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: Turkey Program: Survival TurkishThis course will introduce students to the basics of spoken and written Turkish. This will give students an investment in the culture of the place and allow them to interact with their surroundings with some degree of familiarity. 3 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2016 · Local Faculty
LCST 101: History, Religion and Urban Change in Rome: 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; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; not offered 2015–2016
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. Prerequisites: At least one 200- or 300-level course in literary/artistic analysis (in any language), or instructor's permission. 6 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement, International Studies; offered Winter 2016 · J. Lyon