CLE - Master Erasmus Mundus en Culture Litteraires Europeennes

4 - Quality education; Teaching Projects; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020

The program seeks to create high quality scholars in the context of a Masters Degree/Laurea Magistrale “Erasmus Mundus in Literary European Cultures” (C.L.E.), organized in two academic years among five universities: Bologna (Italy, coordinating university), Strasbourg and Mulhouse (France), Thessaloniki (Greece), and Dakar (Senegal). The University of Sciences and Humanities of Moscow (Russia) and the University of Alberta (Canada) are associate partners at this point. Constant collaboration with the business world guarantees a focused training process: publishing houses (Odoya - Italy; Orizon Publishing - France), national institutions (Archives and Literary Museums - Italy; Archeological Museums - Greece); commercial enterprises (the Moreno Housing Group - Italy) and various associations (The Gide Foundation - France; Hamelin Association - Italy) collaborate with the universities to propose theoretic training and its eventual implementation. The CLE program is characterized by a) a joint research program with validation for both formal and informal learning (120 credits); b) mandatory trans-national mobility, with validation of all activities and an international diploma, presented by the universities of the consortium; c) top quality multi-disciplinary formation in literature, art history, philosophy, history, informatics, and specific seminars related to the business world; d) the knowledge of at least three European languages (from among French, English, Italian and Greek). The students are prepared through seminars on identity and memory, while living and working together as a group through theatrical performances, writing exercises and cultural field trips. They are furthermore led to respect others through group meals in which the traditions of the varying countries represented by the students themselves are brought to the fore. Thus they are better prepared for international competition with their knowledge and capability of interacting across nationalities. The program is designed for both European and extra-European students who have a) already completed a high school degree (180 credits) that gives access to college; b) acquired a university degree and c) have taken courses from among the following disciplines: literature, languages (expression techniques, linguistics and language sciences, philology), history, or art history. The knowledge of English (at a minimum level of B1) is mandatory, as is the knowledge of the language of the first consortium university in which the student plans to study during the first year of the program (at a minimum level of B1).