Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Courses

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers language acquisition courses in 11 different languages, as well as courses in culture, literature and linguistics.
No matter if you take our courses for your degree or as an elective, you will always find something interesting!

LLCU 101 Beginning Language and Culture I: Mohawk I class

Arabic

Arabic courses can be taken as electives; toward the LLCU majorWorld Language Studies minor or Linguistics major or minor.

Course Title Description
ARAB 100/6.0 Introductory Modern Standard Arabic The course is dedicated to beginners and is designed to enable students to communicate in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) using four key skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course introduces students to the Arabic script and grammar. By the end of the course, students should be able to read and write short sentences and paragraphs in MSA and to respond to it verbally. Although a diversity of dialects exists throughout the Arab nations, MSA is considered the common denominator across the region. It is used for formal communication in official speeches, education and the media.
ARAB 200/6.0 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic

This course seeks to introduce students to complex grammatical structures and to enrich their vocabulary. This course allows students to develop four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. More focus is placed on reading comprehension and structure recognition. In this course, students learn vocabulary related to the Arab culture and daily life, such as holidays, modern Arabic poetry, music, short stories studies, jobs, daily schedules, and expressions of location, etc. By the end of this course, students will be able to construct grammatically correct sentences.

Prerequisite: ARAB100 or an equivalent course or permission of the instructor.

 

Chinese

Our Department offers three years of Chinese Mandarin courses. By the end of the third year, you will reach the intermediate level. Chinese courses can be taken as electives; toward the LLCU majorWorld Language Studies minor or Linguistics major or minor. If you take all three years of Chinese, you are eligible for a Certificate of Competence.

Course Title Description
CHIN 100/6.0 Introductory Mandarin Chinese I For students with no previous knowledge of Chinese. Students familiar with Cantonese or Mandarin will not be permitted to enrol. Introduction to the basic structural patterns and functional usage of the language including an emphasis on oral communication (both listening and speaking), reading and writing basic Chinese characters, as well as Chinese culture.
NOTE Students will have their level of competence assessed by the instructor during orientation week in September.
PREREQUISITE Level 1 or (Level 2 or above and a GPA of 1.90).
CHIN 200/6.0 Introductory Mandarin Chinese II For students with some knowledge of Cantonese who wish to acquire a command of Mandarin or for students with some knowledge of Mandarin who want to improve their Chinese language skills. Continued study of basic structural patterns of the language with the emphasis on oral communication, reading and writing using the simplified forms of Chinese characters.
PREREQUISITE CHIN 100/6.0 and permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
CHIN 300/3.0 Intermediate Mandarin Chinese Continuing study of the functional usage of Mandarin Chinese with intensive training in listening, speaking, reading and writing using the simplified forms of Chinese characters.
PREREQUISITE CHIN 200/6.0 and permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

 

German

The Department offers language acquisition, culture and literature courses in German. German can be taken as elective, can be part of the LLCU majorWorld Language Studies minor or Linguistics Plans; or taken toward a medial or minor in German Studies. If you have taken German up to 300-level; are not in German medial or minor, and your overall GPA on those courses is 2.90 or higher, you are eligible for a Certificate of Competence.

Course Title Description
GRMN 101/3.0 Beginner's German I This course is for students with no previous knowledge of German. The course concentrates on the basic language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and introduces elements of German culture as recorded in its customs, history and literature.
GRMN 102/3.0 Beginner's German II This course is for students with a limited background in German. The course concentrates on the basic language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and introduces elements of German culture as recorded in its customs, history and literature.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 101/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 201/3.0 Intermediate German I A continuation of GRMN 102/3.0 aimed at expanding basic language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Students will review and deepen their knowledge of grammatical structures through exposure to a variety of German-language media and culture.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 102/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 202/3.0 Intermediate German II A systematic review of grammatical structures with the aim of enhancing students’ linguistic competence with particular emphasis on written communication.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 201/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
GRMN 203/3.0 German Conversation and Culture An intermediate conversation course designed to advance skills in oral communication and cultural competence, supported by grammar instruction and written assignments. Students will engage with different media sources, including German-language television, film, internet, print media and music.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 102/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 306/3.0 Business German I: German in the Workplace Designed for students at the intermediate-advanced level. The course aims at developing communicative competence in the fields of business, commerce, industry, and German in the workplace, with specific emphasis on oral communication. The course prepares students for the internationally recognized exam Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf. Students can write the exam on campus.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
GRMN 307/3.0 Business German II: German in the Workplace Designed for students at the intermediate-advanced level. The course aims at developing communicative competence in the fields of business, commerce, industry, and German in the workplace, with specific emphasis on approaches to intercultural communication. The course prepares students for the internationally recognized exam Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf. Students can write the exam on campus.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 308/3.0 Survey of German Cultural History I Intensive development of language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) in the course of a general introduction to the cultural history of the German-speaking countries up to and including the nineteenth century.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 309/3.0 Survey of German Cultural History II Intensive development of language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) in the course of a general introduction to the cultural history of the German-speaking countries in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 311/3.0 German Language and Culture through 18th- and 19th Century Literature An introduction to reading, discussing and writing about German literary texts in German. Major periods, authors, and texts of the 18th and 19th centuries will be examined in their cultural and historical contexts. Students will be exposed to different genres: excerpts from novels and dramas, as well as short stories, poems and film adaptations.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 312/3.0 German Language and Culture through 20th-Century Literature An introduction to reading, discussing and writing about German literary texts in German. Major periods, authors, and texts of the 20th century will be examined in their cultural and historical contexts. Students will be exposed to different genres: excerpts from novels and dramas as well as short stories, poems and film adaptations.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 315/3.0 Work and Study in Germany Students who have participated in the Werkstudentenprogramm (or an equivalent program or internship) may obtain academic credit on their return by presenting, by the end of the fall term of the same year, a 2,500 word essay about their experiences and submitting to a 90 minute written and a 20 minute oral exam, all in the German language.
NOTE Participation in the Werkstudentenprogramm is required.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 317/3.0 Contemporary Germany through Media and News This course's aim is threefold: to improve students' comprehension and production of oral and written German through practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking; to increase their knowledge of contemporary issues in Germany, with a special focus on transnational perspectives; and to better their analytic skills and media literacy.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 420/3.0 Fascism in Europe from Napoleon to Hitler An introduction to the growth of the fascist mentality in Europe from a cultural perspective. The course will treat the Third Reich as part of the broader conservative and nationalist challenge to liberalism.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 320/3.0. Students in a German Plan will submit written assignments, tests and examinations in German. Normally, they will read German texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 426/3.0 Film in the new Europe This course will investigate how the new Europe and film shaped each other. European film is our starting point for investigating the connections between work and art. Topics will include: urban space; (post- and para-); socialist societies; border crossings, especially gendered labour and cultural flows.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 326/3.0. Students in a German Plan will submit written assignments, tests and examinations in German. Normally, they will read German texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 427/3.0 Sickness and Health – Cultural Representations in Medical Discourse Investigates cultural images and metaphors of disease, with an emphasis on the evolution of normalcy. We will study representations of disease (photography, museum exhibit, literary text), their historic development, and theoretic reflections on media with respect to both historical and contemporary notions of sickness and health.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 327/3.0. Students concentrating in German will submit written assignments, tests and examinations in German. Normally students will read German texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
GRMN 433/3.0 Conflict and Culture: Literature, Law and Human Rights An examination of international discourses on conflict and resolution, including theories of reconciliation, human rights, and international law, as portrayed in various media (fiction, theatre and film) and diverse cultural contexts (e.g. ancient Greece, Germany, South Africa and Canada).
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 322/3.0. Students in a GRMN Plan will submit written assignments, tests, and examinations in German. Normally, they will read German texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
GRMN 531/3.0 Directed Special Studies I Reading courses enabling individual study of a particular author or problem in greater depth, the specific topic to be selected in consultation with the Head of Department. An essay of appropriate length may, after consultation, be submitted in either course in lieu of a final examination.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
GRMN 532/3.0 Directed Special Studies II Reading courses enabling individual study of a particular author or problem in greater depth, the specific topic to be selected in consultation with the Head of Department. An essay of appropriate length may, after consultation, be submitted in either course in lieu of a final examination.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

