DESCRIPTION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME (Admission year: -1)


1.

Title of the degree programme

Minor studies Bachelor`s Degree Programme (Specialization - Field of Philology)


2.

Official name of the awarding institution(s)

Language of instruction

Mykolas Romeris University

English


3.

Kind of study

Cycle of studies

Level of qualification

University studies

I cycle

VI level


4.

Mode of study and length of programme in years

Length of the degree programme in ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

Full-time study 1 year

60

1620

358

1262


5.

Study area

Field (branch) of the programme

Humanities

Philology


6.

Degree and/or qualification awarded

Bachelor of minor study field of philology


7.

Programme Director

Contact information

Prof. dr. Jolita Šliogerienė

j.sliogeriene@mruni.eu


8.

Accreditation organization

Period of reference

Not applicable

Not applicable


9.

Purpose of the programme

The purpose of the programme is to prepare specialists who: have theoretical knowledge of the structure and functioning of the English language and the culture of the country; • are able to communicate in English in work environment; • are able to ensure smooth intercultural communication in the institutions which cooperate with foreign partners


10.

Profile of the programme

Study content: discipline(s)/subject area(s)

Orientation of the programme

Distinctive features

The programme consists of the subjects of the study field. This subject group consists of two subject subgroups : 1) studies of general English 2) culture studies (Great Britain and USA Country Studies).

The programme consists of basic studies in the field of English language philology.

The applied nature of the programme makes it unique. The programme aims at preparing specialists who have both general philological education and highly developed language and communication skills. The receptive and productive language skills are developed by practical subjects which introduce students to the particularity of Modern English, forms and principles of spoken and written communication, help students to develop the ability to analyse field literature, express ideas on field subjects, develop oral and written communication and to participate actively in intercultural communication (make oral presentations, draft official documents and letters, take part in meetings, etc.).


11.

Admission requirements

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Enrolment for minor studies is carried out on the basis of competition, with education attainment, academic achievements and results of entrance examinations (if such examinations are organised) and other criteria formulated by MRU taken into consideration.

Not applicable


12.

Access to further studies

The graduates of the programme are entitled to enroll in the second cycle (Master Degree) studies at MRU or other university


13.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The acquired education provides the programme graduates with a possibility to work in the following spheres – culture, education and information institutions (culture, education and information centres, media companies, and tourism agencies), international organisations, private and public sectors which need specialists who are able to start and develop a professional dialogue between representatives of different cultures.


14.

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Individual and group work on analytical tasks

Oral examination, writing assignments (practical tasks, summaries, reviews etc.)

Group work on creativity tasks

Mind maps, situation simulation, role play etc.

Interactive study methods: work in the language laboratories, in Moodle, online

Conventional and interactive self-check tests and progress tests

Projects

Team presentations, feedback (colleagues and teacher’s assessment)

Interactive lectures

Oral examination (group, individual), didactic testing

Individual and group work problem-based tasks

Individual and team presentations, writing assignments (reviews, essays, research reports etc.)

Use of various information media in lectures and seminars; systematization of information

Drafting bibliographical list of the sources used for a presentation, writing assignment or project and explaining the reasons for their choice; achievement portfolio


15.

Generic competences

Programme learning outcomes

1.

Learning to learn competence

1.1

Ability to organise study and professional Activities autonomously, apply practical and research skills.

2.

Information management competence

2.1

Ability to work with various information sources, evaluate critically and use practically subject related and other information.

Subject specific competences

Programme learning outcomes

3.

General language competence: understanding and analysis of general language phenomena, usage of general language in intercultural communication

3.1

Fundamental knowledge about the study languages and their structure: language structural elements, their functions, usage in communication acts and research methods, language didactics.

3.2

Ability to use foreign language for general purposes in written communication.

4.

Communicative competence

4.1

Ability to collect and analyse language data and its usage for communicative purposes

4.2

Ability to use foreign language for in spoken intercultural communication.

5.

Cultural competence: understanding and analysis of cultural phenomena

5.1

Knowledge about history and culture of the countries of the study languages and their interrelations in the world context.

5.2

Ability to apply culture research methods for analysis of cultural phenomena.

5.3

Ability to collect and analyse data on culture and carry out comparative analysis of culture phenomena of different countries.


16. COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM WITH CREDITS

Code

Course units

ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

HT917B091505

Culture Studies

6

162

30

132

HT917B091506

English Language Grammar I

6

162

30

132

HT917B091503

English Language in Use I

6

162

58

104

HT917B091501

English Language Phonetics

6

162

30

132

HT917B091509

Home Reading I

6

162

30

132

HT917B091507

English Language Grammar II

6

162

34

128

HT917B091504

English Language in Use II

6

162

66

96

HT917B091502

Final Work of Minor Studies (Project or Portfolio)

6

162

12

150

HT917B091510

Home Reading II

6

162

34

128

HT917B091508

Written and Oral Communication

6

162

34

128