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izr. prof. dr. JUTKA RUDAŠ

HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

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B.A.
Bachelor of Arts

02 - Arts and humanities
0232 - Literature and linguistics

6 - Humanities

Text about acceptance

On the basis of Article 51 of the Law on higher education (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 119/06-UPB3) and the Measures for the accreditation of higher education institutions and study programmes (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 101/04) the Senate for accreditation with the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia at its 4th meeting on 16th November 2007, adopted or gave consent to the university BA double major study programme Hungarian Language with Literature (Decree No. 2/75-2007 dated 20th November 2007).

Advancement criteria of a study programme

Hungarian Language with Literature programme – Hungarian Language with Literature pathway (two-subject pathway) In order to progress to the second year, students must complete at least 24 ECTS credits and the number of ECTS credits envisaged by the other chosen programme. In order to progress to the third year, students must complete all first-year course units, second-year course units prescribed by the programme totalling at least 24 ECTS credits and the number of ECTS credits envisaged by the other chosen programme. Conditions for the extension of student status, progression in exceptional circumstances and conditions for repeating a year are defined by the Statutes of the University of Maribor: http://www.um.si/univerza/dokumentni-center/akti/Strani/statut_um.aspx. Hungarian Language with Literature programme – Hungarian Studies pathway (two-subject pathway) In order to progress to the second year, students must complete at least 24 ECTS credits (including two compulsory units: Modern Hungarian 1 and 2) and the number of ECTS credits envisaged by the other chosen programme. In order to progress to the third year, students must complete all first-year course units, second-year course units prescribed by the programme totalling at least 24 ECTS credits (including two compulsory units: Modern Hungarian 3 and 4) and the number of ECTS credits envisaged by the other chosen programme. Conditions for the extension of student status, progression in exceptional circumstances and conditions for repeating a year are defined by the Statutes of the University of Maribor: Document centre – UM.si.

Criteria for completing separate parts of a study programme

The first-cycle Hungarian Language with Literature programme does not contain individual content segments that can be completed singly.

Study advancement options

The knowledge acquired by graduates of the Hungarian Language with Literature programme (two-subject pathway) leaves them adequately qualified to start work on completion of the first-cycle programme or, alternatively, serves as a suitable basis for further study in a second-cycle programme.

Employment possibilities

Graduates of the first-cycle study programme Hungarian Language with Literature are employed as editors, radio and television announcers, and journalists. They can work in roles such as commentators, moderators, content editors and reporters. On the basis of official analysis of graduate employability and employment and our knowledge of graduates of the programme, we can state that all are employed at institutions where knowledge of Hungarian at native-speaker level is essential. Within the bilingual area of the country, this includes cultural institutions (of the Hungarian minority), media (at the Lendava-based Hungarian radio station MMR and the Hungarian weekly newspaper Népújság, the Hungarian television programme Hidak [Bridges] broadcast on RTV Slovenia) and companies; outside the bilingual area, it includes companies that do business with Hungary. Graduates can occupy various roles in the tourism sector, work in advertising (making use of their sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic skills), work as PR representatives (communication skills, rhetoric), compose texts for clients, advise various institutions on language policy or work as social work associate professionals or education experts.

