European and extraeuropean languages and literatures

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European and extraeuropean languages and literatures
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Master programme
LM-37 - Modern european and american languages and literatures
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
International title
Double Degree
The aim of the course is to develop a set of high-level methodological and theoretical-scientific skills in one or two European languages and literatures, considering their evolution and forms of expression in both their original areas and in those of more recent expansion. The course leaves a wide margin for personalization and allows students to build a coherent study plan, combining foreign languages and literatures with other fields of Humanities. Depending on the approach chosen and the subject of the Master's dissertation, students will be able to organize their study plan according to specific perspectives, such as: linguistics and philology; literature and comparative studies; the historical, geographical and philosophical areas; the field of communication, editorial activity and artistic expression; anthropology, psychology and pedagogy, fields especially useful to acquire the requested credits for the training of future secondary teachers.
Graduates in European and extra-european languages and literatures develop a wealth of competences and skills that allow them to work, even with a high level of responsibility, in a variety of professional fields, especially those requiring written and oral command of foreign languages accompanied by a solid preparation in humanities.
The main employment opportunities for graduates in European and extraeuropean foreign languages and literatures are:
- translation, linguistic assessment and text editing and revising
- translators or editors in publishing houses, including multimedia publications
- translation and localization agencies for websites and web portals
- private companies, particularly in the areas of relations with multinationals, chambers of commerce and foreign companies, business intelligence and human resources management
- management services related to fairs, events, congresses, exhibition centres and cultural events
- relations with foreign cultural institutions and non-governmental organizations
- public administration offices operating in cultural contexts and in contact with similar bodies
- communication and marketing offices of private companies and public administration, especially in fields requiring the use of foreign languages
- continuation of studies with the third level of university education (Doctorate) or with a second level vocational master
- courses for secondary education teaching (if in possession of credits in appropriate groups of disciplinary fields, as stated by current legislation).

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
The Master programme in European and extraeuropean languages and literatures has always been characterized by its strong international vocation, in. The programme can boast a significant number of mobility agreements for students which is constantly increasing.
As part of the Erasmus + programme, a high number of scholarships are made available each year for study periods of a semester to an entire academic year, in agreement with many partner universities located in different European countries. Other opportunities are offered, such as Traineeship programme (working periods abroad) and joint degrees (Avignon and Mainz universities, at the moment). Bilateral agreements and conventions are also currently running with important universities in Russia and Latin America to promote student mobility outside the European Union, and more agreements are active with universities located in Canada, India and the United States.
During the abroad stay, students attend courses that are compatible with those they would have attended in their home University in Milan, following a training project designed with a tutor in the months preceding their departure, and culminating in the draft of a study contract (the Learning Agreement). Coordination with the tutors (one or more for each language area) ensures expert support and guidance throughout the process, as well as full validation of the credits acquired abroad. In addition, the abroad stay can be extremely helpful in carrying out the final project research and writing the dissertation.
The experience of university and daily life in the country of one of the elected languages and literatures represents a unique opportunity for students to improve their linguistic competence. A study abroad stay is also a period of personal and relational growth, as well as of cultural, historical and artistic advancement, which favors mutual comprehension and the integration in the complex contemporary society.
The course programme provides substantial support to interested students through specialised manuals on partner Universities and their locations, and through an orientation and tutoring service, which can be accessed in person or via email. The service is aimed at assisting in fulfilling the application, in the drafting of the Learning Agreement and in the preparation of administrative documents. For all details, please refer to the page http://www.lingue.unimi.it/ecm/home/didattica/erasmus-mobilita-internaz….
Enrollment
- Requisiti e conoscenze richieste per l'accesso
L'ammissione è consentita a tutti i laureati di primo livello in Atenei italiani, indipendentemente dalla classe, purché, in aggiunta al titolo, i candidati abbiano conseguito una votazione finale di almeno 90/110 e siano in possesso di alcuni requisiti minimi, espressi in CFU. L'ammissione è consentita anche ai possessori di titolo straniero, previa valutazione della congruenza del percorso formativo, oltre che in base alle competenze linguistiche e letterarie pregresse e in accordo con le procedure stabilite dall'Ateneo per il riconoscimento dei titoli conseguiti all'estero.
La verifica dei requisiti minimi è svolta da una Commissione nominata dal Corso di Studio.

