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.
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LCST 101: Rome Program: Elementary ItalianThis 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 distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2013 -- Non-Carleton faculty
LCST 101: Cross-Cultural Psychology Seminar in Prague: Communicating in the Czech Republic4 credit; S/CR/NC; offered Fall 2012 -- Non-Carleton Faculty
LCST 245: Introduction to Critical Methods: Structure, Gender, CultureWhat does it mean to interpret? What questions do we ask of texts and images, and how do we go about finding our answers? In this course we will examine a number of strategies for reading works (such as novels, stories, images, films), drawing on a variety of national traditions. Topics include rhetoric, translation, post-structuralism, cultural studies, and gender studies. 6 credit; Arts and Literature, Writing Requirement, Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement, International Studies; offered Winter 2013 -- S. Carpenter