English and American Studies

Learningobjectivesof the study programme 

1. Toacquirelanguage skills (receptive, productive, interactive) and communication language competencies (grammatical,pragmaticand socio-linguistic) in English at level B2 - C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

2. Toacquiretheoretical knowledge and practical skills from the basic disciplines of English linguistics (phonetics and phonology, morphology,syntaxand lexicology) as a basis for further linguistic education at the master's level. 

3. As part of the study of the history and literature of Anglophone countries, toacquireknowledge about their cultural and social life in the past and present. Toacquirethe basic terminology in the field of literary theory andtoacquireskills needed in the analysis and interpretation of literary texts. To get to know literary works by English-speaking authors, to be able to evaluate them, to interpret them in a broader socio-historical context. 

4. To gain knowledge of basic concepts, movements, genres,authorsand the process of mediation in critical and cultural studies and to learn how cultural, political, social,technologicaland economic changes are reflected in converging forms of cultural production and critical thinking. 

5. To be able to critically evaluate information, to analyse and evaluate primary and secondary texts. To gain experience and skills in writing professional texts based on scientific research, in compliance with the procedural, structural and ethical rules of academic writing. 

 

Learning outcomes of the study programme 

Knowledge 

K1 the student has knowledge of the structure of the English language, s/he has a basic overview of communication, language reception andinteraction 

K2 s/he is familiar with linguistic disciplines, s/he knows the language levels of the English language system and communicationcontexts 

K3 s/he has a basic overview of the history of English-speaking countries, the theory of literature and the interpretation of literary texts, s/he is familiar with the cultural and social conditions of English-speakingcountries 

K4 s/he knows the basic spectrum of representative literary and rhetorical texts and the most commongenres 

K5 s/he has theoretical knowledge relevant for working with professional literature in the creation of academic texts, s/he is familiar with various citationstyles 

 

Skills 

S1 the studentis able tocommunicate fluently,grammaticallyand pragmatically correctly in English, s/he has mastered learningtechniques 

S2 s/he has developed linguistic skills necessary for the analysis of an English text at a given level (for instance, phonetic-phonological,morpho-syntactic, lexical) 

S3 s/he has intercultural skills as a prerequisite for critical unbiased reflection ondifferent cultures, theirhistoryand products in the context of different literary epochs andtrends 

S4 s/he can work with written scholarly and literary texts and distinguish its function (e.g.commercial-promotional,artisticand administrative) 

S5 s/he can create an original scholarly text, working with scholarly literature, using scientific research methods andproceduresand respecting the procedural and ethical rules of academicwriting 

 

Competencies 

C1 the student speaks English at the level B2-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, s/he can professionally present and defend her or his own opinions inEnglish 

C2 s/he reads, evaluates, critically interprets literary,non-literaryand scholarly texts inEnglish 

C3 s/he specifies and draws on knowledge from the history of English-speaking countries, from the theory of literature and from the interpretation of literarytexts 

C4 s/he canlocateand analyse available research resources so that s/he can competently, independently or in a team, present logical and informed arguments in written and spokenspeech 

C5 in cooperation s/he can formulate hypotheses and conclusions in the language-communication, literary-communication and cultural-socialarea 



Prospects of graduates

Graduate profile 

The graduate of the bachelor's study programme in English and American Studies will obtain a complete first level university degree in the field of philology. S/he speaks English at levels B2 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. S/he has knowledge of the English language and its laws, thewayand conditions of its functioning at all language levels. The graduateis able tospecify and draw on knowledge from the theory of literature and from the history of literature and from the interpretation of literary texts. The graduate is acquainted with the most important cultural and social realities and history of English-speaking countries. S/he knows the basic procedures, analyses and interpretations of prose, dramatic and poetic texts. S/he can be characterized by creative and flexible thinking and is able to engage in work in the arts and creative industries. S/he can present his / her own opinions in English. The graduate of the study programmeEnglish and American Studiesis able tomaintaincontact with the current development of the English language and English-speaking countries and effectively continue her/his own professional development. The graduate of the study programmeEnglish and American Studies can work, for example, as a cultural agent, cultural officer, publicadministration specialist in the field of international relations, public administration specialist in the field of culture or as a textproofreader. 