I requisiti minimi sono i seguenti:

- almeno 6 CFU in insegnamenti di Glottologia o Linguistica generale (L-LIN/01)
- almeno 24 + 24 CFU (in almeno 2 annualità ciascuna) in due diverse lingue
- almeno 18 + 18 CFU (in almeno 2 annualità ciascuna) nelle due corrispondenti letterature

Per lingue e letterature si intendono insegnamenti di "Lingua" e di "Letteratura", opportunamente graduati, distinti in annualità e non iterati, e non altri insegnamenti appartenenti agli stessi Settori Scientifico Disciplinari. I due insegnamenti di lingua e quelli della corrispondente letteratura devono essere compresi fra quelli sotto elencati; in via eccezionale possono venire ammessi anche studenti che abbiano seguito nel triennio solo una delle lingue e letterature sotto elencate, avendo acquisito almeno altri 18 + 18 CFU in una lingua e letteratura diversa, e purché abbiano almeno altri 18 CFU in insegnamenti ricompresi nei Settori Scientifico Disciplinari L-FIL-LET/09-10-11-12-14-15, M-STO/01-02-03-04, SPS/05-13; in questo caso, lo studente verrà ammesso al Corso di Studio ma dovrà obbligatoriamente optare per proseguire la lingua e letteratura studiate tra quelle offerte, che sono elencate di seguito:

Lingua francese (L-LIN/04 - Lingua e traduzione - lingua francese)
Lingua inglese (L-LIN/12 - Lingua e traduzione - lingua inglese)
Lingua polacca (L-LIN/21 - Slavistica)
Lingua portoghese (L-LIN/09 - Lingua e traduzione - lingue portoghese e brasiliana)
Lingua russa (L-LIN/21 - Slavistica)
Lingua spagnola (L-LIN/07 - Lingua e traduzione - lingua spagnola)
Lingua tedesca (L-LIN/14 - Lingua e traduzione - lingua tedesca)
Lingue scandinave (L-LIN/15 - Lingue e letterature nordiche)
Letteratura angloamericana (L-LIN/11 - Lingue e letterature anglo-americane)
Letteratura francese (L-LIN/03 - Letteratura francese)
Letteratura inglese (L-LIN/10 - Letteratura inglese)
Letteratura polacca (L-LIN/21 - Slavistica)
Letteratura portoghese e brasiliana (L-LIN/08 - Letterature portoghese e brasiliana)
Letteratura russa (L-LIN/21 - Slavistica)
Letteratura spagnola (L-LIN/05 - Letteratura spagnola)
Letteratura tedesca (L-LIN/13 - Letteratura tedesca)
Letterature ispanoamericane (L-LIN/06 - Lingua e letterature ispano-americane)
Letterature scandinave (L-LIN/15 - Lingue e letterature nordiche)

Per poter essere ammessi per l'a.a. 2021-2022, i candidati dovranno essere in possesso di tutti i requisiti d'ammissione precedentemente elencati (conseguiti con la laurea di primo livello o con eventuali esami singoli indicati dalla commissione) entro il 31 dicembre 2021. La domanda di ammissione al corso di laurea magistrale deve essere presentata entro e non oltre il 27 agosto 2021, anche dai candidati che prevedono di laurearsi oltre quella data. Le immatricolazioni saranno aperte dal 15 luglio 2021 al 30 settembre 2021, mentre coloro che conseguiranno il titolo più tardi, ma comunque entro e non oltre, il 31 dicembre 2021 dovranno immatricolarsi entro il 15 gennaio 2022, avendo recuperato in tempo utile eventuali requisiti mancanti.

Al momento della presentazione della domanda di ammissione, lo studente non ancora laureato che intende iscriversi a questo Corso di Studio dovrà avere acquisito almeno 150 crediti formativi nel percorso di laurea triennale.

