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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Italian Studies

Degree

Combined bachelor, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - This course is also suitable for students who wish to enter the teaching profession.

Standard time for completing course

6 semesters

Start of study

see https://www.hu-berlin.de/en/studies/counselling/course-catalogue/Standardseite?set_language=en; with or without numerus clausus

Combinations and Course structure

Italian Studies can be studied as

Core subject without teacher training option: 120 CP*, with a second subject to be selected
Second subject without teacher training option: 60 CP, with a bachelor’s core subject, except Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Core subject with teacher training option: 113 CP, with a second subject to be selected
Second subject with teacher training option: 67 CP, with a bachelor’s core subject, except Biology, Chemistry, Greek Studies, Russian Studies and Physics

Please refer to Bachelor’s and master’s courses at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’ and ’Teacher training programme at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’. These FAQs also offer information about combination options. The range of subjects can be found in the current ’Course catalogue’.

*One credit point (CP) equals a workload of 25 - 30 hours for preparation, follow-up and attendance at classes.

Language skills

We expect students on this course to have Italian language skills. If students do not possess these, they may complete a preparatory tutorial programme. You will find detailed information online on the Department of Romance Literatures and Linguistics website. Knowledge of a modern foreign language or Latin is also desirable, and adequate German skills are required.

Studying abroad

We strongly recommend studying abroad. Students may conclude ‘learning agreements’ for this purpose.

Why study Italian Studies at HU?

The subject Italian Studies belongs to the field of Foreign Languages. Romance Studies examines the Romance languages, literatures and cultures. The subject in question uses example-based teaching methods. It also requires students to look beyond the language being studied to other Romance areas and their languages. The acquisition of foreign language skills is therefore not the focus of the course. If you only wish to learn or perfect the Romance languages, a course on a Romance subject will not meet your objectives.

Course objectives

  • Provision of fundamental scientific knowledge of the Italian language, literature and culture using selected thematic focuses.
  • Student acquisition of key techniques of academic and systematic work, research, written and oral presentation and other key communication skills.
  • Convey the ability to critically discuss academic theories and methods, and to handle scientific questions independently.
  • Provision of career-related additional qualifications and career-oriented elements, e.g. in the fields of formal and informal education, the media, publishing, cultural management, international organisations and further education, and where relevant preparation for a teaching-related master’s course.
  • Basis for an academic career.

Content of studies

The best way to find information about course content is tp use the Course regulations (www.amb.hu-berlin.de, no. 106/2014, 1. amendment no. 92/2015) and the annotated university calendar (hu-berlin.de/vorlesungsverzeichnis). You can also consult the Course Advisory Service.

Italian Studies without teacher training option

Core subject Italian Studies with 120 CP

Mandatory Modules (80 CP)
Module 01: Language Practice - Basic Module, 10 CP
Module 02: Linguistics - Basic Module, 10 CP
Module 03: Literature Studies - Basic Module, 10 CP
Module 04: Linguistics - Advanced module, 10 CP
Module 05: Literature Studies - Advanced Module, 10 CP
Module 06: Language Practice - Advanced module: Focusing written expression, 5 CP
Module 07: Language Practice - Advanced module: Focusing oral expression, 5 CP
Module 08: Culture and Media, 5 CP
Module 11: Scientific Profile Building, 5 CP
Module 12: Bachelor’s thesis, 10 CP

Mandatory Elective Module (20 CP)
Module 09: Linguistics - In-depth Module or
Module 10: Literature Studies - In-depth Module, each 10 CP

Module 13: Practical Orientation or
Module 14: Internship, each 10 CP

General elective modules (20 CP)

In addition to specialised study, Students acquire subject-specific, non-specialist and interdisciplinary key qualifications of 20 CP. The general elective modules can be chosen from the module catalogues of other subjects or central institutions (see: http://agnes.hu-berlin.de/). In addition, students may choose language courses in Catalan, Portuguese or Romanian (see: www.amb.hu-berlin.de, no. 108/2014).

Second subject Italian Studies with 60 CP

Modules 1-7 from core subject, in total 60 CP

Italian Studies with teacher training option

Core subject Italian Studies with 113 CP

Mandatory Modules (80 CP)
Module 01: Language Practice - Basic Module, 10 CP
Module 02: Linguistics - Basic Module, 10 CP
Module 03: Literature Studies - Basic Module, 10 CP
Module 04: Linguistics - Advanced module, 10 CP
Module 05: Literature Studies - Advanced Module, 10 CP
Module 06: Language Practice - Advanced module: Focusing written expression, 5 CP
Module 07: Language Practice - Advanced module: Focusing oral expression, 5 CP
Module 08: Culture and Media, 5 CP
Module 11: Scientific Profile Building, 5 CP
Module 12: Bachelor’s thesis, 10 CP

Mandatory Elective Module (10 CP)
Module 09: Linguistics - In-depth Module or
Module 10: Literature Studies - In-depth Module, each 10 CP

General elective modules - teacher training studies (23 CP)

In addition to specialised study, students on a bachelor’s with teacher training option will complete the Educational Sciences teacher training module (13 CP) and the ‘German as a Second Language’ module (3 CP). You will find information on this at http://studium.hu-berlin.de/lust/lehrer. The didactic module (7 CP) is also required.

Module 15: Introduction to the didactics of Italian teaching, 7 CP

Second subject Italian Studies with 60 CP

Mandatory Modules (67 CP)

Modules 1-7 from core subject, in total 60 CP

General elective module - teacher training studies (7 CP)

Module 15: Introduction to the didactics of Italian teaching, 7 CP

General elective course offerings for students coming from other courses of studies

Module 16: Italian within the context of Neo-Latin Languages, 5 CP
Module 17: Italian Literary Studies, 5 CP
Module 18: Culture and Media in Italian-Speaking Areas, 5 CP

Master’s degrees

Completing the Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies enables you to study for a Master of Education, as well as the department’s Romance Cultures master’s course. You will find additional HU programs in the Course catalogue.

Important addresses

Department of Romance Literatures and Linguistics: Dorotheenstr. 65, www.romanistik.hu-berlin.de, Tel. +49 30 2093-5118
Course Advisory Service and Classification and recognition of studies and qualifications: Dr. Huberty, Tel. +49 30 2093-5117, maren.huberty@romanistik.hu-berlin.de
Service for teacher training students: http://studium.hu-berlin.de/lust/lehrer, Tel. +49 30 2093-1571, lehrerbildung@rz.hu-berlin.de
Applications: How to apply, Information for prospective international students
Links to job market: careers information centre (http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/BuergerinnenUndBuerger/ArbeitundBeruf/Berufswahl/Berufsinformationszentren/index.htm) , employment market reports (http://statistik.arbeitsagentur.de/Navigation/Statistik/Arbeitsmarktberichte/Akademiker/Akademiker-Nav.html), Federal Employment Office Berufenet (http://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de/berufe/), www.hochschulteamberlin.de/

Version: June 2015
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