Cross-Cultural Studies route

Major in MLCS/Cross-Cultural Studies route

A major in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies requires a minimum of *33 to a maximum of *48 at the senior level.

General Requirements (9 Credits):

Courses selected must include:

MLCS 210 (*3): Language(s) of Culture

Introduction to the major issues within the discipline of Cultural Studies from an international perspective, and provision of the necessary terminology and theoretical tools for examining general topics and case studies with emphasis on the question of languages.

MLCS 410 (*3): Capstone

In this practice-based course that addresses an urgent concern facing the world today students will synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills obtained in the Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Major.

3 additional credits in courses with the MLCS prefix.

  • 2019-2020 MLCS courses
    Fall 2019
    MLCS 204 Forms of Folklore
    MLCS 210 Language(s) of Culture
    MLCS 299 Story lab: Producing Narrative
    MLCS 300 Introduction to Translation

    Winter 2020
    MLCS/SLAV 299 Language Conflicts and Identity
    MLCS 205 History of Folklore Studies
    MLCS 210 Language(s) of Culture
    MLCS 400/602 The History of Translation
    MLCS 473/573 Cultr Reps, Wrld Media & Ethic

Program Description

Focus on cultural literacy and study several cultures and languages through an intercultural and comparative lens, with half of the coursework conducted in English.

*6 credits at the senior level in one language taught in the Department of MLCS.

*6 credits at the senior level in the same language taught in the Department of MLCS

OR *6 at the senior level in an additional language taught in the Department of MLCS

OR *6 at the senior level in courses with the same prefix within the Department of MLCS taught in English.

*12 credits in courses with the same prefix within the Department of MLCS taught in English.

*6 credits of the *24 taken in this route must be at the 400-level (excluding MLCS 410 and 495).

At least *6 credits in this route must be earned in courses that include experiential learning components appropriate to the area of study (including MLCS 210, if applicable).


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Courses with the same prefix within the Department of MLCS taught in English

  • Comparative Literature (C LIT)

    Fall 2019
    C LIT 101 World Literature I
    C LIT 210 Cyberliterature
    C LIT 242 Science Fiction
    C LIT 266 Women and World Lit
    C LIT 347 Elements of Genre
    C LIT 497 Comparative Romanticisms

    Winter 2020
    C LIT 102 World Literature II
    C LIT 228 Lit, Pop Cultr and Visual Arts
    C LIT 243 Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
    C LIT 352 Literature and the Other Arts
    C LIT 426 Orientalisms and Occidentalism
    C LIT 440 Compar Studies in Pop Culture
    C LIT 502 World Literature II

  • Folklore (FOLK)
    FOLK 204 Forms of Folklore
    FOLK 205 History of Folklore Studies
    FOLK 275 Folklore through Film
    FOLK 375 Folklore and the Internet
    FOLK 405 Contemporary Folklore Scholarship
  • Latin American Studies (LA ST)

    Fall 2019
    LA ST 205 Mexico, Central Am & Caribbean
    LA ST 310 Latin America at the Movies
    LA ST 330 The Latino Experience Abroad

    Winter 2020
    LA ST 210 South America

  • Scandinavian (SCAND)

    Fall 2019
    SCAND 341 Old Norse Mythology & Legends

    Winter 2020
    SCAND 342 Vikings and Sagas
    SCAND 356 Women Scand Lit and Pop Culture

  • Slavic (SLAV)
    Fall 2019
    SLAV 299 Special Topics
    SLAV 499 Special Topics

    Winter 2020
    SLAV 499 Slavic Languages and Cultures Online and in the Community


Languages taught in MLCS


*6 credits in this route must be earned in courses that include experiential learning components appropriate to the area of study (including MLCS 210, if applicable).

  • CSL COURSES
    Fall 2019
    FREN 301 Introduction to French Literary Studies
    FREN 317 Postcolonial Issues in French and Francophone Societies
    LA ST  330 A1 The Latino Experience Abroad
    MLCS 300 Introduction to Translation

    Winter 2020
    FREN 298 B1 Advanced French II
    MLCS 210 LEC B1 Language(s) of Culture
    SLAV 499 Slavic Languages and Cultures Online and in the Community
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