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Overview

Students of Italian Philology with the option to become a teacher acquire language skills and specialist knowledge in the areas of language practice, linguistics and literature, and regional studies.

The focus of the course on language practice is the development of the four basic skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing with reference to the application-related levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (GER), the development of strategies for language teaching and the development of strategies for language acquisition and use.

The linguistics part of the course covers the basics, theories and methods of general, Romance and Italian linguistics; the Italian language system and its use; Variations of Italian and linguistic history as well as the history of general, Romance and Italian linguistics and linguistic reflection.

The reading of Italian literary texts forms the basis of the literary studies part of the course. The literary studies section also includes teaching the theories and methods of literary studies, the history of literature in its course, text analysis and interpretation and literature and non-literary text types as well as literature and other media. The subject of the regional studies course is the social and cultural realities of Italy and other Italian-speaking areas.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Italian Philology as a core subject with the option to become a teacher is studied with a 60 CP module that is suitable for the desired teaching position and the subject of teaching related vocational studies (LBW). Italian Philology as a 60 CP module offering with teacher training option must be combined with a core subject with teaching training option and the teaching profession-related vocational studies (LBW) study area.

The main subject of the Italian Philology course is composed of the study areas linguistic practice, linguistics, literary studies and regional studies.

In the core subject Italian Philology, at the end of the course, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a selected field of study takes place through the independent scientific development of a self-selected problem (Bachelor thesis).

The teaching profession-related vocational studies (LBW) study area is a compulsory component of all teaching-related bachelor's degree programs. It consists of two educational modules, the module German as a second language and two subject didactic modules. Part of one educational science module is a school internship lasting several weeks.

The structure and course of the course are regulated by the course regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module exams. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

If you have little or no prior knowledge of the language, the regular course is preceded by a two-semester preparatory language course. If you apply with little or no previous language knowledge, you will be enrolled directly in the pre-study language course. This is carried out by the Language Center of the Free University.

Italian Philology as a 90 CP core subject with the option to become a teacher

Language practice
module Italian advanced module I
module Italian advanced module II
module Italian advanced module III
module Italian advanced module
Linguistics
Basic module Ia Introduction to the levels of description of the Italian language system
Basic module IIa Variation and change in the Italian language as well as other areas of Italian linguistics
Literary studies
Basic module Ia Basic concepts and methods of Italian literary studies
Basic module IIa History of literature and methods of text analysis
Regional studies
Basic module Ia Country studies of Italy

Advanced modules (one advanced module each in linguistics and literary studies)

If the type 1 advanced module in linguistics is chosen, the type 2 advanced module in literary studies and vice versa must be completed.

Linguistics
Extension module type 1 Expansion of sub-areas of Italian linguistics
Extension module type 2 Exemplary expansion of sub-areas of Italian linguistics and interdisciplinary references
Literary studies
Extension module type 1 Literary text analysis and research perspectives
Extension module type 2 Literary text analysis and interdisciplinary perspectives

Italian Philology as a 60 CP module offering with the option of teaching

Language practice
module Italian advanced module I
module Italian advanced module II
module Italian advanced module III
Linguistics
Basic module Ia Introduction to the levels of description of the Italian language system
Basic module IIa Variation and change in the Italian language as well as other areas of Italian linguistics
Literary studies
Basic module Ia Basic concepts and methods of Italian literary studies
Basic module IIa History of literature and methods of text analysis
Regional studies
Basic module Ia Country studies of Italy

Advanced module (an advanced module from linguistics or literary studies is to be selected)

Linguistics
Extension module Consolidation and expansion of exemplary areas of Italian linguistics
Literary studies
Extension module Literary text analysis and interpretation

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If you have little or no prior knowledge of the language, the regular course is preceded by a two-semester preparatory language course. If you apply with little or no previous language knowledge, you will be enrolled directly in the pre-study language course .

If you have previous knowledge up to level B1 GER, this can be proven by appropriate evidence .

Otherwise, you can take the placement test in July at the FU's language center to prove your language level .

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. Teaching at public schools in the State of Berlin is only possible for Bachelor graduates with a teaching degree option with a relevant teaching degree (Master of Education).

In addition to teaching at schools, there are activities in various professional fields such as science, library and publishing, press and other media, adult education, cultural management and mediation as well as other foreign language activities, organizational and communication management, public relations, in the tourism industry or in national and international work areas Institutions possible.

For managerial positions or employment in research and teaching, a master’s degree and possibly a doctorate are prerequisites.


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