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Study Programme

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The Bachelor Degree study programme.

On the bachelor degree, the study programme is focused on mastering of the grammar of the Latin language and on the reading, translating and interpreting the works of the prescribed Authors (Caesar, Salust, Cicero, Ovid, Vergil). The language courses build up from the elementary level of morphology (the first year) through the more advanced level of syntax (the second year) to the most advanced course of the style and the prose composition in Latin (the third year). The graduate from the first degree of the studies of Classical Languages is able to work with a text in the Classical Greek or Latin, asses its grammatical structure and understand it on a broader scale of its cultural and historical context.

The graduate’s knowledge in theory:

·        elementary knowledge in the linguistic disciplines studying the particular language levels of the Classical Greek and the Latin language in confrontation with the mother tongue

·        elementary knowledge in the history of the ancient literatures as well as in the literary theory of the ancient Greek and Latin literature

·        elementary knowledge in the political history and the history of philosophy of the Ancient Greece and Rome

 

The practical abilities and the skills of the graduate:

-         fluency in reading and writing Latin and the Classical Greek

-         self-educating habits

-         active knowledge of a foreigner language (one of world conference languages)

Other knowledge, skills and abilities of the graduate:

The graduate is able to work effectively as an individual or as a member of a research team.

The fields where a graduate is expected to find employment:

The first degree: various institutions other than schools (educational academies, redactions, libraries, archives, travel agencies, galleries, museums etc.)

 

The structure of the study programme:

-         the morphology and the syntax of the Latin language

-         the morphology and the syntax of the Classical Greek language

-         history of the classical world

-         the Latin prose composition

-         theory and history of the Roman literature

-         theory and history of the Greek literature

-         history of the classical culture and civilization

-         elementary linguistics

The bachelor thesis is an important part of the study programme. Dissertation upon the thesis is one of the state exams. Student by working out the bachelor thesis proves his knowledge, abilities and skills gained during the course of the studies as well as his ability to apply the knowledge and skills in working out tasks in the specific field of studies. The minimum required length of the bachelor thesis is 35 pages. The topics of the bachelor theseis are provided by the head of the department at the beginning of a semester. Student can sign in with his own topic by handing in a written application with a written agreement of a supervisor at the end of the fourth semester of his studies. The term of handing in the bachelor thesis is given by the dean of the faculty in the timeline schedule of the specific academic year. Student is admitted to the state exams only after successfully dissertating upon the bachelor thesis.

The Master degree study programme.

During the course studies on this level, student broadens and deepens his knowledge of the Latin language by gaining competences in the language synchrony and diachrony. He gains also advanced knowledge in the cultural history of the Classical Greece and Ancient Rome or the realien of the Graeco-Roman civilization and its reception in Europe. The specific of the Tyrnavian study programme is the strong accent on the Neo-Latin literature (renaissance as well as baroque) and the specialization in the more recent Latin literature, especially that originating from the area of modern Slovakia.

The graduate is able to work effectively as an individual or as a member of a research team, or find employment in various institutions other than schools or research centres (educational academies, redactions, libraries, archives, travel agencies, galleries, museums etc.) During the course studies on the master degree level, the study programme is focused on mastering of the grammar of the Latin language and gaining competences in intensive exegesis (textual, critical) of the works of the prescribed Authors (Livy, Tacitus, Cicero, Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, Horace). Among the priorities, the research of the more recent traditions of the classical antiquities (renaissance and baroque) takes central position, with a special regard to the literary production of the historical forerunner of the present Trnava University, the Universitas Tyrnaviensis (1635 - 1777).

 The graduate’s knowledge in theory:

-         systematic knowledge of the synchrony and diachrony in the Latin language

-         systematic knowledge of the synchrony and diachrony in the Classical Greek language

-         systematic knowledge of the specific methods and styles of prose composition in confrontation with the mother tongue

-         advanced knowledge of the political and cultural history of the classical Graeco-Roman civilization

-         the realien of the Graeco-Roman world and their reception in Europe; medieval and Neo-Latin studies

The practical abilities and the skills of the graduate:

-         the practical competence and fluency in writing Latin and the Classical Greek

-         creativity in application of the gained knowledge in praxis

-         self-educating habits

-         skills and abilities in conducting an individual field research

Other knowledge, skills and abilities of the graduate:

-         The graduate is able to work effectively as an individual or as a member of a research team

-         The graduate is able to accept the need of continuous professional evolution and a life-time long process of education

-         The graduate is able to keep his personal pace with the world’s actual trends in modern research techniques in his field of studies

The fields where a graduate is expected to find employment:

-         scholarships and research programmes in classical philology, medieval and Neo-Latin studies

-         various institutions other than schools or research centres (educational academies, redactions, libraries, archives, travel agencies, galleries, museums etc.)

The structure of the study programme:

-         history and evolution of the Latin language

-         history and the reception of the Graeco-Roman civilization and culture

-         history and theory of Roman literature

-         history and theory of Greek literature

-         the medieval and Neo-Latin studies

-         the elementary of research methods and the master thesis

 

The master thesis is an important part of the study programme. Dissertation upon the thesis is one of the state exams. Student by working out the master thesis proves his ability to gain practical and theoretical knowledge individually - the knowledge based on the present state of the art, as well as his own creativity in application of the gained knowledge while solving the problems of a particular research task.  The minimum required length of the master thesis is 55 pages. The topics of the master theseis are provided by the head of the department at the beginning of a semester. Student can sign in with his own topic by handing in a written application with a written agreement of a supervisor at the end of the second semester of his studies in the master degree level. The term of handing in the master thesis is given by the dean of the faculty in the timeline schedule of the specific academic year. The candidate is admitted to the state exam only after successfully dissertating upon the master thesis.


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