08.5. LANGUAGES, LITERATURE

08 HUMANITIES
08.5. LANGUAGES, LITERATURE

Study programmes include topics such as Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian | English | Arabic | Persian | Turkish | Russian | French | Italian | German | Latin | Teacher training | Translator training | Proofreading | Literature | Library

About the programmes
The study of linguistics exists in order to help us understand the abstract noises and shapes which we use to communicate with each other, the differences between them and what they mean, the rules which govern them, and how we understand them. This considers studying literary texts, films, history, politics and media, and usually also means spending time studying or working in a country where your language of choice is spoken. Different modern language degrees will have a different emphasis – some perhaps more focused on the study of literary texts, others more on contemporary contexts or on vocational training.

Teaching
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and personal tutorials, practical sessions, guest speakers. This is all arranged in correlation with lectures/ professors. You will also spend a significant amount of time in doing personal study.

Language
Lectures are given in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. For the language departments the lectures are given in language that is an object of study. For other subjects, you have to check with the Faculty coordinator for the option to follow lectures in English or any other language.

Assessment
Assessment is by courseware, classroom tests and examinations. Group learning, teamwork, individual work and communication skills are assessed through group studies and reports as well as presentations.

Degree and qualifications
The first cycle lasts 3 years of study (total of 180 ECTS) in order to obtain the degree of Bachelor.
The second cycle lasts 2 years of study (total of 120 ECTS) and leads to a Master degree.
The third cycle lasts 3 years of study (total of 180 ECTS) in order to obtain the degree of PhD.

Career options
Interpreters, travel journalists, and teachers are a few of the professions modern language and literature degree graduates undertake. But in fact practically every employment sector, from commerce to social services, requires people who are proficient in different languages. Opportunities for archaeologists exist within museums, heritage agencies and local government but the skills you’ll get from the degree open up doors to many different careers.

Programmes are taught at:

FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY

Address: Franje Račkog 1, 71000 Sarajevo

Phone: +387 33 253 100

Fax: +387 33 667 873

Web: www.ff.unsa.ba

Contact person(s):

Ass. Prof. dr. Ksenija Kondali, vice-dean
Email: ksenija.kondali@ff.unsa.ba

Ms. Nelma Rahmanović, officer 
Email: nelma.rahmanovic@ff.unsa.ba

Offered programmes: (in combination with other subjects at the Faculty of Philosophy – dual subjects)

BACHELOR
– Department for English language
– Department for Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language
– Department for German language and literature
– Department for literature of B&H
– Department for Comparative literature and librarianship 
– Department for Oriental philology (Arabian, Turkish, Persian)
– Department for Roman languages (French, Latin, Italian, Spanish)
– Department for Slavic languages and literature (Russian)

MASTER
– Department for English language
– Department for Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language
– Department for German language literature
– Department for literature of B&H
– Department for Comparative literature and librarianship 
– Department for Oriental philology (Arabian, Turkish, Persian)
– Department for Roman languages (French, Latin, Italian, Spanish)
– Department for Slavic languages and literature (Russian)

PhD