE courses only)
Sara.Potkonjak@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22682


Melanie Rubens
Program Coordinator (EAC Courses only)
Melanie.Rubens@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22589


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