Literary and Cultural Studies Concentration

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Literary and Cultural Studies Concentration

A Critical Observer

The Literary and Cultural Studies Concentration investigates the cultural complexity of modern societies through stories and histories.

Using critical theory approaches, this concentration explores historical and emergent traditions of literature, culture, thought, and the historical and social contexts in which literary and cultural artifacts are produced and consumed.

Through the study of literature and other forms of cultural production, students learn to interpret  how cultural values are constructed and creatively articulated. 

They develop invaluable skills in writing and expression, as well as new ways of understanding and making sense of the world, preparing them to think originally and innovate across diverse environments.

Structure of the LCS Concentration:

In addition to the 5 required courses, students in the LCS Concentration must take at least 6 additional elective major courses in their concentration.  For the remaining 16 credits (= 4 courses), students may choose to take any elective major course from any ICIC concentration (FLC/LCS/EPE). ICIC 452 Independent Project in Humanities and Languages is to be taken in the final year of the program, concurrently with ICIC 451 Senior Writing Seminar.

Required Courses

ICIC 351 Thinking the Other 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 352 Postcolonialism: Diverse English Speaking Cultures 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 353 Comparative Literature and Civilization 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 354 Women and Gender Studies 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 452 Independent Project in Humanities and Languages 4 (4-0-8)

Elective Courses

ICIC 361 Literature and Poetry in Western Culture 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 362 Literature and Poetry in Eastern Culture 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 363 Introduction to Eastern and Western Art 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 364 Literary Theory and Criticism 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 365 Diasporic Literature 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 366 Popular Culture 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 367 Narratives, Nations, and Nationalism 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 368 Language, Power and Culture 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 369 Humanity Today: Between Science and Fiction 4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 370 The Story of English 4 (4-0-8)

For additional information, please contact the English Studies Program Director Mr. Julien 

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