 

Hebrew

Our Department offers language acquisition classes up to intermediate level as well culture/literature courses. You can take Hebrew as electives; toward the LLCU majorWorld Language Studies minor or towards Linguistics Plans.

Course Title Description
HEBR 190/6.0 Introduction to Modern Hebrew For students with no (or a minimal) background in Hebrew. Introduces elements of grammar and vocabulary of modern Hebrew.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the instructor.
HEBR 294/3.0 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I An extensive grammar review with practice in speaking, writing, and translation, based on the reading of texts by modern Hebrew writers. HEBR 295/3.0, when offered, is a direct continuation of HEBR 294/3.0.
PREREQUISITE HEBR 190/6.0 or permission of the instructor.
HEBR 295/3.0 Intermediate Modern Hebrew II An extensive grammar review with practice in speaking, writing, and translation, based on the reading of texts by modern Hebrew writers. HEBR 295/3.0, when offered, is a direct continuation of HEBR 294/3.0.
PREREQUISITE HEBR 294/3.0 or permission of the instructor.
HEBR 301/3.0 Special Topics in Hebrew Specialized study, as circumstances permit, of a particular author, genre, theme, movement, literary form or some combination of these elements. Course details to be announced on website.
PREREQUISITE HEBR 294/3.0 or permission of the instructor.
HEBR 393/3.0 Reading Modern Hebrew Literature Selections from current Israeli media including music, newspapers and television, as well as from modern Hebrew prose and poetry (e.g., Ahad Haam, Bialik, Tchernichowski, Agnon, Amichai, Oz, Yehoshua). The selections are studied in Hebrew; written assignments may be submitted in English
HEBR 502/3.0 Directed Reading in Hebrew Directed Hebrew reading of material not covered in other courses, appropriate to the student’s level.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the instructor or the Program Director.

Inuktitut

Our Department offers one semester of Inuktitut language acquisition and culture course. You can take it as an elective, towards the LLCU majorWorld Language Studies minor or toward minor in Indigenous Studies as well as be part of Linguistics Plans.

Course Title Description
INUK 101/3.0 Beginning Inuktitut Language and Culture An introduction to the history and culture of the Inuit of Canada with particular emphasis on their language, Inuktitut, in  both writing and speaking. This course is designed for those who have little or no exposure to the Inuit language nor the  history of Canada’s Inuit peoples.  EXCLUSION    LLCU 101/3.0 (Topic: Inuktitut).

Italian

The Department offers Italian language courses up to advanced level. Literature and culture courses are also offered at the 300-level. You can take Italian as elective, as part of Italian Plan or LLCU major; count it toward the World Language Studies minor or Linguistics major or minor. If you complete three years of Italian, achieved at least 2.9 GPA on these courses and you are not in Italian Plan, you are eligible for the Certificate of Competence.

