Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5010. Film Theory and History

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced study of world cinema through film history and theory in an interdisciplinary context. Discussion on all national cinemas, for example: French Cinema, German Cinema; and film genres: for example: Film Noir, The Western, Political Film, Documentary, among others.

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5020. Digital Humanities, Media Studies, and the Multimodal Scholar

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to digital methods and media theory in the humanities. Research, debate and practice of multimodal forms of scholarship in literary studies.

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5030. Methods and Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to LCL Graduate Students Only (RG 4995)

Grading Basis: Graded

Approaches to foreign language teaching and learning. Focus on the nature of language learning and methods and approaches to teaching.

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5040. Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in LCL, others with instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

A broad introduction to the historical, interdisciplinary, and contemporary theoretical parameters and models in literary, visual and cultural studies.

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6010. Fields and Research in Language, Culture and Literature Studies

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 5 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to LCL Graduate Students Only (RG 4995)

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Theory and practice of research methods in the fields of literature, language and culture.

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6020. Advanced Theory for the Study of Literatures, Cultures and Languages

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to LCL Graduate Students Only (RG 4995)

Grading Basis: Graded

Historical interdisciplinary and contemporary theoretical parameters and models in literary, visual and cultural studies at the advanced level.

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6030. Scholarship and the Profession

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in LCL, others with instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical reflection on the academy and a variety of professional careers, as well as practical instruction in source gathering, grant writing, conference presentation, publication, networking, and employment.

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6040. Interdisciplinary Seminar

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to LCL Graduate Students Only (RG 4995)

Grading Basis: Graded

An interdisciplinary LCL seminar team-taught by at least two faculty with different areas of specialization within LCL. Variable topics, depending on the interests of the faculty. Offered once a year (fall or spring) with change of topic. Although the course will taught in English in order to facilitate working across different languages, students will be expected to do research and and/or write seminar papers in the language(s) of their specialization, as appropriate. Candidates for the Ph.D. in Literatures, Cultures and Languages will be required to complete at least one such interdisciplinary seminar before advancing to candidacy.

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6295. Special Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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6298. Variable Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

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6299. Independent Study

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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