Language Studies route

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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

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 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.

At least *6 of the credits earned in this route must be earned in this route must be earned in an experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada OR in courses that include significant experiential learning components related to the language(s) studied.

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

French
  • Senior level French courses
    Fall 2020
    FREN 211 A1-A3, X01 - Intermediate French I
    FREN 212 A1 - Intermediate French II
    FREN 254 A1 - Introduction to Translation Theory and Practice: French-English-French
    FREN 297 A1, A2- Advanced French I
    FREN 298 A1 - Advanced French II
    FREN 301 A1 - Introduction to French Literary Studies
    FREN 311 A1 - Mystery, Myth, and Supernatural
    FREN 319 A1 - Beauty, Passions, and Obsessions
    FREN 354 A1 - Translation: French into English
    FREN 445 A1 - Contemporary Cinema in French
    FREN 468 A1 - Quebec Thru Literature/Media

    Winter 2021
    FREN 211 B1 - Intermediate French I
    FREN 212 B1-B4, X50 - Intermediate French II
    FREN 254 B1 - Introduction to Translation Theory and Practice: French-English-French
    FREN 297 B1 - Advanced French I
    FREN 298 B1, B2 - Advanced French II
    FREN 301 B1 - Introduction to French Literary Studies
    FREN 317 B1 - Postcolonial Issues in French and Francophone Societies
    FREN 318 B1 - Socio-Cultural Aspects of Contemporary Francophone Societies
    FREN 372 B1 - French Phonetics
    FREN 454/554 B1 - Translation: English into French
    FREN 479 B1 - Media and Society in France
  • Study Abroad
    e3 French Alps program (FREN 111; 112; 211; 212; 297; 298)
    La Rochelle, France (FREN 333; 499)
German
  • Senior level German courses

    Fall 2020
    GERM 211 A1,A2 - Intermediate German I
    GERM 303 A1 - Advanced German I
    GERM 317 A1 - Teaching German as a Foreign Language
    GERM 340 A1 - Introduction to the Study of Modern German Literature
    GERM 444 A1 - Exercises in Translation: English into German

    Winter 2021
    GERM 212 B1, B2 - Intermediate German II
    GERM 316 B1 - Introduction to German Applied Linguistics
    GERM 342 B1 - Introduction to Translation: German and English
    GERM 399 B1 - Text to Film
    GERM 454 B1 - Gender and Sexuality

  • Study Abroad
Spanish
  • Senior level Spanish courses

    Fall 2020
    SPAN 211 A1, A2, X01 - Intermediate Spanish I
    SPAN 300 A1 - Advanced Spanish
    SPAN 306 A1 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers
    SPAN 320 A1 - Introduction to Literary Analysis
    SPAN 475 A1 - Spanish in Society

    Winter 2021
    SPAN 212 B1, B2, X50 - Intermediate Spanish II
    SPAN 300 B1 - Advanced Spanish
    SPAN 323 B1 - Latin American Literature and the Environment
    SPAN 370 B1 - The Sounds of Spanish
    SPAN 406 B1 - Exercises in Translation: English into Spanish
    SPAN 499 B1 - Indigenous Latin America
    SPAN 506 B1 - Exercises in Translation: English to Spanish

  • 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:

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

*At least *6 of the credits earned in this route must be earned in this route must be earned in an experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada OR in courses that include significant experiential learning components related to the language(s) studied.

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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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