The Undergraduate Studies Programme of the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting (DFLTI) distinguishes between theoretical lectures and practical courses as well as between compulsory and elective courses.
The philosophy of the DFLTI Undergraduate Programme is based on the common assumption that academic teaching does not aim to provide a pre-constructed set of knowledge. It is rather a process the aim of which is to help students develop critical thinking and combine procedural with declarative knowledge.
Wide range of courses
The courses offered cover a wide range of thematic fields. At the same time, the students can shape their own curriculum choosing which courses they want to follow each semester.
The courses offered by the Programme are distinguished in:
- Lectures: their aim is to provide the theoretical background required by a professional translator or interpreter.
- Practical courses: translation and interpreting courses aiming at familiarizing the students with the particularities and the demands of professional translation or interpreting.
- Third language courses: Spanish, Italian, and Turkish language courses that do not award any ECTS credits. They are offered for any students who want to learn a new foreign language.
- Seminars: they do not award any ECTS credits and are offered to students who want to enhance their knowledge in specific scientific subjects.