Course Title Description
ITLN 111/3.0 Beginning Italian I Offers a basic level of Italian understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students with no knowledge of Italian whatsoever.
ITLN 112/3.0 Beginning Italian II The continuation of ITLN P10/3.0. Also for students who have some knowledge of Italian but have not completed 4U Italian or equivalent. For these students an assessment interview with the instructor is required before registration. Contact the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for details.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in ITLN P10/3.0.
ITLN 204/3.0 Italiano intermedio A review of the fundamentals of the Italian language, designed to reinforce and develop the student’s comprehension, speaking and writing ability.
PREREQUISITE: A grade of C in ITLN 112/3.0
ITLN 205/3.0 Italiano avanzato Emphasizing the application of morphology and syntax, with written and oral practice. Readings will be discussed from lexical, syntactical and thematic points of view.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in ITLN 204/3.0.
ITLN 310/3.0 Italy and the Classical Tradition The ancient Greek and Roman tradition in literature, art and the politics of Italy from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Texts and works of art will be studied in the context of the historical, cultural and political settings of Italy.
NOTE Taught in English with LLCU 210/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and exams in Italian. Normally students will read Italian texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.
ITLN 326/3.0 Literature and Cinema Addresses the various issues relating to the film adaptation of a literary text. The reading of narrative texts, the viewing of films and critical readings are required.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 226/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian. Normally students will read Italian texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.
ITLN 331/3.0 Survey of Italian Literature I A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 233/3.0. Students submit written assignments, tests, and examinations in Italian.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0
ITLN 332/3.0 Survey of Italian Literature II A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the eighteenth century to the present.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 234/3.0. Students submit written assignments, tests, and examinations in Italian.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.
ITLN 357/3.0 Pirandello's Theatre An in-depth study of Pirandello’s most important plays, and an analysis of his theoretical essays on theatre. Particular attention will be paid to the following plays: Six Characters in Search of an Author; Each in his Own Way, Henry IV, The Feast of Our Lord of the Ships, Tonight We Improvise, The Mountain Giants.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 257/3.0. Written work and exams are in Italian. Readings in translation.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.
ITLN 408/3.0 From Fellini to Benigni This course will examine social, historic and political realities of the twentieth century through the lens of the unique Italian humorist tradition of film making. The course will focus on films by F.Fellini, L.Comencini, E.Scola, G.Tornatore, G.Salvatores, N.Moretti, R.Benigni and other film makers.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 308/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests, and examination in Italian
ITLN 415/3.0 Dante A study of Dante Alighieri’s life and poetry, especially the Vita Nuova and the Divina Commedia.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 215/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian. Normally they will read Italian texts in the original.
ITLN 432/3.0 From the Romantics to D’Annunzio The course will focus on the study of Italian Romanticism and its relation to English, German, Spanish and French Romanticism. The rise of Realism and Decadentism will also be discussed and examined.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 232/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian. Normally students will read Italian texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.
ITLN 501/3.0 Letteratura italiana: Temi scelti Seminar course on topics in Italian literature.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
ITLN 502/3.0 Letteratura italiana: Studi indipendenti Reading courses in specialized themes of Italian literature to meet the needs of advanced students for whom a seminar course is not available.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Japanese

The Department offers Japanese language acquisition courses up to the intermediate level. You can take them as electives; count them toward the LLCU major, minor in World Language Studies or Plans in Linguistics. If you complete three years of Japanese with an overall GPA of 2.9 on these courses, you can request a Certificate of Competence.

Course Title Description
JAPN 100/6.0 Introductory Japanese I For students without any previous knowledge of Japanese. Introduction to the basic structural patterns of the language and intensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Extensive use of audio-visual materials. Students are expected to study individually on a regular basis with the aid of an audio tape in addition to the four hours of classroom work per week.
NOTE Students will have their level of competence assessed by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in September.
PREREQUISITE Level 1 or (Level 2 and a GPA of 1.90).
JAPN 200/6.0 Introductory Japanese II Continued study of the structural patterns of the language, with intensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Extensive use of audio-visual materials. Students are expected to study individually on a regular basis with the aid of an audio tape in addition to the four hours of classroom work per week.
NOTE Students with previous study background must take a placement test during orientation week.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in JAPN 100/6.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

 

LLCU (Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

All LLCU courses provide students with valuable transferable skills (communication, critical thinking, analysis, interpretation, argument) for further study or career possibilities. You can take LLCU courses as part of LLCU major, as electives, as option courses in your Plan ( please consult the Academic Calendar) or as concept courses in the World Language Studies minor.

Course Title Description
LLCU 101/3.0 Beginning Language and Culture I Offers a basic level of understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students with no knowledge of the language. Students have choice of two languages: Inuktitut or Mohawk
LLCU 102/3.0 Beginning Language and Culture II Continuation of LLCU 101/3.0: offering a basic level of understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the language.
PREREQUISITE LLCU 101/3.0 in same language.
LLCU 110/3.0 Linguistic Diversity and Identity This course explores the diversity of human languages, and the nature of linguistic identity across and within speech communities from a linguistics perspective. Topics that will be covered include: language families; linguistic typology; writing systems; language endangerment and revitalization; and situations of language contact, bilingualism,and sociolinguistic variation
LLCU 111/3.0 Introduction to Cultures The course offers an overview of the theoretical framework behind the study of Intercultural Communication and proposes practical applications of these theories, including in-class guest speakers and a 4-session workshop on Intercultural Competence by the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC). Students will obtain a Certificate by QUIC.
LLCU 200/3.0 Semiotics: Signs and Meanings Semiotics is the discipline that studies signs and how these participate in creating meaning and communication. This course focuses on the theoretical system on which semiotic analyses is based (F. de Saussure, C. Peirce, R. Barthes, and others) and will be devoted to various subject areas such as literature, art, film, theatre, and other fields.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 201/3.0 Introduction to Romance Philology This course aims at familiarizing students from diverse programs with some of the fundamental concepts of Romance Philology. The analysis of the first literary and non-literary documents of the Romance languages will be a fundamental part of the course together with the understanding of the evolution of Latin into Vulgar Latin and its differentiation into Romance languages. Particular attention will be paid to Spanish, Italian, and French.
LLCU 205/3.0 The Cultures of a Nation This course will introduce major themes and concepts in the cultures of a specific nation with an emphasis on understanding and examining the important social, historical and cultural contexts of the country and its people.  Topics may include art, film, economy, religion, and politics.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 206/3.0 Rebel Cities

