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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 towards 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. Many LLCU courses count towards Indigenous Studies Plans.

LLCU Courses

Course Title Description
LLCU 101/3.0 Beginning Language and Culture I

Oneida is an Iroquoian language spoken in Southern Ontario, New York State and Wisconsin. This course is designed for those who have little or no knowledge of the Oneida language. Participants will be introduced to the basics of the Oneida language and gain an understanding of the complexities and richness of Oneida traditions and culture. The structure of the Oneida language is remarkable, structurally it is all verbs which can function as nouns. Oneida word formation is a very extensive and complex system requiring many pieces that fit together like a puzzle, single Oneida verbs tend to be the equivalent of whole English clauses.

Assessment Method/grading scheme

In this course, students will be assessed through weekly tasks, projects, quizzes, and a short essay.

Offered: fall 2021

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. This course builds on knowledge acquired in Oneida 101. Participants will be introduced to more complex structures of the Oneida language and further their understanding of the complexities and richness of the Oneida language, traditions and culture through an in depth look at the Oneida worldview. This course introduces students to Oneida legends and lore and associated teachings
PREREQUISITE LLCU 101/3.0 in same language.
LLCU 103/3.0 Beginning Language and Culture I

A topics course on a language not already offered within the department. Offers a basic understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students with no knowledge of the language.  The specific language will be announced on the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures web page.

LLCU 104/3.0 Beginning Language and Culture II LLCU 104/3.0 is a topics course on a language not already offered within the department.  It is a continuation of LLCU 103/3.0 building on the speaking, reading and writing of the language.  The specific language will be announced on the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures web page.
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: Interpreting the World 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 203/3.0 Cultural Anthropology

Cultural anthropology provides an understanding of the range of human cultural and social diversity – the many ways that humans organize their lives. This course covers the main theories, methods, and topics in the field (e.g. economy, politics, religion, power, identity, environment, health), with a focus on major contemporary social problems.
PREREQUISITES    Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

LLCU 205/3.0 The Cultures of a Nation

LLCU 205: Cultures of a Nation: Germany (Fall 2021)

The purpose of the course is to provide an informed and reflective overview of German culture. While attention will be given to the country’s history, geography, economy, and religious and artistic traditions, the central theme will be the role played by the legacy of the Third Reich. Students completing the course will be prepared for possible travel to Germany and to discuss the country in an informed way.

LLCU 205: Cultures of a Nation: Mexico (Winter 2022)

LLCU 205 explores the social, cultural and political events that have shaped Mexico from pre-Hispanic times to the present day, with an emphasis on the twentieth century. We will study the emergence and development of important artistic movements in the visual arts, music, literature, and cinema as well as significant events such as the Mexican Revolution, the massacre of students in Tlatelolco (1968) and the Zapatista uprising of 1994. No previous knowledge of Mexico or Latin America is required. The course is open to all students.

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 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 Italian 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 course covers the most significant political, historical, and artistic events and people that have shaped Spanish civilization from prehistoric times to the present. Students will acquire essential knowledge about one of Europe’s most dynamic countries and at the same time improve their analytical, writing, and professional skills.
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 270/3.0 Contemporary Events and Indigenous Cultural Politics  An interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary events and Indigenous cultural politics, with a focus on how Indigenous writers, filmmakers, artists, and community members participate in and recount defining moments. Indigenous knowledges and epistemologies are mobilised to foster a critical understanding of core questions put forward by events.
REREQUISITE    Level 2 or above.
EXCLUSION    No more than 3.0 units from LLCU 270/3.0; LLCU 295/3.0-002 (2017-18). 
LLCU 295/3.0

Special Topics

Section 001: Narratives of Migration (Fall, 2021)

Narratives of Migration explores literary and filmic representations of contemporary migration with a focus on irregular cross-border movement. The course aims to expose undergraduate students to this sensitive topic by focusing on the Americas as the contexts of migrancy. We will discuss migration in relation to notions of home, family, belonging, citizenship, nation, border, human rights, compassion, and justice. The course will include written and audio-visual texts that challenge the view of nations as self-contained units.

