MLCS - Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the MLCS code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

MLCS 199 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Course may be taken five times when topics vary.


MLCS 210 - Approaches to Cultural Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to key concepts in the study of cultures, languages, literatures, and media.


MLCS 231 - Language and Power View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


MLCS 299 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Course may be taken five times when topics vary.


MLCS 300 - Introduction to Translation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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


MLCS 305 - Carnival View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Practices throughout the world.


MLCS 345 - Video Games across Cultures View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination and design of video games as objects of cultural studies for developing intercultural understanding.


MLCS 399 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Course may be taken five times when topics vary.


MLCS 400 - The History of Translation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


MLCS 410 - Capstone Course View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

In this practice-based course that addresses an urgent concern facing the world today students will synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills obtained in the Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Major.


MLCS 473 - Cultural Representations, World Media and Ethics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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.


MLCS 475 - X-Rated: Sex on Screen View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-3)

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.


MLCS 495 - Honors Thesis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

MLCS 499 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Course may be taken five times when topics vary.


MLCS 572 - Language Use and Cross-Cultural Relations View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


MLCS 573 - Cultural Representations, World Media and Ethics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


MLCS 575 - X-Rated: Sex on Screen View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-3)

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.


MLCS 599 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

MLCS 600 - Translation Theories View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.


MLCS 601 - Special Topics in Translation Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


MLCS 602 - History of Translation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


MLCS 620 - Applied Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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.


MLCS 621 - Applied Linguistics: Language and Society View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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.


MLCS 622 - Applied Linguistics: Research Methods View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


MLCS 630 - The Disciplines of Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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.


MLCS 640 - Media and Cultural Studies Methodologies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


MLCS 650 - Teaching Postsecondary Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Designed to help graduate students develop theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in postsecondary language, literature, and cultural studies instruction. Prerequisite: consent of Department.


MLCS 651 - Critical Theory I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


MLCS 652 - Critical Theory II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

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


MLCS 696 - Topics in Media and Cultural Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


MLCS 697 - Topics in Transnational and Comparative Literatures View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of the Department.


MLCS 698 - Topics in Applied Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

MLCS 795 - Portfolio I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

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.


MLCS 796 - Portfolio II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

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.


MLCS 797 - Academic and Professional Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3L-0)

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


MLCS 798 - Comprehensives Colloquium View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

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


MLCS 799 - Candidacy Colloquium View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)

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


MLCS 900 - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)
There is no available course description.

MLCS 901 - MA Research Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, UNASSIGNED)
There is no available course description.