Modern Humanities

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Modern Humanities
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Master programme
LM-14 - Modern philology
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The Master's degree programme in Modern Humanities aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge in the field of Italian literary, linguistic and philological studies, based on specialist methodological, theoretical and critical notions.

Over the course of the programme students will learn to devise their own strategy for honing one of the following subjects: philology of Medieval Latin and Romance languages and literatures (including from a comparative angle); Italian linguistics (also with respect to social uses and geolinguistic issues, literary language and its formal structures); history of Italian literature (in all its problematic and critical aspects); contemporary literariness (also with reference to communication and publishing processes).

The master programme in Modern Humanities provides broad-spectrum professional skills to be used for career opportunities requiring advanced knowledge in the area of the Humanities, the ability to produce and interpret texts as well as the ability to critically manage information. The employment opportunities open to graduates possessing a Masters degree in Modern Humanities include work in areas such as those of publishing, editing, communication, public relations, information management, management of the cultural heritage, management of research centres in the field of the Humanities (libraries, archives, museums, boards for the management of cultural heritage, etc.), text production and human resources. The programme is also designed to offer students the possibility to obtain credits (ECTS) in the appropriate disciplines necessary to qualify for training as a secondary-school teacher. Graduates with a Master's degree in Modern Humanities also qualify for access to PhD and second level Master's programmes within their area of specialisation.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
Every year the Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics offers around forty fellowships through the Erasmus exchange program. Currently, the exchanges cover many of the major countries of the European Union (France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia), as well as Switzerland and the United Kingdom. According to the scientific areas of the Department, the Erasmus exchanges are particularly addressed to students specializing in classics, in medieval, modern and contemporary Italian literature, in philology and linguistics.

Course attendance

Attending courses is strongly recommended. However, each course offers an ad-hoc syllabus for non-attending students. Workshop attendance is mandatory.

Enrollment

Admission requirements
Graduates from class L-10, who have earned 60 credits (CFU) across the following academic fields may access the Master's degree programme in Modern Humanities:
- 18 CFU in: L-FIL-LET/09 - Romance philology and linguistics, L-FIL-LET/10 - Italian literature, L-FIL-LET/11 - Contemporary Italian literature, L-FIL-LET/12 - Italian linguistics;
- 15 CFU in: M-STO/01 - Medieval history, M-STO/02 - Modern history, M-STO/04 - Contemporary history, L-ANT/02 Greek history, L-ANT/03 - Roman history;
- 27 CFU in: L-ART/01 - History of medieval art, L-ART/02 - History of modern art, L-ART/03 - History of contemporary art, L-ART/05 - Entertainment, L-ART/06 - Film, photography and television, L-ART/07 - Musicology and history of music, L-ART/08 - Ethnomusicology, L-FIL-LET/02 Greek language and literature, L-FIL-LET/04 - Latin language and literature, L-FIL-LET/08 - Medieval and humanistic Latin literature, L-FIL-LET/13 Philology of Italian literature, L-FIL-LET/14 - Literary criticism and comparative literature, L-LIN/01 - Glottology and linguistics, L-LIN/03 - French literature, L-LIN/05 - Spanish literature, L-LIN/08 - Portuguese and Brazilian literature, L-LIN/10 - English literature, L-LIN/11 -  Anglo-American languages and literatures, L-LIN/13 - German literature, L-LIN/21 - Slavic studies, M-FIL/01 - Theoretical philosophy, M-FIL/02 - Logic and philosophy of science, M-FIL/03 - Moral philosophy , M-FIL/04 - Aesthetics, M-FIL/05 - Philosophy and theory of languages, M-FIL/06 - History of philosophy, M-FIL/07 - History of ancient philosophy, M-FIL/08 - History of medieval philosophy.

Graduates from other classes who, in addition to meeting the above requirements, have earned at least 30 credits (CFU) across the following academic fields may apply to the programme: L-ANT, L-ART, L-FIL-LET, M-STO, M-FIL, M-GGR, L-LIN, L-OR.

In order to be admitted to academic year 2021-2022, candidates must meet all admission requirements (degree, any single exams) by December 31, 2021.
The application for admission to the Master's degree programme must be submitted no later than August 27, 2021.
Enrolment will be open from July 15 to September 30, 2021, while those who graduate by December 31, 2021 must enrol by January 15, 2022.

At the time of submitting the application for admission, students who have not yet graduated and intend to enrol on this programme must have earned at least 130 credits in their Bachelor's degree programme.

