Catalan Language and Literature – Field of study catalogue MU
Catalan Language and Literature
“Language and culture: the gateway to the world.”
The Bachelor’s degree study programme in Catalan Language and Literature opens the path to acquiring basic knowledge and competence in Catalan linguistics and the history, literature, and culture of Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries. In the course of their studies, students also adopt the terminology and basic methodological approaches of linguistics and literary theory. Graduates will have language mastery at the C1 level according to the CEFR.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- speak and write in Catalan at the C1 level according to the CEFR
- demonstrate a general knowledge of the literature, culture, society, and politics of Catalonia and familiarity with other Catalan-speaking regions
Graduates with this degree are capable of complex written and oral expression in Catalan. They are equipped with a detailed knowledge of the social, political, and cultural situations in Catalonia and other Catalan-speaking regions. They also have good knowledge of another selected Romance language and country. In addition to working in the fields of translating, interpreting, editing, journalism, tourism, bussiness, lower-level and middle management, they are well-suited for any profession that demands the ability to think independently and critically and express themselves in both their mother tongue and Catalan.
The standard length of the Bachelor’s degree study programme is three years.
To qualify for the final state examination, students must earn a total of 180 credits for type A/required, type B/selective, and type C/elective subjects.
Major and minor studies are identical in the corpus of type A/required subjects. Apart from those, students will enrol in type B/selective subjects in their field and in other Romance fields. These may be completed with type C/selective subjects from the offer of the Faculty of Arts and other faculties.
During the course of their studies, students should follow the study catalogue valid for their year of matriculation. The study catalogues for the individual years of matriculation are available at the Faculty of Arts website.
The final state examination consists of: 1) the thesis defence (only for the major); and 2) an examination in the Catalan language and in Catalan culture and literature. For the exam of Catalan language, written work validates the practical knowledge of the language and oral work tests the knowledge and understanding of phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, focusing on linguistic norms. For the exam of culture and literature, an oral exam tests the knowledge of historical, cultural, and literary context regarding Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.
After completion of the Bachelor's studies, it is possible to continue further studies in any Master's degree programme (after satisfying the admission requirements).