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Programme code 43222
Field of study Language and Culture Studies, Native Language Studies and Language Programmes
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Obtainable degree Bachelor of Humanities in Philology
Access to further studies Access to Master Study Programmes or Second-level Professional Higher Education Study Programmes designed for studies after the awarding of Bakalaura grāds (Bachelor`s degree)
Programme director Ojārs Lāms
Credits 120 KP or 180 ECTS
Study duration full-time
6 Semesters
Tuition fee starting Autumn semester, 2019 Tuition fee per year - 2000 EUR
Number of students accepted each year Autumn semester 2019
State -funded study places- 32
Autumn semester 2019
Study places for tuition fee - 20
Minimum number of students - 25
Start of studies Autumn 2019
Language of instruction Latvian
Aim and tasks of the study programme

The aim of the programme is to preserve national cultural values and ensure their further development by training specialists of high academic  and scientific qualifications in Latvian linguistics, Literary science, Folkloristics, Theatre history and Lithuanistics - Bachelors of Humanities who:

  • have acquired in-depth knowledge of the basic disciplines of Baltic Philology - the modern Latvian language, history of Latvian literature, Latvian folklore, the Lithuanian language and history  and theory of theatre;
  • are capable of continuing their studies in Master study programmes in humanities (in the programme of Baltic Philology, Baltic Sea region studies, Cultural and social anthropology, etc.)

Tasks of the Programme in Baltic Philology are as follows:

  • to provide basic knowledge in basic disciplines of Baltic philology - the modern Latvian language, history of Latvian literature, Latvian folklore, the Lithuanian language and history  and theory of theatre;
  • to develop skills of analytical and critical thinking as well as argumentation skills;
  • to develop the correlation between theoretical knowledge and its practical application.
Learning outcomes of the study programme

The outcome of the studies in the Programme is highly qualified specialists with Bachelor degrees who are:

  • capable of applying basic knowledge characteristic for Baltic philology with due success;
  • capable of decision-making and addressing problems in the respective field of science on the basis of knowledge and skills acquired during the study period;
  • capable of integrating knowledge and skills of the various subfields of Baltic Philology;
  • capable of developing their personalities and acquiring specialisation in studies of higher level.
Admission requirements

Secondary education


General rules (here)

 

Competition criteria for persons with an obtained secondary education on year 2004 and onwards:


CE in Latvian

CE in English or CE in French, or CE in German


Competition criteria for persons with an obtained secondary education up to year 2004 (not included) as well as persons who have obtained their secondary education abroad and persons with special needs:

   

final average grade in Latvian and Literature

final grade in English or in French, or in German

final average grade in certain subjects


Preferential claims: Latvian state Latvian and Literature Olympiad or Latvian state student scientific conference Latvian Literature Science and History or Latvian linguistics section degree 1 – 3 winners in years 2018 and 2019

Admission formulas

For persons with an obtained secondary education on year 2004 and onwards: CE in Latvian and Literature in Latvian tuition language education programmes up to year 2011 (writing (2,5 x 100 = 250) + knowledge and basic skills (2,5 x 100 = 250) + text analysis (2,5 x 100 = 250)) or CE in Latvian and Literature in minority education programmes up to year 2011 (writing (1,9 x 100 = 190) + literature (1,8 x 100 = 180) + speaking (1,9 x 100 = 190) + reading/knowledge and basic skills (1,9 x 100 = 190)) or CE in Latvian from year 2012 (knowledge and basic skills (2,5 x 100 = 250) + text understanding (2,5 x 100 = 250) + text creation (2,5 x 100 = 250)) + CE in English or CE in French, or CE in German (listening (0,5 x 100 = 50) + reading (0,5 x 100 = 50) + speaking (0,5 x 100 = 50) + language usage (0,5 x 100 = 50) + writing (0,5 x 100 = 50))


