Aim(s) of a study programme:
The aim of the study programme of Italian Philology is to prepare highly qualified specialists in Italian Philology, to provide students with a firm basis in linguistics and literature, with a strong proficiency in Italian (C1-C2), with a proper understanding of the culture of Italy, with the capacity to analyse and evaluate the Italian language and literature in the broader context of worldwide linguistics and literature, in addition to teach them to think critically, to learn independently and to work collectively in a multicultural environment.
Will be able to identify objectives and to choose appropriate resources and methods in order to complete assigned tasks on time.
Will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to achieve concrete professional goals.
Will be able to analyze a phenomenon, identifying its constituents and relations between them..
Will be able to compare and critically assess an information (phenomena, objects, human deeds, etc.) and to judge during a debate about their advantages and disadvantages. .
Will be able to work and learn efficiently in a team, distributing individual tasks, taking responsibility for results, motivating team members to achieve established team goals..
Will be able to communicate and cooperate positively with people from other cultures, to understand and to take into account the specificity of their traditions and communication conventions.
Will be able to generate ideas and to look for new , original problem solutions.
Will be open-minded and able to break free from stereotypes.
Will be able to understand, to produce and to edit various genres of texts in Italian and in other foreign language, choosing appropriate language resources and style..
Will be able to communicate properly and efficiently in Italian (C1/C2) and in other foreign language (B1/B2) in various situations, to choose language resources and style taking into account communication objectives and target audience. .
Will be able to identify a linguistic or literary problem and to choose appropriate empirical materials, research approaches and bibliographic references in order to tackle it.
Will be able to describe accomplished research outcomes in a scientific text and to deliver it in a reasoned public presentation..
Will be able to provide written and oral translations of various texts from Italian to Lithuanian and vice versa, applying appropriate translation techniques and strategies.
Will get knowledge about Italian language teaching methods and will be able to apply them practically..
will be able to analyse socio-cultural context of Italy in the light of its geography, history, arts, mentality, self-concept, habits and traditions.
Will be able to highlight the peculiarities of Italian culture and to judge about it in a broader context.
Teaching and learning activities:
Teaching oriented to the students, stressing the interaction between teacher and student, the personal work and learning of the student, based on problem solving, on scientific research, on tasks carried on both individually and collectively.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements
Written and oral examination, applying permanent and accumulative evaluation. Main methods: tests (multiple choice and open questions), oral reports, compositions, papers, semestral research papers, presentations, practice report, Bachelor of Arts thesis.
Study subjects (modules), internships:
The following blocks can be distinguished in the study programme of Italian Philology:
subjects directly related to the main course of study of the programme (165 cr.), which is made up by Italian literature, linguistics, language, culture, educational and professional practice (elective – 15 cr.), Bachelor of Arts final paper (15 cr.).
general university subjects – GUS (15 cr.)
other elective subjects (60 cr.) – students can take different courses of Italian Philology and (or) other courses offered by the Faculty of Philology and study another foreign language (English/ French/ Spanish/ Latvian/ Polish Russian/German), or they may choose a programme of conterminous studies and pursue a double degree of Bachelor of Arts, or they may choose more BUS or other elective subjects.
From the 2 to the 7 semester students can freely choose 60 credits (semesters 2-6 – 10 cr. each semester, 7 semester – 20 cr.), thus being able to individualize and differentiate their studies according to their predilection and aptitude: 1) to pursue the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Italian Philology only, concentrating in different aspects of Italian language, culture, linguistics and literature, studying another foreign language or other elective subjects of the Faculty of Philology; 2) to pursue a double degree of Bachelor of Arts, choosing a programme of minor studies starting from the second year; 3) those not choosing minor studies can choose more BUS or other elective subjects.
Students can also choose the type of Semestral research paper, Practice, Bachelor of Arts tutorial, and Bachelor of Arts thesis, as well as various other specialization courses.
Distinctive features of the study programme:
The possibility to to pursue a double degree of Bachelor of Arts; starting from the third semester Italian Philology' subjects are taught in Italian.