Other obligations

- Horizontal integration: The compulsory language units in the first semester provide students with basic knowledge of Hungarian language and literature (Introduction to Hungarian Studies, Hungarian Phonetics, Culture of Oral and Written Communication in Hungarian). They are closely thematically integrated in the horizontal sense and thematically linked to compulsory language units in subsequent semesters. The two compulsory literature units (Introduction to the Study of Hungarian Literature, Selected Chapters from World Literature) include content from world literature and literary theory and in this way provide a European context and theoretical basis for content on Hungarian literary history in the second and subsequent semesters. The compulsory literature units in the second semester provide fundamental content on Hungarian literature, offer an insight into the origins of Hungarian literature and provide in-depth knowledge of early Hungarian literature (Development of Hungarian Literature up to the 19th Century, Literature of Hungarian Romanticism, Hungarian Realist Prose). The compulsory language units (Morphology of the Hungarian Language, Hungarian Orthographic Norms and Pronunciation Rules) cover the basics of the Hungarian language and are thematically closely linked. In the third semester, the compulsory language unit introduces students, from a diachronic perspective, to the history of the Hungarian language and to comparative Finno-Ugric linguistics (Selected Chapters from the History of the Hungarian Language, Syntax of the Hungarian Language and Selected Chapters from Hungarian Culture). The compulsory literature units (Hungarian Literature of the First Half of the Twentieth Century in a Comparative Context, Hungarian Literature in an Intercultural Context) cover chapters from the Hungarian literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from a European contrastive and comparative perspective. Compulsory units in the fourth semester cover modern Hungarian literature in an intercultural context (Development of Modern Hungarian Prose, Intercultural Interaction). A free elective unit gives students an insight into a related or different professional or academic area that broadens the horizons of their knowledge. In the fifth semester, students have four compulsory units (two for language and two for literature) and can choose an elective unit on lingustics. These units expand and develop students’ knowledge of Hungarian language and literature. The compulsory language and literature units are horizontally integrated. In the sixth semester students take three compulsory units (Phraseology of the Hungarian Language; Interpretation Of Works by Contemporary Hungarian Authors; and Aesthetics of Hungarian (Post)Modern Poetics), one elective unit on literature and one free elective unit. The elective unit on literature allows the student to go into greater depth on specific content within the study of Hungarian literature. Students can choose units covering stylistic, interpretive, genological, narratological and literary historical aspects of the study of Hungarian literature. - Vertical integration: The compulsory language units in the first semester provide students with basic knowledge of Hungarian language and literature and are thematically linked to compulsory language units in later semesters (e.g. Hungarian Orthographic Norms and Pronunciation Rules). The two compulsory literature units include content from world literature and literary theory and in this way provide a European context and theoretical basis for content on Hungarian literary history in subsequent semesters. The compulsory language units in the second semester present the basics of the Hungarian language, which are closely integrated with and vertically linked to the compulsory units Phonetics of the Hungarian Language in the first semester, Syntax of the Hungarian Language in the third semester, Lexicology of the Hungarian Language in the fourth semester and Phraseology of the Hungarian Language in the sixth semester. In the third semester, the compulsory language unit introduces students, from a diachronic perspective, to the history of the Hungarian language and to comparative Finno-Ugric philology (Selected Chapters from the History of the Hungarian Language) and vertically integrates with the compulsory unit in the first semester (Syntax of the Hungarian Language) and language units in subsequent semesters. The compulsory literature units (Hungarian Literature of the First Half of the Twentieth Century in a Comparative Context, Hungarian Literature in an Intercultural Context) cover chapters from the Hungarian literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from a European contrastive and comparative perspective and are vertically integrated by individual semesters with thematically rounded compulsory and elective units on literary history. Compulsory units in the fourth semester cover modern Hungarian literature in an intercultural context (Development of Modern Hungarian Prose, Intercultural Interaction) and are vertically integrated with the compulsory units in the fifth semester. The compulsory units Lexicology of the Hungarian Language and Hungarian Dialectology are vertically integrate with compulsory units from other semesters. The fifth semester includes four compulsory units: the language unit Sociolinguistics: Minority Bilingualism covers the linguistic variants of the Hungarian language and is vertically integrated with the compulsory unit in the third semester that looks at Hungarian from a diachronic perspective (Selected Chapters from the History of the Hungarian Language) and the compulsory unit in the fourth semester (Hungarian Dialectology). The two compulsory literature units (Interpretation of Selected Works of the Hungarian Modern Movement, Reception of Hungarian Literature in the Slovene Literary Space and Vice Versa) are vertically integrated with the compulsory units in the sixth semester (Aesthetics of Hungarian (Post)Modern Poetics, Interpretation of Works by Contemporary Hungarian Authors). Students can also develop their knowledge in the vertical sense by choosing elective units within the programme or free elective units from other study programmes offered by different departments.

