The course aims, in A) part, to give a basic knowledge, from a linguistic and historical point of view, of Romance philology: this background is necessary for Italian Literature students and for French and Spanish language and literature students.
1) Knowledge and understanding: by the end of mod A the students will know fundamental knowledge of romance linguistic and romance literatures and will be able to read and translate simple texts; by the end of mod. B, the student will develop a more specific understanding of a romance language and will be able to read and translate autonomously texts of average difficulty
2) Applying Knowledge and understanding and judgments making: by the end of mod. A students will be able to comment upon texts read in the course and to make simple links between romance languages and literatures; by the end of mod. B, they have more specific competences in a romance language and can conceive and strenghten complex hypothesis and comment upon new texts.
3) communication skills: by the end of mod. A students will be able to express and share informations, problems and solutions in a clear manner; by the end of mod. B they will be able to communicate ideas and formulate hypothesis in a specialistic and up-to-date vocabulary
4) Learning skills: by the end of mod A students will be able to get information in basic scientific literature; by the end of mod. B they will be able to consult dictionaries and bibliographies so as to face second-level courses.