Italian Romance Studies

Italian Romance Studies (B.A.)

You are interested in the Italian cultural area, its literature, history and culture and would like to further (scientifically) deepen this knowledge as well as your language skills? Then this is the right place for you!

What is the degree program about?

Italian is not just something you can study for a teaching degree. But what exactly do you do if you choose the bachelor’s degree program in Italian Romance Studies? Here, in addition to learning the language, the focus is precisely on theoretical reflection on Italian language, literature and culture. Following on from the practical language courses (e.g. oral communication, text production or regional studies), lectures and seminars on linguistic, literary and cultural development and transformation processes in particular are an important part of the Bachelor’s program. In addition to the language, whose elementary basic knowledge you should already have, and aspects of regional studies, you will also deal with linguistics, literature and cultural studies. You can also set individual focal points.

In a proseminar on Italian literature, for example, examples of the novella genre from the Middle Ages to the present can be examined from the perspective of the representation of reality. Language problems, gender construction, and identity aspects can be examined. In a linguistics lecture you will deal, for example, with the grammatical structures of Italian, with dialects and minority languages in Italy, or with the history of Italian as a language.

You can best practice and deepen your language skills abroad. FAU maintains active exchange programs with Italian universities (including Bari, Bergamo, Milano, Parma, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Turin, Udine). If you have chosen the subject combination Italian Romance Studies/Germanic Studies, there is also the possibility of an international double degree in cooperation with the Università per Stranieri di Siena (Mediazione Linguistica Culturale – Traduzione in ambito turistico imprenditoria.

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