- Modalità di verifica delle conoscenze della preparazione personale
Una Commissione appositamente nominata dal Corso di Studio analizza curriculum, titoli e carriera pregressa dei candidati, verificandone il possesso dei requisiti minimi curriculari. Procede poi all'accertamento dell'adeguatezza della preparazione dei candidati, e convoca per un colloquio di verifica coloro che si trovino in una delle seguenti condizioni: laureati con votazione inferiore a 95/110 in una qualunque classe di Laurea Triennale; laureati con titolo conseguito oltre 10 anni prima del 31 dicembre 2021; laureati con esami delle lingue e letterature per cui richiedono l'ammissione sostenuti oltre 10 anni prima del 31 dicembre 2021; candidati in possesso di titolo estero articolato in modo sensibilmente diverso rispetto al sistema accademico italiano. Non verranno prese in considerazione domande di candidati con votazione di laurea inferiore a 90/110. Il Corso di Studio convocherà per i colloqui di verifica solo i candidati dei quali intende accertare l'adeguatezza della preparazione; ove opportuno, i colloqui potranno svolgersi anche in forma di videoconferenza. L'assenza non giustificata a tali colloqui sarà considerata al pari di una rinuncia all'ammissione. Il mancato possesso dei requisiti minimi curriculari o l'esito non positivo del colloquio di accertamento impediscono di procedere con l'immatricolazione, anche nel caso di studenti che intendano trasferirsi da altri Corsi di Studio Magistrali, di classe LM-37 o di altra classe. I candidati potranno recuperare i requisiti mancanti mediante l'iscrizione a corsi singoli, secondo le indicazioni fornite dal Corso di Studio. Solo in seguito alla completa acquisizione dei requisiti minimi, nel rispetto delle scadenze indicate ogni anno, i candidati potranno essere ammessi al Corso di Studio.
La Commissione per le ammissioni nominata dal Corso di Studio potrà valutare anche esperienze formative, di insegnamento e professionali in cui siano state mantenute o rafforzate le competenze acquisite in carriere teoricamente obsolete, e potrà derogare dai criteri generali a fronte di candidati che dimostrino una preparazione adeguata, ancorché conseguita seguendo percorsi o carriere non del tutto lineari. Dunque, previa attenta valutazione del curriculum, potrà deciderne l'ammissione anche in parziale deroga ai requisiti di cui sopra (in accordo con le raccomandazioni del D.M. 386 del 26 luglio 2007, Allegato 1, punto 3.e, laddove si contempla la possibilità di consentire l'accesso "a laureati con elevata preparazione provenienti anche da percorsi formativi non perfettamente coerenti con i requisiti richiesti in ingresso").

Admission

Application for admission: from 12/03/2021 to 27/08/2021

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2021 to 30/09/2021


Please note

Admitted students who have already graduated must enroll by 30 September 2021, while those who will achieve the qualification or requirements set by 31 December 2021 must enroll by 15 January 2022.

Programme description and courses list
Optional programme year

e - FREE CHOICE CREDITS

Students are free to use 9 credits, allocating them to take any of the courses offered by the University, whether at B.A. or M.A. level, while observing the general maximum amount of 18 credits for each course.
Students can allocate the 9 credits in one of the following way:
- 1 exam for 9 credits: in this case, the 6 credits exams chosen among the Core and Elective Courses will count for 6 credits. The total number of exams to be taken in the study plan will ascend to 12.
- 1 exam for 6 credits: in this case, the remaining 3 credits must be allocated to one of the 6 credits exams chosen among the Core and Elective Courses. The total number of exams to be taken in the study plan will ascend to 12.
- no exam: in this case, the 9 credits must necessarily be allocated to three of the 6 credits exams chosen among the Core and Elective Courses. The total number of exams to be taken in the study plan will ascend to 11.

Although it is permitted to allocate the free choice credits to any exam offered by the University, it is strongly recommended to maintain a strict degree of coherence with the core of the M.A. programme in European and Extra-European Languages and Literatures.
f - OTHER ACTIVITIES

As a general rule, "Other Activities" credits may be acquired attending one of the several "Laboratori" offered by the M.A. programme; further details can be found at a specific page on the M.A. website (https://lingue-lm.cdl.unimi.it/it/insegnamenti/laboratori). "Laboratori" are short or intensive workshops, either held in class (usually for a total of ten meetings), or in remote learning, with a restricted number of participants, specific aims not covered by standard courses, and a set of rules for enrolment. Workshops usually require regular attendance, since the 3 credits are earned through attendance alone and, in some cases, by taking a final examination, or by delivering reports, presentations or fulfilling other types of tasks. Workshops are not graded as normal courses; they are simply passed or failed.
All year long the M.A. programme offers conferences, activities in collaboration with external institutions (such as secondary schools, theatres, cultural organisations, etc.), work experiences and projects of cultural or social relevance. Participation in such initiatives may result in the recognition of 3 credits as "Attività Sostitutive di Laboratorio" (ASL); further details can be found at a specific page on the M.A. website (https://lingue-lm.cdl.unimi.it/it/insegnamenti/attivita-sostitutive-di-laboratorio).
Alternatively, "Other Activities" credits can be acquired also through certified proficiency in other languages, training and orientation courses, other knowledge considered useful for job placement, internships or apprenticeships in private or public companies or institutions. Requests for validation of these skills or experiences should be submitted to the appropriate Committee through the form provided on the University website (https://www.unimi.it/en/study/traineeships-and-work/traineeships-and-internships/tutors-curricular-internships-and-ects-credits/humanities-internships) and hand it in to the Student Registrar through InformaStudenti.
c - Group 1b

