WLLC - World Languages, Literatures, and Culture
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
WLLC 203History of Paris, Versailles and the Chateaux: The Presents(ce) of the Past3.00
The history, culture/society, philosophy, and literature of Paris through the centuries will be viewed through the prism of its national treasures: famous squares, monuments and museums. Students will learn about Nortre Dame's architectural wonders, the legend of St. Denis, the sculptures on the iconic Arc de Triomphe, and much more. Cannot be taken concurrently with FREN 303.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
WLLC 204Culture of Pilgrimage in Spain0.00 - 3.00
This history, culture and folklore surrounding the "Camino de Santiago" or "The Way of St. James" will be explored through literary texts, film, music, and by hiking through the autonomous regions of Castilla and Leon and Calicia, Spain. Students will learn about the legends surrounding the Apostle St. James and the impact he had on the Reconquest, as well as the Galician pagan traditions and superstitions that center upon ghosts, meigas (witches) and other supernatural beings. Other aspects of Galician culture will be explored with visits to the Pallozas (Celtic huts) in O Cebreiro, the reading of the Galician Songs by the Galician poet Rosalia de Castro as well as visits to outdoor markets, the Cathedral of Santiago, Museum of Pilgrimages in Santiago de Compostela and much more. Prerequisites: pre-session meetings, Independent Physical Prep.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
WLLC 207An Exploration of the World of Spanish Speaking Cultures0.00 - 3.00
In this study abroad course the history, culture and folklore of the Spanish speaking world will be explored through a myriad of literary texts, music, and film (either in Spanish or translation). Students will also have the opportunity to interact directly in Spanish with other native speakers through a variety of activities woven into the course. During this course the students will have the opportunity to visit historic sites and museums to allow them to experience the culture firsthand. Reading, writing and oral work will be done in English and/or Spanish. Course may be repeated for credit with different study abroad experience. Prerequisite: pre-session meetings.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
WLLC 232East Asia Literature in Translation3.00
Survey of a variety of East Asian Literatures from antiquity to the present (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). Consideration of a variety of genres, including poetry, novels, stories, and drama.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Humanities-Literature
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
WLLC 255Modern Chinese Films3.00
Introduction to study of Chinese society and culture through film. Topics include nation, gender, cultural identity, philosophy, religion, literature, and arts.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Non-Western
World Lang, Culture, Philos
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand