European and extraeuropean languages and literatures

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European and extraeuropean languages and literatures
Course sheet
A.Y. 2023/2024
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, philology and translation studies; 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 https://lingue-lm.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/studiare-allestero.
Given the seminar-like nature of many didactic activities, attendance is strongly recommended for all courses and language classes. In some cases (for seminars and workshops), attendance is compulsory. In some courses, regular attendance will allow students to take intermediate tests or be continuously assessed, thus replacing parts of the final examination or contributing to its evaluation. Detailed information for students and non-attendees is available in each course's programme (https://lingue-lm.cdl.unimi.it/it/insegnamenti/elenco-insegnamenti-z).
Enrolment
- Requirements and knowledge needed for admission
Admission is open to all applicants, regardless of class, who have obtained a first-level degree from an Italian university. In addition to their degree, applicants must have obtained at least 90/110 and have met minimum ECTS requirements. Admission is also open to holders of foreign qualifications, following a close examination of the foreign degree's consistency with the Italian one, along with the applicant's linguistic and literary skills in accordance with the procedures established by the University regarding the recognition/acceptance? of foreign qualifications. An especially appointed Committee assesses all applications.

Minimum requirements are as follows:

- at least 6 ECTS in Glottology or General Linguistics (L-LIN/01) courses
- at least 24 + 24 ECTS (in at least 2 years each) in two different languages
- at least 18 + 18 ECTS (in at least 2 years each) in the two corresponding literatures.

The two languages and their corresponding literatures must be chosen from the list below; exceptionally, applicants who obtained a first-level degree in only one of the languages and literatures listed below will be admitted if they acquire at least 18 + 18 ECTS in a second language and literature, and only if they have at least 18 ECTS in subjects that are included in the Scientific Disciplinary Sectors L-FIL-LET/09-10-11-12-14-15, M-STO/01-02-03-04, SPS/05-13; in this case, the applicant will be admitted to the MA Programme where s/he will have to read the same language and literature studied for the BA Programme, chosen from the following list.


French language (L-LIN/04 - Language and translation - French language)
English language (L-LIN/12 - Language and translation - English language)
Polish language (L-LIN/21 - Slavistics)
Portuguese language (L-LIN/09 - Language and translation - Portuguese and Brazilian languages)
Russian language (L-LIN/21 - Slavistics)
Spanish language (L-LIN/07 - Language and translation - Spanish language)
German language (L-LIN/14 - Language and translation - German language)
Scandinavian languages (L-LIN/15 - Nordic languages and literatures)
Anglo-American literature (L-LIN/11 - Anglo-American languages and literatures)
French literature (L-LIN/03 - French literature)
English literature (L-LIN/10 - English literature)
Polish literature (L-LIN/21 - Slavic literature)
Portuguese and Brazilian literature (L-LIN/08 - Portuguese and Brazilian literature)
Russian literature (L-LIN/21 - Slavic studies)
Spanish literature (L-LIN/05 - Spanish literature)
German literature (L-LIN/13 - German literature)
Hispanic American literature (L-LIN/06 - Hispanic American language and literature)
Scandinavian literature (L-LIN/15 - Nordic languages and literatures).

Italian proficiency at a B1 level or higher per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a requisite for admission.
This level is assessed by the University Language Centre (SLAM) during the admissions process in any of the following ways:
- An Italian language certificate attesting to a B1 level or higher issued no more than three years before the date of submission. You will find the list of language certificates recognized by the University at: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/349. The certificate must be uploaded during the application process;
- Italian level achieved during a University of Milan degree programme and certified by the University Language Centre (SLAM) no more than four years before the date of admission application. In this case the process is automatic, the applicant does not have to attach any certificates to the application;
- Placement test administrated by the University Language Centre (SLAM) according to the calendar published on the website: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/349 Those who fail to submit a valid certificate or do not meet the required proficiency level will be instructed during the admission procedure to take the placement test.
If the applicant does not take or does not pass the placement test, he or she must obtain, by private means, Italian language certification recognized by the University (list of recognized certifications at: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/349 and submit it to the SLAM via the InformaStudenti service no later than 31 December 2022. If the Italian language requisite has not been satisfied by said deadline, the applicant will not be admitted to the Master's programme and will not be able to sit for any further exams.