MONOLINGUAL curriculum: 39 credits, in 3 exams for 9 credits and two exams for 6 credits

BILINGUAL curriculum: 30 CFU in 2 exams for 9 credits and two exams for 6 credits

Credits must be acquired in exams from the following list, according to the Language and Literature field or fields chosen. An exam may be taken twice, for a maximum total of 18 credits, pending justification and permission by the tutors of the M.A. As a general rule, permission will be allowed especially for those language and literature fields which offer fewer exams, or in accordance with the subject of the final Dissertation.
Please note that the first year of the Language course is preparatory to the second year.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English Language 2 (MA) 9 60 English year L-LIN/12
French 2 (MA) 9 60 French year L-LIN/04
German 2 (MA) 9 60 German year L-LIN/14
Polish 2 (MA) 9 60 Polish year L-LIN/21
Portuguese 2 (MA) 9 60 Portuguese year L-LIN/09
Russian 2 (MA) 9 60 Russian year L-LIN/21
Scandinavian Languages 2 (MA) 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/15
Spanish 2 (MA) 9 60 Spanish year L-LIN/07
Theory and techniques of English translation 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/12
Theory and techniques of Russian translation 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/21
Ukrainian Language and Literature 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/21
Advanced English Linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/12
American Literature LM 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/11
Contemporary English literature 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/10
Contemporary French literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
Francophones Literatures 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/03
French literature (MA) 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/03
German linguistics 9 40 German First semester L-LIN/14
German literature (MA) 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/13
History of English language 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/12
History of French language 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/04
Latin American Linguistics 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/06
Latin American Spanish (MA) 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/06
Medieval French literature 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/03
Middle English Literature 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/10
Polish literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/21
Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/08
Pre-Columbian civilizations 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/06
Russian literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/21
Russian Theatre 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/21
Scandinavian literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/15
Spanish linguistic 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/07
Spanish Theatre 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
Theory and techniques of German translation 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/14
Advanced French Linguistics 9 60 French Second semester L-LIN/04
African Literature in Portuguese 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/08
Anglophone Literatures 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/10
British Theatre Studies and Performance 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/10
Catalan language and literature 9 60 Second semester L-LIN/05
Contemporary German literature 9 60 German Second semester L-LIN/13
Contemporary Russian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Contemporary Scandinavian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/15
Contemporary Spanish literature 9 60 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/05
English literature (MA) 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/10
French Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/03
German Literature and Intermedial Studies 9 60 German Second semester L-LIN/13
German Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/13
History of German language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/14
Icelandic Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/15
Scandinavian linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/15
Slavic linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Slavic philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Spanish literature (MA) 9 60 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/05
Theory and techniques of French translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/04
Theory and techniques of Scandinavian translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/15
Theory and techniques of Spanish translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/07
c1 - Group 2
1 exam for 6 credits in "Methodology in linguistic, philological, comparative and literary translation fields"
Please note: Theoretical Linguistics is preparatory to Contact Linguistics; Germanic Philology is preparatory to Philology and Germanic Literatures
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Germanic philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/15
Romance philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/09
Second Language Teaching 6 40 Italian First semester L-LIN/02
Teaching French as a Foreign Language 6 40 French First semester L-LIN/02
Teaching German as a Foreign Language 6 40 German First semester L-LIN/02
Textual bibliography 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/13
Comparative literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
Comparative romance languages and literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Contact Linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
Literary Theory and Criticism 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
Philology and Germanic literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/15
Slavic philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Teaching English as a Foreign Language 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/02
Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language 6 40 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/02
Textual Stylistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
Theoretical linguistics 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
Theory of literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
c2 - Group 3
1 exam for 6 credits in "Italian Language and Literature"
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of literary genres 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
Italian language and communication 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/12
Italian linguistics 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/12
Italian modern and contemporary literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
History of Italian language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
Italian contemporary literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/11
Media linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
Medieval, humanistic and renaissance Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
d - ELECTIVE COURSES
3 exams for 6 credits; the vast majority of exams may be taken for 9 credits using the free choice credits. Following is a list of elective courses, divided into subgroups, each one with specific rules to be observed.
d1 - Group 4a - Foreign Languages and Literatures
0 to 12 credits, distributed in a maximum of 2 exams for 6 credits. Almost all exams may be taken for 9 credits using the free choice credits.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Theory and techniques of English translation 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/12
Theory and techniques of Russian translation 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/21
Ukrainian Language and Literature 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/21
Advanced English Linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/12
American Literature LM 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/11
Contemporary English literature 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/10
Contemporary French literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
Francophones Literatures 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/03
French literature (MA) 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/03
German linguistics 9 40 German First semester L-LIN/14
German literature (MA) 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/13
History of English language 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/12
History of French language 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/04
Latin American Linguistics 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/06
Latin American Spanish (MA) 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/06
Medieval French literature 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/03
Middle English Literature 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/10