This course examines cities from a cultural perspective, focusing through film to see how different urban spaces have, at different moments in time, been incubators of great social changes. It seeks to understand why, when, and with what result such upheavals occur.
PREREQUISITE: Second year standing or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LLCU 207/3.0 Representations of Business in the Movies

How are businesses and business people represented in film? This course draws from a range of international films to analyze how business at different levels of development in different places in the world is represented on screen. It asks why Hollywood and other film industries seem to heroize and demonize their usually male, White entrepreneurs. And it asks how such depictions matter.
PREREQUISITE: Second year standing or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LLCU 208/3.0 The Films of Pedro Almodóvar Students will view and analyze a selection of Almodóvar’s films within the context of Spain and other countries. The study of gender, sexual, cultural and societal identity and other fundamentals of contemporary theory will be central to this course.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 209/3.0

Rio de Janeiro: the Marvelous City (on-line)

Known internationally for its carnival, soccer, tropical beach life, musical rhythms, and tourism, the city of Rio de Janeiro has been the quintessential postcard image of Brazil for much of the twentieth century. At the same time, the city is also infamously known for its social inequalities exemplified by pockets of extreme affluence alongside massive shantytown communities (favelas), homeless youth (meninos e meninas de rua), and ongoing violent confrontations between police and drug gangs. In many ways, the city embodies the idea that Brazil is a land of contrasts. This course goes beyond the typical representations of Rio de Janeiro to provide students with an understanding of the complex social, political, economic, and cultural history that have shaped the city’s development and character.
LLCU 210/3.0 Italy and the Classical Tradition The ancient Greek and Roman tradition in literature, art and the politics of Italy from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Texts and works of art will be studied in the context of the historical, cultural and political settings of Italy.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 213/3.0 The Social History of Organized Crime in Canada

Students will analyze and understand the most important forms of organized crime present in Canada. Its history and evolution are defined, in an attempt to interpret the relationship between major criminal organizations and economic, social, cultural, political, and demographic changes, both domestically and internationally
PREREQUISITE: Second year standing or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LLCU 214/3.0 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth The course will analyze the cinematic representation of the Mafia and other criminal organizations, such as Yakuza, Triads, Vory V Zakone.  The course will focus on how North American cinema (Hollywood) often glorifies the mafiosi's lifestyle. As this characterization of the Mafia and Mafiosi began with the archetypal figures of the bosses, special attention will be given to movies of the 1930s and to Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy.  The goal is the deconstruction of the romantic portrayal of the gangster life style created on the silver screen and analyses of the atrocities committed by organized crime groups.
LLCU 215/3.0 Dante A study of Dante Alighieri’s life and poetry, especially the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
LLCU 226/3.0 Literature and the Cinema Addresses the various issues relating to the film adaptation of a literary text. The reading of narrative texts, the viewing of films and critical readings are required.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 232/3.0 From the Romantics to D’Annunzio The course will focus on the study of Italian Romanticism and its relation to English, German, Spanish and French Romanticism. The rise of Realism and Decadentism will also be discussed and examined.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 233/3.0 Survey of Italian Literature I A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 234/3.0 Survey of Italian Literature II A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the eighteenth century to present.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 244/3.0 Hips Don't Lie?: Music and Culture in Latin America

This survey course explores key aspects of Hispanic history and culture in the twentieth century through the study of its musical production. We will study notions of race, class, gender, and national identity by focusing on specific musical genres.
PREREQUISITE: Second year standing or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LLCU 247/3.0 The Dynamic History of Spain This survey course covers the historical, social, political and cultural aspects of Spain from its prehistoric period to the present day. The first half of the semester will cover the beginnings of Iberian civilization up to the end of the 19th century. The second half will concentrate on the 20th and 21st centuries.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 248/3.0 Spanish American Cultural Contexts This survey course covers a vast area, several cultures, and many centuries. Students are expected to develop a general understanding of Spanish American culture through an examination of important historical, social, political, economic, and artistic developments in the area.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 249/3.0 Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture

The course explores the emergence, development, and criticism of the Latin Lover figure in the West, from the creation of the archetypical Don Juan in the seventeenth-century to contemporary Hollywood representations of Italian and Latin-American lovers
Only offered online. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies
PREREQUISITES: Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LLCU 257/3.0 Pirandello's Theatre An in-depth study of Pirandello’s most important dramatic works, together with analysis of his theoretical essays on theatre. Particular attention will be paid to the following plays: Six Characters in Search of an Author; Each in his Own Way, Henry IV, The Feast of Our Lord of the Ships, The New Colony; Tonight We Improvise and The Mountain Giants.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 295/3.0 Special Topics

Special Topics: for detailed information, consult the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures website.
PREREQUISITE: Second year standing or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

