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Academic year 2023/2024
Bachelor's Degree (BSc) on LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - INTERCULTURAL STUDIES
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURES - INTERCULTURAL STUDIES (L-12) - AGRIGENTO

Coordinator Prof. Concetta Giliberto
Class of Bachelor's Degree (BSc) on Applied languages (L-12)
Class of Bachelor's Degree (BSc) on Modern languages and civilisations (L-11)
3 years
AGRIGENTO
Number of seats in local planning: 500
Department of Humanities
Course Code
2240

Course info
The Interclass Degree Course offers a solid basic training in foreign languages, literatures and cultures, responding to the need for intermediation specialists in multilingual and multicultural contexts. The training course, designed on a unitary basis, provides students with specific skills related to each class, thanks to the acquisition of the methods of linguistics and literary criticism. Graduates will have the opportunity, thanks to the acquired linguistic and cultural competences, to gain access to positions in publishing, cultural institutions and diplomatic and consular agencies, as well as in cultural-commercial companies, namely the tourism industry, linked to the richness and variety of the cultural, archaeological and artistic heritage of Sicily. The training course provides students with the linguistic and cultural requisites needed to continue in 2nd cycle degree courses in view of both teaching and research preparation. The degree program provides adequate knowledge of the typical methods, cultural and scientific content and skills of the areas of foreign languages, linguistic mediation and translation, according to national and Community regulations. The common path allows students to acquire in-depth knowledge of at least two European or extra-European, languages and two literatures, as well as a solid expertise in linguistic methodologies, and the ability to relate the understanding of the culture and literature of these languages to the Italian language and culture. With respect to the teaching of foreign languages, students will be able to learn their graphematic, phonetic and morphosyntactic traits also in relation to the different levels of the Common European Framework. As far as the literary disciplines are concerned, the training course guarantees the acquisition by the students of the main methodologies of approach to the literary text and of the various modalities of interpretation, starting from the theoretical principles of the main criticism streams, useful for understanding the value of significant works of the foreign (western and eastern) literary panorama. Students will by guided in the historical diachronic study of the different and specific literary landscapes, and enabled to use the adequate tools for reading a literary text with theoretical-critical awareness; they will also acquire the ability to place the significant works of the foreign literary panorama in their historical-geographical context, and to establish connections between periods, strands and different countries. More specifically, then, students who choose to class L-11 "Modern Languages and Literatures" will accrue skills in the language sector in function of professional and business developments in various fields: language operator in economic-financial-commercial and cultural entities and also in relation to cultures in the specifically philological-literary context. Those who choose class L-12 "Linguistic Mediation and Italian as a Second Language", will acquire effective skills in the Italian language and in two (European or extra-European), foreign languages organized so as to consider the different dimensions of use of languages and civilisations: the channel (written, oral, transmitted, etc.) with respect to the social variation and the situation (users of different backgrounds, official, informal, family uses). Particular attention is given to the teaching of Italian for foreigners and to the development of oral and written language and communication. The training course is completed by internships and vocational guidance at Italian and/or foreign companies, institutions, schools or universities, enabling students to apply, integrate and experiment the acquired knowledge and skills within a real business context.
LANGUAGE OPERATOR IN SOCIO-CULTURAL INTERMEDIATION Functions: Linguistic Mediator and facilitator Skills: - teaching Italian to foreigners; - linguistic and intercultural mediation in public bodies; - negotiation interpretation; - translation in the economic-commercial, communication, cultural, tourist fields; - texts writing. Professional opportunities: As employees or freelancers, in the linguistic-intercultural sphere, in companies, institutions, educational and school facilities, national and international public and private organizations and bodies; reception and assistance services for immigrants. Profile: LANGUAGE OPERATOR IN THE TOURIST-CULTURAL FIELD Functions: Linguistic and cultural operator Skills: - Linguistic and cultural consultancy in industry and the tertiary sector (publishing, media, literary and cultural agencies, art and entertainment); - organization and production of cultural and informative material in the tourism sector; - planning and implementation of intercultural events; - translation in the economic-commercial, communication, cultural, tourist fields; - document research; - texts writing. Professional opportunities: - Linguistic assistant in organizational and public relations offices in activities, such as publishing, which require language and analytical skills; - translator in public and private bodies and companies, including tourism, publishing houses, cultural associations, news organisations - cultural animator in the tourism-cultural sector.
To obtain the degree, students must have acquired 180 credits including those relating to the final examination (3 credits). The final examination consists of an oral test, in accordance with the rules fixed by the Degree Course Regulations for the final examination, respecting and consistent to the calendar, the ministerial requirements and to the relevant Guidelines of the University.

