Italian (B.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Two-subject Bachelor

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters

Start:

winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

open admission

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines:

Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

winter semester: June 1 - September 1

summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

winter semester: June 1 - July 15

summer semester: December 1 - January 15

Master:

Intercultural Romance Studies (M.A.)

Homepage:

Department of Romance Studies

Faculty:

Faculty 05: Philosophy and Philology

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.


Subject Matter

The Italian course trains students in the methodical and theoretical analysis of the Italian language and literature in their media-related and historical contexts. It includes the sub-areas practical language, linguistics, literature, and culture. The aim of the course is to enable students to work independently in the academic field and to develop communicative, cultural, and media competences as key skills for a wide range of professions.

The practical language component focuses on developing reading, listening, verbal, and written communication skills, as well as on strategies for language acquisition, use, and teaching. The linguistics component of the course focuses on teaching students the basic principles, theories, and methods of general linguistics, linguistics for the romance languages, and linguistics for Italian in particular.

The main focus of the course is on the language system, variations, and history of the Italian language. The literature part of the course covers reading and interpretation of Italian texts from the Middle Ages to the present day, focusing on the historical aspects of literature, as well as on the wide variety of methodical procedures and theoretical approaches. The cultural component introduces students to the social, political, cultural, and historical aspect of Italy (history, geography, cultural identity, stereotypes, administration and education structures, etc.).

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).