Title name: Degree in English Language and Literature
Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Philology Avenida de Castelao, s / n. North University Campus 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Decree 385/2009 of August 27
Date of publication in the BOE: March 5, 2010; correction of errors in the BOE of July 6, 2010
Date of the last accreditation: 09/15/2017
Responsible for the title: Feijo Torres, Elias Jose
Title coordinator: Jimenez Placer, Susana Maria
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Study regime: full time / part time
Languages of use: German Spanish Catalan French Galician English Italian Portuguese RomanianInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsTo train professionals who have a high knowledge of the language, culture and literature in the English language.
Familiarize students with the social, historical, political, philosophical, geographical and artistic contexts related to the Anglo-Saxon world.
Train students to apply all this knowledge to develop adequately in a professional future (teaching in English language and literature, translation, advice and language correction, language planning, editorial activities, text editing, etc.).
Manage rational and critical procedures to examine the literary production in the English language in its historical development and its specific socio-cultural frameworks, and know the different approaches and methodologies that allow the critical understanding of the literary work in the English language.
Know and apply in a rigorous and precise way the language and specialized terminology of the linguistic and literary disciplines in the specific field of the English language.
To develop the capacity for analysis and abstraction, putting into practice intuition and logical thinking, through the study of linguistics, history, culture and literature in the English language.
Generate habits of identifying their pluses and minuses and searching for solutions that are applicable both in academic and professional contexts.
Be able to carry out subsequent specialized studies, both in a philological discipline and in any of the sciences and techniques that require good philological foundations.
Recognize the interdisciplinary character of linguistic-literary studies.
Provide students with the appropriate knowledge and strategies so that they can express themselves fluently and correctly, and easily understand oral and written messages belonging to different registers at C2 level, in accordance with the scale established by the Council of Europe in the Common Framework document European Reference for the teaching, assessment and learning of languages.
Know and be able to explain the different levels of linguistic description of English, from the phonoloxic level, including the semantic and pragmatic-discursive level, through the lexicon, morphological and syntactic.
Obtain knowledge about the role of English in today's world as well as about the main models or geographic and social varieties of this language, and learn about the external and internal history of the English language, being in a position to establish connections with modern English.
Knowing the most relevant authors, periods and literary genres in the history of English-language literature, their different spatial-temporal contexts, and recognizing the different theoretical and critical approaches, and their application to the study of English-language literature.
Obtain knowledge in the methods of textual and contextual analysis.
Know the history and culture of English-speaking countries, and the historical and cultural dimension of linguistic changes and of the different literary and artistic movements.
Provide tools that allow students to work autonomously establishing relationships between the different thematic areas of the degree and others of a similar nature in the field of Humanities, and particularly in the field of philological disciplines.
To introduce students to carrying out bibliographic works and in the elaboration of states of the question on specific subjects of English Philology.Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of your field of study;
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competencies that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study;
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature;
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized audience;
That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.CurriculumItineraries or mentions:
Itineraries or mentions are not contemplated in this degree; however, studies can be configured according to three different modalities:
a) Major / Minor modality
It combines advanced training in English language and literature with the study of a second discipline that will lead to a mention in the European Diploma Supplement.
b) Major plus mode
It is indicated to deepen more in the studies of English language and literature by taking an optional specialization module.
c) Mixed modality
It is done through a combination of complementary modules to take the optional subjects.
More information on the centre's own website
Temporal arrangement of studies:
It is not contemplated
Credit transfer and recognition:
It consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different education for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
It implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, at the same or at another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official degree, will be included.
The USC regulates these two figures in the following regulations published on the web:
Recognition of university activities and transversal competences of the usc:
Students will be able to obtain up to a maximum of 12 optional credits for the recognition of the activities contemplated in article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 and of the transversal competences of the USC. Cross-cutting competences for all USC Master's degrees are considered instrumental knowledge of (1) foreign languages; (2) Galician language, and (3) information and communication technologies. In any case, the maximum number of recognizable credits for the activities of article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 will be 6.Professional outingsTeaching functions in secondary education centers, official language schools, adult education centers, permanent education centers and language academies. In any case, in order to carry out this activity in the field of secondary education, graduates must undertake the specific postgraduate training established by current legislation at all times.
Translation and interpretation tasks.
Collaboration with institutions and companies related to the field of culture, leisure, communication and the tourism sector
I work in libraries, publishing houses, media, cultural foundations, language consultancies, event organization, as well as in human resources departments.
Research activity and / or university teaching.
Other outputs associated with the new social demands can be: literary and textual criticism, proofreading, literary production, work in foreign trade departments, design, maintenance and translation of web pages, etc.