course outline
Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04770 - GENERAL LINGUISTICS Details NIGRELLI (RD) 9.0 1 V A L-LIN/01
06715 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY Details VERRI (RD) 6.0 1 V C M-STO/04
13351 - ADVANCED SKILLS RELATED TO THE LABOUR MARKET 3.0 1 G F
04777 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS Details CASTIGLIONE (PO) 9.0 2 V A L-FIL-LET/12
Optional subjects 18.0 B
Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
Optional subjects III 18.0 B
Optional subjects IV 24.0 A
Optional subjects V 9.0 A
Optional subjects IX 6.0 A
Free subjects 12.0 D
Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
15082 - ITALIAN LANGUAGE FOR FOREIGNERS Details 9.0 1 V A L-FIL-LET/12
19741 - ACQUISITIONAL LINGUISTICS Details 6.0 1 V A L-LIN/02
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 3.0 2 V E
Optional subjects VI 18.0 C
Optional subjects VII 24.0 A
Optional subjects VIII 6.0 F
Elective activities
Optional subjects VI credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13265 - FRENCH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION III Details 9.0 1 V C L-LIN/04
13267 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION III Details 9.0 1 V C L-LIN/12
13268 - SPANISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION III Details 9.0 1 V C L-LIN/07
13271 - ARAB LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION III Details SAITTA (RD) 9.0 1 V C L-OR/12
Optional subjects IV credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
19046 - ARAB LITERATURE AND CIVILISATION I Details SAITTA (RD) 12.0 1 V A L-OR/12
19052 - FRENCH LITERATURE AND CIVILISATION I Details 12.0 1 V A L-LIN/03
19049 - SPANISH LITERATURE AND CIVILISATION I Details 12.0 2 V A L-LIN/05
19050 - ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CIVILISATION I Details 12.0 2 V A L-LIN/10
Optional subjects VII credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
19045 - ARAB LITERATURE AND CIVILISATION II Details SAITTA (RD) 12.0 1 V A L-OR/12
19051 - FRENCH LITERATURE AND CIVILISATION II Details 12.0 1 V A L-LIN/03
19053 - SPANISH LITERATURE AND CIVILISATION II Details 12.0 2 V A L-LIN/05
19054 - ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CIVILISATION I Details 12.0 2 V A L-LIN/10
Optional subjects III credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13146 - SPANISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION II Details 9.0 1 V B L-LIN/07
13150 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION II Details 9.0 1 V B L-LIN/12
13238 - FRENCH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION II Details 9.0 1 V B L-LIN/04
13239 - ARAB LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION II Details SCIORTINO (PO) 9.0 1 V B L-OR/12
Optional subjects V credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
19852 - ORIGINS OF GERMANIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Details GILIBERTO (PO) 9.0 1 V A L-FIL-LET/15
19851 - ORIGINS OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Details COLLURA (RD) 9.0 2 V A L-FIL-LET/09
Optional subjects credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04633 - ARAB LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION I Details SCIORTINO (PO) 9.0 1 V B L-OR/12
04644 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION I Details IACONO (PC) 9.0 1 V B L-LIN/12
04638 - FRENCH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION I Details CORRE (PC) 9.0 2 V B L-LIN/04
04659 - SPANISH LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION I Details FASINO (PC) 9.0 2 V B L-LIN/07
Optional subjects VIII credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
14184 - INTERNSHIP 6.0 1 G F
15081 - ITALIAN AS SECOND LANGUAGE - PRACTICE 6.0 1 G F
Optional subjects IX credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04438 - ITALIAN LITERATURE Details 6.0 1 V A L-FIL-LET/10
19853 - CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE AND INTERCULTURALISM Details CARMINA (PA) 6.0 2 V A L-FIL-LET/11
Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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