The Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) aims to provide students with a highly qualified formation, in a comparative perspective, in the fields of the five taught languages – French, English, Russian, Spanish, German – and of their respective literatures. Besides, students’ linguistic and literary knowledge will be extended to the extra-European variants of these languages and cultures (in the Euro-Mediterranean, Euro-American, and postcolonial areas). The course is therefore meant to open up to worldwide cooperation in the fields of formation, research, and cultural enterprise. In this view, starting from a.y. 2017/2018, the Master’s Degree LM37 has opted for an internationalised statute with a teaching programme to be held wholly in English. This degree qualifies as a highly internationally oriented programme, opening out to the world and promoting the enrolment of non-Italian speaking students.
Starting again from a.y. 2017/2018, the Master’s Degree LM37 has introduced a further international and innovative option. Students will be given the opportunity to take a binary programme for the conferral of a double degree awarded both from the University of Verona and University A Coruña (Spain). This is a programme specifically oriented on a linguistic-literary base, and it is regulated by an agreement between the two universities. At the end of this study programme students will be awarded a degree from each university and both degrees will be valid in Italy and in Spain.
The programme of training activities for the Master’s Degree in Comparative European and Non-European Languages and Literatures (LM 37) is meant to specialize students in one foreign language and its respective literature (one exam of language, one of history of the language, two exams of literature, one exam of literature of European, American, or postcolonial countries), and to improve the advanced knowledge of a second linguistic area (one exam of language, one of literature, one of literature of European, American, or postcolonial countries).
In addition to courses of foreign languages and literatures, all of them taught in their respective languages (with some possible exceptions), the programme is specifically focussed on subjects characterizing its humanistic nature: philology, linguistics, literatures, and comparative studies.
The acquired competencies and abilities will be employed in interdisciplinary approaches and with historical and translinguistic perspectives. They will also be applied to the study of critical methodologies for interpretation, translation, critical analysis of texts in a foreign language, writing texts on an advanced level, scientific argumentation. With the acquisition of these abilities, students will become proficient in speaking a foreign language, both on the level of contents and on that of critical awareness in intertextual and intercultural contexts, also in view of high-level professional opportunities or further developments in the academic field, such as a PhD programme.