2015-2016 Undergraduate Calendar

Studies in Comparative Literatures and Cultures  
Chair Tamara El-Hoss Cristina Santos (as of July 1, 2015) Academic Adviser Liz Hay  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Cora Solway 905-688-5550, extension 3312 Mackenzie Chown A240 brocku.ca/modernlanguages This interdisciplinary program is offered as a Combined Major by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Courses are taught in English and cover the literatures and cultures of Western Europe, as well as Romance Linguistics. French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish texts are read in translation and assignments are completed in English. Given that knowledge of a second language is essential for an appreciation of the literatures and cultures under study, students in this program will be required to complete one first-year language credit. The requirements for graduation with a BA (Honours) are a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average. The requirements for a BA with Major are a minimum 60 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent overall average. This degree fits into the tradition of Comparative Literature programs and would form an excellent preparation for the MA in Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Students must complete a first-year language credit in one of French Studies, German, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies within first 10.0 credits.  
2.  Students co-majoring in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies may not use the first-year language credit both for their combined major in French Studies, Italian Studies or Hispanic and Latin American Studies and the SCLC requirement.  
3.  All Honours students must apply to year four. Major research paper (SCLC 4P11) is required for all fourth-year Honours students. Students in the BA with Major program must take SCLC 4P10.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha) or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- SCLC 1F90
- one credit from the co-major discipline
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- SCLC 2F00, 2P90 and 2P95
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
Year 3
- SCLC 3P00 and 3P20
- one of SCLC 3P80, 3P85, 3V80-3V89
- one-half credit from SCLC 3V00-3V09
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
Year 4
- SCLC 4P00, 4P11 and 4P80
- one-half credit from SCLC 4V00-4V09
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
 
BA with Major Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- SCLC 1F90
- one credit from the co-major discipline
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- SCLC 2F00, 2P90 and 2P95
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
Year 3
- SCLC 3P00 and 3P20
- one of SCLC 3P80, 3P85, 3V80-3V89
- one-half credit from SCLC 3V00-3V09
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
Year 4
- SCLC 4P00, 4P10 and 4P80
- one-half credit from SCLC 4V00-4V09
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
 
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. SCLC 1F90 Cultures of Western Europe Emergence of distinct Western European cultures and civilizations from the early modern period to modern times; cultural, political and religious perspectives. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. SCLC 2F00 Literatures of Western Europe Comparative approach to the study of major works and writers from France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 1F90 or permission of instructor. SCLC 2P90 Comparative Approach to Literary Criticism Introduction to literary theory and critical approaches to comparative literature, and application to literary texts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 1F90 or permission of instructor. Corequisite(s): SCLC 2F00 or permission of the instructor. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in SCLC 2P01. SCLC 2P95 Introduction to Romance Linguistics Overview of phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax of Romance languages; linguistics theories, research methodology and current issues in the study of Romance languages. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of FREN 1F90, ITAL 1F90, PORT 1F90, SPAN 1F90 or permission of instructor. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in SCLC 2P80 and MLLC 1P90. SCLC 3P00 Comparative Studies in Literary Genres Theoretical considerations of literary forms in major works from France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 2F00 and 2P90 (2P01) or permission of instructor. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies. SCLC 3P20 Comparative Studies in Western European Cinema Aspects of the culture, society and history of Western Europe as depicted in selected films from France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week, plus film lab. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 2F00 and 2P90 (2P01) or permission of instructor. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies. #SCLC 3P80 Comparative Analysis of Romance Languages (also offered as LING 3P80) Grammatical structures of Romance languages from a contrastive perspective. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 2P95 (2P80) or permission of instructor. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in MLLC (LING) 2P94. SCLC 3P85 Translation Theories Historical and contemporary perspectives on translation theories and practices. Topics may include the role of the translator, comparative/contrastive analysis, intercultural equivalence and interference, problems in literary and technical translations. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 2P90 (2P01); one of FREN 1F90, ITAL 1F90, PORT 1F90, SPAN 1F90. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in MLLC 3P94. SCLC 3V00-3V09 Special Topics in Comparative Literatures Course content will vary depending on the research and interests of instructor. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 2F00 and 2P90 (2P01) or permission of instructor. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies. SCLC 3V80-3V89 Special Topics in Comparative Romance Linguistics Course content will vary depending on the research and interests of instructor. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 2P95 (2P80) or permission of instructor. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Iberian and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies. SCLC 4P00 Comparative Studies in Narratives and the Arts Topics may include orality, testimonial and post-colonial narratives. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 3P00; one of SCLC 3V00-3V09; one of FREN 1F90, ITAL 1F90, PORT 1F90, SPAN 1F90 or permission of instructor. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies. SCLC 4P10 Independent Study Independent research project in comparative studies in literature or linguistics under the supervision of a faculty member. Restriction: open to SCLN majors. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 3P00; one of SCLC 3V00-3V09; one of FREN 1F90, ITAL 1F90, PORT 1F90, SPAN 1F90 or permission of instructor. SCLC 4P11 Major Research Paper Major project in comparative studies in literature or linguistics on a topic of mutual interest to the student and the instructor. Restriction: open to SCLC majors with a minimum 70 percent major average and approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): SCLC 3P00; one of SCLC 3V00-3V09; one of FREN 1F90, ITAL 1F90, PORT 1F90, SPAN 1F90 or permission of instructor. SCLC 4P80 Historical Romance Linguistics Factors affecting language change: internal history (sounds and inflection) and external forces (politics and society). Methods and theories applied to the historical study of Romance linguistics. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 3P80; one of SCLC 3V80-3V89; one of FREN 1F90, ITAL 1F90, PORT 1F90, SPAN 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in MLLC 4P01. SCLC 4V00-4V09 Advanced Topics in Comparative Literatures Course content will vary depending on the research and interests of instructor. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SCLC 3P10; one of SCLC 3V00-09; one of FREN 1F90, ITAL 1F90, PORT 1F90, SPAN 1F90 or permission of instructor. Note: may be counted as part of a major program in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies.  
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