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: 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
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; S/CR/NC; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2017 · W. North
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 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; not offered 2016–2017
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