Cross-Cultural Studies route

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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.

  • 2020-2021 MLCS courses
    Fall 2020
    MLCS 300 A1 - Introduction to Translation
    MLCS 345 A2 - Video Games across Cultures
    MLCS 399 A2 - Crime Fiction

    Winter 2021
    MLCS 231 B1 - Language and Power
    MLCS 299 B2 - Close Reading in Translation
    MLCS 299 B3 - Instagram Culture
    MLCS 399 B1 - Oral History
    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.

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

  • Comparative Literature (C LIT)

    Fall 2020
    C LIT 101 A2 - World Literature I
    C LIT 228 A1 - Literature, Popular Culture, and the Visual Arts
    C LIT 242 X01 - Science Fiction
    C LIT 243 A1 - Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
    C LIT 460 A1 - Fundamentals of Comparative Literature

    Winter 2021
    C LIT 102 B2 - World Literature II
    C LIT 210 B1 - Cyberliterature
    C LIT 228 B3 - Literature, Popular Culture, and the Visual Arts
    C LIT 243 B1 - Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
    C LIT 266 B1 - Women and World Literature
    C LIT 358 B1 - Identities in Tension

  • Folklore (FOLK)
    Fall 2020
    FOLK 204 A1 - Forms of Folklore

    Winter 2021
    FOLK 205 B1 - History of Folklore Studies
  • Latin American Studies (LA ST)

    Fall 2020
    LA ST 399 A1 - Aztec Language & Culture

    Winter 2021
    LA ST 210 B1 - South America
    LA ST 313 B1 - Women in Latin America
    LA ST 499 B1 - Indigenous Latin America*

  • Scandinavian (SCAND)

    Fall 2020
    SCAND 328 A1 - Scandinavian Crime Fiction
    SCAND 343 A1 - Scandinavia Through Folklore

    Winter 2021
    SCAND 326 B1 - Scandinavian Children's Literature

  • Slavic (SLAV)
    Fall 2020
    SLAV 499 A2 Slavophiles & their Opponents

    Winter 2021
    SLAV 299 B1 - Culture, Arts & Reactions

     

Languages taught in MLCS

American Sign Language
Arabic
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Ukrainian
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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.

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  • CSL COURSES
    Fall 2020
    MLCS 210 LEC A1 Language(s) of Culture

    Winter 2021
    FREN 298 LEC B1 Advanced French II
    MLCS 210 LEC B1 Language(s) of Culture
    FREN 454 LEC B1 Translation: English into French
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For more experiential learning opportunities, please visit the University of Alberta International website