At the end of the course of Historical linguistics (Glottologia) students obtain a knowledge about the most important issues of historical linguistics, which will be useful for the study of Philology as well as the study of historical grammar of foreign languages.
Knowledge and understanding
Students will acquire knowledge and comprehension skills in the field of historical linguistics thanks to two main sources: textbooks and frontal lectures, which main aim is to deepen and show with examples the most important themes covered in the textbooks.
Applying knowledge and understanding
Students will be able to apply their knowledge and comprehension skills successfully in the study of historical grammar of foreign languages as well as teaching the history of languages.
Students will acquire evaluation skills which will allow them to express autonomous judgements on the historical grammars which they use and to integrate their presentations with personal considerations, eventually based on elements acquired during subsequent studies.
Thanks to the critical considerations made on the main points of the subject, students will be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialists and non-specialists regarding matters of historical linguistics.
Students will also obtain a cultural baggage which will allow them to continue their studies in the field of historical linguistics as well as contributing to their educational path as teachers of foreign languages.