Language Studies Route

Language Studies stream, MLCS major

 

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): 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.

2022/2023 MLCS Courses

Fall 2022
MLCS 231 Lec A1: Language and Power
MLCS 299 Lec A1: Mock-Documentary: Fakes and Fictions from Orson Welles to YouTube
MLCS 300 Lec A1: Introduction to Translation
MLCS 499 Sem A1: Race, Migration and Nation in Inter-American Context

Winter 2023
MLCS 299 Lec B1: Austrian Travel Writing and Comics
MLCS 299 Lec B3: Refugee in Literature and Media
MLCS 399 Lec B1: Crime Fiction
MLCS 400 Lec B1: The History of Translation
MLCS 499 Lec B1: Postal Censorship under Totalitarianism: The USSR and Nazi Germany

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 from an experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada outside of the Edmonton Capital Region OR in courses that include significant experiential learning components related to the language(s) studied.


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

French courses
2022/2023 Senior Level French Courses
Fall 2022
FREN 211 A1, A2, 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 301 A1: Introduction to French Literary Studies
FREN 319 A1: Beauty, Passions, and Obsessions
FREN 354 A1: Translation: French into English
FREN 479 A1: Topics in French Literature and Culture II
FREN 499 A1: Comics and Animation

Winter 2023
FREN 211 B1: Intermediate French I
FREN 212 B1, B2, B3, B4: Intermediate French II
FREN 254 B1: Introduction to Translation Theory and Practice: French-English-French
FREN 297 B1, B2: Advanced French I
FREN 301 B1: Introduction to French Literary Studies
FREN 311 B1: Mystery, Myth, and Supernatural
FREN 315 B1: Cultural Representations of Food
FREN 372 B2: French Phonetics
FREN 418 B1: Topics on Language and Society in the Francophone World
FREN 454 B1: Translation: English into French
FREN 479 B1: Topics in French Literature and Culture II
Study Abroad
e3 French Alps program (FREN 111; 112; 211; 212; 297; 298)
La Rochelle, France (FREN 333; 499)
German Courses
2022/2023 Senior Level German Courses
Fall 2022
GERM 211 A1, A2: Intermediate German I
GERM 225 A1: German Cinema
GERM 303 A1: Advanced German I
GERM 318 A1: Language and Society in the German-Speaking World
GERM 444 A1: Exercises in Translation: English into German

Winter 2023
GERM 212 B1: Intermediate German II
GERM 274 B1: Shaping Modern Austria
GERM 342 B1: Introduction to Translation: German and English
GERM 353 B1: Myths, Tales, and Legends
GERM 416 B1: Second Language Acquisition: German
Spanish courses
2022/2023 Senior Level Spanish Courses

Fall 2022
SPAN 211 A1, A2, X01: Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 300 A1: Advanced Spanish
SPAN 306 A1: Spanish for Heritage Speakers
SPAN 333 A1: Reading Popular Culture
SPAN 405 A1: Exercises in Translation: Spanish into English
SPAN 475 A1: Spanish in Society

Winter 2023
SPAN 212 B1, B2, X50: Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 300 B1: Advanced Spanish
SPAN 320 B1: Introduction to Literary Analysis
SPAN 370 B1: The Sounds of Spanish
SPAN 406 B1: Exercises in Translation: English into Spanish


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 courses
German courses
Italian courses
Norwegian
Polish courses
Russian courses
Spanish courses
Swedish courses
Ukrainian courses

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

Language Studies Experiential Learning Advising Guides

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