To gain admission to the academic year 2023-2024, applicants must meet all the admission requirements listed above (obtained during their BA degree or any individual exams recommended by the Committee) by 31 December 2023. Applications for admission to the MA Programme can not be submitted any later than 25th August 2023, even if applicants plan to graduate after that date. Enrolments are open from 3rd April 2023 to 30th September 2023. Applicants who graduate later, but no later than 31 December 2023, should enrol by 15th January 2024, having made up for any missing requirements in good time.

At the time of application, students who have not yet graduated and who intend to enrol in this Programme must have acquired at least 150 credits in their BA degree.


- Personal knowledge assessment
A committee especially appointed by the MA Programme Board considers each applicant's curriculum, qualifications, and previous career, verifying that the minimum curricular requirements are met. It then proceeds to ascertain the adequacy of the applicants' knowledge and interviews those in any of the following conditions: applicants who obtained a final mark that is below 95/110 in any of the BA Programmes; applicants who graduated prior to 1 January 2014; graduates who passed the languages and literatures exams they are meaning to study more than 10 years earlier and prior to 1 January 2014; applicants in possession of a foreign degree whose syllabus does not correspond to the Italian academic system. Applicants who obtained a final mark below 90/110 will not be admitted. The Admission Committee will only interview applicants in need of assessment; if necessary, interviews will also be held online. Failing to show up at the appointed interview will be considered a renunciation of admission. Failure to meet the minimum curricular requirements or an unsuccessful outcome of the assessment will prevent enrolment, even in the case of students wishing to transfer from other MA Programmes, LM-37 or any other. Applicants may make up for the missing requirements by enrolling in individual courses, according to the indications provided by the MA Programme. Only after acquiring the minimum requirements, in compliance with the yearly deadlines, will candidates be admitted to the MA Programme.
The Admissions Committee may also evaluate training, teaching and professional experiences in which the skills acquired in obsolete study programmes have been exercised or strengthened, and may depart from the general criteria in the case of applicants who demonstrate adequate preparation, even if acquired in non-standard careers. Therefore, after a careful evaluation of the curriculum, the Committee may decide to admit a student notwithstanding the above-mentioned requirements (in accordance with the recommendations of Ministerial Decree 386 of 26 July 2007, Annex 1, point 3.e, which grants access "to well-prepared graduates even if they come from educational backgrounds that are not entirely consistent with the entry requirements").

Admission

Application for admission: from 06/03/2023 to 25/08/2023

Application for matriculation: from 03/04/2023 to 15/01/2024


Applications for academic year 2024/2025

Applications to open-admission Master's degree programmes for the academic year 2024/2025 are open from 22 January 2024. The application deadline for non-EU students VISA applicants is 30 April 2024.

