By Guy Spriggs
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures (MCLLC) is changing how we think of language studies. Since the recent merger of separate language units into a single entity, the 44-member department has set its sights on becoming a more cohesive intellectual community with a unified teaching and research mission. A brand new core curriculum, for all students regardless of their specific language focus, is the cornerstone of the project.
A major component of this new curriculum is MCL 200 – Global Literacy – an innovative team-taught course exposing students to texts from a variety of different cultural traditions and historical periods.
“The course is a new kind of introduction to