Courses

Not an official department or program, this heading is a dwelling place for interdisciplinary courses that do not fit comfortably into a single language or literature department.

Recent course offerings have included topics in comparative literature, literary theory, postmodern culture and cross-cultural studies.

Fall 2016

  • LCST 101: Cross-Cultural Psychology Seminar in Prague: Communicating in the Czech Republic

    This highly recommended language course will meet twice per week and emphasize basic listening and speaking skills. Students will be challenged to utilize their new language skills in everyday situations.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in Cross-Cultural Psychology in Prague Program 4 credit; S/CR/NC; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2016 · K. Abrams

Winter 2017

  • LCST 101: India Program: Elementary Hindi Language

    This course will introduce students to basic spoken and written Hindi, covering introductory grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Students will acquire familiarity with common expressions and phrases. A basic familiarity with Hindi will facilitate students' interactions with host families and locals, help them in getting around, and with accomplishing common, everyday tasks. 

    Prerequisites: OCS India Program 2 credit; S/CR/NC; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement, International Studies; offered Winter 2017 · B. LaRocque
  • LCST 245: The Critical Toolbox: Who's Afraid of Theory?

    This class introduces students to the various theoretical frameworks and the many approaches scholars can use when analyzing a text (whether this text is a film, an image, a literary piece or a performance). What do words like ‘structuralism,’ ‘ecocriticism,’ 'cultural studies,' and ‘postcolonial studies’ refer to? Most importantly, how do they help us understand the world around us? This class will be organized around interdisciplinary theoretical readings and exercises in cultural analysis.

    Prerequisites: At least one 200- or 300-level course in Literary/Artistic Analysis (in any language) or instructor permission 6 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement, International Studies; offered Winter 2017 · S. Rousseau, J. Schicker

Spring 2017

  • LCST 101: History, Religion and Urban Change in Rome: Elementary Italian

    This highly-recommended language course will emphasize basic listening and speaking skills. Students will be challenged to utilize their new language skills in everyday situations. 3 credit; S/CR/NC; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2017 · W. North