LLCU 301/3.0 Oral Tradition and Innovation in Cultural Transmission An examination of traditional and innovative forms of oral cultural transmission in a selection of American, African and European contexts with particular focus on the interaction of narrative and technology.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 302/3.0 Unsettling: Indigenous Peoples & Canadian Settler Colonialism An intersectional/interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of, and possible alternatives to, Canadian settler colonialism. Primacy given to indigenous voices/theories/ methods related to the history of indigenous lands and associated traditions/identities, the course focuses on the theory/practice of 'unsettling' the settler colonial societies.
PREREQUISITES: DEVS 220/3.0 or DEVS 221/3.0
LLCU 303/3.0 Applied Intercultural communication This course examines the main concepts of intercultural communication, identifies obstacles for successful intercultural communication, and explores strategies for overcoming these barriers. Students apply their conceptual understanding as well as their language skills to real-world situations as part of the applied portion of the course.
PREREQUISITES: Level 3 and LLCU 111/3.0
LLCU 308/3.0 From Fellini to Benigni This course will examine social, historic and political realities of the twentieth century through the lens of the unique Italian humorist tradition of film making. The course will focus on films by F.Fellini, L.Comencini, E.Scola, G.Tornatore, G.Salvatores, N.Moretti, R.Benigni and other film makers.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 309/3.0 The Films of Pedro Almodóvar Students will view and analyze a selection of Almodóvar’s films within the context of Spain and other countries. The study of gender, sexual, cultural and societal identity and other fundamentals of contemporary theory will be central to this course.
PREREQUISITE Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 316/3.0 Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory and Analysis An introduction to contemporary literary theories and the analysis of Hispanic texts from reader-, structural-, and author-oriented perspectives.
PREREQUISITE Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 319/3.0 Roots of Fascism: Resistance to Liberalism A survey of various currents of thought from 19th- century Europe that illustrate conservative discomfort with industrial society and help to make the outbreak of fascism understandable after 1918. The course will distinguish between conservative, nationalist, aesthetic, and religious trends, illustrated by relevant readings from different countries.
PREREQUISITE Third year standing of permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
LLCU 320/3.0 Fascism in Europe from Napoleon to Hitler An introduction to the growth of the fascist mentality in Europe from a cultural perspective. The course will treat the Third Reich as part of the broader conservative and nationalist challenge to liberalism.
NOTE Administered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or above.
LLCU 322/3.0 Conflict and Culture: Literature, Law, and Human Rights An examination of international discourses on conflict and resolution, including theories of reconciliation, human rights, and international law, as portrayed in various media (fiction, theatre and film) and diverse cultural contexts (e.g. ancient Greece, Germany, South Africa and Canada [indigenous settler relations]).
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 326/3.0 Film in the New Europe European film is our starting point for investigating the connections between work and art. Topics include: urban space; (post- and para-); socialist societies; border crossings, especially gendered labour and cultural flows. This course will investigate how the new Europe and film shape each other.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 327/3.0 Sickness and Health – Cultural Representations in Medical Discourse The course investigates German cultural images and metaphors of disease, with an emphasis on the evolution of normalcy. We will study representations of disease (photography, museum exhibit, literary text), their historic development, and theories of media with respect to both historical and contemporary notions of sickness and health.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or above or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 328/3.0 Gender, Development and Film in Latin America This course will explore major themes of development in relation to gender in Latin America through its manifestation in film. Films will be chosen from all regions of Latin America, including Brazil.
PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
LLCU 329/3.0 Uncanny Encounters: Narrative Analysis of the Fantastic Genre This course offers an overview of the related genres of the Fantastic, the Fairy Tale, Dystopia, Science Fiction, and Horror. Examples will include popular works such as the Twilight Saga, Harry Potter, and/or The Hunger Games, but also traditional texts by Hoffman and Kafka. Parallel to the fictional works, the course offers theoretical analysis.
PREREQUISITE Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 330/3.0 Cervantes I: Earlier Works A study of Don Quijote I and a selection of his short theatrical Interludes. The course will consider the socio- economic and historical context and the literary implications of these works to provide a better understanding of 17th century Spain and the significance Cervantes' works still hold today.
PREREQUISITE Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 331/3.0 Cervantes II: Later Works In this course students will study Don Quijote II and a selection of novellas from Cervantes' Exemplary Novels. The course will consider the socio- economic and historical context and the literary implications of the continuation of Don Quijote I to provide a better understanding of 17th century Spain and the significance Cervantes' works hold today.
PREREQUISITE LLCU 330/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
LLCU 332/3.0 Spanish Baroque Short Theatre Short theatre played an important role in the theatre of Spanish Golden Age. In this course students will study the literary particularities of the genre and the social ramifications of the themes present in short theatre (gender, battle of the sexes, diversity, authority amongst others) and their historical and contemporary relevance.
PREREQUISITE Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 333/3.0 Acting Out: Sexual and Gender Subversion in Baroque Theatre Baroque playwrights took full advantage of the actor Juan Rana's well-known queerness to subvert implicitly and explicitly the social norms of sexual and gender identity still questioned today. Course will examine Spanish Baroque short theatre in general and historically contextualize its subversion of social, sexual, gender and patriarchal norms
PREREQUISITE:Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 339/3.0 XX-Century Italian Playwrights: In Search of the Theatre Investigate the life and works of 20 internationally renowned Italian playwrights (including two Nobel Prize winners Luigi Pirandello and Dario Fo) in a philosophical, political, social, and historical context. Particular emphasis will be given on the aesthetic solutions proposed by the playwrights to deal with the new realities of the 21st-Century.
PREREQUISITE Third year standing or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
LLCU 340/3.0 European Romanticism The course will focus on the major trends of European Romanticism, mainly English, French, German and Italian. A comparison of both the 'poetics' together with a comparative analyses poems will serve as the backbone of the course.
PREREQUISITE Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 432/3.0 Field Research Practicum at Fudan University Provides students with an opportunity to conduct field research under the guidance of a Fudan instructor. Queen's students are paired with Fudan counterparts and undertake research on an important development/cultural theme, submit a written paper and do a class presentation. The research project will involve at least 10 hours of field work per week for 12 weeks. Fall Term.
NOTE This course is part of a Study Abroad program in Shanghai, which will require students to pay a program fee to cover costs over and above tuition, as well as travel, accommodation and subsistence. Further details of the estimated costs can be obtained from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
PREREQUISITE Departmental approval in advance from the course instructor and the Placement Coordinator, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 495/3.0 Special Topics I Special topics. For detailed information, consult the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
PREREQUISITE Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 501/3.0 Directed Readings in Languages, Literatures and Cultures This course enables a student or a group of students to explore a body of literature on a selected topic in Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The focus may be by theme, by region or by academic approach and can span the humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences.

