Norwegian Language and Literature – Field of study catalogue MU
Norwegian Language and Literature
“Norwegian: Communication and experience. Study Norwegian – take a step in the right direction.”
This study programme is philological and cross-disciplinary, especially toward area studies. The main frame is the practical knowledge of Norwegian language, in connection with linguistic disciplines (morphology, lexicology) and practical application. The conception of the study programme is to encompass the overview and address the details within Norwegian culture, literature, history, and contemporary development. Czech-Norwegian relations in different fields are an important part of the curricula. The most important aspect is the inclusion of Scandinavian, European, and bilateral dimensions. The highest value of this study programme is in the integration of education and individual growth, communication and experience.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- use dignified written and oral expression in Norwegian
- use basic knowledge of social, political, and cultural situations in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden in historical and contemporary perspectives
- enter professions which demand independent and critical thinking, together with excellent diction in mother tongue and fluency in Norwegian
- apply a good knowledge of Norwegian literature history and contemporary development trends
Graduates with this degree are qualified for employment as teachers at public and private secondary schools and select types of universities including language schools. They are also qualified for expert and language-oriented jobs in institutions of the European Union or in other governmental and international institutions, in publishing houses and various branches of the media, in archives, libraries, museums, theatres, and travel agencies, as language experts and alternatively in diplomacy.
This three-year study programme is based on two parallel education strategies. The first strategy is language acquisition combined with linguistic subjects such as morphology, lexicology, and syntax. The second strategy is understanding the complexity of the context in the field of historic and contemporary Norwegian and Scandinavian culture, literature, and realia. Literary history and theory according to various streams and art directions are an important part of the study programme (semi-optional courses). The diploma thesis presents the theoretical knowledge and learned skills, presented in Czech, English, or Norwegian.
Practical training is obtained through study stays abroad, through workshops arranged with Norwegian teachers, and in the form of occasional translating and interpreting (in groups or individually).
The final state examination is written and oral. The exam and the diploma thesis certify independent, creative, and critical thinking, as well as the ability to use the instruments of the discipline and to work with primary and secondary sources in Norwegian.
Output Language Competence at the B1 - B2 level
After completing the Bachelor’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies (after satisfying the admission requirements) in the Master’s degree study programme in Norwegian or in similar disciplines at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University or another university.