Assesment criteria

Criteria and methods for testing and assessing student outcomes are made publicly available and are implemented in accordance with the adopted learning programme, unit syllabuses and information on the unit. The assessment system is regulated in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Maribor and the Rules on testing and assessing knowledge at the University of Maribor. Both documents are available online at: https://www.um.si/o-univerzi/dokumentno-sredisce/. Learning outcomes are defined by syllabuses. These are made publicly available and are accessible to all. They can be found in the catalogue of post-Bologna Reform programmes and units (https://aips.um.si/PredmetiBP5/main.asp) and on the Faculty of Arts website (http://ff.um.si/studenti/studijski-programi/). The method of assessment and testing is defined in each syllabus. This means that, on the basis of the published syllabus content, students can compare or check the content and levels of knowledge associated with specific skills. Academic staff encourage continuous work and continuous testing of knowledge throughout the study process, in this way enabling students to maintain a constant overview of their own progress. Students are also verbally informed about assessment criteria and methods when they begin a unit. Following analyses of pedagogical work and evaluation of the programme, appropriate amendments are made to syllabuses. Verification of whether students are successfully meeting the requirements of the programme is done through the testing and assessment of knowledge, which is the basis on which students obtain marks and credits in individual units of the programme, allowing them to progress through the programme and move on to further studies. At the same time, it provides students with feedback on the level of knowledge they have attained. Exam results are entered in an electronic register called the Academic Information Subsystem (AIPS). Results are entered by the exam administrator, who has access to the details of the students entered for the exam. After entering the marks for an individual exam, the exam administrator submits a signed exam report to the Student Affairs Office. This report is kept permanently and represents an official record of the institution. Students are informed of exam results as soon as they are entered and confirmed by the exam administrator, via their personal AIPS account, which they access using a username and password. Students have the right to ask to see their marked exam papers within 30 days of publication of the results. Students’ knowledge is tested in examinations, colloquia and other forms of testing and assessment, and awarded a positive or negative mark. Positive marks are “excellent” (10), “very good” (9 and 8), “good” (7) and “satisfactory” (6). Negative marks are all marks from 1 to 5. Units may also be assessed as “passed”/“not passed” if the syllabus envisages this. The University of Maribor uses a uniform marking scale, which can be consulted online at: https://moja.um.si/student/Strani/Pravilniki-in-predpisi.aspx. Examination timetables are published in the publicly accessible calendar for each individual academic year (http://ff.um.si/studenti/urniki/). Lists of scheduled exam dates for individual units throughout the academic year are prepared by Departments and published by the Student Affairs Office in the AIPS by no later than 15 November for the current academic year.

Main study programme objectives

Primary aims: The aim of the two-subject pathway Hungarian Language with Literature is to provide graduates with in-depth theoretical knowledge of Hungarian language and literature as defined in the compulsory units. Elective units in the two fields allow graduates to further develop their knowledge of selected language-related topics and provide them with an overview of literature ranging from early to contemporary Hungarian literature. They can combine this knowledge with a carefully chosen second subject and in this way acquire the basics of an interdisciplinary research approach during the first cycle and create fundamental starting points from which to seek new sources of knowledge in the professional field. The programme ensures that graduates are qualified to undertake high-quality professional advisory work and independent work in the fields of language and literature and prepares them for further study at a higher level. Given that the majority of graduates choose to continue their studies in a second-cycle Hungarian programme, it is important that they are adequately academically prepared for a master’s programme. The ultimate aim of the pathway is to produce graduates with a sufficiently specialised profile for professional work in the field of Hungarian language and literature while simultaneously preparing them to undertake basic interdisciplinary professional work. The aim of the proposed programme is thus to educate professionals who are capable of working independently, above all in various fields of Hungarian language, literature and culture, with graduates thus able to cover a range of roles in the media (e.g. reporter, moderator, announcer), in publishing (e.g. editor) and in tourism, and also to work in advertising (making use of their sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic and pragmatic skills) and to edit literary, professional and academic texts.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

General competences: Proficiency in research methods in linguistics and the literary sciences; the ability to critically evaluate own research achievements and those of others; the ability to accurately incorporate and combine acquired facts and knowledge into a new quality; developed communication skills for tolerant and correct expert discourse; the ability to apply the principles of autonomy and collaboration in own professional work; the ability to participate constructively in teamwork and participate in work involving different teams; the ability to apply knowledge in practice; readiness for autonomous learning and self-improvement; a capacity for lifelong learning; the ability to think analytically and synthetically; a well-developed sense for aesthetics and ethical values in the discipline; the ability to acquire specialist knowledge through studying existing theoretical models; functional application of scholarly methods; functional application in practice of work methods specific to Hungarian studies.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

Subject-specific competences: Subject-specific competences acquired through the study programme Hungarian Language with Literature – Hungarian Language with Literature pathway (two-subject pathway): - knowledge and understanding of the history and development of Hungarian language and literature; knowledge of its dialectal division and the influence of this on standard/literary Hungarian; the ability to deal with synchronic linguistic and literary phenomena from the point of view of the historical development of the language and literature; proficient understanding of morphemic and syntactic categories and knowledge of the syntactic-textual structure of the language; understanding of lexicological and phraseological relationships in the Hungarian language from the point of view of new theoretical approaches in (Hungarian) linguistics; the ability to understand the principle of how language functions as an effective system of communication; knowledge of regional and social variants of Hungarian; knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of use of a minority mother tongue; knowledge of Hungarian in contact with Slovene; the ability to employ strategies for successful learning and the creative use of language; the ability to independently keep abreast of current linguistic and literary phenomena and place them in the context of knowledge already acquired; the ability to critically analyse literary texts in an intercultural context; knowledge of early and modern currents in Hungarian literature; fundamental knowledge of cultural-historical and literary-historical processes; knowledge of contemporary Hungarian literature and the ability to evaluate it from an aesthetic point of view; the ability to engage publicly in the promotion of a higher writing and reading culture; the ability to combine the methodology of research in Hungarian studies with the methodology of another field in order to obtain new research results; mastery of literary-theoretical concepts and the ability to apply them in the interpretation of text; the ability to integrate acquired literary and linguistic knowledge in the independent interpretation of texts; the ability to plan, the ability to plan, implement, evaluate and present own research using modern audiovisual devices; the ability to respond to linguistic challenges and cultural policy challenges in the modern world. Subject-specific competences derive from the programme as a whole, which through its compulsory units provides core knowledge of the major linguistic disciplines and an insight into the literature and culture of the Hungarian language area, while elective units provide graduates with additional specialist knowledge and skills tied to Hungarian language, literature and culture.

Access requirements

The following may enrol in the academic study programme Hungarian Language with Literature – Hungarian Language with Literature pathway (two-subject) and Hungarian Studies pathway (two-subject): a) anyone who has passed the general matura (school-leaving examination), b) anyone who has passed the vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in one general matura subject; the selected subject may not be a subject already taken by the applicant as part of the vocational matura, c) anyone who completed any four-year secondary school programme before 1 June 1995. Selection criteria where places are limited: If a decision is taken to limit places, applicants referred to in points a) and c) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the general matura or school-leaving exam 60% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points; applicants from point b) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the vocational matura 40% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points, mark in one matura subject 20% of points.

Selection criteria in the event of limited enrolment

If a decision is taken to limit places, applicants from points a) and c) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the general matura or school-leaving exam 60% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points; applicants from point b) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the vocational matura 40% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points, mark in one matura subject 20% of points.

Transfer criteria between study programmes

Transfers between study programmes are possible in accordance with Articles 2 and 3 of the Criteria for Transfers between Study Programmes (UL RS, Nos 95/10, 17/11 and 14/19). Applicants who meet conditions for enrolment in the proposed programme and the conditions for transfer between programmes will be informed what year they may enrol in and what missing course units they must complete if they wish to conclude their studies under the new programme. Transfers are possible between programmes: - which guarantee the acquisition of comparable competences on completion and - between which at least half the course units under the European Credit Transfer System (E CTS) from the first programme relating to compulsory units of the second programme may be recognised under the criteria for recognising knowledge and skills acquired prior to enrolment in the programme.

