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MLCS199 Special Topics Course Page

Description: Course may be taken twice if topics vary.

MLCS201 Reading European Cultures Course Page

Description: Basic questions of culture in Europe, their common denominator, and historical foundations from the Middle Ages to the present.

MLCS204 Forms of Folklore Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS205 History of Folklore Studies Course Page

Description: History, concepts, and practices of Folklore.

MLCS210 Language(s) of Culture Course Page

Description: Introduction to the major issues within the discipline of Cultural Studies from an international perspective, and provision of the necessary terminology and theoretical tools for examining general topics and case studies with emphasis on the question of languages.

MLCS231 Language and Power Course Page

Description: How language, both spoken and written, creates and sustains economic, social, and political power.

MLCS241 Images Across Cultures Course Page

Description: Introduction to critical theories of the image drawing from different cultural contexts.

MLCS299 Special Topics Course Page

Description: Course may be taken twice if topics vary.

MLCS300 Introduction to Translation Course Page

Description: Translation problems and strategies illustrated with examples from a variety of languages. Prerequisite: *6 in a foreign language at the 150-level or above.

MLCS305 Carnival Course Page

Description: Practices throughout the world.

MLCS311 Russia and its Neighbours: Nations in Dialogue and Conflict Course Page

Description: Cultural and political relations between Russia and the West, with emphasis on the Soviet period since 1945 and after perestroika.

MLCS312 Russian and Non-Russian Cultural and Political Space Course Page

Description: Cultural and political relations between Russian and non-Russian components of the Imperial and Soviet empires, and between their equivalents in the successor states. Identity, cultural formation, metahistory.

MLCS321 Topics in History of Language: The Origin and Development of Germanic, Romance, Slavic Course Page

Description: A survey of the historical development of the Germanic, Romance, and Slavic language families from their Proto-Indo-European beginnings to the medieval and early modern era. Prerequisite: *6 at the 200-level or above in a language taught in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, or consent of the Department.

MLCS341 Images Between Media and Cultures Course Page

Description: Critical theories of the image applied to a variety of media (including visual art, new technology, film, etc.) in different cultural contexts. Prerequisite: MLCS 241 or consent of Department.

MLCS371 Cultural Studies and Applied Linguistics Course Page

Description: Basic concepts in cultural studies and linguistics applied to the analysis of a specific text genre in different cultures. Prerequisite: *6 at the 200-level or above in any language other than English.

MLCS375 Folklore and the Internet Course Page

Description: Analysis of digital expressions of folklore. Study of the use of folklore in the production of digital materials.

MLCS380 European Modernism Course Page

Description: Modernism as a cultural and literary movement in the first decades of the 20th century, examined from transnational and transdisciplinary perspectives. Prerequisite: consent of the Department.

MLCS399 Special Topics Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS400 The History of Translation Course Page

Description: A broad historical perspective on the contributions made by translators to the intellectual and cultural history of the world through consideration of the Germanic, Romance and Slavic traditions. The role of the translator and basic principles governing the various traditions are examined to gain insight into different types of translation (religious, literary, technical) and significant moments in the history of translation. Prerequisite: *6 in a Language Other than English at the 200-level or above or consent of Department.

MLCS405 Contemporary Folklore Scholarship and Canadian Folklore Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS431 Mysticism in Literature and the Arts: East and West Course Page

Description: Exploration of mysticism from a historical perspective that embraces theological and philosophical discourses, as well as psychological approaches. Prerequisite: *6 at the 300-level or above, of which *3 must be in Religious Studies (RELIG) or a language taught in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies or consent of the Department.

MLCS441 The Capital City in Language, Literature, and Visual Culture Course Page

Description: Examines the notion of the capital city as it is represented in different national cultures. Prerequisite: *6 at the 300-level, of which *3 must be in a language taught in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.

MLCS461 The Cultures of the Avant-Garde Course Page

Description: The literary and artistic avant-garde in Germanic, Romance and Slavic cultures, circa 1900-1930. Prerequisite: *6 at the 300-level or above, of which *3 must be in a language taught in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.

MLCS472 Language Use and Cross-Cultural Relations Course Page

Description: Study of social phenomena from a cross-cultural perspective through discourse analysis. Prerequisite: *6 at the 300-level, of which *3 must be in a language taught in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, or consent of Department.

MLCS473 Cultural Representations, World Media and Ethics Course Page

Description: A discursive approach to the study of cultural representations and ethical issues in world media. Prerequisite: *6 at the 300-level, of which *3 must be in a language taught in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, or consent of Department.

