Languages and Cultures (LNC)

College of Arts and Humanities

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LNC 501. Linguistic Studies. 3 Credits.

The study of the basics of linguistics as the scientific, principled analysis of human language and individual languages, and on the applications of linguistics to a variety of fields of human activity, including language teaching, translation and interpretation, or the study of communicative disorders. Online course. The course is taught in English, but frequent examples and some parts of the coursework will be dedicated to French, German and Spanish, the languages of the MALC program.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Spring.

LNC 502. Interpretive Strategies. 3 Credits.

A graduate course for foreign language majors on the theoretical and practical approaches to literary studies in a cross-cultural context. Students will explore the various schools of modern literary criticism to interpret a wide array of texts and genres, and they will learn how to apply these methodologies to cultural texts in their target language of specialization.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall.

LNC 503. Cultural Studies. 3 Credits.

A graduate course on the theoretical and practical approaches to the study of cultural context, practice and production. Students will explore the various threads of modern cultural criticism to interpret cultural production and practices in terms of local-global tensions. Students will also learn how to apply these methodologies to cultural contexts in their target language of specialization.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Spring.