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Programme description and courses list
Optional activities and study plan rules
b2 - Group 1a
MONOLINGUAL curriculum: opt for ONE of the following
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English Language 1 (MA) 9 60 English year L-LIN/12
French 1 (MA) 9 60 French year L-LIN/04
German 1 (MA) 9 60 German year L-LIN/14
Polish 1 (MA) 9 60 Polish year L-LIN/21
Portuguese 1 (MA) 9 60 Portuguese year L-LIN/09
Russian 1 (MA) 9 60 Russian year L-LIN/21
Scandinavian Languages 1 (MA) 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/15
Spanish 1 (MA) 9 60 Spanish year L-LIN/07
b3 - Group 1a
BILINGUAL curriculum: opt for TWO of the following
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English Language 1 (MA) 9 60 English year L-LIN/12
French 1 (MA) 9 60 French year L-LIN/04
German 1 (MA) 9 60 German year L-LIN/14
Polish 1 (MA) 9 60 Polish year L-LIN/21
Portuguese 1 (MA) 9 60 Portuguese year L-LIN/09
Russian 1 (MA) 9 60 Russian year L-LIN/21
Scandinavian Languages 1 (MA) 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/15
Spanish 1 (MA) 9 60 Spanish year L-LIN/07
Compulsory
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
M.a. Degree Examination 30 0 Italian Open sessions
Optional activities and study plan rules
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.
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
Advanced English Linguistics 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/12
Advanced French Linguistics 9 60 French Second semester L-LIN/04
African Literature in Portuguese 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/08
American Literature Lm 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/11
Anglophone Literatures 9 60 English First 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 English Literature 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/10
Contemporary French Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
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 First semester L-LIN/15
Contemporary Spanish Literature 9 60 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/05
English Language 2 (MA) 9 60 English year L-LIN/12
English Literature (MA) 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/10
Francophones Literatures 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/03
French 2 (MA) 9 60 French year L-LIN/04
French Literature (MA) 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/03
French Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/03
German 2 (MA) 9 60 German year L-LIN/14
German Linguistics 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/14
German Literature (MA) 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/13
German Literature and Intermedial Studies 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/13
German Theatre 9 60 Italian Second 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
History of German Language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/14
Icelandic Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/15
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 2 (MA) 9 60 Polish year L-LIN/21
Polish Literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/21
Portuguese 2 (MA) 9 60 Portuguese year L-LIN/09
Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/08
Pre-Columbian Civilizations 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/06
Russian 2 (MA) 9 60 Russian year L-LIN/21
Russian Literature (MA) 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Russian Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Scandinavian Languages 2 (MA) 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/15
Scandinavian Linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/15
Scandinavian Literature (MA) 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 2 (MA) 9 60 Spanish year L-LIN/07
Spanish Linguistic 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/07
Spanish Literature (MA) 9 60 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/05
Spanish Theatre 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
Theory and Techniques of English Translation 9 60 English year L-LIN/12
Theory and Techniques of French Translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/04
Theory and Techniques of German Translation 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/14
Theory and Techniques of Russian Translation 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/21
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
Ukrainian Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
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
Comparative Literature 9 60 Italian First 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
Germanic Philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/15
Literary Theory and Criticism 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
Philology and Dante Criticism 6 40 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/13
Philology and Germanic Literatures 9 60 Italian Second 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
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 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
Teaching Spanish as A Foreign Language 6 40 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/02
Textual Stylistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/14
Theoretical Linguistics 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
Theory of Literature 9 60 Italian First 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
Contemporary Italian Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
History of Italian Language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
History of Literary Genres 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
Italian Language and Communication 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
Italian Linguistics 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/12
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
Advanced English Linguistics 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/12
Advanced French Linguistics 9 60 French Second semester L-LIN/04
African Literature in Portuguese 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/08
American Literature Lm 9 60 English Second semester L-LIN/11
Anglophone Literatures 9 60 English First 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 English Literature 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/10
Contemporary French Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
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 First 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
Francophones Literatures 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/03
French Literature (MA) 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/03
French Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/03
German Linguistics 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/14
German Literature (MA) 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/13
German Literature and Intermedial Studies 9 60 German First 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 English Language 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/12
History of French Language 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/04
History of German Language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/14
Icelandic Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/15
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 Second semester L-LIN/06
Russian Literature (MA) 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Russian Theatre 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Scandinavian Linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/15
Scandinavian Literature (MA) 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 Linguistic 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/07
Spanish Literature (MA) 9 60 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/05
Spanish Theatre 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/05
Theory and Techniques of English Translation 9 60 English year L-LIN/12
Theory and Techniques of French Translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/04
Theory and Techniques of German Translation 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/14
Theory and Techniques of Russian Translation 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/21
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
Ukrainian Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
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 Literatures
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Contact Linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/01
Germanic Philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/15
History of Italian Language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
History of Manuscript Book 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/09
Italian Linguistics 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/12
Philology and Dante Criticism 6 40 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/13
Philology and Germanic Literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/15
Philosophy of Language 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
Romance Philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/09
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
Comparative Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/14
Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Contemporary Italian Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
History of Literary Genres 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
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
Provencal Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Textual Stylistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/14
Theory of Literature 9 60 Italian First 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
Didactic Methodologies and Technologies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-PED/03
General Psychology 6 40 Italian First semester M-PSI/01
Linguistic Anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
Second Language Teaching 6 40 Italian First semester L-LIN/02
Social Anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Teaching and Assessment Design 9 60 Italian First semester M-PED/03
Teaching English as A Foreign Language 6 40 English Second 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
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
African History and Institutions 9 60 Italian Third trimester SPS/13
Asian History and Institutions 6 40 Italian Second trimester SPS/14
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
Geography of Languages and Literatures 6 40 Italian Second semester M-GGR/01
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 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 First 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
Indology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/18
North American History and Institutions 6 40 Italian First semester SPS/05
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
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/04
Aesthetics of Music and Spectacle 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Bibliography 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Computing for Language Studies: Cultural Analytics 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 First semester SECS-P/07
Film History and Criticism 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
Genres and Literary System in Contemporary Italy 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/11
History of Contemporary Drama 6 40 Italian Second semester L-ART/05
History of Printing and Publishing 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
History of Printing and Publishing Systems 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
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 First semester INF/01
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
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
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.
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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