Criteria for recognition of knowledge and skills, gained before the enrolment in the study programme

Under the Rules on the recognition of knowledge and skills in programmes of study at the University of Maribor (https://www.um.si/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Pravilnik-o-priznavanju-znanj-in-spretnosti-v-studijskih-programih-UM-st.-012-2019-2.pdf), knowledge, skills or competences acquired by a student through formal or non-formal learning before enrolling in the programme (“prior learning”) may be recognised in the education process. The fundamental criterion in the recognition process is the comparability of knowledge acquired elsewhere with the course units, skills and competences in the programme. Applications for the recognition of knowledge and skills acquired through various forms of formal and non-formal education before enrolling in the programme will be considered by the Faculty of Arts in accordance with regulations. The student submits an application for the recognition of knowledge and skills to the Academic Affairs Committee at the Faculty of Arts. Knowledge/skills can be recognised in full, recognised in part or not recognised. In cases where knowledge/skills are recognised in part, the student must sit a specific exam on content determined by the unit coordinator.

Criteria for completing the study

Students of the Hungarian Language with Literature programme – Hungarian Language with Literature pathway (two-subject pathway) complete the programme when they have completed all course units prescribed by the programme for both parts of the programme, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits. Students of the Hungarian Language with Literature programme – Hungarian Studies pathway (two-subject pathway) complete the programme when they have completed all course units prescribed by the programme for both parts of the programme, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits.

HUNGAROLOGY

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B.A.
Bachelor of Arts

02 - Arts and humanities
0231 - Language acquisition

6 - Humanities

Text about acceptance

On the basis of Article 51 of the Law on higher education (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 119/06-UPB3) and the Measures for the accreditation of higher education institutions and study programmes (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 101/04) the Senate for accreditation with the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia at its 4th meeting on 16th November 2007, adopted or gave consent to the university BA double major study programme Hungarian Language with Literature (Decree No. 2/75-2007 dated 20th November 2007).

Advancement criteria of a study programme

Hungarian Language with Literature programme – Hungarian Language with Literature pathway (two-subject pathway) In order to progress to the second year, students must complete at least 24 ECTS credits and the number of ECTS credits envisaged by the other chosen programme. In order to progress to the third year, students must complete all first-year course units, second-year course units prescribed by the programme totalling at least 24 ECTS credits and the number of ECTS credits envisaged by the other chosen programme. Conditions for the extension of student status, progression in exceptional circumstances and conditions for repeating a year are defined by the Statutes of the University of Maribor: http://www.um.si/univerza/dokumentni-center/akti/Strani/statut_um.aspx. Hungarian Language with Literature programme – Hungarian Studies pathway (two-subject pathway) In order to progress to the second year, students must complete at least 24 ECTS credits (including two compulsory units: Modern Hungarian 1 and 2) and the number of ECTS credits envisaged by the other chosen programme. In order to progress to the third year, students must complete all first-year course units, second-year course units prescribed by the programme totalling at least 24 ECTS credits (including two compulsory units: Modern Hungarian 3 and 4) and the number of ECTS credits envisaged by the other chosen programme. Conditions for the extension of student status, progression in exceptional circumstances and conditions for repeating a year are defined by the Statutes of the University of Maribor: Document centre – UM.si.

Criteria for completing separate parts of a study programme

The first-cycle Hungarian Language with Literature programme does not contain individual content segments that can be completed singly.

Study advancement options

Graduates have the option of continuing their education in the second-cycle (master’s) study programmes offered by the Hungarian Language and Literature Department at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Maribor. They can also opt for two-subject or single-subject pathways in other study programmes offered by the Faculty of Arts in Maribor or other higher education institutions in Slovenia or abroad, subject to the relevant application conditions.

