Intercultural Studies (ICST)

ICST 1000  Intercultural Communication    
3 credit hours  

Students are introduced to the study of intercultural communication in domestic and global contexts. Students learn about the various dimensions of culture and identity. They examine how differing cultures, languages, and social patterns influence the way individuals relate among themselves as members of groups and with members of other ethnic and cultural groups. The development of interpersonal skills for communicating effectively across cultures is emphasized.

ICST 2000  Identities and Subjectivities in the Colonial and Postcolonial Era    
3 credit hours  

Students revisit the colonial and postcolonial era doing archaeological work on cultural representations related to gender, ethnicity, and class through literary explorations of travel narratives, colonial and postcolonial literature, and migrant literature. Students critically analyze various intercultural and transcultural encounters, experiences, and-or phenomena through engagement with literary texts, autobiographies and memoirs, documentary, and feature film.

ICST 3304  Migration, Multiculturalism & Mobility in Contemporary Germany  GRMN 3304  
3 credit hours  

Students examine how migration and mobility affect German identity and Germany’s perception as a multicultural society. Students study German literatures and cultures in translation from the guest worker program to the present.

Note: This course is taught in English and satisfies the Faculty of Arts humanities 3c requirement.
ICST 3409  On the Edge of Empire: Roman Britain and the Western Provinces  ANCS 3409, HIST 3409  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in ANCS or 30 credit hours overall

Students examine the history, organization, material culture, and cultural diversity of Rome’s western provinces, with particular attention paid to Britannia. Students also consider Roman imperialism and the interaction of Romans and subject peoples.

ICST 3500  Indigenous Literatures in French / Littératures autochtones en français  FREN 3500  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: FREN 2235/2236 with a minimum of C

Students examine various Indigenous Canadian literary productions (oral literature, plays, poetry, novels, literary criticism) in French and the sociohistorical and institutional contexts in which they emerged. In a more sociohistorical and political perspective, students examine the challenges of writing in the context of minority literatures, cultures and languages. Key concepts include colonial power relations, resistance and resilience, cultural survival, “writing back” and “writing home”. Other related but equally important concepts include literary reception of texts, and literary institutions. With regards to the aesthetic specificities of these texts, a greater focus is put on the formal characteristics of these texts: characters, plots, and representations of space and time as particular expressions of worldviews. Much emphasis will be put on the inseparable symbolic and formal characteristics which inform these texts.

ICST 3506  Cultural Property Protection in a Global World  ANCS 3506  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: 30 credit hours overall

Students examine ethics, policies, and legal frameworks associated with the protection of cultural property in a global world with a cross-cultural perspective. The emphasis is placed on the roles of law enforcement, cultural institutions, and intergovernmental agencies with respect to the preservation of cultural property. International cases involving the restitution of material culture, illicit trafficking, destruction of cultural monuments, and looting is considered.

ICST 3826  Special Topics in ICST    
3 credit hours  
ICST 4000  Applied Intercultural Studies    
3 credit hours  

Students are provided with a community-service learning component where they put in practice the knowledge and the know-how they have gained in the Intercultural Studies program. Students have different options to choose from: study-abroad programs, Community Service Learning (abroad or local), and specific projects (international volunteering, etc.) Students must submit a project proposal and a research topic. They must also demonstrate the relevance of their project to the broader context of intercultural studies and produce an academic plan highlighting the means to achieve their objectives.

ICST 4454  Literatures of French Canada  FREN 4454  
3 credit hours  
Prerequisite: FREN 3350 and FREN 3351 or Permission of the Instructor.

A study of selected major works in various Franco-Canadian literatures outside Québec: Acadie, Ontario, and Western Canada. Students gain an historical and cultural appreciation of the Francophone communities outside Québec. They also study literary works from a variety of theoretical perspectives.