Language, Literature and Culture (LLC)

LLC 1250 - Speaking in (Inter)Cultural Context

3 Credits

This course helps students experience spoken and visual communication, whether produced by themselves or others, as being shaped by cultural context. We will examine communication produced in the United States as a cultural point of reference before analyzing discourse produced in other contexts.

Attributes: International Studies-Arts, International Studies-Europe, MLIC Intercultural, UUC:Oral & Visual Comm

LLC 1255 - Modern Languages and Intercultural Competence

3 Credits

The course is delivered in English with a specific focus on one or more other modern languages. It is divided into four basic modules: intercultural communication and understanding otherness; comparative linguistics and how language, geography, and cultural history shape thinking; cultural aesthetics, artistic analysis and comparison; and multicultural audiences and communicating effectively for different purposes, places and people. Students are trained in rhetoric in an intercultural context, and will advance their oral and visual communication skills through assignments that require them to consider their own positions, present audience-appropriate messages and arguments, and acknowledge multiple and contradictory perspectives.

Attributes: MLIC Intercultural, UUC:Oral & Visual Comm

LLC 1930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

LLC 1980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

LLC 2930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

LLC 2980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

LLC 3050 - Solving Problems in the World Through Languages, Literatures and Cultures

3 Credits

Today’s challenges come in all shapes and sizes and are only growing more complex, which requires innovative ways to tackle solutions through multilingual and multicultural collaborations. In this course you are invited to sharpen your creative problem-solving skills while exploring global problems from the past, present, and future. Through the interdisciplinary lens of world languages, literatures and cultures we will work together to better understand a specific problem in context and present creative solutions. Your unique disciplinary background, life experiences and linguistic and cultural identities will enrich our semester long research and discussion.

Attributes: UUC:Collaborative Inquiry

LLC 3210 - Social Justice in the Jewish Tradition

3 Credits

A study of the Jewish approach to issues of social justice.

Attributes: Cultural Diversity, Global Local Justice-Domestic, Urban Poverty - Social Justice, UUC:Reflection-in-Action, Diversity in the US (A&S)

LLC 3250 - Migrants and Borders on Screen: The Cinema of Migration in Mediterranean Europe

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to recent European cinema of migration with a focus on Italy, France and Spain. Students will develop cross-cultural awareness of how the experience of migrants shapes the host society, and how issues of gender and race affect migrants' journeys and their integration.

Attributes: Film Studies, Global Citizenship (CAS), Italian Related Studies, Women's & Gender Studies

LLC 3930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

LLC 3980 - Independent Study

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

LLC 4500 - Reflection on Intercultural Experiences

2 Credits

In this course students pursuing the MLIC major are invited to complete a culminating reflection of their experiences with modern languages and intercultural communication. They will be asked to participate in discussion sessions, journal reflections, and to give a final oral presentation in order to share their conclusions, and cultural and linguistic abilities to a broader audience.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum Earned Credits of 60

Attributes: Special Approval Required

LLC 4640X - Evil in Modern Culture

3 Credits

This course aims at scrutinizing and understanding evil as manifested and/or represented in selected cultural artifacts and philosophical texts from the Enlightenment through the Cold War. Some of the topics to be discussed are the so-called problem of evil, the horror, terror, radical evil, sadism, and genocide. Since evil has a multifaceted nature and many modes of appearance, it will be approached by putting into dialogue philosophical texts and cultural works. Accordingly, a specific aspect of evil will be studied from a multidisciplinary angle. At the course’s core intersect ethical, political, and artistic issues. Texts and films by Sade, Unamuno, Nietzsche, Kant, Arendt, Levinas, Ford Coppola, and Lanzmann will be studied throughout the course. Taught in English.

Prerequisite(s): 2 Courses from SPAN 3021-3999 with a grade of C or higher

Attributes: Literature Requirement (A&S), IAS - Spanish Literature, Literature BA Requirement(CAS), Literature BS Requirement(CAS), Spanish Electives, Spanish Major taught English

LLC 4930 - Special Topics

1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

LLC 4980 - Advanced Independent Study

3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)