Employment possibilities

The first-cycle Hungarian Studies programme enables graduates to acquire specific specialist competences in the Hungarian language and the literature and culture of the Hungarian language area, as well as selected general competences that qualify them to pursue various activities in both economic and non-economic sectors, above all in areas of work that envisage active cooperation with a Hungarian-speaking environment. Employment opportunities for graduates of the Hungarian Studies programme are tied above all to a high level of foreign language competence (communication in Hungarian) and in-depth knowledge of the culture of the Hungarian language area, which enables employment in all areas of economic and non-economic activity. They are qualified to communicate correctly in Hungarian in a manner appropriate to the circumstances and, thus, to occupy professional positions in public and private cultural institutions (archives, museums, libraries, societies, associations), the media, publishing, advertising and tourism and to work as public relations representatives for contacts with Hungarian-speaking environments. We do not have accurate figures on employment in the economic and non-economic sectors since this pathway is still in the process of being introduced. There is considerable demand, with employers increasingly frequently including knowledge of a foreign language among the requirements for candidates for job vacancies, where this is not only limited to knowledge of English. Candidates who are proficient in Hungarian tend to have greater employment opportunities in the Slovenian-Hungarian border region than those who are not. We should also emphasise that trends in international communication and cooperation and the principles of European language policy (mother tongue + two foreign languages) point to an improved position of Hungarian as a neighbouring language, which promises to contribute to better employment opportunities for graduates.

Other obligations

- Horizontal integration: The compulsory units in the first year provide students with basic knowledge of Hungarian Studies (Introduction to Hungarian Studies, Introduction to the Study of Hungarian Literature and Modern Hungarian 1 and 2); they are closely thematically integrated in the horizontal sense and thematically linked to compulsory language units in subsequent semesters (e.g. Modern Hungarian 3 and 4). The compulsory units in Hungarian language and cultural history (Morphology of the Hungarian Language, Development of Hungarian Literature up to the 19th Century) include content on Hungarian cultural history, of which literature is a part, in this way providing an intercultural context within the European and Eastern European space. The compulsory language unit in the second year introduces students to the lexicology and syntax of the Hungarian language (Syntax of the Hungarian Language, Lexicology of the Hungarian Language) and at the same time facilitates the functional use of the language with the help of language practicals (Modern Hungarian 3 and 4). The compulsory literature units focus on developing competences in the field of literary texts and cross-cultural/intercultural interaction (Hungarian Literature in an Intercultural Context; Intercultural Interaction). The compulsory units in the third year present special, specific chapters of language, literature and culture for the purpose of acquiring competences that prepare graduates for various jobs in the economic and non-economic sectors (Text Linguistics and Pragmatics of Hungarian, Reception of Hungarian Literature in the Slovene Literary Space and Vice Versa). Phraseology of the Hungarian Language and Interpretation of Contemporary Hungarian Authors cover special chapters on Slovene–Hungarian translation, interpretation of texts and Hungarian phraseology, where the functional use of the language is further developed through language practicals (Modern Hungarian 5 and 6). - Vertical integration: The compulsory units in the first year are thematically integrated with compulsory language, literature and cultural studies units in subsequent years. Students develop their competences and gain an insight into the basics of the study of language and cultural content. They develop their language skills through intensive language practicals. This provides them with the basics of the language and a cultural-historical basis for the content covered in subsequent years. The compulsory units in the second year are linked in terms of content to third-year units, where students acquire new knowledge and further develop the knowledge they have already acquired about language and culture in the Hungarian language area and literary sphere. The units Contemporary Hungarian 1, 2, 3 and 4, which are compulsory units in the first two years, explicitly vertically integrate the first four semesters and implicitly integrate all semesters, in that these units enable students to refine and develop their language skills throughout the course. The compulsory units in the third year explore important aspects of Hungarian language and literature, facilitating understanding of linguistic phenomena in modern Hungarian, developing competence in the use of specialised terminology and going deeper into content related to Slovene–Hungarian translation. All units are vertically integrated with compulsory units from earlier semesters. Through the elective units in this year, students broaden their knowledge and acquire new content on Hungarian language and literature that builds vertically on knowledge already acquired. The study programme also includes a deliberate effort to foster students’ personal development, where before beginning the course students are introduced to the basics of studying effectively in higher education, teamwork, specialised research and writing, and locating specialised sources in databases and other resources. Students can also deepen their knowledge in the vertical sense by choosing free elective units within the programme or from other study programmes offered by different departments.

