The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is responsible for the three-year BA Programme in Foreign Languages and Literatures and the two-year MA Programme in European and Extra-European Languages and Literatures.
BA Programme in Foreign Languages and Literatures
The BA Programme in Foreign Languages and Literatures provides its graduates with basic theoretical and scientific expertise backed up by wide-ranging and high-level vocational and practical skills that relate to foreign languages and literatures.
Students attending the three-year BA programme have to read two languages and their corresponding literatures. The languages they can chose from are English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, the Scandinavian languages (either Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish), and Spanish. According to the languages chosen, students will then also be expected to take two of the following subjects: English Literature, French Literature, German Literature, Polish Literature, Portuguese Literature, Russian Literature, Scandinavian Literatures (Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish), Spanish Literature and Spanish- American Literature.
In addition, students will be required to take a series of subjects connected to general culture (Italian literature, history, and geography), and to linguistics (such as glottology or philology) in order that their linguistic and literary knowledge might be as thorough as possible.
The practical and theoretical proficiency in foreign languages and literatures achieved by our graduates will provide them with the necessary qualifications to find jobs in the areas and professional fields that require high levels of linguistic knowledge (both spoken and written) with a rich background in the humanities.
MA Programme in European and Extra-European Languages and Literatures
The MA Programme in European and Extra-European Languages and Literatures allows graduate students to further their studies in foreign languages, language sciences, and European and extra-European languages. While the main focus of this degree course is on the language and literature of either one or both languages read for the undergraduate degree, students will be expected to take other subjects pertaining to one of the following three major areas of study: linguistics, literature, or translation studies. Students will also be expected to write a final dissertation in and around the area chosen.
The level of knowledge and proficiency achieved by the graduates in European and Extra-European Languages and Literatures will allow them to find high-responsibility jobs in all sectors of society in which a very high level of language skills, translating expertise, and humanistic knowledge are required.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is also co-responsible for all the BA and MA programmes taught under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities and of the School of Linguistic and Cultural Mediation Sciences.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures also organizes and manages training courses (Tirocinio Formativo Attivo) for prospective school teachers of foreign langages and literatures. It is also involved in the Ph.D. courses organized by the doctoral school Humanae Litterae and in the university’s activities and programmes for continuing and further education.