Linguistics

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers courses covering the core aspects of Linguistics as well as other Linguistics-related courses. Students can count the courses toward major or minor in Linguistics, take them as concept courses toward World Language Studies minor, LLCU major or as electives.

Course Title Description
LING 100/6.0 Introduction to Linguistics This course provides an introduction to the linguistic study of language. Topics covered include phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. The course focuses on universal characteristics of language and draws on examples from a variety of languages.
LING 202/3.0 Canadian English This course investigates the distinctive characteristics of Canadian English as it is spoken and written today. Topics include historical development, regional dialects, and current changes. Students will have access to the extensive bibliographic and computer corpus resources of the Strathy Language Unit.
LING 205/3.0 Language and Power This course examines how language reflects and creates power relations in society. Students will learn fundamentals in the linguistic study of language usage and style, and examine language and power in areas such as language socialization, language and age, language and gender, language and education, and language and culture.
LING 310/3.0 Phonetics This course provides a foundation in the study of speech sounds. The focus is on articulatory phonetics, how to classify and transcribe different sounds of speech according to their articulatory features. The course also offers an introduction to acoustic phonetics and feature geometry theory.
PREREQUISITE LING 100/6.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LING 320/3.0 Phonology Principles and methods of modern generative phonology. Examination of the formal properties of the sound systems of languages. Current theoretical controversies as well as particular synchronic and diachronic problems in a variety of languages.
PREREQUISITE LING 100/6.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LING 330/3.0 Morphology This course provides a foundation in principles of morphological analysis. Topics covered include inflectional and derivational morphology as well as the morphology-syntax and morphology-phonology interfaces. Emphasis is placed on practical discovery method, and formal analysis and explanation.
PREREQUISITE LING 100/6.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LING 340/3.0 Syntax This course provides a foundation in syntactic analysis and explanation. The course focuses on the relation between structure and meaning, and assumes the framework of Universal Grammar Theory. Topics covered include thematic roles, case, anaphora, NP movement and WH movement.
PREREQUISITE LING 100/6.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LING 350/3.0 Introduction to Historical Linguistics This course introduces the linguistic study of historical language change. The focus is on principles and method in the study of phonological, morphological and syntactic change. Case studies will be drawn from a cross-section of languages, including but not limited to members of the Indo-European language family.
PREREQUISITE LING 320/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LING 360/3.0 Comparative Morpho -Syntax This course examines morpho-syntactic variation across languages. Topics covered include argument structure, derivation versus compounding, case, anaphora, determiners, clause typing and related phenomena. The course assumes the framework of Universal Grammar theory with a focus on how comparative studies in morpho-syntax inform linguistic analysis and theory.
PREREQUISITE LING 330/3.0 and LING 340/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
LING 400/3.0 Linguistic Analysis and Argumentation This course explores the forms of reasoning and evidence used in constructing and evaluating scientific arguments in linguistics, through discussion of articles that represent significant innovations and controversies in linguistic theory. Emphasis is on the structure of arguments, rather than on the analysis of individual languages or phenomena.
Prerequisites: LING310/3.0, LING 320/3.0, LING 330/3.0, and LING 340/3.0
LING 415/3.0 Semantics The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts and tools of analysis in semantics. Students will learn to recognize and identify different features of word meaning and a variety of semantic relations between words and sentences. The characteristics of logical relations and truth-functional semantics and the role these play in the interpretation of words and sentences will be discussed.
PREREQUISITE 6.0 units at the 300 level in LING or (LING 100/6.0 and level 3 in the COGS Specialization Plan), or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LING 435/3.0 Topics in Morpho-Syntax Course content will vary from year to year and will explore a special theme in the interface between morphology and syntax. The course is comparative in perspective, drawing on evidence from different languages. The format is largely discussion-oriented and includes a substantial component of student presentations. Readings are selected from the current research literature (journal articles, working papers, unpublished manuscripts and dissertations).
PREREQUISITE LING 330/3.0 and LING 340/3.0.
LING 475/9.0 Field Methods in Linguistics This course provides instruction in method and procedure in linguistic fieldwork. The course investigates the syntax, morphology and phonology of a language unfamiliar to the participants. The instruction is structured around weekly fieldwork sessions dedicated to data collection working with a native speaker of the language, and weekly workshops devoted to analysis. The course contains an intensive independent study component.
PREREQUISITE 6.0 units at the 300 level in LING, or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LING 501/3.0 Directed Readings in Linguistics Upon agreement with a qualified instructor, this course may be taken by an upper-year student in Linguistics to explore a specific area or methodology. Regular meetings, directed readings.
PREREQUISITE (6.0 units at the 300 level or above in LING) and (a GPA of 3.50) and permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LING 505/9.0 Honours Thesis in Linguistics Upon agreement with a qualified instructor, students with fourth year standing in Linguistics may take this course to develop and demonstrate research skills in Linguistics. Working under supervision, students will choose a specific topic in a particular language, prepare a research proposal which involves the collection and analysis of data, carry out the research, and write a thesis based on the results. Fall and Winter Terms.
PREREQUISITE Level 4 in a LING Plan and (12.0 units at the 300 level or above in LING) and (a GPA of 3.50) and permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Mohawk

The Department offers two semesters of Mohawk language and culture classes. You can count these towards Indigenous Studies minor, LLCU majorWorld Language Studies minor, Linguistics major or minor or take as electives.