Polish literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/21
Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/08
Pre-Columbian civilizations 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/06
Russian literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/21
Scandinavian literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/15
Spanish linguistic 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/07
Spanish Theatre 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
Theory and techniques of German translation 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/14
Advanced French Linguistics 9 60 French Second semester L-LIN/04
African Literature in Portuguese 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/08
Anglophone Literatures 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/10
British Theatre Studies and Performance 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/10
Catalan language and literature 9 60 Second semester L-LIN/05
Contemporary German literature 9 60 German Second semester L-LIN/13
Contemporary Russian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Contemporary Scandinavian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/15
Contemporary Spanish literature 9 60 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/05
English literature (MA) 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/10
French Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/03
German Literature and Intermedial Studies 9 60 German Second semester L-LIN/13
German Literature of the Early and High Middle Ages 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/15
German Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/13
History of German language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/14
Icelandic Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/15
Scandinavian linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/15
Slavic linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Slavic philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Spanish literature (MA) 9 60 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/05
Theory and techniques of French translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/04
Theory and techniques of Scandinavian translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/15
Theory and techniques of Spanish translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/07
d2 - Group 4b - Linguistics and Philology
0 to 12 credits, distributed in a maximum of 2 exams for 6 credits. Each exam may be taken for 9 credits using the free choice credits.
Please note: Theoretical Linguistics is preparatory to Contact Linguistics; Germanic Philology is preparatory to Philology and Germanic Literaures
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Philosophy of language 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
Germanic philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/15
History of Manuscript Book 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/09
Italian linguistics 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/12
Romance philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/09
Textual bibliography 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/13
Comparative romance languages and literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Contact Linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
History of Italian language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
Philology and Germanic literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/15
Slavic philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Theoretical linguistics 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
d3 - Group 4c - Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature
0 to 12 credits, distributed in a maximum of 2 exams for 6 credits. Each exam may be taken for 9 credits using the free choice credits.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of literary genres 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
Italian modern and contemporary literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
Provencal Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/09
Comparative literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
Comparative romance languages and literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Italian contemporary literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/11
Literary Theory and Criticism 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
Medieval, humanistic and renaissance Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
Textual Stylistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
Theory of literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
d4 - Group 4d - Teaching disciplines
0 to 18 credits, distributed in a maximum of 3 exams for 6 credits. Certain exams may be taken for 9 credits using the free choice credits.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
General Psychology 6 40 Italian First semester M-PSI/01
Second Language Teaching 6 40 Italian First semester L-LIN/02
Teaching and assessment design 9 60 Italian First semester M-PED/03
Teaching French as a Foreign Language 6 40 French First semester L-LIN/02
Teaching German as a Foreign Language 6 40 German First semester L-LIN/02
Didactic methodologies and technologies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-PED/03
Linguistic Anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Social anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Teaching English as a Foreign Language 6 40 English Second semester L-LIN/02
Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language 6 40 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/02
d5 - Group 4e - Geography and History in an International Perspective
0 to 18 credits, distributed in a maximum of 3 exams for 6 credits. Each exam may be taken for 9 credits using the free choice credits.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultural Geography 6 40 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Development Geography 9 60 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
North American History and Institutions 6 40 Italian First semester SPS/05
Civilization and culture in the Middle Ages 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01
Cultural history of modern age 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
History of Colonialism and Decolonisation 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of Eastern Europe 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/03
History of European Integration 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of Great Britain and of The Commonwealth 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of Spain and Latin America 6 40 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
History of the Age of Enlightenment and Revolutions 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
History of the Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
History of the Renaissance 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
History of women and gender identity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
Population Geography 9 60 Italian Second semester M-GGR/01
African history and institutions 9 60 Italian Third trimester SPS/13
Asian History and Institutions 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/14
d6 - Group 4f - Edition, Digital Humanities and Transmediality
0 to 18 credits, distributed in a maximum of 3 exams for 6 credits. Almost all exams may be taken for 9 credits using the free choice credits.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Bibliography 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Contemporary italian literature and publishing system 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
Film history and criticism 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
History of contemporary drama 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/05
History of printing and publishing 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
History of printing and publishing systems 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Aesthetics of music and spectacle 6 40 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Basic information technology for the humanities 6 40 Italian Second semester INF/01
Digital Humanities 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Digital Publishing 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
Economy of the publishing industry 9 60 Italian Second semester SECS-P/07
History of radio and television 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of theatre and performing arts 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/05
Information and web communication science 6 40 Italian Second semester INF/01
Poetics and rhetoric 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Representation and Image Theories 9 60 English Second semester M-FIL/04
Sociology of communications 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
Theory and analysis of cinematographic language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
a - The M.A. programme consists of the following categories:

