As part of the W.U.T.’s Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, the Department of Modern Languages’ mission is to offer students a high standard education in the field of foreign languages and literature. The international criteria of study program evaluation, alongside the constantly changing requirements of the job market, have determined the implementation of innovative, dynamic and pragmatic educational strategies. The Department of Modern Languages aims at achieving academic excellence and an enhanced international visibility. All faculty members are actively involved in teaching a broad range of subjects, offering the students the opportunity for in-depth instruction in their chosen field.
The Bachelor programme of Languages and Literatures offers courses in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Latin, Russian, Serbian and Croatian as Major languages and Italian and Spanish as Minor Languages. These languages may come in different double specializations, for example: English(Major)/French(Minor), French(Major)/English(Minor, Russian(Major)/Spanish(Minor), Romanian(Major)/Italian(Minor) etc.
Classes are taught in a foreign language, with the exception of the common shared classes which are taught in the Romanian language. In this case, upon students request, there can be classes tutorials in a foreign language. The last classification done by QS Ranking placed our faculty among the top 150 in the world in the field of modern languages. Further information can be found at: www.litere.uvt.ro.
Before applying for a Bachelor in Languages and Literatures, the students have to follow the courses of the Preparatory Year in the Romanian language for one year. The disciplines of the Bachelor programme aim to develop the students' competencies necessary in fundamental applicative research and its possible continuation within a doctoral programme. Courses develop sophistication in oral and written expression, in literary analysis, in cultural studies, comparative and interdisciplinary research.
The studies cover 3 academic years (6 semesters). The study programme is allotted 180 transferable credits, 30 /semester.
Main course titles
Our programme offers various courses of thematic area of Languages and Literatures: Linguistic and Literary Romance Connections, Literary Hermeneutics: Analysis Models, Cultural and Civilizational Archetype, Communication Strategies, Intercultural Communication, Art History in Romance Europe, etc.
Potential labor market positions following graduation
The Bachelor program offers access to the following jobs: teacher, researcher, employee in embassies, consulates, employee in Eu institutions, translators, interpreters, public relations specialist, human resources officer, assistant manager, journalist/ radio-tv producer, cultural officer, employee in publishing houses. The West University of Timisoara is one of the accredited universities in Romania to organize the Preparatory Year of Romanian Language. This language course is mandatory for students who wish to study in Romanian language and don’t have a language certificate in this sense. During the Preparatory Year students acquire the requisite knowledge of Romanian language as well and specific knowledge correlated with future training profile (anatomy, physics, chemistry, drawing technical etc.) if the curriculum is organized in Romanian. The link to the programme is here.
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Last updated December 3, 2017