Degree in Catalan Language and Literature

240 credits - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

Implementation year of this curriculum version

The main aim of the Degree in Catalan Language and Literature is to train professionals with a general profile to have a global knowledge of the different subjects on the curriculum, to be able to understand oral and written texts in English and to express themselves in the language both orally and in writing. In addition, the intention is for these professionals to be able to practically apply the knowledge acquired to: a) transmit information to a specialised and more general audience; b) continue their learning to a high level of independence; c) adapt to the specific sociocultural requirements, and d) perform their duties in a wide variety of professions.

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   144   30   -   6 240

Subject list by year and semester


First Year

First Semester

Oral and Written Expression Techniques*
Introduction to Literary Studies*
The Idea of Europe throughout History*
Visual Culture: Themes and Symbols in the History of Art*

Second Semester

Philosophy in the Current World*
Comprehension and Interpretation of Academic Texts in
Introduction to Latin*
Normative Language I: Texts*
Introduction to Catalan Literature*

Second Year

First Semester

Descriptive Grammar of Catalan: Phonetics and Phonology
Social History of the Catalan Language
20th-Century Catalan Literature
Theory of Literature

Second Semester

Normative Language II: Units
Origins and Interrelationship of Romance Languages
Second Foreign Language and Literature I (German) (1)
Second Foreign Language and Literature I (French) (1)
Second Foreign Language and Literature I (Portuguese) (1)
Mediaeval Catalan Literature
Comparative Literature

Third Year

First Semester

Normative Language III: Sentences
Historic Catalan Grammar
Catalan Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical Literature
Theory of Folklore
Second Foreign Language and Literature II (German) (1)
Second Foreign Language and Literature II (French) (1)
Second Foreign Language and Literature II (Portuguese) (1)

Second Semester

Descriptive Grammar of Catalan: Morphology and Lexicology
Language Variation
Catalan Literature in the Romantic and Realist Periods
Catalan Ethnopoetics
Language Planning

Fourth Year

First Semester

Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4
Elective 5


* Core Training

Second Semester

Interdisciplinary Approaches in Literature
Universal Literature and Catalan Literature: Areas of
Trends in Current Catalan Literature
Descriptive Grammar of Catalan: Syntax and Pragmatics
Final Degree Project



Core Skills

  1. Possessing and understanding knowledge in an area of study, starting from general secondary education to a level which, although supported by advanced textbooks, includes aspects that involve knowledge of the vanguard in the field of study.
  2. Knowing how to apply knowledge professionally to work or a vocation and having the skills generally demonstrated by producing and defending arguments and solving problems within the area of study.
  3. Having the ability to collect and interpret relevant data (normally within the area of study) to issue opinions that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical topics.
  4. Being able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialised and more general audience.
  5. Developing the necessary learning skills to undertake postgraduate studies to a high level of independence.

General Skills

  1. Being able to learn and work independently and in a team.
  2. Being able to organise and plan personal and team work.
  3. Being self-critical in search of quality and continuous improvement.
  4. Being able to analyse and summarise documents with different levels of complexity.
  5. Critical reasoning.
  6. Being able to apply the acquired knowledge to solve problems in the professional sphere.
  7. Being able to recognise problems and research topics, and assessing their importance.
  8. Being able to generate new ideas (creativity), and designing and managing projects.
  9. Communication and perlocutionary skills.
  10. Being able to adapt to different professional contexts, in line with the legal framework and ethical principles of professional practice.
  11. Being able to understand, speak and write in English to an intermediate level.

Specific Skills

  1. Synchronic and diachronic knowledge of Catalan in its different aspects: grammar, linguistic variation and sociolinguistic situation.
  2. Knowing the main periods, authors and works of literature in the Catalan language.
  3. Knowing the fundaments of Catalan cultural history (aesthetic movements and cultural studies).
  4. Being able to critically evaluate bibliographic information relating to Catalan language and literature.
  5. Knowing the different currents of thought in linguistics and in literary theory and criticism.
  6. Being able to interlink specific knowledge from the degree with other disciplines.
  7. Being able to undertake linguistic and cultural assessment, planning and promotion tasks.
  8. Being able to interpret and write technical reports and specialised academic documents.
  9. Being able to locate and use information relating to the discipline in documentary bibliographic resources, databases and online sources, as well as using specific computer applications.
  10. Being able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialised and more general audience.
  11. Knowing basic techniques to produce research work.
  12. Having knowledge of a second foreign language at an elementary level.