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Read article: The Olympics as you've never seen them
The Olympics as you've never seen them
  Professor of classics Dan Leon teaches about sports and society in ancient Greece and Rome. With the Paris Olympic Games beginning later this month, he shared how the original Games looked more than thousands of years ago in Olympia....
Read article: Italian student awarded Beinecke Scholarship
Italian student awarded Beinecke Scholarship
Justin Wytmar, who recently completed his junior year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is among 20 students nationally who were awarded the Beinecke Scholarship.  The Beinecke award supports graduate study in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Illinois is one of 135...
Read article: SLCL faculty members receive named scholar and professorship positions
SLCL faculty members receive named scholar and professorship positions
  The College of LAS has honored 17 professors with named scholar and professorship positions in recognition of their contributions to research and education at the University of Illinois, including three from the School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics.  The named positions...

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Introduction to Intercultural Competence

Introductory overview aiming to define and practice intercultural competence by examining how to use it in educational, professional, and social settings.

SLCL 110

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Conference Interpreting

Introduction to conference interpreting and its main theoretical concepts.

TRST 542

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Religion in Contemporary America

Examines the religious dynamics of the twenty-first century United States.

REL 335

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Sacred Sites in Japan

An interdisciplinary study of major sites in Japan that are deemed sacred, and of their visual culture. The art and architecture of sacred sites are examined and positioned within a variety of contexts, such as their cultural, religious, and socio-political significance.

EALC 320

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Modern Masterpieces of Western Culture

Comparative study of major works of literature, philosophy and culture in the Western tradition from the Enlightenment to today, from Descartes and Voltaire to Dickinson and Calvino.

CWL 242

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Latin American Diaspora through Film: Beyond Braceros, Narcos, and Latin Lovers

Study of the relationships between Latinx and Latin American culture through film, focusing on sociohistorical processes (migrations, assimilation, political struggles, nationalism, globalization).

SPAN248

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Russia and Black America

A survey of the interactions and intersections between key African American figures and cultural practices, and Russian imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet culture, in a historical, social, and political context, with emphasis on Russian-sourced cultural transfers that influenced and sometimes shap

RUSS 122

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American Voices: Linguistic Diversity in the US

The United States has a vast and varied linguistic landscape that has been shaped by a unique medley of peoples and cultural practices.

LING 250

Poster with images of Vikings on ships and the following text: "SCAN 252: Viking Sagas in Translation; Studies Old Norse-Icelandic literature: kings' sagas, family sagas, mythical-heroic sagas, and romances. Texts and lectures in English. Walker Horsfall.

Viking Sagas in Translation

Studies Old Norse-Icelandic literature: kings' sagas, family sagas, mythical-heroic sagas, and romances. Texts and lectures in English.

SCAN 252

Choix Goncourt US: US Goncourt Prize Selection

Contemporary Literature in French: Choix Goncourt US 2024

Come and decide who will be the next winner of the Choix Goncourt US! The Prix Goncourt is one of the most prestigious francophone literary prizes, awarded each year since 1903 by the ten members of the Académie Goncourt in Paris.

FR 322

Poster with the text, "Greco-Roman Antiquity in Native American Literature: CLCV/CWL 220 section B, professor Craig Williams, 8-week class, starts March 12, TR 2:00-3:50 pm

Greco-Roman Antiquity in Native American Literature

Greco-Roman Antiquity in Native American Literature. Engagements with the languages, literatures, mythologies, and histories of ancient Greece and Rome in a selection of Indigenous writers of North America from the seventeenth century to today.

CLCV 220

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