Also see Hellenic Studies and/or Classical Studies.
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics does not offer a degree program but does offer a certificate of language proficiency and language courses in Modern Greek.
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Graduating with a certificate: except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar’s Office has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.
York University students may earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Modern Greek Language concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. This certificate is also open to students who already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who are admissible according to Faculty and University policies. This certificate is not, however, open to students who are pursuing or who already hold a degree in Hellenic studies or Modern Greek.
The Certificate of Proficiency in Modern Greek Language offered by DLLL accredits candidates who have advanced knowledge of the structures of Modern Greek allowing them to communicate in most formal and informal everyday conversations. Students who qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency in Modern Greek Language demonstrate oral fluency and can also manage most advanced points of grammar and style in writing and reading the target language.
To apply for the certificate, students must have successfully completed at least 18 credits in Modern Greek language in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics with a minimum grade of B+ in the last upper level course taken.
Courses in Language, Literature and Culture
1. Entry to Language Courses
Any student may enrol in a language course at any level, subject to the conditions enumerated below.
a) Admission to a student’s first course in a language at York is by placement questionnaire and/or interview, or departmental authorization slip.
b) In most cases, students who have completed a 1000-level language course with a grade of at least C are automatically admissible to a course at the next level in the same language, but may be pre-tested for purposes of course or section placement.
c) Registration in any language course may be limited at the discretion of the department.
d) Students intending to major or minor in German studies, Italian studies, Portuguese studies or Spanish are encouraged to begin study of the relevant language in their first year.
2. Credit for Language Courses
A language course may be taken for credit in any year of any undergraduate program. Credit is given for a course if a grade of D or better is achieved. However, to advance from one level to another level, a student must achieve at least a grade of C.
3. Language of Instruction
Some literature and culture courses are given in English. In others, instruction is given in the relevant language, and entry to courses and programs depends upon the student’s ability to function in that language. The department may require a student to demonstrate language competence before granting admission to a course. For details, please consult the department’s online supplemental calendar.
4. Frequency of Course Offerings
Not all of the courses will necessarily be offered in any given year. For details of courses to be offered, please consult the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics online supplemental calendar.