Language Studies route

Major in MLCS/ Language 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 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.

*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 one specific language and the literatures and cultures associated with this language OR gain proficiency in two languages.

*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 of the *24 credits 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).


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Option A: A minimum of *24 credits at the senior level in one of the following languages:

  • Senior level French courses
    Fall 2019 / Winter 2020
    FREN 211 Intermediate French I
    FREN 212 Intermediate French II
    FREN 254 Trans Thry & Pr: Fren-Engl-Fren
    FREN 301 Introduction to French Lit St
    FREN 297 Advanced French I
    FREN 298 Advanced French II

    Fall 2019
    FREN 354 Translation: Fren into Engl
    FREN 399 Postcolonial Issues
    FREN 399 Contemporary Cinema and Media
    FREN 499 Pre-Contemporary French Novel

    Winter 2020
    FREN 315 Cultural Representations of Food
    FREN 372 French Phonetics
    FREN 399 Socio-Cultural Aspects of Contemp Society
    FREN 445 Contemporary Cinema in French
    FREN 454/554 Translation: Engl into French
    FREN 499 Contemporary Autobiography
  • Study Abroad
    e3 French Alps program (FREN 111; 112; 211; 212; 297; 298)
    La Rochelle, France (FREN 333; 499)
  • Senior level German courses

    Fall 2019
    GERM 211 Intermediate German I
    GERM 225 German Cinema
    GERM 303 Advanced German I
    GERM 343 Postwar Cultures
    GERM 443/643 Adv Trans: German into Engl

    Winter 2020
    GERM 212 Intermediate German II
    GERM 304 Advanced German II
    GERM 306 Germ/Engl Phonetics/Phonology
    GERM 340 Intro to Study of Mod Germ Lit
    GERM 342 Intro Transltn German/English
    GERM 416 Second Lang Acquisition: Germ

  • Study Abroad
  • Senior level Spanish courses

    Fall 2019
    SPAN 211 Intermediate Spanish I
    SPAN 300 Advanced Spanish
    SPAN 306 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
    SPAN 320 Intro to Literary Analysis
    SPAN 326 Hispanic Children's Literature
    SPAN 405 Translation: Spanish to English
    SPAN 425 Hispanic Filmmakers
    SPAN 476 The Acquisition of Spanish

    Winter 2020
    SPAN 212 Intermediate Spanish II
    SPAN 300 Advanced Spanish
    SPAN 333 Reading Popular Culture
    SPAN 373 Spanish as a World Language
    SPAN 399 Special Topics in Lit/Culture
    SPAN 406/506 Translation: English To Spanish
    SPAN 407 Advanced Grammar/Composition
    SPAN 441/541 Reading Colonial Culture

  • Study Abroad

Option B: *24 credits split between two languages at least *6 at the senior level must be earned in each language.

Choose two of the following languages:



*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).

  • 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