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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLCU)

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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLCU)

Location

Location

  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 425
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R1

About Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

About Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is dedicated to fostering a critical understanding of European and Latin American cultures in a global context. It offers courses and programs in German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish languages, literatures, thought, cinemas, and cultures, immersing students in the study of national traditions while encouraging transnational approaches and cultural plurality.

The Department seeks to broaden undergraduate students’ liberal arts background. Its goal is to enable students to develop communicative skills in at least one target language and to provide critical tools to understand the complexities of other cultural traditions. The skills acquired are invaluable for careers in business, in government, in all the professions, in the media, as well as in cultural and literary fields.

LLC programs in German, Hispanic, Italian, and Russian Studies offer a vibrant research environment, combining the rigour of traditional philological inquiry with a range of other theoretical and methodological approaches, many of them informed and/or creatively challenged by broader transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives. The Department is committed to international standards of excellence in student training.

Students who envision graduate studies upon completion of the B.A. are strongly advised to pursue a program of Honours or Joint Honours (Honours students must submit their thesis by March 15). Although the Major and Minor concentrations form an important part of the multi-track B.A. in Arts, this general degree does not provide the specialized training called for by most graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences.

Students may need to obtain Departmental approval to register for language courses and are strongly urged to consult with the Department for advice/approval of their program plans. A placement test is available and may be booked before the start of term with the Language Adviser of the respective area of study. Please visit the Advising section of our web site at: www.mcgill.ca/langlitcultures.

Students may begin at the intermediate or advanced level in their first year if they have taken approved courses in high school or in CEGEP or through McGill Summer Studies. Please consult with our advisers for more information.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers undergraduate programs and concentrations, which permit students to pursue a variety of intellectual and pre-professional options.

German Studies

German Studies

Undergraduate Programs

  • Adviser: Paul Peters
  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 481
  • Telephone: 514-398-5050
  • Minor Concentration in German Language (Expandable)
  • Minor Concentration in German Literature (Expandable)
  • Minor Concentration in German Literature and Culture in Translation
  • Major Concentration in German Language and Literature
  • Major Concentration in German Literature and Culture
  • Major Concentration in Contemporary German Studies
  • Honours in German Studies
  • Joint Honours Program-German Studies Component

Hispanic Studies

Hispanic Studies

McGill University has bilateral exchange agreements with the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (Mexico), as well as with other leading universities in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world which allow student and faculty exchanges, and other collaborative ventures. Further information about these exchanges may be obtained from the Department. Application forms are available from the Student Exchange Officer in Enrolment Services, Service Point, 3415 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0C8.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Adviser: José Jouve-Martin
  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 379
  • Telephone: 514-398-6657
  • Minor Concentration in Hispanic Languages (Expandable)
  • Minor Concentration in Hispanic Literature and Culture (Expandable)
  • Major Concentration in Hispanic Languages
  • Major Concentration in Hispanic Literature and Culture
  • Honours Program in Hispanic Studies
  • Joint Honours Program in Hispanic Studies
Note: Advanced Placement (AP) credits and courses taken at other universities in Quebec will not be accredited toward the Minor.

Italian Studies

Italian Studies

Undergraduate Programs

  • Adviser: Matteo Soranzo
  • 688 Sherbrooke, Room 429
  • Telephone: 514-398-2833
  • Minor Concentration in Italian Studies (Expandable)
  • Major Concentration in Italian Studies
  • Honours Program in Italian Studies
  • Joint Honours Program in Italian Studies

Russian and Slavic Studies

Russian and Slavic Studies

Undergraduate Programs

  • Adviser: Laura Beraha
  • 688 Sherbrooke, Room 335
  • Telephone: 514-398-2802
  • Minor Concentration in Russian Studies (Expandable)
  • Minor Concentration in Russian Culture
  • Major Concentration in Russian Studies
  • Honours Program in Russian Studies
  • Joint Honours Program in Russian Studies