Assesment criteria

Criteria and methods for testing and assessing student outcomes are made publicly available and are implemented in accordance with the adopted learning programme, unit syllabuses and information on the unit. The assessment system is regulated in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Maribor and the Rules on testing and assessing knowledge at the University of Maribor. Both documents are available online at: https://www.um.si/o-univerzi/dokumentno-sredisce/. Learning outcomes are defined by syllabuses. These are made publicly available and are accessible to all. They can be found in the catalogue of post-Bologna Reform programmes and units (https://aips.um.si/PredmetiBP5/main.asp) and on the Faculty of Arts website (http://ff.um.si/studenti/studijski-programi/). The method of assessment and testing is defined in each syllabus. This means that, on the basis of the published syllabus content, students can compare or check the content and levels of knowledge associated with specific skills. Academic staff encourage continuous work and continuous testing of knowledge throughout the study process, in this way enabling students to maintain a constant overview of their own progress. Students are also verbally informed about assessment criteria and methods when they begin a unit. Following analyses of pedagogical work and evaluation of the programme, appropriate amendments are made to syllabuses. Verification of whether students are successfully meeting the requirements of the programme is done through the testing and assessment of knowledge, which is the basis on which students obtain marks and credits in individual units of the programme, allowing them to progress through the programme and move on to further studies. At the same time, it provides students with feedback on the level of knowledge they have attained. Exam results are entered in an electronic register called the Academic Information Subsystem (AIPS). Results are entered by the exam administrator, who has access to the details of the students entered for the exam. After entering the marks for an individual exam, the exam administrator submits a signed exam report to the Student Affairs Office. This report is kept permanently and represents an official record of the institution. Students are informed of exam results as soon as they are entered and confirmed by the exam administrator, via their personal AIPS account, which they access using a username and password. Students have the right to ask to see their marked exam papers within 30 days of publication of the results. Students’ knowledge is tested in examinations, colloquia and other forms of testing and assessment, and awarded a positive or negative mark. Positive marks are “excellent” (10), “very good” (9 and 8), “good” (7) and “satisfactory” (6). Negative marks are all marks from 1 to 5. Units may also be assessed as “passed”/“not passed” if the syllabus envisages this. The University of Maribor uses a uniform marking scale, which can be consulted online at: https://moja.um.si/student/Strani/Pravilniki-in-predpisi.aspx. Examination timetables are published in the publicly accessible calendar for each individual academic year (http://ff.um.si/studenti/urniki/). Lists of scheduled exam dates for individual units throughout the academic year are prepared by Departments and published by the Student Affairs Office in the AIPS by no later than 15 November for the current academic year.

Main study programme objectives

Primary aims: The aim of the two-subject pathway in Hungarian Studies is to provide graduates with core and specialised knowledge of the Hungarian language and the literature and culture of the Hungarian language area. Graduates are able to work in a professionally appropriate, effective, independent and collaborative manner in practical areas that require a high level of foreign language proficiency (in Hungarian) (Level B2+ in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). They are trained in the effective and flexible use of Hungarian for professional and business purposes and are able to express their own professional positions in spoken and written texts in a well-argued, tolerant and linguistically cultivated manner (as composers of texts for clients and advisers in bilingual agencies, companies, institutions and institutes, or as public relations officers in institutions in the social and economic sectors (communication skills, rhetoric, etc.)). Graduates acquire the knowledge and skills needed to find and use new sources of knowledge, develop and enhance communication competences and other professional competences necessary for field-specific and interdisciplinary professional work on a lifelong basis, and develop professional critical thinking and self-criticism, responsibility, initiative and independence in professional work and social activities.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

General competences: A capacity for analytical and synthetic thinking and critical or self-critical judgement; linguistic, information and media literacy in Hungarian; the capacity and skills to express their own professional viewpoints appropriately in terms of content and language; knowledge of basic methods in the field of linguistic and literary studies; knowledge and understanding of the fundamental areas of the system of Hungarian language, literature and culture; mastery of linguistic, social and intercultural skills for communication in a foreign language (Hungarian); the ability to autonomously expand and deepen their own foreign language abilities; the capacity and skills for lifelong learning in fields of Hungarian language and literature and interlingual communication; the ability to apply acquired knowledge in practice; the capacity and skills for autonomous and collaborative professional activity.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

