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Study Spanish, Italian, or German and see the world! Students in this program spend a year abroad, allowing you to perfect the language while being immersed in its culture. Classes in this program are small and intimate. Study abroad is a transformative experience. You’ll become a better you.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Language and Linguistics, German/Italian/Spanish Literary Tradition, Theories of Language Acquisition, Intensive German/Italian/Spanish, additional courses taken at a foreign institution abroad
Specialization Options: Spanish, Italian, German
Career Tracks: Language advisor, immigration services, public relations officer, international business communications specialist
Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary
School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
Earn a BA and a certificate in Second Language Education at the same time. Choose to learn German, Italian or Spanish, and learn to teach it, too. You will learn language acquisition methodologies, observe how professionals teach language and get the opportunity to practise teaching. You can even go on exchange. Class sizes are small, so you’ll get lots of one-on-one attention.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Language and Linguistics, German/Italian/Spanish Literary Tradition, Theories of Language Acquisition, Intensive German/Italian/Spanish
Career Tracks: Teacher, language advisor, translator/interpreter, educational assistant, communications specialist
Professional Designation Possible: Certificate in Second Language Education
This program is like a buy-one-get-one-free sale on languages. You get to specialize in two languages—Spanish, Italian, or German. Class sizes are small, guaranteeing you lots of one-on-one attention. You’ll get the chance to study abroad, too, if you choose. Being multilingual is a huge asset in whatever career field you pursue.
Career Tracks: Language advisor, translator/interpreter, immigration services, public official, business communications specialist
Become fluent in teaching newcomers to Canada with this unique program. You’ll take three years in the modern languages program and two years in education. You’ll earn two degrees at once, customizing your program to your interests. You will be eligible to teach JK to Grade 6.
Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Theories of Language Acquisition, Intensive German/Italian/Spanish
Career Tracks: Elementary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, language advisor, translator/interpreter, educational assistant, immigration services
Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)
Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Admission to first year only.
Minimum Average: 75%*
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.
Minimum Average: 75%*
If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.
Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).
Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies
Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director
Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*
Employment Rate of Graduates
Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Humanities, 2017)
"Due to the small size of the program, the professors in my department had great relationships with the students and were always there to help when I needed it. I spent my third year living in Spain, studying at the Universidad de Valladolid, and travelling Europe – truly an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience. While abroad, I also tutored two native Spanish girls in English. Between the tutoring abroad and the teaching practicum I took in my fourth year, I was able to reaffi rm that teaching is my career path."
Shaun Collins BA (Honours) in Modern Languages with Year Abroad Spanish Option 
* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.
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A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:
Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.
Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.
Courses of study specific to each program
Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)
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