Courses

 

1st semester: Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Module 1:  Multilingual Baltic-Sea Europe I: Language-sociological perspectives
Course ECTS
a) Minorities and Civil Society in the Baltic Region 6
b) Multilingualism in Europe  6
Total 12

 

Module 2:  Language and Communication Skills I
Course ECTS
a.1) English Academic Writing OR a.2) Cross-Cultural Communication 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 Nordic and Baltic Socio- and Discourse Linguistics 6
b) Areal- and Contact-Linguistic Perspectives on Baltic-Sea European 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) Socio- and Discourse Linguistics
6
Total
10

 

Module 6:  Usage-based Linguistics
Course ECTS
a) Theoretical Approaches in Nordic and Baltic Linguistics 4
b) Research Colloquium 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) Baltic History of Literature and Cultural History 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 defense 30
Total 30