Cross-Cultural Studies route

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): Approaches to Cultural Studies
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. Note: this course is offered only in Winter terms. It should be taken in your final Winter term of study, so plan accordingly if you intend to graduate in a Fall term.

*3 additional credits in courses with the MLCS prefix.

2021-2022 MLCS Courses
Fall 2021
MLCS 299 800 Language Conflicts & Identity
MLCS 300 A1 Introduction to Translation
MLCS 399 A1 StoryLab: Nonfiction Narrative

Winter 2022
MLCS 199 B3 Superheroes in Comics & Beyond
MLCS 299 B1 Shaping Modern Austria
MLCS 299 B2 Taboo and Censorship
MLCS 400 B1 The History of Translation

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 significant experiential learning components appropriate to the area of study OR in an experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada.

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

Comparative Literature (C LIT)
Fall 2021
C LIT 101 800 World Literature I
C LIT 210 800 Literature in the Digital Age
C LIT 242 800 Science Fiction
C LIT 299 800 Special Topics
C LIT 352 A1 Literature and the Other Arts

Winter 2022
C LIT 102 B1 World Literature II
C LIT 228 B1 Literature, Popular Culture and the Visual Arts
C LIT 243 B1 Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
C LIT 347 B1 Elements of Genre
C LIT 440 B1 Comparative Studies in Popular Culture
Folklore (FOLK)
Fall 2021
FOLK 204 A1 Forms of Folklore

Winter 2022
FOLK 205 B1 History of Folklore Studies
Latin American Studies (LA ST)
Fall 2021
LA ST 205 A1 Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
LA ST 311 A1 Latin America and Cultures of Popular Music

Winter 2022
LA ST 210 B1 South America
Scandinavian (SCAND)
Fall 2021
SCAND 341 800 Old Norse Mythology & Legends
SCAND 399 A1 Mamma Mia Queer I Go Again

Winter 2022
SCAND 342 800 The Vikings
SCAND 356 B1 Women in Scandinavian Literature and Popular Culture
Slavic (SLAV)
Winter 2021
SLAV 204 B1 Slavic Folklore and Mythology

Languages taught in MLCS

American Sign Language courses
Arabic courses
French courses
German courses
Italian courses
Irish courses
Norwegian courses
Polish courses
Russian Courses
Spanish courses
Swedish courses
Ukrainian courses

At least *6 credits in this route must be earned in courses that include significant experiential learning components appropriate to the area of study OR in an experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada.

Arts Work Experience
Study Abroad
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