The Department of Icelandic Language and Literature seeks to offer innovative and challenging courses in Icelandic language, literature, films and aesthetics, as well as Icelandic history and culture at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department also recognizes its commitment to the Icelandic community in North America by actively promoting North American-Icelandic history and culture. It has served to highlight the cultural contribution of Icelandic-Canadians to North America, and the curriculum includes courses dealing exclusively with Icelandic-Canadian literature and the poetics of immigration.
B.A. Bachelor of Arts (General) - 3 years
B.A. (Hons.) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - 4 years
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
Icelandic Field School (students travel to Iceland for this 3 week course)
Film Enchante - Out of the Nursery into the Night (taught by Guy Maddin, Filmmaker Icelandic Music and its History)
Admission requirements & prerequisites
Direct entry option
Direct entry is not an option for this program. Please review the Advanced entry option section for more information.
Advanced entry option
24 credit hours in U1 (or approved bachelors program)
This entry option is open to students who have completed either a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level study or one of the certificate programs specified on each program’s application page.
High school prerequisites
High school prerequisites: None
Many programs will require or recommend specific high school courses over and above their admission requirements. These high school prerequisites are not always required to enter the program, but they must be completed to enrol in certain university courses within it. If a student does not have a particular prerequisite when they enter the program, they may complete an equivalent upgrading course at university that will satisfy the prerequisite requirement.
More details on admission requirements, application dates and how to apply is available on the Faculty of Arts Apply for Admission page.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
The Department of Icelandic Language & Literature at the University of Manitoba is the only such department in North America.