MLCS475 X-Rated: Sex on Screen Course Page

Description: Considers the representation of sex acts captured on film, video, and other forms of moving pictures. Interrogating notions of acceptability, the popular, high art, exploitation and industry machinery. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department.

MLCS495 Honors Thesis Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS499 Special Topics Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS500 History of Translation Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS507 Topics in Major Contemporary Currents in Literary and Cultural Theory Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one relevant language other than English. Note: This course is equivalent to C LIT 507 and EASIA 507.

MLCS531 Mysticism in Literature and the Arts: East and West Course Page

Description: Exploration of mysticism from a historical perspective that embraces theological and philosophical discourses, as well as psychological approaches. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS541 The Capital City in Language, Literature, and Visual Culture Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS555 Teaching Strategies for Postsecondary Language Instructors Course Page

Description: Designed to help graduate teaching assistants to develop practical expertise in language instruction at the college and university levels. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS561 The Cultures of the Avant-Garde Course Page

Description: The literary and artistic avant-garde in Germanic, Romance and Slavic cultures, circa 1900 to 1930. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS570 Applied Linguistics Course Page

Description: Applied linguistics, including second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, second language pedagogy, and bilingualism.

MLCS572 Language Use and Cross-Cultural Relations Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS573 Cultural Representations, World Media and Ethics Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS575 X-Rated: Sex on Screen Course Page

Description: Considers the representation of sex acts captured on film, video, and other forms of moving pictures. Interrogating notions of acceptability, the popular, high art, exploitation and industry machinery. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department.

MLCS581 Applied Linguistics: Second Language Research Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS582 Applied Linguistics: Sociolinguistics Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS583 Applied Linguistics: Discourse Analysis Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS599 Directed Reading Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS600 Translation Theories Course Page

Description: The multiple ways in which linguistics, literary criticism, philosophy, cultural theories and feminist theories have informed the practice of translation and contributed to the production of different translation theories. In their presentations and papers, students are encouraged to use examples taken from languages with which they are familiar.

MLCS601 Special Topics in Translation Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS602 History of Translation Course Page

Description: An overview of the history of translation and the contributions made by translators to intellectual and cultural history. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS620 Applied Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Course Page

Description: Major theories and issues in past and present second language acquisition research. Course is cross-listed as LING 620. Credit will only be granted for MLCS 620 or LING 620. Prerequisite: LING 101 or equivalent and consent of Department.

MLCS621 Applied Linguistics: Language and Society Course Page

Description: The systematic study of language and society, including a theoretical foundation in sociolinguistics and discourse studies. Prerequisite: LING 101 or equivalent and consent of Department.

MLCS622 Applied Linguistics: Research Methods Course Page

Description: Introduction to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods in applied linguistics research. Prerequisite: LING 101 or equivalent and consent of Department.

MLCS630 The Disciplines of Literature Course Page

Description: The history of the study of literature, focusing on the relation between "national" and world literature, and the links to other media and disciplines. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS631 Folklore Theory Studies Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS632 Folklore Research Methods Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS640 Media and Cultural Studies Methodologies Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS650 Teaching Strategies for Postsecondary Language Instructors Course Page

Description: Designed to help graduate teaching assistants to develop practical expertise in language instruction at the college and university levels. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS651 Critical Theory I Course Page

Description: Literary and cultural theory from classical times to the twentieth century from around the world. Students will read primary texts. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS652 Critical Theory II Course Page

Description: Literary and cultural theory in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from around the world. Students will read primary texts. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS696 Topics in Media and Cultural Studies Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS697 Topics in Transnational and Comparative Literatures Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of the Department.

MLCS698 Topics in Applied Linguistics Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS699 Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS795 Portfolio I Course Page

Description: Three individualized modules tailored to each student's professional goals and developed by the student in conjunction with the department. This is a pass/ fail course, which is required of all students. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS796 Portfolio II Course Page

Description: Three individualized modules tailored to each student's professional goals and developed by the student in conjunction with the department. This is a pass/ fail course which is required of all course-based MA students. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS797 Academic and Professional Writing Course Page

Description: Preparation and instruction in academic writing. This is a pass/ fail course. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS798 Comprehensives Colloquium Course Page

Description: Preparation for the comprehensive exams. This is a pass/ fail course. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS799 Candidacy Colloquium Course Page

Description: Preparation for the candidacy exam. This is a pass/ fail course. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

MLCS900 Directed Research Project Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS900A DIRECTED RESEARCH PROJECT Course Page
No description available for this course.
MLCS901 MA Research Project Course Page
No description available for this course.