Language and Culture (LANC)
The Language and Culture Studies Senior Seminar gives senior French, German, and Spanish majors with the Culture Studies option the opportunity to compare and contrast various cultural topics from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives. Students from the various majors will research, discuss, and compare specific cultural topics germane to one or more of the countries in which their target language is spoken. The course will be taught in English and at the end of the course each student will submit a research paper and present their findings orally to a general audience. Prerequisite is 24 credits in the major. For FORL majors only.
The study of the basics of linguistics as the scientific, principled analysis of language and of the applications oflinguistics to a variety of fields of human activity, including language teaching, translation and interpretation, and the study of language use in professional contexts. The course is taught in English, but examples and some of the coursework will be dedicated to French, German, and Spanish, the languages of the Languages and Cultures program.
Students will develop advanced critical and analytical skills to be applied to texts of different genres and cultures in the target language of study. The course is taught in English, but examples and some parts of the coursework will be dedicated to French, German, and Spanish, the languages of the Languages and Cultures program.
Explores practical applications of cultural criticism to the study of cultural context, practice and production. Students will analyze cultural production and practice in their areas of specialization.