Students are expected to attend and successfully fulfill the compulsory and optional modules of the course in order to be awarded with the degree of the Department of Italian Language and Literature. Assessment could be performed in various modes: in written or oral format, through continuous assessment or assignment(s) or even a combination of the above.
The Undergraduate Programme of Studies of the Department of Italian Language and Literature aims at: a) refining and improving the knowledge of the Italian language (classes and tuition is provided by native Italian speakers throughout the academic semester, in accordance with the Common European Framework for Languages prepared by the Council of Europe), b) training students of Italian into developing the linguistic abilities necessary to analyze language and communication in Italian with the assistance of theoretical linguistic models and tools, c) training and familiarization of students with the relevant literature from the Middle Ages to recent time, their training with the critical and exploratory reading of Italian texts, as well as, their acquaintance with the Italian art and civilization, c) preparing both theoretically and pragmatically the students to act as mediators and thus operate as natural or ordered and professional translators and interpreters.
The program aims at learning outcomes and skills that enable graduates to offer their services in the domains of education, translation, interpretation, publishing, culture and research.
The graduates of the Department of Italian Language and Literature are expected to have acquired skills in (a) teaching Italian language at state and private schools; (b) conducting scientific research in literature, art, history, culture, linguistics, didactics, semiotics, technology, translation and interpretation; (c) conducing scientific research in various scientific centers and institutes in Greece and abroad; (d) providing specialized services in translation and interpretation; and(e) acting as experts for various state services.
In addition to the basic scientific knowledge of their field, the graduates of the Department of Italian Language and Literature are expected to have acquired the ability to: (a) apply their knowledge into practice; (b) communicate in a second language; (b) work in internationally composed and orientated teams; (c) work in a multidisciplinary environment; (d) develop and execute research projects; (e) coordinate collaborating groups aiming at making the work performance more efficient; (f) solve complex problems arising at work; (g) respect and understand multiculturalism; (h) respect cultural differences and diversity and demonstrate sensitivity to issues related to intercultural convergence and gender; (i) respect the importance of protecting cultural heritage and environment, and demonstrate professional, social and ethical responsibility; (j) promote and cultivate the Italian language and literature; and (k) promote freedom of thought as well as productive and inductive reasoning.