Academic competence


Students who obtain the Master degree in European Literary Cultures should possess a level of competence which corresponds to the “second cycle descriptor level” of the Tuning Project for European Studies.

They should be able:

- to interpret events, developments and EU policies in national, regional and local areas (through didactic units 1 and 3 of the program);
- to use different disciplinary methodologies in a complementary way (through units 1, 2 and 3);
- to develop a guided research project (through units 1 and 2) and to work independently (with the unit 4);
- to understand and interpret EU policies (through unit 3);
- to understand and interpret ideas and concepts from Europe and European integration (through units 1 and 3);
- to communicate in several international languages, using appropriate terminology (through unit 2 and mandatory Mobility required);
- to move in different countries and possess good attitudes of cultural understanding (thanks to the compulsory mobility).

As far as educational goals are concerned, a CLE graduate should:

- know at least three european languages (English, French, and Italian and/or Greek, depending on the mobility chosen);
- know the different methodologies of literary studies (national literatures, comparative literature, literature and computer science etc.);
- be able to develop a comprehensive bibliography, a research record and a research paper on a topic concerning European literature;
- know at least three areas of methodologies (e.g. history of literature, textual analysis, history, art history, history of ideas etc.) to analyze the production of European culture in depth;
- know the history and culture of Europe in order to contextualize the literary production in the broader context of European cultural history.


Last update:  06/09/2016