 

 

  1. The institutionindicatesthe professions for which the graduate is prepared at the time of completion and the potential of the study programme from the point of view of graduate'semployability. 

Suitable professions for graduates of the study programme according to the statistical classification of occupations (SK ISCO-08_2020): 3339001 culturalagent, 3332004 cultural and educational worker, 3359008 public administration specialist in the field of international relations, 3359021 public administrationspecialistin the field of culture, 2641007proofreader 

 

  1. Relevant external stakeholders who have provided the statement or afavorableopinion on the compliance of the acquired qualification with the sector-specific requirements for the profession.  



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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements for study programmes:

English and American Studies
English and American Studies - PHILOSOPHY (interdisciplinary study)
English and American Studies - HISTORY (interdisciplinary study)
English LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IN COMBINATION
- obtaining a complete secondary education or a complete secondary vocational education;
- commitment to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty;
- in the case of the teaching degree programme, fulfill the requirements of the second subject combination (in the case of the subjects offered by PF KU, the requirements are published on pf.ku.sk).
- successfully pass the entrance exam in the form of an oral interview, which can also take place online. The interview is conducted in English and verifies the applicant's level of knowledge about the cultural and social history and realities of English-speaking countries. The interview also identifies personal and motivational prerequisites for study. The maximum number of points is 10.
The minimum number of points for passing the entrance exam is 6 (out of 10).

The results of the entrance examination are taken into account when creating the final ranking of applicants.



Additional information

Health disadvantaged applicants may request that the form and method of the entrance examination be determined taking into account their disadvantage (a written request is sent together with the application form).

For more information visit http://ff.ku.sk admissions



Conditions for international students

Bidders are on a level playing field



Coordinator for students with specific needs

Counselling Centre, Catholic University, Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok, poradna@ku.sk



General information on the admission exam

A candidate can submit:
Be an electronic application
- via e-prihlaska.ku.sk;
- such electronic application is not printed, signed, sent to the postal address of the faculty.

OR a paper (not electronic) application
- such a paper (not electronic) application most often on the form ŠEVT is sent to the following address:
Catholic University of Ruzomberok
Faculty of Philosophy, Study Department
Hrabovská cesta 1B
034 01 Ruzomberok
Attention! If the applicant submits the application via portalvs.sk, the application must also be sent in paper form to the address of the faculty. In this case, the fee for material support of the admission procedure is 30 €. We therefore recommend using e-prihlaska.ku.sk, not portalvs.sk.

The application form should be accompanied by:
a) confirmation of payment of the fee;
b) in the case of applicants for the study programme TEACHER OF SLOVAK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE in combination, who have obtained secondary education outside the Slovak Republic and have not at the same time completed university studies of at least the first (Bachelor's) degree in the study programme Teacher of Slovak Language and Literature, also a certificate proving the level of proficiency in the Slovak language at the level of at least B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and Literature;
c) in the case of applicants for the study programme JURNALISM, the applicant may also attach two examples of the author's work (these may be either the results of journalistic work (a newspaper article, a radio piece, a television piece, etc.), or the results of the journalistic work (a newspaper article, a radio piece, a television piece, etc.) published in school, local or other media (can also be online media), or any kind of text (e.g. essays, blogs) except poetry.

The following documents must be delivered to the study department (preferably at the time of application, if possible):
a) a certified copy of the matriculation certificate;
b) in the case of applicants who received their secondary education abroad, a decision on the recognition of the foreign secondary school diploma for the purpose of studying in the Slovak Republic.
Information on the further process in the admission procedure will be sent to applicants by electronic or paper mail.

Deadline for verification of fulfilment of the admission requirements for studies: no later than 28 August 2024.

A written decision on the outcome of the admission procedure will be sent to applicants no later than 30 days after the verification of the fulfilment of the admission requirements. The written decision shall be delivered to the applicants by hand.



Form of entrance exam

oral interview



  • Apply the application for study

    06.06.2024 - 07.08.2024

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    19.08.2024 - 19.08.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
20


Additions
  • leaving certificate (paper form)
  • proof of payment of the fee (electronic form)


Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 1080 €


The fee for admission procedure
application form: 30 €
E-application form: 25 €

Billing information

Bank: State Treasury

Account: 7 000 224 399/8180

IBAN: SK70 8180 0000 0070 0022 4399

Var. symbol: 1400501

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