Section 001: Key Trends in Museum Diplomacy (Winter 2022)

This course focuses on the history and practice of museum diplomacy. Cultural diplomacy has traditionally been understood by scholars and practitioners as an instrumental practice through which governments and state-based actors shape intercultural relations to achieve specific political outcomes. Museums, one of the key cultural institutions with educational and sensorial abilities, have become key actors in the practice and scholarship of cultural diplomacy. Scholars increasingly recognize the emergence of a “new cultural diplomacy,” which replaces the Eurocentric and state-based view of cultural diplomacy associated with the Cold War with a multi-directional and networked model of diplomacy within which a variety of actors, including museums, undertake diplomatic work with a focus on intercultural understanding, mutuality, and the multidirectional movement of information. The course explores key topics in museum diplomacy such as dominant Eurocentric views, international exhibitions, satellite museum branches, and community engagement to understand the many processes through which museums engage in cultural diplomacy, mobilize selected values, and create signifying systems. Divided into two parts, the first part of the course explores the traditional state-centered model of cultural diplomacy where museums contribute to the work of diplomats by creating narratives that are utilized by states for political purposes. The second half of the course shifts focus to “networked diplomacy” where non-state actors, including museums, participate in diplomatic work both in collaboration with and independently from the traditional state-based actors. This interdisciplinary course draws on the fields of museum studies, cultural studies, international relations, global studies, history, and cultural diplomacy, and consists of a mixture of lectures, seminar-style discussions, case studies, and guest speakers.
 

Section 002: Play and Humanistic Inquiry (Winter 2022)

Jumping off from Rachel Shield’s article “Ludic Ontology: play’s relationship to language, cultural forms, and transformative politics,” that appeared in the Spring edition of the 2015 American Journal of Play.  My interest is to explore how play relates to democracy, language, power, philosophy, and art. The concept of a “field of dreams” has been a guiding light in my study of the philosophy of the Black Atlantic and the poetics of relation of other decolonial projects of self-fashioning.  For example, the Caribbean philosopher C.L.R. James’ semi-autobiographical book on his life as a cricket player and journalist included a powerful panegyric to the game as a form of art. Not only an imaginative metaphor about democratic agency, field theory has also been explored in more specific terms of economic-class and social status. The French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu investigated relations of production in art and sport that are particularly applicable to possible case studies where there are rich descriptions and context laden narratives to explore. This course will focus away from the developmental psychological or evolutionary biological discourse on play and games, while being open to diverse contributions to the emphasis on aesthetic and political dimensions of humanistic inquiry. Theorists to read include selections from Johan Huizinga, Roger Caillois, and David Graeber. Classroom activities and experiential learning could be a valuable addition to textual study and discussion.

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 3 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 the 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.
PREREQUISITE    Level 3 and LLCU 111/3.0 and registration in LLCU Major Plan or permission of the instructor
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 310/3.0 Introduction to Jewish Latin America This course explores the history and cultural production of Jews in Latin America: the diversity of the group, hyphenated identities and contributions to individual national cultures. Texts include excerpts from historical texts, essays, short stories, films, music and art.
NOTE We will also explore attitudes towards dictatorships, antisemitism, the Holocaust and Israel.
PREREQUISITE Level 3 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
LLCU 311/3.0 Hispanic, Latino, Latinx? Introduction to Hispanic Culture(s) in the U.S. and Canada

The course explores the history and cultural production of Hispanic communities in the United States and Canada in the twentieth century highlighting the remarkable contribution they have made in all aspects of culture and life in both countries.
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 in the 19th Century 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 325/3.0

Is Less More? Historic and Current Cultural Aspects of Minimalism and Reduction

The current surge of minimalist movements (e.g. de-cluttering) offers insight into the texture of present and past cultures. The course will explore spiritual, health related, economic and aesthetic aspects of reductionist movements concerning nutrition, lifestyle, housing, design and exercise.
PREREQUISITE    LLCU 111/3.0 and Level 2, or permission of the instructor.
EXCLUSIONS    GRMN 425/3.0.  GRMN 425/3.0 is taught concurrently with LLCU 325/3.0 with the same instructor/same room.  Difference in level because students in GRMN 425/3.0 will complete their assignments and tests in German language, while LLCU 325/3.0 will complete their assignments and tests in English.

