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Diploma in Language and Culture (DipLangC)

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Overview

The Diploma in Language and Culture (DipLangC) and Diploma in Language (DipLang) are separate, recognised and endorsed qualifications for students who wish to complete a programme of study in one of the five core languages taught in the Department of Languages and Cultures: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

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Contact details

Department of Languages and Cultures

Email: languages@otago.ac.nz
Website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/languagescultures/

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Programme Requirements

Diploma in Language and Culture (DipLangC) endorsed in Chinese

Papers

Seven CHIN papers, including

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Diploma in Language and Culture (DipLangC) endorsed in French

Papers

Seven FREN papers, including

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Diploma in Language and Culture (DipLangC) endorsed in German

Papers

Seven GERM papers, including

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Diploma in Language and Culture (DipLangC) endorsed in Japanese

Papers

Seven JAPA papers, including

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Diploma in Language and Culture (DipLangC) endorsed in Spanish

Papers

Seven SPAN papers, including

  • at least two 300-level SPAN papers; and

  • at least one of
    SPAN 232  Intermediate Spanish 2,
    SPAN 233  Business Spanish,
    SPAN 331  Advanced Spanish 1,
    SPAN 332  Advanced Spanish 2; and

  • at least four of
    SPAN 141  Introduction to Hispanic Culture,
    SPAN 242  Spanish Culture and Literature,
    SPAN 243  Latin American Culture and Literature,
    SPAN 341  Special Topic in Hispanic Studies,
    SPAN 342  The Spanish Civil War and Historical Memory,
    SPAN 343  Latin American Popular Culture,
    SPAN 347  19th Century Latin American Literature,
    SPAN 348  Poetry and Dictatorship in 20th Century Latin America.

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Regulations for the Diploma in Language and Culture (DipLangC)

  1. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme for the diploma

    1. shall consist of papers worth not less than 126 points, including at least 36 at 300-level,
    2. shall satisfy the requirements for at least one endorsement as specified in the Schedule of requirements for the diploma.
  2. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
    2. A candidate may be permitted by the Head of the Department of Languages and Cultures to enrol for a paper at 200-level without having satisfied the normal prerequisites. In such cases the candidate shall not be credited with the prerequisite papers, but shall be exempted from including those papers in an endorsement specified in the Schedule of requirements for the diploma. A candidate may not, having passed any such paper at 200-level, enrol subsequently for any paper for which the exemption has been given.
  3. Cross Credits

    1. A candidate who is enrolled for the diploma concurrently with a degree, or who has completed a degree and is proceeding with the diploma, may cross credit 100-level and 200-level papers which are common to both the degree and the diploma up to a maximum of 36 points.
    2. No paper may be cross credited between the diploma and any other undergraduate diploma.
  4. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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