Honors and Combined Honors

Honors in MLCS

A major with honors in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies requires a minimum of *54 to a maximum of *60 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 course

Required of all MLCS majors, taken in their last year of the degree. Honours students take it in the term immediately preceding the thesis term. In this project-based course, students will synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills obtained over the course of the Major program, leading to a capstone project.

MLCS 495 (*3) Thesis

In addition to the *9 general requirements, students in the honors program take the following additional credits at the senior level including:

*6 credits at the senior level in any area of the Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies (or in relevant courses outside the department, at the discretion of the honors advisor)
*3 credits in courses with an MLCS-prefix at the senior level

  • 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

*36 credits allocated according to one of two routes:

Language Studies route:

*36 credits at the senior level in one language OR split between two languages taught in the Department of MLCS.

If credits are split between two languages, at least *12 must be earned in each language.

*6 of the *36 credits taken must be at the 400-level.
*6 of the credits earned in this route must be earned in an immersive experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada outside of the Edmonton Capital Region OR in courses that have a Community Service-Learning Component (including MLCS 210, if applicable).

Cross-Cultural Studies route

*6 credits at the senior level in one language taught in the Department of MLCS.
*12 credits at the senior level in the same language taught in the Department of MLCS  OR  *12 at the senior level in an additional language taught in the Department of MLCS   OR   *12 at the senior level in courses with the same prefix within the Department of MLCS taught in English.
*18 credits in courses with the same prefix within the Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies taught in English
*6 of the *36 credits taken in this route must be at the 400-level (excluding MLCS 410 and 495).
*6 of the 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)

Combined Honors in MLCS

Student can combine an honors degree in MLCS with another honors degree from outside the department by fulfilling the honors requirements for Combined Honors set out in both departments.

A major with combined honors in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies requires a minimum of *36 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 course

Required of all MLCS majors, taken in their last year of the degree. Honours students take it in the term immediately preceding the thesis term. In this project-based course, students will synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills obtained over the course of the Major program, leading to a capstone project.

InterD 520—thesis course (*6)

 

In addition to the general requirements, students in the combined honors program take the following additional credits at the senior level including:

*3 credits in courses with an MLCS-prefix at the senior level

  • 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

*24 credits allocated according to one of two routes:

Language Studies route:

 

Cross-Cultural Studies:

*24 credits at the senior level in one language OR split between two languages taught in the Department of MLCS. If credits are split between two languages, at least *6 at the senior level must be earned in each language.   *6 credits at the senior level in one language taught in the Department of MLCS.
*6 credits of the *24 taken must be at the 400-level.   *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.
*6 of the credits earned in this route must be earned in an immersive experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada outside of the Edmonton Capital Region OR in courses that have a Community Service-Learning Component

  *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).
    *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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Cross-Cultural Studies Route (Honors)
Comparative Literature
Latin American Studies
Scandinavian Studies
Slavic Studies

Language Studies Route (Honors)
French
German
Spanish