Courses

1st semester: Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Module 1:  Multilingual Baltic-Sea Europe I: Language-sociological perspectives

Course

ECTS

a) Mediatization of Language, Culture and Everyday Life

6

b) Multilingualism in Europe 

6

Total

12

 

Module 2:  Language and Communication Skills I

Course

ECTS

a) English Academic Writing

6

b) 1. For non-native Lithuanian-speakers: Lithuanian Language Course;

OR

b) 2. For native Lithuanian-speakers: Language Course in a Nordic or Baltic language

6

Total

12

 

Module 3: Methods of Sociolinguistics

Course

ECTS

a) Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Sociolinguistics

6

Total

6

 

2nd semester: Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Module 4:  Multilingual Baltic-Sea Europe II: Sociolinguistic perspectives

Course

ECTS

a) Current Trends in Sociolinguistics

6

b) Regional and Minority Languages

4

Total

10

 

Module 5: Language and Communication Skills II

Course

ECTS

a.1) For non-native German-speakers: German Language Course;

OR

a.2) For native German-speakers: Language Course in a Nordic or Baltic language;

4

 

b) Research Reporting

6

Total

10

 

Module 6:  Methods in Sociolinguistics II

Course

ECTS

a) Qualitative Data Analysis

4

b) Professional Project Planning

6

Total

10

 

3rd semester: University of Tartu, Estonia (Focus field I: Estonian – a language between East, North and West)

Module 7a: Multilingual Baltic-Sea Europe III.a: Language Contacts

Course

ECTS

a) Estonian in Europe

6

Total

6

 

Module 8a: Language and Communication Skills III.a

Course

ECTS

a) Estonian or other relevant languages

12

Total

12

 

Module 9a: Historical and Cultural Background III.a

Course

ECTS

a) History of Estonia 

6

b) Estonian Culture  

6

Total

12

 

3rd semester: Stockholm University, Sweden (Focus field II: Swedish and Baltic Languages)

Module 7b: Multilingual Baltic-Sea Europe III.b: Language Contact

Course

ECTS

a) Language Contacts in the Baltic area: Baltic-Finnic, Baltic-Slavic, Baltic-German

6

b) Research and Argumentation Skills

1,5

Total

7,5

 

 

Module 8b: Language and Communication Skills III.b

Course

ECTS

a.1) For non-native Swedish-speakers: Swedish Language course

OR

a.2) For native Swedish-speakers: Language course in another Nordic language

7,5

b) For all students: Language course in one of the Baltic languages

7,5

Total

15

 

Module 9b: Historical and Cultural Background III.b

Course

ECTS

a) Language Situation and Language Policy in the Baltic Countries

7,5

Total

7,5

 

4th semester: Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania or Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Module 10: Master’s thesis

Course

ECTS

M.A. thesis and thesis defence

30

Total

30

 

TOTAL: 120 ECTS