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Programme:

Albanian Language and Literature

Study Cycle: Third Cycle (Doctoral)
Faculty: Languages, Cultures and Communications
Programme Code: N-PhDALBALL180C
Academic year: 2019 / 2020
Title: Doctor of Philology - Field: Albanian Language; Field: Albanian Literature;
ECTS: 180 (3 years) Accrediation
Decision: Decision for running of the program

The third Cycle (doctoral studies) program in Albanian Language and Literature has been designed to help students acquire knowledge that will orient them to the professions that are closely related to the field of language, culture, literature and education, as well as skills and competencies for employment in higher levels of the public and private sector.

The graduated students will be able to find jobs in different fields of social and professional life, such as:
Teaching: in language schools, in gymnasiums, in primary and secondary schools, in universities, etc.
Employment: linguists, journalists, lectors in different institutions, translators, interpreters in various different ministries and other governmental bodies, translators/interpreters in various different professional and vocational organizations and institutions, translators/interpreters in the public and private sector, translators/interpreters in international organizations, etc.

Knowledge and understanding

With this program, the candidate acquires general knowledge in many linguistic and literary fields, including both the disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. This will help them become more creative and professional in resolving the linguistic and literary problems and issues.

Applying knowledge and understanding

The corpus of knowledge for the third cycle students enables them different job opportunities that encompass a large number of different sectors of the social and professional life. The knowledge can be implemented in the educational sector, working as a teacher in secondary schools as well as an assistant in respective faculties and institutes. They can also work as researchers in the field of linguistics and folklore in different Albanological institutes. They can work as journalists in the field of literature and art, editors and lectors, as well as linguistic critics for different electronic or printed media, whereupon they can contribute to the application of literary norms. They can work as translators and interpreters of Albanian language and literature in bilingual municipalities, ministries and other governmental institutions, in courts, professional organizations, in the private and public sector, in international organizations, etc.

Making judgement

The students will be able to compose and assess curricula and syllabi in the field of languages and literature for primary and secondary schools. They will also be able to evaluate and compare different translations in various languages, assess the proofreading of different literary, linguistic and journalistic texts, etc. They will also be able to assess creations in terms of composition and content, by identifying the cultural and artistic features of those creations. They can be appointed in some professional juries connected to literature, folklore, and literature; assess linguistic researches, or decide on the best item in a competition. They can also get involved in research teams, create lists of graded readers based on level of difficulty and age, etc.

Communication skills

The students will be able to hold grammar or literature classes within the framework of the curricula in primary and secondary schools according to the planes and academic programmes for primary and secondary school.They will also be able to hold language and literature courses for foreigners and also translate scientific texts and literary works from their mother tongue to another language and vice versa. They will be able to participate in scientific discussions, seminars, and conferences in order to further develop and strengthen their knowledge and skills in different sub-fields. They will also be able to write reviews for study programs, textbooks, and works of art, poetry and novels. They can also get involved in research teams; create lists of graded readers based on level of difficulty and age, as well as become spokespeople of political parties or any other public or private institution and/or organization.

Learning skills

The acquired skills will help students represent themselves as future leaders and initiate changes in schools and/or other institutions. They may be able to be leaders in certain projects, in the field of literature and linguistics and make changes in various institutions. In order to achieve the best results, they can introduce themselves with new skills and knowledge; train the others by offering them different professional development courses including spelling, proofreading, essay writing, translation, usage of new technologies and methods in teaching, project preparation, thesis writing, etc. They can propose innovations to meet the shortcomings of the relevant institution, such as: opening of different sections of literature and language, opening of the library, the promotion of a literary and linguistic etc. They can propose new methods for learning the Albanian by level, for foreigners.They can also suggest innovations in the schools they are going to work for, such as establishing different sections in terms of Albanian Language and Literature, library, book promotions, etc.

Semester 1

  • [DLCC0101] [10 ECTS] Research Methodology
    The goal of this course is to explain the methodologies and techniques of scientific work, which mostly create many difficulties for studens. Practical exercises are desiged to help us in the way how we should utilize the library, how to write an essay, research papers and others. Within this course will be included the following topics: defining the topic, bibliography, citation rules, scientific codes, organizing work.
  • [DLCC0102] [10 ECTS] Core Issues in Teaching Language and Literature
    This course aims to familiarize PhD students with the most important chapters of applied linguistics. It examines the communicative function of language in all spheres of social practice, in terms of the usage of its results obtained in practice. Applied linguistics in the classical tasks includes the study of language, contrastive linguistics, meaning the comparison of German language with Albanian or Macedonian language, intercultural communication, translation and interpretation, professional language and terminology. Through this applied linguistics studies the professional and general communication in institutions and media etc. In addition, some topics from the field of German literature will be treated.
  • [DLCC0103] [10 ECTS] Doctoral Dissertation Writing
    This course is designed to enable students to carry out independent scientific research or writing a doctoral thesis. The course is intended to give to students the necessary knowledge, ability and confidence to successfully approach their research work. The course is therefore more collaborative than a strict lecture-based course; students are expected to discuss actively in the class.

Semester 2

  • [DLCC0104] [10 ECTS] Review and Approval of the Doctoral Dissertation Plan
    After the first semester, the student begins his activities for the development of the plan on his doctoral dissertation. Activities include the definition of literature, defining hypothetical framework, the definition of the work methodology and determination of the individual plan as well as the first public presentation. If necessary, can be held elective courses for this purpose.
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EDALL0105] Albanian Language Grammar Studies
    • [EDALL0106] Albanian Literary Studies - Prose
    • [EDLCC0103] Sociolinguistics and Language Education
    • [EDALL0108] Literary Criticism
    • [EDALL0109] Literary Theory
    • [EDALL0110] Folklore
    • [EDLCC0101] Multiculturalism
    • [EDLCC0102] International Communication
  • [10 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EDALL0105] Albanian Language Grammar Studies
    • [EDALL0106] Albanian Literary Studies - Prose
    • [EDLCC0103] Sociolinguistics and Language Education
    • [EDALL0108] Literary Criticism
    • [EDALL0109] Literary Theory
    • [EDALL0110] Folklore
    • [EDLCC0101] Multiculturalism
    • [EDLCC0102] International Communication

Semester 3/4

  • [PHD-S3-S4-01] [40 ECTS] Scientific Research Work
    In the second year (semester 3 and 4) the candidate continues with research activity by approved individual plan. Mentor provides assessment on these activities in the form of a report to the Scientific-Teaching Council of the Faculty.
  • [PHD-S3-S4-03] [20 ECTS] Publications I
    Publication of research activities under the table relevant to the media for publication. Publication activities and successes of the candidate checked before scientific audience by area and the relevance of the research.

Semester 5

  • [DLCC0105] [20 ECTS] Presentation of Research Results
    At the end of the 5th semester, after the research activities under the individual plan, overall results of this phase of the paper and the research will be presented publicly by the candidate.
  • [PHD-S5-01] [10 ECTS] Publications II
    Publication of research activities under the table relevant to the media for publication. Publication activities and successes of the candidate checked before scientific audience by area and the relevance of the research.

Semester 6

  • [ALL-PHD-THESIS] [30 ECTS] Doctoral Dissertation
    Continuing the work of doctoral dissertation. Submitted thesis (dissertation), accepted by the Scientific-Teaching Council of the Faculty and submitted to committee members and begin the procedure of public defence.
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