Admission assessment
The candidate's educational background will be assessed by an admission board. The board may admit candidates who meet the above-mentioned curricular requirements and who have achieved a degree mark higher than 95, without interviewing them. These candidates will be notified of admission individually. Candidates who have achieved a degree mark lower than 96, as well as all other candidates who, even if they meet admission requirements, have not been notified of admission, are required to show up for the interview with the board on one of the scheduled dates.

For information on the composition of the board, the documents to be submitted for admission, and interview dates: https://letteremoderne.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi

Admission

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

Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2021 to 15/01/2022


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

a - 18 ECTS (9 + 9 ECTS) IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
19th and 20th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
History of Italian language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
Medieval, humanistic and renaissance Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
Modern italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
b - 6 ECTS IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-STO/04
Medieval history 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-STO/01
Modern history 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-STO/02
Philosophy of language 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
Semiotics 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
History of the Early modern Italian States 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/02
Digital Publishing 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
Philosophy of science 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
Principles of logic 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
Roman History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
Social anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
c - 24 ECTS (UP TO FOUR IN THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Bibliography 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Comparative literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/14
Comparative philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/01
History of classical tradition 6 40 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/05
History of printing and publishing systems 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Italian philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/13
Latin language (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Latin literature (MA) 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Musical dramaturgy 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Provencal Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/09
Textual bibliography 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/13
Theoretical linguistics 6 40 Italian First semester L-LIN/01
Archival studies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Artistic production and industrial society 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
Classical philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/05
Comparative romance languages and literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
History of medieval and renaissance music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Medieval Latin Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/08
Medieval latin philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/08
Romance Linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Textual Stylistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
Theory of literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/14
d - 27 ECTS (UP TO FOUR SUBJECTS IN THE TWO FOLLOWING GROUPS, OTHERS THAN THOSE ALREADY CHOSEN FROM A PREVIOUS GROUP). TWO OF THE SUBJECTS MUST BE SELECTED IN THE GROUP A
d1 - GROUP A
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
19th and 20th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
Comparative literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/14
Contemporary italian literature and publishing system 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
History of literary genres 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
Italian language and music lyrics 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/12
Italian philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/13
Provencal Literature 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
History of Italian language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
Literary culture and genres of modernity 6 40 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/11
Media linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
Medieval Latin Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/08
Medieval latin philology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/08
Medieval, humanistic and renaissance Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
Modern italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
Romance Linguistics 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/09
Teaching Italian Language 6 40 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/12
Teaching Italian Literature 6 40 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
d2 - GROUP B
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Theory and techniques of English translation 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/12
American Literature LM 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/11
Bibliography 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Comparative philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/01
Contemporary English literature 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/10
Contemporary French literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
English linguistics 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/12
Film history and criticism 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
French linguistics 9 60 French First semester L-LIN/04
French literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
Geography 6 40 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
German linguistics 9 40 German First semester L-LIN/14
German literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/13
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
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 printing and publishing systems 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Latin language (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Latin literature (MA) 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Musical dramaturgy 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Spanish linguistic 9 60 Spanish First semester L-LIN/07
Theatrical literature of ancient Greece 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/02
Theoretical linguistics 6 40 Italian First semester L-LIN/01
Theory and techniques of German translation 9 60 German First semester L-LIN/14
Urban geography 9 60 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Archival studies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Artistic production and industrial society 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
Contemporary German literature 9 60 German Second semester L-LIN/13
Contemporary Russian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Contemporary Spanish literature 9 60 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/05
Digital Publishing 6 40 Italian Second semester SPS/08
English language 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/12
English literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/10
Filmology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/06
Greek history 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/02
Greek literature 12 80 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/02
History of German language 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/14
History of medieval and renaissance music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
Population Geography 9 60 Italian Second semester M-GGR/01
Regional Geography 9 60 Italian Second semester M-GGR/01
Roman History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
Social and Environmental Psychology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-PSI/05
Social anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Teaching Latin Language and Literature 6 40 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/04
Theory and techniques of French translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/04
Theory and techniques of Spanish translation 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/07
e - Moreover, the student must earn 6 ECTS (3 + 3 ECTS) in other training activities, which are assessed with a pass or fail score. These credits can be earned through the workshops proposed or approved by the degree programme, internships, or a certificate of English knowledge (level B2).
f - The student also has 9 ECTS available for electives. These credits can be allocated to in-depth study of subjects already included in the study plan, within the maximum number of credits awarded by these courses, or they can be allocated to a course other than those included in the study the plan.
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 30 0 Italian Open sessions
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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