This course must be taken prior to the term in which the student begins his or her St. Mary’s Project. The St. Mary’s Project Workshop prepares students for their St. Mary’s Project in international languages and cultures by teaching them how to frame a project and by stimulating independent and creative activity. Students will learn to relate their scholarly and creative interests to major issues in their fields and to the linguistic and cultural traditions represented in the department. Students will have an opportunity to explore the possibilities for St. Mary’s Projects within the major: literary analysis, cultural analysis, pedagogical application, linguistic study, translation, creative writing. They will also be guided to write a proposal for their St. Mary’s Projects. Visitors from inside and outside the College will discuss their critical and/or artistic work with the seminar participants and serve as models. Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of a foreign language and junior standing or consent of the instructor.