Subject-specific competences: Mastery of the essential elements of the system of the modern Hungarian language; the ability to use a foreign language (Hungarian) effectively and flexibly; the ability to recognise different forms and varieties of Hungarian and the effect of non-linguistic factors on language use; knowledge and understanding of the linguistic history of the Hungarian language area; knowledge of and proficiency in the basic concepts and principles of language; familiarity with and proficient use of language reference materials (grammars, dictionaries, corpora); knowledge and understanding of the literary history of the Hungarian language area from the twelfth century to the present day; the ability to identify Hungarian–Slovene linguistic and literary contacts and understand their occurrence or reception; the ability to identify forms of interaction between culture and media and other social systems; the ability to identify the reciprocal effects of literary production and reception and their embeddedness in broader social currents. Subject-specific competences derive from the programme as a whole, which through its compulsory units provides core knowledge of the major linguistic disciplines and an insight into the literature and culture of the Hungarian language area, while elective units provide graduates with additional specialist knowledge and skills tied to Hungarian language, literature and culture.

Access requirements

The following may enrol in the academic study programme Hungarian Language with Literature – Hungarian Language with Literature pathway (two-subject) and Hungarian Studies pathway (two-subject): a) anyone who has passed the general matura (school-leaving examination), b) anyone who has passed the vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in one general matura subject; the selected subject may not be a subject already taken by the applicant as part of the vocational matura, c) anyone who completed any four-year secondary school programme before 1 June 1995. Selection criteria where places are limited: If a decision is taken to limit places, applicants referred to in points a) and c) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the general matura or school-leaving exam 60% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points; applicants from point b) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the vocational matura 40% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points, mark in one matura subject 20% of points.

Selection criteria in the event of limited enrolment

If a decision is taken to limit places, applicants from points a) and c) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the general matura or school-leaving exam 60% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points; applicants from point b) will be selected on the basis of: overall mark in the vocational matura 40% of points, overall marks in the third and fourth years 40% of points, mark in one matura subject 20% of points.

Transfer criteria between study programmes

Transfers between study programmes are possible in accordance with Articles 2 and 3 of the Criteria for Transfers between Study Programmes (UL RS, Nos 95/10, 17/11 and 14/19). Applicants who meet conditions for enrolment in the proposed programme and the conditions for transfer between programmes will be informed what year they may enrol in and what missing course units they must complete if they wish to conclude their studies under the new programme. Transfers are possible between programmes: - which guarantee the acquisition of comparable competences on completion and - between which at least half the course units under the European Credit Transfer System (E CTS) from the first programme relating to compulsory units of the second programme may be recognised under the criteria for recognising knowledge and skills acquired prior to enrolment in the programme.

Criteria for recognition of knowledge and skills, gained before the enrolment in the study programme

Under the Rules on the recognition of knowledge and skills in programmes of study at the University of Maribor (https://www.um.si/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Pravilnik-o-priznavanju-znanj-in-spretnosti-v-studijskih-programih-UM-st.-012-2019-2.pdf), knowledge, skills or competences acquired by a student through formal or non-formal learning before enrolling in the programme (“prior learning”) may be recognised in the education process. The fundamental criterion in the recognition process is the comparability of knowledge acquired elsewhere with the course units, skills and competences in the programme. Applications for the recognition of knowledge and skills acquired through various forms of formal and non-formal education before enrolling in the programme will be considered by the Faculty of Arts in accordance with regulations. The student submits an application for the recognition of knowledge and skills to the Academic Affairs Committee at the Faculty of Arts. Knowledge/skills can be recognised in full, recognised in part or not recognised. In cases where knowledge/skills are recognised in part, the student must sit a specific exam on content determined by the unit coordinator.

Criteria for completing the study

Students of the Hungarian Language with Literature programme – Hungarian Language with Literature pathway (two-subject pathway) complete the programme when they have completed all course units prescribed by the programme for both parts of the programme, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits. Students of the Hungarian Language with Literature programme – Hungarian Studies pathway (two-subject pathway) complete the programme when they have completed all course units prescribed by the programme for both parts of the programme, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits.