The discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies is concerned with the relation and interaction between Language and Literature in a certain Cultural environment.
Language studies or linguistics is a science that tackles language from the perspective of structure, form, meaning and context, while literature is the art of the written composition, divided in poetry, prose and theatre. The complex discipline of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies aims at enabling the student to build a deep understanding of a culture based on the language and literature of that culture. Language and literature are both a very powerful expression tools and they offer insight into the building elements of a culture, the particular characteristics of a society or social group in terms of spirituality, intellect, emotion and physical environment. These two forms of expression are some of the strongest transmission channels of the cultural heritage of a society and researching those helps understand the drivers and mechanisms of the culture in question.
This fascinating discipline helps to understand and value the cultural diversity of the human society that is becoming more and more globalized and detached to specific culture. Being aware of the different cultural backgrounds of the members of our cross-cultural environment helps not only preserve the valuable artefacts and manifestations of that culture, but also to better communicate and cooperate in our day to day activity.
Elective courses enable students to develop their own focus on one of four fields of literature studies concentration—British and Irish Literatures, North American Literatures, Australian and New Zealand, or on linguistic topics ranging from functional syntax, semantics, pragmatics, stylistics, and sociolinguistics, applying methods of text linguistics, contrastive text linguistics, and discourse analysis. Cultural Studies are yet another optional focus.
The aim of this study field is to prepare teachers of the generally educative subject – English language at the upper level of primary schools, who understand the professional issues and are able to continue their self-education based on self-reflection. The programme also provides qualification for the English language teaching at language schools and for employees in non-teaching positions requiring an excellent knowledge of English (e.g. in public administration).
As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners – with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades – receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research.
This is an innovative and interdisciplinary MA programme, combining taught modules and a dissertation, which allows you to share your year between Canterbury and Paris. The MA in Postcolonial Studies develops your understanding of the politics of culture in relation to both the imperialist world's interpretation of the colonial, and postcolonial assertions of autonomy. In this context, while `postcolonial' refers primarily to societies of the so-called `Third World', it also includes questions relevant to cultures such as those of Ireland and Australia.
Our Master’s Degree program in Russian Studies covers various aspects of Russia’s past and present:language, culture, political and social life. The key issues are identity, modernity and integration in thebroader cultural context of Post-Soviet Eurasia, as well as intensive study of Russian language.
If you choose to study International Business Communication in Nijmegen you will learn to apply advanced analytical research techniques to analyse communication in organisational contexts. You will gain insights into the latest (theoretical) developments in multiple disciplines relevant to the practice of international business communication, and you will develop key competencies that will allow you to make informed decisions relating to communication management challenges and communication design in an international context.
The programme offers students from around the world high-class academic training coupled with the opportunity to improve their foreign language skills and hone their intercultural competence by selecting subject-related and geographical areas of preference.
The demand for graduates with high-level language and translation skills has never been higher and this well-structured course provides participants with a powerful combination of theoretical and practical skills which can be employed in many fields of translation or in further academic research in this ever-expanding area. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the teaching and practice of translation.
The aim of the course is to provide a specialist professional qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It is offered at either adult or school level.
Audiovisual translation is an exciting new field in translation studies. Our programme provides a broad introduction to the subject, ranging from dubbing and voice-over to surtitling and subtitling, while offering a practical focus on professionally oriented training in interlingual subtitling.
The best research Master's programme in the field of Sociology in the Netherlands uses a unique comparative approach in studying a modern society, when comparing societal issues, such as inequality, minorities and poverty, in different countries.
The International Cultural Studies (ICS) Programme covers research and teaching within the fields of culture, communication, politics, history and language.