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 351Thinking the Other4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 352Postcolonialism: Diverse English Speaking Cultures4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 353Comparative Literature and Civilization4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 354Women and Gender Studies4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 452Independent Project in Humanities and Languages4 (4-0-8)

Elective Courses

ICIC 361Literature and Poetry in Western Culture4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 362Literature and Poetry in Eastern Culture4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 363Introduction to Eastern and Western Art4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 364Literary Theory and Criticism4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 365Diasporic Literature4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 366Popular Culture4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 367Narratives, Nations, and Nationalism4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 368Language, Power and Culture4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 369Humanity Today: Between Science and Fiction4 (4-0-8)
ICIC 370The Story of English4 (4-0-8)

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

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