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

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

Fall 2017

  • LCST 101: Buddhist Studies India Program: Elementary Hindi

    An introduction to basic colloquial Hindi speaking and writing skills for everyday interactions in Northern India. Essential grammar is introduced and reviewed in morning meetings, and conversational and reading abilities are developed in afternoon practice. Students are encouraged to practice speaking and listening comprehension by conversing with Hindi speakers outside of class.

    Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Carleton-Antioch Program required 7-8 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2017 · Arthur P McKeown
  • LCST 103: Buddhist Studies India Program: Intermediate Hindi

    This course builds on the student’s previous training in spoken and written Hindi language.  Students will gain the ability to initiate and sustain conversations with Hindi speakers, read and write in Hindi about personal and social situations, as well as extract the main idea and information from descriptive and narrative texts. Students will apply their language learning and deepen their understanding of Indian culture through interaction with local residents and participation in seasonal festivals and other activities.

    Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Carleton-Antioch Program required 8 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2017 · Arthur P McKeown

Winter 2018

  • LCST 121: Romania: Culture and Society

    Of course you have heard of Romania: the country of Dracula, of Nadia Comaneci, and of Nicolae Ceausescu. What an assortment: vampires, gymnastics, and totalitarian politics! Come and learn about Romania! Come to find out what hides beyond the shallow screen of these stereotypes. We will learn about Romanian history and geography, about its cuisine and traditions, about its people and their language. We will discover a country of contrasts, but also of bridges between East and West, a Latin island that cannot but have an ongoing commerce with its Slavic, Turkic, and Finno-Ugric neighbors!

    2 credit; Social Inquiry, International Studies; offered Winter 2018 · Mihaela Czobor-Lupp
  • 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 2018 · Sandra E Rousseau