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 3 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

EXCLUSIONS    GRMN 429/3.0; ENGL 273/3.0

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-ecomonic 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 354/3.0 Women’s Voices in Latin America  A study of recent contributions to Latin American cultural production by women, including an overview of gender issues and the role women have played in their nations’ history. The course will also explore the variety of voices that make up the cultural production of women in Latin America in terms of class, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation.
NOTE    Readings are in translation.
PREREQUISITE    Level 3 or above.
EXCLUSION    No more than 3.0 units from LLCU 354/3.0; SPAN 354/3.0. 
LLCU 358/3.0 Film and Politics in Argentina  This course will examine critically a variety of representative Latin American films from a historical and filmic perspective. Beginning with the Peron era in the 1940s and 50s, and continuing through the dictatorship years of 1976 to 1983 and its aftermaths, we will examine how Argentine filmmakers express national reality and identity.
NOTE    Films and readings are in translation.
PREREQUISITE    Level 3 or above.
EXCLUSION    No more than 3.0 units from LLCU 358/3.0; SPAN 458/3.0. 
LLCU 370/3.0 Indigenous Women and Power  This course presents an interdisciplinary examination of Indigenous women and power through the lens of Indigenous scholars, writers, filmmakers, artists, and activists. Close reading methodologies are used to examine what it may mean for Indigenous women, including girls and LGBTQ2S+, “to reclaim their power and place.”
PREREQUISITE    Level 3 or above. 
LLCU 395/3.0

Special Topics

LLCU 395 001: Indigenous Photography (Fall 2021)

Most of the scholarly literature around photography of Indigenous Peoples has privileged the actions, agency and intent of the Western photographer. While one cannot ignore the colonizing influences that photographs have had on Indigenous Peoples, one cannot presume that Indigenous Peoples were solely the silenced subject/victim in a one-sided, inferior relationship with the camera and its operator. This course re-examines the relationship Indigenous Peoples have had with photography as a culturally productive technology since its development. It is attentive to the agency and experiences of Indigenous Peoples as producers, subjects and viewers of archival and contemporary vernacular and artistic photography.  

LLCU 395 002: Latin America Black Lives Matter (Fall 2021)

This course will look at both the historical and the contemporary African presence in Latin America through a variety of texts and genres. Beginning with the arrival of slaves in the time of the Conquest and the Colonial Period, it will provide a short overview of the history of Afro-Latin Americans and their contributions to the region. Attention will be paid not only to their subjugation, but also to their spirit of rebellion and subversion throughout. The course will also explore their artistic and social contributions as well as elements of transculturation and cultural hybridity in their literature, art, music, religion, and film by foregrounding their own voices. There will also be an exploration of contemporary social movements in the continent, similar to those of the Black Lives Matter activities in North America.


LLCU 395 001: Multi–narratives of contemporary Hebrew literature in translation (Winter 2022)

From the mid 19th century, the Hebrew language has been revived to answer a need for the Jewish people for cohesion and a unified form of expression that would bring together scattered diasporic groups. From few visionaries of the Haskalah (or enlightenment), and in less then 150 years, it has become the spoken and written language of more than 9 million people. Modern Hebrew literature was used as a means to enhance this vision, to rebel against it, and to provide a platform of expression of the myriad streams of Jews and non-Jewish people that live in Israel today.  The course will explore Hebrew literature in English translation produced by multiple social groups with competing visions of “Israeliness” to reflect the complex fabric of contemporary Israeli society.  

LLCU 395 002: Indigenous Stories through Changing Landscapes (Winter 2022)

This course proposes an interdisciplinary exploration of Indigenous environmental ethics through the lens of expressive arts, with an emphasis on stories, relationships, knowledges, and changing landscapes, or territories. A close examination of a meaningful range of elements (ethics and storied relationships, Indigenous land and women, poetry and activism, urban dwelling and poetics of decolonization, Indigenous futurism and apocalyptic landscapes) is conducted in order to develop a contemporary understanding of the environmental ethics at work in various sites of Indigenous expression. 

LLCU 395 003: Decolonization: Indigenous History in Film (Winter 2022)
 
Decolonization is an ambiguous term produced by a colonial world still attempting to understand, and often to justify colonization. In an increasingly technological world, can film assist in our understandings of the ambiguity associated with the terms: colonization and decolonization?  Does film offer potentially useful investigations into the intersectional aspects of decolonization? 
 
With a focus on the colonization of Indigenous peoples in what is now known as Canada, this course aims to critique the processes of colonization through the use of film. We will reflect critically on the potential of film to contribute to our thinking about colonization, decolonization, and re-Indigenization.  Students will also be encouraged to consider the film industry as re-colonization in the contemporary capitalist era.
 

Special topics.  For detailed information, consult the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures web page.
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.

