Period for Applications: 1–30 June 2007 and 4 – 14 September 2007
In our increasingly multicultural societies, in which the co-existence of languages and cultures leads to the construction of plural identities, it becomes imperative to consider the role played by different artistic discourses in relation to the insufficiently studied processes of identity construction and the dynamics of multiculturalism. Developed within the framework of the European Higher Education Area, and in line with programmes offered by other European universities, the MA programme Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities offers advanced study in the definition and critical analysis of the processes of the construction of ideas – including the idea of identity – and of its representations – in literature, cinema, the theatre, and other media. It is also concerned with the reception, translation, and cultural management of texts in the context of increasingly multicultural societies.
The Masters degree course Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities is a versatile course, organised in various Modules (see below) in such a way that the basic format, and the skills that can be acquired will enable the student to successfully take on the many professional opportunities available.
Type: Mixed (academic and research)
Organising University: Universitat de Barcelona
Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya (English and German Studies)
Departament de Filologia Romànica (French, Galician, Portuguese and Italian Studies)
Departament de Filologia Semítica (Arab and Islamic Studies)
Teaching period: Term (October 2007 – June 2008)
Number of credits to be obtained: 60
Maximum number of students: 80
The current programme requires candidates to have a degree in languages, literary theory, history, translation and interpretation, the humanities, philosophy, general linguistics, history of art, fine arts, communication sciences, anthropology, sociology, law, political sciences or foreign equivalents. Students who have obtained a minimum of 180 credits may be admitted.
An admissions committee, made up of representatives of the Departments, participating in the programme will assess the candidates for admission.
Main skills the course seeks to develop:
- Specialization of knowledge through the following, on the part of the student, of one of the four Itineraries proposed by the MA programme
- Initiation into advanced research, through the planning and completion of an MA dissertation
- Communication skills: clarity, precision of thought, capacity to develop and express sound arguments both orally and in writing
- Capacity to deal with information: capacity to abstract and synthesize information from a variety of sources (bibliographies, the media, etc.)
- Sensitivity in the interpretation of texts coming from different cultural
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