Course Title Description
MOHK 101/3.0 Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture I An introduction to the language and culture of the Kanyen’kehá:ka, the people of the Mohawk Nation. This course is  designed for those who have neither been exposed to Kanyen’kéha, the Mohawk language, nor its traditional societal  practices. Learn basic Mohawk language and gain a rich understanding of the Mohawk culture and tradition. EXCLUSION    LLCU 101/3.0 (Topic: Mohawk I).   
MOHK 102/3.0 Beginning Mohawk Language and Culture II A continuation of MOHK 101/3.0. Students will participate and begin to develop the ability to read, write and speak some  basic Mohawk language and further their understanding of the richness of Mohawk culture, traditions, and worldviews.   PREREQUISITE    MOHK 101/3.0 or LLCU 101/3.0 (Topic: Mohawk I)  EXCLUSION    LLCU 102/3.0 (Topic: Mohawk II).  

Portuguese

The Department offers two semesters of Portuguese language and culture classes. You can count it toward the LLCU majorWorld Language Studies minor, Linguistics or take them as electives.

Course Title Description
PORT 103/3.0 Beginning Portuguese and Culture I Offers a basic level of understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students with no knowledge of the language.
This course is designed to introduce students to the language and culture of Portugal and Brazil, aiming to have students acquire basic communicative skills, vocabulary and structures of the Portuguese language, and to promote knowledge and understanding of the social, cultural and historical contexts of both countries.
PORT 104/3.0 Beginning Portuguese and Culture II Continuation of PORT 103/3.0: offering a basic level of understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the language. This course is designed to introduce students to the Portuguese language and the culture of Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé e Príncipe, Goa, Macau and East Timor, aiming to have students acquire basic communicative skills, vocabulary and structures of the Portuguese language, and to promote knowledge and understanding of the social, cultural and historical contexts of those Portuguese-speaking countries.
PREREQUISITE: PORT 103

Spanish

The Department offers Spanish acquisition classes up to the advanced level as well as culture and literature courses. You can take Spanish as electives, towards Spanish major, medial or minor; as core courses in Spanish and Latin American Studies minor, as part of the LLCU majorWorld Language Studies or toward Linguistics Plans. If you are not in a Spanish Plan but have taken Spanish courses up to 300-level and have at least 2.9 GPA on these courses, you can request a Certificate of Competence.