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLCU) Faculty

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLCU) Faculty

Chair
Karin Bauer; Major Concentrations in Contemporary German Studies
Directors of Undergraduate Studies/Advisers
Karin Bauer; Major Concentrations in Contemporary German Studies
Laura Beraha; Russian Studies
José Jouve-Martin; Hispanic Studies
Lucienne Kroha/Matteo Soranzo; Italian Studies
Paul Peters; German Studies
Emeritus Professors
Peter M. Daly; B.A.(Brist.), Ph.D.(Zur.)
Pamela D. Stewart; B.A.(Montr.), M.A.(McG.), F.R.S.C.
Professors
Jesús Pérez-Magallón; Lic.Fil.(Barcelona), Ph.D.(Penn.)
Paul Peters; B.A.(Manit.), Ph.D.(Free Univ., Berlin)
Kay M. Sibbald; M.A.(Cant.), M.A.(Liv.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Associate Professors
Karin Bauer; M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.)
Laura Beraha; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Eugenio Bolongaro; B.A., L.LB.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(McG.)
David A. Boruchoff; A.B., A.M., Ph.D.(Harv.)
Michael Cowan; B.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
Amanda Holmes; B.A.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ore.)
José Jouve-Martin; Lic.Phil.(Madrid), Ph.D.(G’town)
Lucienne Kroha; B.A., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Harv.)
Fernanda Macchi; Lic.Lit.(Buenos Aires), M.A.(Ore.), Ph.D.(Yale)
Lyudmila Parts; M.A., Ph.D.(Col.)
Andrew Piper; B.A.(Princ.), Ph.D.(Col.)
Stéfan Sinclair; B.A.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Qu.)
Assistant Professors
Luis Alonso-Ovalle; Lic.(Oviedo), M.A., Ph.D.(Mass) ( joint appt. with Linguistics)
Stephanie Posthumus; B.A.(Calvin), Ph.D.(West.)
Matteo Soranzo; M.A., Ph.D.(Wisc.)
Faculty Lecturers
Lucia Chamanadjian; M.A.(Car.)
Anny Guimont; M.A.(Montr.)
Nicolas Gulino; B.A.(McG.), M.A.(Ore.)
Maria-Teresa Mascaro; M.S.(G'town)
Enrica Quaroni; B.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Sylvia Rieger; M.A.(Regensburg), M.A.(Vanderbilt), Ph.D.(Wash., Seattle)
Adjunct Professors - Italian Studies
Dario Brancato (C’dia)
Tobias F. Gittes (Liberal Arts College, C’dia)
Silvestra Mariniello (Histoire de l'art et d'Études cinématographiques, Montr.)
Rosanna Maule (C’dia)
Viva Paci (UQAM)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration German Language (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration German Language and Literature.

For more information, see Minor Concentration German Language (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration German Literature (18 credits)

This is offered as a special program for students who already possess the necessary language skills before coming to McGill, or have acquired the competence by completing the intensive sequence (GERM 200 and GERM 300) as elective courses in their first year. This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration German Language and Literature.

For more information, see Minor Concentration German Literature (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration German Literature and Culture in Translation (18 credits)

This program may not be expanded to a Major concentration.

For more information, see Minor Concentration German Literature and Culture in Translation (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration German Studies - Language and Literature (36 credits)

For more information, see Major Concentration German Studies - Language and Literature (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration German Studies - Literature and Culture (36 credits)

For more information, see Major Concentration German Studies - Literature and Culture (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Contemporary German Studies (36 credits)

The Major Concentration Contemporary German Studies is open to students with a sound knowledge of German as acquired in GERM 325 or equivalent. Those students who do not have the required competence in German may take the Major Concentration Contemporary German Studies only if they also take the Minor Concentration German Language. Proficiency, equivalency and ...

For more information, see Major Concentration Contemporary German Studies (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours German Studies (60 credits)

The Honours German Studies consists of 60 credits in German. Literature courses provide an introduction to the major periods from the Middle Ages to the present. Admission to the Honours program requires departmental approval. Students may begin this program in their first year. Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses, and, ...

For more information, see Honours German Studies (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component German Studies (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs".  Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component German Studies (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Hispanic Languages (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Languages.

For more information, see Minor Concentration Hispanic Languages (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Hispanic Literature and Culture (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Literature and Culture.

For more information, see Minor Concentration Hispanic Literature and Culture (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Languages (36 credits)

For more information, see Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Languages (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Literature and Culture (36 credits)

For more information, see Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Literature and Culture (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Hispanic Studies (60 credits)

Prerequisite for admission into Honours Hispanic Studies: a first-year Spanish course with a final grade of B+. Honours students are expected to maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general. Students must take an 18-credit Minor concentration in another area.

For more information, see Honours Hispanic Studies (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Hispanic Studies (36 credits)

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs".  Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component Hispanic Studies (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Italian Studies (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Italian Studies.

For more information, see Minor Concentration Italian Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Italian Studies (36 credits)

All students wishing to register for the Major Concentration Italian Studies are strongly urged to meet with a departmental adviser.

For more information, see Major Concentration Italian Studies (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Italian Studies (54 credits)

Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general. Admission to the Honours program in Italian requires Departmental approval. Students wishing to register should consult with the Department as early as possible. Qualified students may begin Honours in Italian Studies ...

For more information, see Honours Italian Studies (54 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Italian Studies (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component Italian Studies (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Russian (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration Russian has four streams and students choose one of them based on their academic interests and proficiency in the language. - Russian Language and Literature - Russian Language and Culture - Advanced Russian Literature - Advanced Russian Language This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Russian. Students ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Russian (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Russian Culture (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration Russian Culture is designed primarily as an adjunct to area studies and/or programs in the humanities or social sciences. As there are no Russian language requirements, this program may not be expanded to the Major Concentration Russian. There are no prerequisites for Russian (RUSS) courses in the program. For pre/corequisites and ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Russian Culture (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Russian (36 credits)

Enrolment in courses above the 200 level is by permission of the Department only. By arrangement with the Department and subject to University approval, transfer credits will be accepted from Department-approved exchange/immersion programs.

For more information, see Major Concentration Russian (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Russian (60 credits)

The Honours Russian program is for students intending to pursue graduate studies or advanced careers in the field. Students must complete 60 credits in the program, and according to Faculty regulations, Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00. By arrangement with the Department and subject to University ...

For more information, see Honours Russian (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Russian (36 credits)

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs".  Prior to registering for each Joint Honours component, students should consult an adviser in each department ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component Russian (36 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 5, 2012) (disclaimer)