The course also gives students the possibility to personalise their academic career with optional subjects in the second and third year of study. Great emphasis is put on studying experiences and internships abroad, thanks to a considerable number of agreements and exchange programmes.
The course allows future graduates to build a career related to journalism, translation assistance, institutional and cultural services, commerce, diplomatic and consular representation, tourism and European cultural mediation. Furthermore, graduates are entitled to pursue their studies in a Second Cycle Degree Course (Master’s Degree Programme) paving the way for academic and school teaching.
In order to prepare students for future professions, the course develops in-depth knowledge of two European foreign languages and their relative civilisations’ cultural heritage, without excluding a theoretical basis of linguistics and Italian language. Students also have the opportunity to learn a third language, at least of acquiring fair writing and speaking skills.
The areas of study include basic compulsory subjects, compulsory subjects characteristics of the class and supplementary compulsory subjects. The three-year course is structured as follows:
- In the first year of course, students just choose the first and second language of study.
- In the second year of course, students choose a third language and the philology (among Germanic, Romance and Slavic Philology) connected, but not compulsorily, to the selected language and literature for the final exam.
- In the third year of course students are encouraged to take an internship or a study programme abroad. In both the second and third year, students can choose a number of credits in optional subjects from any field of study offered by the University in order to personalise their curriculum, in compliance with the academic regulations.
What to expect upon graduation
The course aims to produce graduates able to understand the socio-cultural relevance of the historical, geographical and cultural contexts connected with the languages they have studied, together with an intercultural perspective. Graduates are also expected to demonstrate independence of judgment and individual initiative in organising and planning their activities.
The acquisition of these skills is ensured by specific training activities aimed at raising awareness of socio-linguistic and cultural changes, as well as the role of languages in modern societies.
Internship activities provide students with first-hand experience of specific, practical contexts that will help them acquire independent judgment.
The acquisition of independent judgement is assessed through an evaluation of the student’s individual study programme, as well as through their degree of autonomy and ability to perform, including groupwork, during the internship.
The acquired independent judgement is ultimately assessed during the writing and defence of the final dissertation, for which students are required to collect, evaluate, interpret and discuss data related to their field of studies. In the case of language and literary studies, students are expected to bring a particular focus to bear upon cultural, social and ethical issues.
Instruction for Italian and EU nationals students.
Procedures for Non-EU nationals.