Course Title Description
SPAN 111/3.0 Beginning Spanish I Offers a basic level of Spanish understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students who have no knowledge of Spanish whatsoever.
SPAN 112/3.0 Beginning Spanish II The continuation of SPAN P10/3.0. Also for students entering the University who have some knowledge of Spanish but have not completed 4U Spanish or equivalent. For these students an assessment exam or interview with an academic adviser is required before registration. Contact the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for details.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in SPAN P10/3.0.
SPAN 204/3.0 Español intermedio A review of the fundamentals of Spanish, in cultural contexts, designed to develop aural, oral, reading and writing skills.
RECOMMENDATION 4U Spanish.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in SPAN 101/6.0 or SPAN 112/3.0.
SPAN 205/3.0 Español avanzado An advanced treatment of the written and spoken language, involving a study of syntax and style, written composition, translation into Spanish and oral discussions of cultural topics.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in SPAN 204/3.0.
SPAN 206/3.0 Spanish Conversation and Culture This course is an intermediate conversation course designed to advance skills in oral communication and cultural competence, supported by grammar review and written assignments. Students will engage with different media sources, including Spanish-language film, news items, cultural readings, music and literary texts.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in SPAN 204/3.0.
SPAN 301/3.0 Gramática avanzada y composición I This course provides a comprehensive review of the most difficult aspects of Spanish grammar through advanced exercises in reading, composition, and conversation. The goal of the course is to consolidate and perfect the student’s written and oral skills.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 201/6.0 or SPAN 205/3.0.
SPAN 302/3.0 Gramática avanzada y composición II This course provides a comprehensive review of the most difficult aspects of Spanish grammar through advanced exercises in reading, composition, and conversation. The goal of the course is to consolidate and perfect the student’s written and oral skills.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 301/3.0.
SPAN 303/3.0 Español para contextos profesionales I Intensive practice in advanced grammar with a focus on Spanish for business, technical, administrative and related cultural purposes.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 201/6.0 or SPAN 205/3.0.
SPAN 304/3.0 Español para contextos profesionales II Intensive practice in advanced grammar with a focus on Spanish for business, technical, administrative and related cultural purposes.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 303/3.0.
SPAN 306/3.0 La narrativa hispanoamericana del siglo 20 A study of selected works by Spanish American writers such as Horacio Quiroga, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar and Reinaldo Arenas.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 251/6.0 or SPAN 352/3.0
SPAN 310/3.0 Artistic Representations of the Spanish Civil War The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) culminated in the military overthrow of the Republican government and the beginning of Francisco Franco’s long dictatorship. This course examines artistic representations of the war in film (both documentary and fictional) and in other visual media (paintings, photography, posters), as well as in the written works of both Spanish and foreign authors such as Orwell, Hemingway, Neruda, Sender and Rodoreda.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 261/6.0 or SPAN 381/3.0.
SPAN 315/3.0 Literatura medieval española A study of the main works and currents of medieval Spanish literature from A.D. 1000 to 1500.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 261/6.0 or SPAN 381/3.0.
SPAN 330/3.0 Cervantes I: Earlier Works A study of Don Quijote I and a selection of his short theatrical Interludes. The course will consider the socio-economic and historical context and the literary implications of these works to provide a better understanding of 17th century Spain and the significance Cervantes' works still hold today.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 330/3.0. Students concentrating in Spanish submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Spanish.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 261/6.0 or SPAN 380/3.0.
SPAN 331/3.0 Cervantes II: Later Works A study of Don Quijote II and a selection of novellas from Cervantes' Exemplary Novels. The course will consider the socio-economic and historical context and the literary implications of the continuation of Don Quijote I to provide a better understanding of 17th century Spain and the significance Cervantes' works hold today.
NOTE Taught in English with LLCU 331/3.0. Written work and examinations are in Spanish. Readings are in translation.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 330/3.0
SPAN 332/3.0 Spanish Baroque Short Theatre Short theatre played an important role in the theatre of Spanish Golden Age. In this course students will study the literary particularities of the genre and the social ramifications of the themes present in short theatre (gender, battle of the sexes, diversity, authority amongst others) and their historical and contemporary relevance.
NOTE Taught in English with LLCU 332/3.0. Written work and examinations are in Spanish. Readings are in translation.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 380/3.0 or SPAN 381/3.0.
SPAN 333/3.0 Acting Out: Sexual and Gender Subversion in Baroque Theatre Baroque playwrights took full advantage of the actor Juan Rana's well-known queerness to subvert implicitly and explicitly the social norms of sexual and gender identity still questioned today. Course will examine Spanish Baroque short theatre in general and historically contextualize its subversion of social, sexual, gender and patriarchal norms
PREREQUISITE:Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
SPAN 344/3.0 La sociedad española a través del cine A study of changes in Spanish society as reflected in film and/or literature.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 261/6.0 or SPAN 381/3.0.
SPAN 351/3.0 Panorama literario latinoaméricano I A survey of the major authors and works of Latin American literature from 1492 to the end of the 19th century. Readings will include texts from all genres and will illustrate the main cultural and historical trends and movements.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 205/3.0
SPAN 352/3.0 Panorama literario latinoaméricano II A survey of the major authors and works of Latin American literature from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Readings will include texts from all genres and will illustrate the main cultural and historical trends and movements.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 205/3.0
SPAN 354/3.0 Cultura femenina latinoamericana A survey of women’s literary and cultural production in Latin America from the earliest writers to the present day. Texts will include poetry, essays, short stories, novels, art and film.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 251/6.0 or SPAN 351/3.0 or SPAN 352/3.0.
SPAN 380/3.0 Panorama literario de España I A survey of the major authors and works of literature of Spain from its beginnings to the Spanish Golden Age. Readings will include texts from all genres and will illustrate the main cultural and historical trends and movements.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 205/3.0.
SPAN 381/3.0 Panorama literario de España II A survey of the major authors and works of literature of Spain from the Enlightenment to the present. Readings will include texts from all genres and will illustrate the main cultural and historical trends and movements.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 205/3.0.
SPAN 401/3.0 Advanced Grammar Through Translation I This course aims to perfect the students’ ability to write and speak in Spanish, with intensive practice of advanced Spanish grammatical structures through translation exercises, as well as compositions and oral work.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 302/3.0 or SPAN 304/3.0 (or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures).
SPAN 402/3.0 Advanced Grammar Through Translation II This course aims to perfect the students’ ability to write and speak in Spanish, with intensive practice of advanced Spanish grammatical structures through translation exercises, as well as compositions and oral work.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 401/3.0 (or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures).
SPAN 406/3.0 Introducción a la teoría y el análisis literario An introduction to contemporary literary theories and the analysis of Hispanic texts from reader-, structural- and author-oriented perspectives.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 316/3.0. Students concentrating in Spanish submit written assignments, tests, and examination in Spanish. Normally they will read Hispanic texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 251/6.0 or SPAN 352/3.0 (or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures).
SPAN 408/3.0 The Films of Pedro Almodóvar Students will view and analyze a selection of Almodóvar’s films within the context of Spain and other countries. The study of gender, sexual, cultural and societal identity and other fundamentals of contemporary theory will be central to this course.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 309/3.0. Students concentrating in Spanish submit written assignments, tests, and examination in Spanish.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 261/6.0 or SPAN 381/3.0 (or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures).
SPAN 428/3.0 Gender, Development and Film in Latin America This course will explore major themes of development in relation to gender in Latin America through its manifestation in film. Films will be chosen from all regions of Latin America, including Brazil.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 328/3.0. Students concentrating in Spanish submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Spanish.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 251/6.0 or SPAN 351/3.0 or SPAN 352/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
SPAN 458/3.0 Cine latinoamericano Explores representative works of the Latin American film industry, with a brief introduction to film analysis. Films will be examined in the context of cultural and historical issues, and their possible relation to literature. The course content may focus on one specific national cinema in a given year.
PREREQUISITE SPAN 251/6.0 or SPAN 351/3.0 or SPAN 352/3.0 (or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures).
SPAN 495/3.0 Literatura de España: Estudios independientes II Seminar courses on topics in Spanish literature.
PREREQUISITE Level 4 and registration in a SPAN Major or SLAS Specialization Plan or permission of the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures.
SPAN 496/3.0 Literatura de Hispanoamérica: Estudios independientes II Seminar courses on topics in Spanish American literature.
PREREQUISITE Level 4 and registration in a SPAN Major or SLAS Specialization Plan or permission of the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures
SPAN 501/3.0 Literatura de España: Temas específicos Seminar courses on topics in Spanish literature.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures.
SPAN 502/3.0 Literatura de España: Estudios independientes Reading courses in selected fields of Peninsular literature to meet the needs of advanced students for whom a seminar course is not available.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures.
SPAN 503/3.0 Literatura de Hispanoamérica: Temas específicos Seminar courses on topics in Spanish American literature.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures.
SPAN 504/3.0 Literatura de Hispanoamérica: Estudios independientes Reading courses in selected fields of Spanish American literature to meet the needs of advanced students for whom a seminar course is not available.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures.