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Postgraduate course

Italian Theoretical Subject

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeITAL304
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageItalian
  • Resources

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ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester


Place of Instruction

Bergen and online

Objectives and Content

The course will constitute the theoretical foundation for the independent work the student will conduct for their master¿s thesis, and aims to facilitate working with a concrete research question. The content of the course must be developed in consultation with a supervisor. It can be of either linguistic or literary theoretical nature, or reflect an interdisciplinary approach to the research question that the master¿s thesis will explore.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills, and general competence:


Upon completetion of the course, the student will

  • have obtained knowledge about relevant research within their chosen field
  • have a good understanding of methodological questions related to the theoretical foundation for the master¿s thesis


Upon completion of the course, the student will

  • be able to use the acquired knowledge in independent analyses within their area of study
  • be able to communicate knowledge from their chosen area of study in Italian
  • be able to provide independent teaching and conduct development projects in the field

General competence

Upon completion of the course, the student will

  • be able to plan and conduct tasks that span a relatively substantial period of time
  • be able to create and complete a project requiring rigorous engagement with theory
  • be able to work independently with analytical questions related to the area of study
  • be proficient in high level Italian

Required Previous Knowledge

Bachelor¿s degree with specialization in Italian.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Proficiency in Italian minimum on the level of a bachelor degree with specialization in Italian.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap


Access to the Course

Proficiency in Italian minimum on the level of a bachelor degree with specialization in Italian.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching is comprised of 10 hours individual supervision (in person or digital) for each student during the semester.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

To qualify for the exam in ITAL304, the student must have submitted a reading list to the department no later than one month after the exam registration deadline.

Approved compulsory assignments are only valid for the semester of completion and for the following semester.

Forms of Assessment

A 30-minute oral exam where the candidate is asked to cover one or more theoretical problems from the reading list. The candidate has one week to prepare their presentation, and the examination panel (course instructor and examiner) can ask questions during a subsequent discussion.

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale

The department uses a grading scale ranging from A to F. F is a failing grade.

Assessment Semester

Spring. Early in the fall semester, there are also assessments of the students with approved compulsory assignments from the previous semester.

Reading List

The theory reading list will be selected in consultation with a supervisor.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated in accordance with University of Bergen¿s quality assurance system.

Programme Committee

The Program Board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study program, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.

Course Coordinator

Program Board for Italian

Course Administrator

The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Humanities has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study program.


Student adviser: studierettleiar.if@uib.no

Exam administration: eksamen.if@uib.no

Exam information