Philology (English Philology)

Programme Duration: 3 years
Programme Workload: 120 CP / 180 ECTS CP
Admission Requirements: document certifying secondary education
Obtainable Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Philology (English Philology)
Place of the Programme Implementation: Daugavpils University, 13 Vienības Street
Forms of the Programme Implementation: full-time studies
Programme Director: Dr. philol., doc. Ilze Oļehnoviča

The study programme envisages the acquisition of German, Swedish, French, Spanish, Chinese or Polish as a second foreign language or Russian or Latvian as a second language.

The aim of the academic Bachelor study programme is to provide students with theoretical knowledge and research skills and abilities in English Philology.

The main objectives of the study programme are the following:

  • to provide students with theoretical knowledge in the scientific disciplines of Linguistics and Literary Studies in order to develop their philological competence;
  • to develop students’ skills to collect and analyse the data relevant to their field of studies, make and draw conclusions, which is very important for research; these skills and abilities are necessary also for the development and the defence of one’s Bachelor thesis in Philology;
  • to develop students’ abilities to present information, ideas and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • to develop students’ skills of independent inquiry and their research skills thus preparing them for further studies in academic or professional master programmes;
  • to develop intercultural communication skills and abilities;
  • to prepare academically educated specialists of Philology, who would be able to compete in the academic and professional environment in Latvia and / or abroad.
  • to provide the opportunity to acquire a second foreign or a second language.

The outcomes of the study programme:

Knowledge:

  • students are able to demonstrate comprehensive and specialised knowledge in Philology and critical comprehension of this knowledge, in addition, part of this knowledge corresponds to the highest level of achievements in Philology;
  • students are able to demonstrate the understanding of the most essential philological concepts and causalities.

Skills:

  • students are able, by using the mastered theoretical foundations and findings, perform innovative or research activity, to define and analytically describe information, problems and solutions in the science of Philology, to explain them and to provide arguments when discussing these with both specialists and non-specialists;
  • students are able to structure independently their own learning, to guide their own further learning and improvement of professional qualification, to demonstrate scientific approach to problem solving, to assume responsibility and take initiative when performing individual work, when working in a team or managing the work of other people, to take decisions and find creative solutions under changing conditions.

Competence

  • students are able to independently obtain, select, analyse and use information, to take decisions and solve problems in the branch of Philology;
  • students are able to assess the environmental and social impact of their professional activity.

 

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