School of Humanities

Master in Slovene Studies - Literary Science

Study programme: Master in Slovene Studies - Literary Science
Main fields of study: Literary Science
Course code: 2SI1
Level of study: 2. stopnja magistrski
Name of the qualification: Master's
Qualification title: Master of Slovene Studies
Qualification abbreviation:
Final examination: no
Dean: doc. dr. Aleš Vaupotič
ECTS coordinator: prof. dr. Iztok Arčon

Programme description

The Masters program IInd level Slovenian studies – direction Literary Science is a 2-year masters program, which gives a wide range of basic knowledge focusing on literature and linguistic.

The most important properties of the program are: focus on individual research work, a number of electives covering all the major linguistic disciplines, the program’s international connections and relevance, and constant improving of the program.

The program is evaluated with ECTS (European credit transfer system). This allows the students to enter other comparable programs across Europe (Where ever ECTS is used) during or after they finish this program. Participation in student exchange programs is strongly encouraged at the School of Humanities of University of Nova Gorica.

Admission requirements

Anybody with a finished 180 ECTS Ist level program in Slovene Studies, Comparative literature, Classical Philology or any other humanistic program from the field of literary science is eligible to enroll in the 1st year of this Master’s program.

Candidates who finished a 240 ECTS program in these fields can enroll directly in to the 2nd year of

In case the number of candidates exceeds the number of available positions, the candidates will be selected based on their GPA from their undergraduate study.

Educational and professional goals

The main goal of this program is to give the students a comprehensive knowledge of literary science with all of its auxiliary sciences. Graduates of this program will have the knowledge and skills to approach topics related to literary science in a scientific way and to solve them using the most up-to-date methodology.

Access to further studies

With a Master’s degree in hand, the students can enroll in any PhD program with limitations imposed by the specific programs.

Examination and assessment regulations

During their 1st year, the students take the three mandatory courses (27 ECTS) which comprise of two core fields of literary science (methodology and literary theory) and obligatory linguistic course Syntax.

The rest of the ECTS is gained through electives divided into three modules: Slovene literature from the Middle Ages to Romanticism, Literatures of minorities and small nations, Gender Studies and literature.

The Masters thesis, which should summarize the research done, is worth 12 ETCS.

Courses

1. year

Compulsory courses Ure ECTS
Contemporary literary theory 270 9
Individual research work I 270 9
Methodologies in Intercultural studies 270 9
Methodology of literary scholarship 270 9
Syntax 180 6
General elective courses Ure ECTS
Analysis of a less familiar language 180 6
Chapters from the minoritarian literatures 180 6
Didactics of Literature 180 6
Digital humanities 180 6
Feminist literary criticism 180 6
Gender stereotypes in the Slovene Youth literature 180 6
Literature of the Slovenians in Italy 180 6
Logic and analytic philosophy 180 6
Migrations and multiculturality 180 6
Psyholinguistics 180 6
Representations of genders in the Slovenian literature 180 6
Slovenian theater: from the beginnings to Enlightenment 180 6
Sociology of gender 180 6

2. year

Compulsory courses Ure ECTS
Individual research work II 720 24
Masters thesis 360 12
General elective courses Ure ECTS
Chapters from the minoritarian literatures 180 6
Didactics of Literature 180 6
Feminist literary criticism 180 6
Gender stereotypes in the Slovene Youth literature 180 6
IImages of Women in the World of Myths and their Reception in Slovenian Literature 180 6
Literature of the Slovenians in Austria 180 6
Literature of the Slovenians in Italy 180 6
Migrations and multiculturality 180 6
Representations of genders in the Slovenian literature 180 6
Slovenian literature in diaspora 180 6
Slovenian theater: from the beginnings to Enlightenment 180 6
Sociology of gender 180 6
Women writers in the European literatures 180 6