A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE FACULTY OF LETTERS
The Faculty of Letters operates according to Law no. 1/2011 on National Education, has been accredited since 2010 (by Government Decision no. 631/2010; its programmes were reaccredited by Government Decision no. 966/2011) and complies with the provisions of the Charter of Spiru Haret University.
The Faculty provides to its undergraduate and postgraduate students:
The Faculty of Letters operates in Bucharest, in 13 Ion Ghica Street building, owned by Spiru Haret University. It is within this building that our students attend their classes in an amphitheatre and modern course and seminar classes. The seminar classes are designed to accommodate approximately 25 undergraduate/postgraduate students, the pleasant environment creating excellent conditions for study.
The Faculty of Letters also provides the following facilities:
The Faculty of Letters provides the following graduate programmes: a programme with a double specialization in foreign languages (A - English and B - French/German/Italian/Spanish/Russian) or the classical language (Latin); another programme having Romanian as the first specialization and English or French as the second one (both full-time and low-frequency attendance programmes); last but not least, the recently introduced programme Applied Modern Languages, enrolling students starting with the university year 2017-2018. The curricula corresponding to these programmes comply with the national and European legislation on education and operate under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The curricula consist of:
- mandatory subjects
- optional subjects
- facultative subjects
The Mandatory subjects ensure that students acquire the basic knowledge, specific to the foreign languages and literatures studied. Students can choose the optional subjects, in accordance with their own interests and preferences; the optional subjects are meant to ensure that students increase their knowledge, while gaining flexibility in their studying process. The facultative subjects - such as a different foreign language or physical education - help students with their personal development and enhance their general knowledge.
The curricula are structured in a logical sequence. The backbone of all study consists of three specialized subjects which are studied throughout the six semesters of the Bologna cycle:
- linguistics /the grammar of studied languages,the literature and culture of the respective languages,
- and (in the case of modern languages) an intensive practical course aimed at improving the comprehension, conversation, writing and translation skills of modern languages.
Moreover, first year undergraduates study the fundamental subjects of philology (general linguistics, theory of literature, etc.). During the second year, there is a higher level of complexity and approach to interdisciplinary subjects (comparative literature or dialectology, in the case of the Romanian language, etc.).
Candidates for the entrance examination are admitted on the basis of an interview and the evaluation of their required admission credentials by an examination board.
The Facultaty of Letters has two M.A. programmes:
Candidates for the entrance examination are admitted on the basis of their B. A. degree, the evaluation of their required admission credentials by an examination board, and a written test aimed at assessing their linguistic knowledge and cognitive skills.
Any graduate of the programmes of the Faculty of Letters can choose a job from a wide range of opportunities, such as:
- Gymnasium or high-school teacher
- Education counsellor
- Translator and interpreter
- Foreign affairs referent
- Copy editor
- Professional reader in a publishing house/company or theatre dramaturg
- Special correspondent (at home or abroad)
- Radio correspondent
- Columnist, mass-media analyst, editor or reporter
- Secretary in an editorial staff
- Copywriter in advertisments
- Secretary in an institution / faculty
- Referent in book promotion and sales
Here are some of the specific professional competences / skills aquired by our graduates:
The Faculty of Letters within Spiru Haret University has a distinguished teaching staff - professors, associate professors, lecturers - including renowned specialists in linguistics and philology. All the members of the teaching staff have a Ph. D. degree in the fields corresonding to the subjects they teach. Some of them are affiliated with academic societies at home and abroad, with remarkable scientific results, as authors or co-authors of fundamental works of reference, books, studies, monographs, and articles published locally and abroad, and as active participants in major scientific events organized in Romania and abroad. All the tenured teachers published practical courses or specialized books which cover the whole range of subjects included in the curriculum.