For persons with an obtained secondary education up to year 2004 (not included) as well as persons who have obtained their secondary education abroad and persons with special needs: secondary education document final average grade in Latvian and Literature (60 x 10 = 600) + secondary education document final grade in English or in French, or in German (20 x 10 = 200) + secondary education document final average grade in certain subjects (20 x 10 = 200)

Baltic Philology   120
Mandatory part   98
Mandatory part   88
Valo1866 English for Academic Studies Exam 4
Ķīmi1059 Civil protection Test 1
Filz1010 Philosophy Exam 2
SDSK4000 Humanities Research Basics and Term work Exam 4
Valo1640 Introduction to Baltic Linguistics Exam 4
LitZ1019 Basics of Literary Theory Exam 4
Valo1001 Introduction to Linguistics Exam 4
MākZ2012 The Historical Models of the Theatre and Their Transformations Exam 4
Folk1013 Latvian Folklore Exam 4
LitZ1084 History of Latvian Literature (1900–1920) Exam 4
LitZ3124 History of Latvian Literature (1920-1940) Exam 4
LitZ3129 History of Latvian Literature (1945-2000) Exam 4
LitZ2183 The history of Latvian literature form the beginnings till the end of the 19th cenury Exam 4
Vēst1135 Culture History of Latvia Exam 2
Valo1298 Latin Exam 4
Valo3115 Lithuanian Colloquial Speech Exam 4
Valo1297 Lithuanian Language I Exam 4
Valo3440 Practicum of Lithuanian Language and Culture Exam 4
Valo1811 Moodern Standard Latvian: Phonetics and Lexicology Exam 4
Valo4048 Modern Standard Latvian Morphology Exam 4
Valo3441 Modern Standard Latvian: Orthography, Interpunctuation, Culture of Language Exam 4
Valo3104 Modern Standard Latvian. Syntax Exam 4
VidZ1032 Environment protection Exam 1
LitZ1065 General Literature I (Ancient Literature) Exam 2
LitZ1081 General Literature II (Western Literature) Exam 2
LitZ3122 General Literature III (19th Century) Exam 2
LitZ4052 General Literature IV (XXth Century) Exam 2
Final examination   10
Valo4657 Bachelor's Paper Bachelor`s Thesis 10
Restricted elective courses   20
History of Latvian Literature (theory of literature and history of Latvian literature)   20
LitZ2159 Theory of Drama Exam 2
LitZ1049 Introduction to Literary Criticism Exam 2
LitZ2155 Introduction into the History of Literary Theory Exam 2
LitZ4026 History of Styles of Latvian Literature up to 1940 (Latvian Novel) Exam 2
Valo5454 Lingvodidactics of Latvian as a Second or Foreign Language Exam 2
LitZ2164 Lithuanian Literature I Exam 4
LitZ4050 Literature and museology Exam 2
LitZ1082 Project Management in the Field of Literature Exam 2
MākZ4013 Performance: Theory and Practice Exam 2
LitZ3115 Rhetoric of Fiction Exam 2
LitZ2182 Creative writing I. The Practice of poetry and poetic translation Exam 2
LitZ3117 Creative writing II. The Writing of fiction Exam 2
LitZ3031 Creative Work of Rainis Exam 2
LitZ2154 Creativity of Rūdolfs Blaumanis and its Interpretation in Latvian Culture Exam 2
LitZ4027 The Creative Work of Aleksandrs Čaks Exam 2
Lithuanic Studies   20
Valo2426 Introduction to Latvian Dialectology Exam 2
Valo2163 Introduction to Lithuanian Studies Exam 2
ValoP060 Latvian and Lithuanian Comparative Grammar Exam 2
Valo5454 Lingvodidactics of Latvian as a Second or Foreign Language Exam 2
MākZ1010 Introduction History of Culture of Lithuania Exam 2
LitZ2164 Lithuanian Literature I Exam 4
Valo4106 History of the Lithuanian Language Exam 4
LitZ1082 Project Management in the Field of Literature Exam 2
Valo3267 Contemporary Lithuanian Grammar I Exam 4
Valo4107 Contemporary Lithuanian Grammar II Exam 4
Latvian Linguistics   20
