European languages and cultures

Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations

Presentation

The degree programme in European Languages and Cultures will give students a broad-based knowledge of at least two foreign languages, along with an improved knowledge of European cultures through a solid and interdisciplinary educational offer. The programme combines the study of languages and European cultures with the study of law, economics, and socio-linguistics. These are key to meeting the challenges that businesses and institutions based in Emilia face in an ever-changing international market. For this reason they need professionals with a broad knowledge of foreign languages and a sound cultural training, which will enable them to critically understand the contemporary world.

Course content

In addition to core disciplines, at least two European languages are studied for three years: English is compulsory, and students can choose their second language among French, Spanish or German. A two- year course in a third language can also be chosen among French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic. The programme is designed to develop language skills, comprising ability to read, write, analyse, interpret and translate general and specialised texts. From the 2nd year, students can choose between two different paths: an economic and legal programme (language mediation for international companies), and a language and cultural one (language mediation for multicultural and multilingual companies, tourism and event management). A modern teaching approach promotes access to internship experiences and includes several international exchange programmes for students and teachers. A double degree may be issued with this degree programme, as result of an agreement between the Department of Studies on Language and Culture and the Département de Langues Etrangères Appliquées dell'Université Paris Ouest Nanterre.

Career options

A thorough linguistic and cultural knowledge and skills developed through the programme prepare graduates for successful employment in Italy and Europe, not only in the field of multilingual communication - as translators, editors and language consultants -, but also in publishing, advertising and tourism. Additionally, graduates can go on to work as cultural mediators for multicultural and multilingual companies, institutions and organizations. They also gain the credits and skills required to enter specialised programmes for future language instructors and teachers.

After the degree

Graduates will be able to enrol on various Master's Degree Programmes, among which those offered by the Department of Studies on Language and Culture, such as “Languages for Communication in International Enterprises and Organizations” and “Languages, Cultures, Communication”.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Antonie Hornung
e-mail antonie.hornung@unimore.it
Tutor
dott.ssa Daniela Longo
e-mail daniela.longo@unimore.it

The course is managed by the Department of Studies on Language and Culture