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Queen's University

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures still has open spaces in the following language and culture courses. If you are looking for an elective, you may find your favorite course on this list!!

Language courses  (beginners and intermediate)

ARAB 100: Introductory Modern Standard Arabic
ARAB 200: Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic
CHIN 200: Introductory Mandarin II
GRMN 101:Beginner's German I
GRMN 201 Intermediate German
HEBR 190: Introduction to Modern Hebrew
ITLN 204: Intermediate Italian
LLCU 101: Mohawk I
LLCU 101: Portuguese I

Culture Courses (all offered in English!):
Look for them under “Languages, Lit. and Cultures” in SOLUS!

LLCU 200 (formerly IDIS 200): Semiotics: Signs and Meanings (Winter)
Semiotics is the discipline that studies signs and how these participate in creating meaning. In fact semiotics investigates the phenomena related to meaning and communication. PREREQUISITE Level 2

LLCU 215: Dante(Fall)
A study of Dante Alighieri’s life and poetry, especially the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy.

LLCU 247 (formerly SPAN 247):Spanish Cultural Contexts (Fall)
This survey course covers the historical, social, political and cultural aspects of Spain from its prehistoric period to the present day. PREREQUISITE Level 2

LLCU 248 (formerly SPAN 248): Spanish American Cultural Contexts (Winter)
This survey course covers a vast area, several cultures, and many centuries. Students are expected to develop a general understanding of Spanish American culture .PREREQUISITE Level 2

LLCU 301 Oral Tradition and Innovation in Cultural Transmission (Fall)
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.

LLCU 320  (formerly INTS 320) Fascism in Europe from Napoleon to Hitler (Winter)
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. PREREQUISITE Level 2

LLCU 326 (formerly INTS 326): Film in the New Europe (Winter)
European film is our starting point for investigating the connections between work and art. Topics include: urban space; socialist societies; border crossings, especially gendered labour and cultural flows. PREREQUISITE Level 2

LLCU 327 Sickness and Health- Cultural Representations in Medical Discourse (Fall)
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

LLCU 328/3.0: Gender, Development and Film in Latin America (Fall)
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 3

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