Core courses (8 exams, 60 credits)
Elective courses (3 exams, 18 credits)
Free choice (9 credits)
Other activities (3 credits)
Dissertation (30 credits)

Each student may opt for a monolingual or a bilingual curriculum, according to the languages and literatures accepted by the Admission Committee.
b1 - CORE COURSES (60 credits)

Students should acquire 48 credits in Foreign Languages and Literatures, according to this distribution:


MONOLINGUAL curriculum

- 9 credits (1st year Language exam)
- 39 credits in 5 exams (3 for 9 credits, 2 for 6 credits) among those related to the Language and Literature field chosen


BILINGUAL curriculum

- 9 + 9 credits (1st year Language exam in two different languages)
- 30 credits in 4 exams among those related to the Language and Literature fields chosen (1 for 9 credits, 1 for 6 credits each)

Please note:
- The Scandinavian Languages course (which offers practical language classes in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish) corresponds to a single course of Scandinavian Literature.
- Students choosing English Language may choose either English Literature or American Literature depending on their previous education, but may also take exams in both disciplines, taking care to sketch a coherent study plan.
- Students choosing Spanish Language may choose either Spanish Literature or Spanish-American Literature depending on their previous education, but may also take exams in both disciplines, taking care to sketch a coherent study plan.
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
M.A. Degree Examination 30 0 Italian Open sessions
As a general rule, the examinations are to be taken in no particular order, and students have considerable independence. The exams listed below must necessarily be taken in a specific order, under penalty of cancellation of those taken irregularly by the University Administration.

- General Linguistics must be taken before Interlinguistics
- Foreign language exams: all the exams of the first year (indicated as "LM1") are preparatory to those of the second (indicated as "LM2"); therefore, before taking a second year Language exam, it is necessary to have taken and registered the first year exam of that same Language.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Contact Linguistics Theoretical linguistics (compulsory)
English Language 2 (MA) English Language 1 (MA) (compulsory)
French 2 (MA) French 1 (MA) (compulsory)
German 2 (MA) German 1 (MA) (compulsory)
Philology and Germanic literatures Germanic philology (compulsory)
Polish 2 (MA) Polish 1 (MA) (compulsory)
Portuguese 2 (MA) Portuguese 1 (MA) (compulsory)
Russian 2 (MA) Russian 1 (MA) (compulsory)
Scandinavian Languages 2 (MA) Scandinavian Languages 1 (MA) (compulsory)
Spanish 2 (MA) Spanish 1 (MA) (compulsory)
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Location
Milano
Course locations
Piazza S. Alessandro, 1; Via S. Sofia, 9
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