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Overview

Overview

The subject of the courses offered in Italian Philology (60-CP modules with previous language knowledge), Italian (60 CP modules without previous language knowledge) and Italian (30 LP modules with / without previous language knowledge) is the acquisition of language and specialist knowledge in the areas Language practice, linguistics and literary studies as well as regional studies. The respective emphasis of the course depends on the choice of modules and the respective individual focus. For more details, please refer to the curriculum plans.

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. 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.

Program Structure

Italian Philology is combined as a 60-credit module with a 90-credit core subject.

The general vocational preparation study area (ABV) includes an internship as well as the following areas of competence: foreign languages, information and media competence, gender & diversity competence, organizational and management competence, personal and socio-communicative competence and subject-related additional qualifications in which additional practical professional knowledge and skills are imparted will. The objectives, content and structure of the general vocational preparation study area are regulated in separate ABV study and examination regulations.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. 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 examination. 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.

Italian without prior knowledge as a 60 CP module offer

Language practice
module  Italian basic module I
module  Italian basic module II
module  Italian basic module III
module  Italian basic module IV
module  Italian advanced module I
module  Italian advanced module II
module  Italian advanced module III
Linguistics
Basic module Ia  
Basic module IIa  
Literary studies
Basic module Ia  
Basic module IIa  
Regional studies
Basic module Ia  

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  
Extension module type 2  
Literary studies
Extension module type 1  
Extension module type 2  

Italian philology with previous knowledge as a 60 CP module offer

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

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. 

Graduates of Italian Philology can work in research and teaching at universities in any humanities related to European culture. There are career opportunities in the library and publishing industry, press and other media, adult education, cultural management and mediation as well as other foreign language activities, organizational and communication management, public relations, the tourism industry or in the work areas of national and international institutions.

Since not all graduates find a place on the narrower specialist job market, the acquisition of additional qualifications, as they are already imparted in the General Vocational Preparation (ABV) study area, as well as early orientation with regard to employment opportunities and the personal application strategy are of great importance for a successful career start.

A master’s degree and, if applicable, a doctorate are prerequisites for managerial positions or employment in research and teaching.


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