Valo2728 Latvian Dialectology Exam 2
Valo2643 Latvian Lexicography Exam 2
Valo3448 Latvian Toponymy Exam 2
Valo5454 Lingvodidactics of Latvian as a Second or Foreign Language Exam 2
Valo4251 Historical Grammar of Latvian (Phonetics) Exam 2
Valo4252 Historical Grammar of Latvian (Morphology) Exam 2
LitZ2164 Lithuanian Literature I Exam 4
LitZ1082 Project Management in the Field of Literature Exam 2
Valo3267 Contemporary Lithuanian Grammar I Exam 4
Valo1552 Mass Media Discourse Exam 2
Valo4044 Theories of Language Acquisition Exam 2
Valo4652 General Linguistics (History of Linguistics) Exam 2
Latvian Folkloristics   20
Folk2001 Baltic Mythology Exam 2
Folk2011 Analysis of the Folklore Texts Exam 2
Folk4000 Research Methods in Folklore and Ethnology Exam 2
Vēst1228 Latvian Etnography Exam 2
Folk3020 Latvian traditional music Exam 2
FolkR000 Fieldwork Internship 2
Folk3019 Lithuanian traditional culture Exam 4
Folk3009 Contemporary Latvian Folklore Exam 2
Folk3003 Ornamentics in the Context of Baltic Mythology Exam 2
MākZ1006 Music of the world's peoples I Exam 2
Folk3022 Sign language folklore Exam 2
History of Theatre (theory and history)   20
LitZ2159 Theory of Drama Exam 2
MākZ4014 Introduction to Theatre Semiotics Exam 2
MākZ4015 Russian Theatre Directing (1898 - 1940) Exam 2
LitZ3029 History of Latvian Drama prior to 1945 Exam 2
MākZ3527 History of Latvian Theatre I Exam 2
MākZ3528 History of Latvian Theatre II Exam 2
Valo5454 Lingvodidactics of Latvian as a Second or Foreign Language Exam 2
LitZ2164 Lithuanian Literature I Exam 4
LitZ1082 Project Management in the Field of Literature Exam 2
MākZ4423 The Drama and Theatre of the World: Processes and Personalities Exam 2
MākZ4013 Performance: Theory and Practice Exam 2
LitZ2154 Creativity of Rūdolfs Blaumanis and its Interpretation in Latvian Culture Exam 2
MākZ3015 The theatre criticism II Exam 2
MākZ3486 Seminar in Theatre Criticism I Exam 2
MākZ4422 Theatre Directing and the Art of the Actor Exam 2
Elective courses   2
Science sector Philology
EKI level 6
Programme practical realization

The following methods are employed in the implementation of the study process:

  • interactive;
  • heuristic;
  • reproductive;
  • research methods.

There has been an increase in the ratio of forms of students independent work - seminars, group work, likewise presentations on individual work have become regular.

      The competitiveness of students in the labour market is prompted by the aquisition of the Lithuanian language and courses focused on the practical application and consolidation of theoretical knowledge.

Rating system

The assessment system of students’ work is constituted by:

  • interim examinations - seminars, presentations, tests, reports, notes, and translations of texts, the formulation of maps, the development of card indexes; the relevance of the interim examinations in the assessment process has increased and they constitute 50 – 90 % of the final assessment depending on the specific character of the course;
  • final examinations – written, oral or mixed type examinations.

The focus of the assessment system is the final examination which is the presentation of the Bachelor`s thesis.

      At all examinations results of studies are assessed according to the 10 point scale in compliance with Cabinet Regulations on the Standard of academic education and the rules of the University of Latvia „On Organisation of the Procedure of Examinations in study courses at the University of Latvia”.

Programme price

Yearly programme costs per student correspond to the tuition fee given above.