Language and Literary Communication – Field of study catalogue MU
Language and Literary Communication
“Communication and thinking through concepts and images”
The study programme of the tertiary education sphere develops further expert education of university graduates with a focus on the fields of the Czech language and Czech literature studies. The specificity of the field of study focused on language and literary communication lies in the interconnections of language and literature. This concept follows the most influential approaches in contemporary linguistics and literary science.
The characteristics and structure of the courses are instrumental in forming the graduate’s specialization and opening up their possibilities for finding employment. The courses are focused on the development of standards in linguistics, stylistics and communication, on literary communication in period and present literary-historical contexts, and they are also focused on specific linguistic and cultural functions of expressions used in language and literary communication. The emphasis is put on interpretation of various texts – literary texts of fiction, language messages and metatext, etc.
The aim is to prepare graduates for independent research and expert work. Therefore, the core of the progamme includes individual research preparation connected with the systematic development of expert knowledge in the field of study and writing a doctoral thesis, and also mediation of expert knowledge to the public and its application in practice.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- demonstate knowledge reliably and without difficulty of the Czech language and Czech literature disciplines
- participate professionally in research into partial issues of language and literary communication
- explain the dynamism in the development of language and literature and changes in the communication process as a follow-up to the development of a society and contemporary globalizing tendencies
- interpret complex linguistic and literary phenomena and issues
- plan and solve scientific tasks and projects of the field specialization individually and in cooperation
- create academic texts with original ideas and formulate general conclusions in research
- present his/her expert specialization at the national and international level through scientific and research work, teaching practice or wider social-cultural milieu
- continue in the process of self-education and self-evaluation
The education acquired by the specialized doctoral programme, which enables students to gain knowledge in specific methods and techniques of work with language and literary material and which is connected with a wider socially-scientific basis, creates the preconditions for finding employment in academic, cultural or educational institutions (universities of humanistic specialization, Czech Academy of Sciences, in the sphere of museums, libraries, publishing, expert magazines and daily press editing, in the sphere of internal and external communication in various institutions and companies).
The standard duration of the studies is eight semesters. Study courses are scheduled into four blocks that correspond with the aim of the doctoral study programme (general preparation for academic work, specialized methodological preparation, field disciplines, and courses of the chosen specialization). The study is implemented according to an individualized education programme. Students must obtain a total of 240 ECTS credits; out of these credits, the credit value of a doctoral thesis is at least 120; see MU Study and Examination Regulations: http://www.muni.cz/general/legal_standards/study_examination_regulations.
Publication activities, active participation in conferences and participation in the educational activities of the department are also required. Required courses make up 190 credits; selective and elective courses make up 90 credits.
The doctoral state examination (DSE) consists of an oral examination and defence of a doctoral thesis. The organization and course of the examination follow the MU Study and Examination Regulations - see http://www.muni.cz/general/legal_standards/study_examination_regulations.
The examination tests the student's subject knowledge, complex orientation in the field of study, and specialized knowledge related to the topic of the doctoral thesis.