 

 

 

2021-2022 Timetable

Course Code Course Name Term Times Room Instructor
LLCU 101 Beginning Language and Culture I: Oneida F Mon. 2:30-4:00
Thu. 4:00-5:30
remote StoneHorse Moore
LLCU 111 Introduction to Cultures F Tue. 1:00-2:30
Thu. 11:30-1:00
remote S. Shulist
LLCU 200 Semiotics: Interpreting the World F Tue. 6:30-9:30 BIOSC 1102 D. Santeramo
LLCU 201 Introduction to Romance Philology F Tue. 11:30-1:00
Fri.1:00-2:30
KINGST 204 C. Zaccagnino
LLCU 205 Cultures of a Nation: Germany F Mon. 1:00-2:30
Wed. 11:30-1:00
GDWN 247 D. Pugh
LLCU 209 Rio de Janeiro F N/A online K. Hardy
LLCU 214 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth F Wed. 6:30-9:30 BIOSC 1102 A. Nicaso/
D. Santeramo
LLCU 247 The Dynamic History of Spain F Mon. 10:00-11:30
Wed. 8:30-10:00
remote P. Thompson
LLCU 249 Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture F Mon. 1:00-2:30
Wed. 11:30-1:00
BEAM 314 C. Palomares-Salas
LLCU 295 001 Narratives in Migration F Mon. 8:30-10:00
Thu. 10:00-11:30
JEFF 115 O. Atar
LLCU 303 Applied Intercultural Communication F Tue. 6:30-9:30 M-C D214 M. Maliszewska
LLCU 310 Introduction to Jewish Latin America F Wed. 10:00-11:30
Fri. 8:30-10:00
DUNN 11 J. Mennell
LLCU 320 Fascism in Europe F Mon. 4:00-5:30
Wed. 2:30-4:00
KINGST 108 D. Pugh
LLCU 325 Minimalism F Tue. 11:30-1:00
Fri. 1:00-2:30
KINGST 104 C. Arndt
LLCU 370 Indigenous Women and Power F Mon. 11:30-1:00
Thu. 1:00-2:30
KINGST 108 I. St- Amand
LLCU 395 001 Indigenous Photography F Wed. 11:30-2:30 ELLIS 319 C. Pedri-Spade
LLCU 395 002 Latin American Black Lives Matter F Mon. 8:30-10:00
Thu. 10:00-11:30
KINGST 108 J. Mennell
 
LLCU 102 Beginning Language and Culture II: Oneida W Mon. 2:30-4:00
Thu. 4:00-5:30
remote StoneHorse Moore
LLCU 203 Cultural Anthropology W Mon. 1:00-2:30
Wed. 11:30-1:00
KINGST 204 S. Shulist
LLCU 205 Cultures of a Nation: Mexico W Thu. 6:30-9:30 KINGST 208 C. Palomares-Salas
LLCU 213 The Social History of Organized Crime in Canada W Tue. 6:30-9:30 ETHER AUD A. Nicaso
LLCU 214 Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals and Myth W Wed. 6:30-9:30 ETHER AUD A. Nicaso
D. Santeramo
LLCU 244 Hips Don't Lie?: Music and Culture in Latin America W \Mon. 2:30-4:00
Thu. 2:30-5:30
TBA C. Palomares- Salas
LLCU 295 001 Key Trends in Museum Diplomacy W Mon. 10:00-11:30
Wed. 8:30-10:00
JEFF 110 S. Erdogan
LLCU 295 002 Ludic Theory: Play and Humanistic Inquiry W Mon. 8:30-10:00
Thu. 10:00-11:30
JEFF 234 J. Torrie
LLCU 319 Roots of Fascism W Mon. 1:00-2:30
Wed. 11:30-1:00
NIC 232 D. Pugh
LLCU 327 Health and Sickness W Tue. 8:30-10:00
Fri. 10:00-11:30
ELLIS 333 C. Arndt
LLCU 328 Gender, Development and Film in Latin America W Mon. 8:30-10:00
Thu. 10:00-11:30
KINGST 204 J. Mennell
LLCU 333 Spanish Baroque Short Theatre W Wed. 10:00-11:30
Fri. 8:30-10:00
remote P. Thompson
LLCU 395 001 Literatures in Translation W Mon. 11:30-1:00
Thu. 1:00-2:30
KINGST 108 N. Haklai
LLCU 395 002 Indigenous Stories through Changing Landscapes W Mon. 11:30-1:00
Thu. 1:00-2:30
ELLIS 319 I. St-Amand
LLCU 395 003 Decolonization: Indigenous History in Film W Wed. 10:00-11:30
Fri. 8:30-10:00
KINGST 313 I. Fanning