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Overview

German Language programme is designed with a rigorous grounding in the mechanics of the German language. The curricula provide all Universum students with a series of courses as well as Academic Writing courses. Additionally, the proposed program offers degree-specific curricula that will provide German BA students with a range of career paths to explore. It will do this without funneling students into particular “streams”: coursework includes a menu of options including: pedagogy, journalism, German literature, and linguistics. The degree program thus offers a general approach to the pursuit of studies in German, and provides students with a broad exposure to employment options that they can explore over the course of their studies.  The general aims of the  Programme are as follows:

  • Express ideas, opinions, and arguments in clear, grammatically sound spoken German.
  • Paraphrase, analyze, and critique scholarly writing.
  • Approach written discourse with keen critical thinking skills.
  • Critically analyze and explain linguistic terminology as it applies to Albanian and German languages.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences in German.
  • Apply analytical skill in writing and research projects
  • Practice different teaching methodologies in order to apply his/her knowledge
Semester I     
Nr.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MGLI-136186
2MIntroduction to Linguistics: German Phonetics and Phonology36186
3MAcademic Writing – German Language36186
4MIntroduction to German Literature, Part I: Morality and Mind36186
5EGFL (Intermediate to Advanced)*36186
6EGerman Literature: Romanticism & Realisms36186
7EIntroduction to German I36186
Semester II
Nr.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MGLI-236186
2MIntroduction to German Language Linguistics36186
3MInroduction to Translation and Interpretation36186
4MIntroduction to German Literature, Part II36186
5EResearch Methodology36186
6EIntroduction to German II36186
7EDiscourse Analysis36186
Semester III
Nr.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MGLI-336186
2MGerman Language Syntax36186
3MIntroduction to Journalism36186
4MThe Practice of Translation36186
5EGFL (Intermediate to Advanced)36186
6EGerman Romance & Realisms36186
7EFilm Translation Workshop36186
8EIntroduction to German III36186
Semester IV
Nr.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MGLI-436186
2MGerman Language Lexicology36186
3MIntercultural Understanding: Policy and Practice36186
4MInternship and Career Orientation36188
5EA Survey of German-language Poetry: Epic to Free Verse36186
6ETranslation for Administration and Business36186
7ELiterary Translation: Problems and Possibilities36186
8EIntroduction to German IV36186
Semester V
Nr.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MGLI-536186
2MGerman Language Morphology36186
3MPresentations and Public Speaking36186
4MTranslation of Public Sector Workshop36186
5ETragic Concerns: Reading and Romans24124
6EGrant and Proposal Writing36186
7EIntroduction to German V36186
Semester VI
Nr.M/ESubjectsLEECTS
1MThesis10
2MMUGS: An Overview for GFL Writers36186
3ETranslation for Artistic Works36186
4EWeb-based Journalism36186
5ECommunity Service Writing36186
6ELiterary Translation: Problems and Possibilities36186
7EIntroduction to German V36186
8EGerman for Specific Purposes36186

The employment barometer (2010, published on our website www.universum-ks.org) shows that currently one of the primary expertise for employment is the knowledge and professional use of English and German. A study conducted by the Career Office at our College (2013), confirms the belief that most employers value expertise in the Englishand German language as a necessary prerequisite for hire. Therefore, Universum proposes a program, which suits contemporary employment in English and German language workplaces: knowledge and expertise of the subjects in fluent spoken and written English and German. After the three-year trajectory, we expect our students to be able to be able to perform tasks in various job opportunities that require to:

  • Conduct administrative work to the international plans and projects;
  • Contribute in administrative posts, articles, publications;
  • Be able to analyze media reports, publications and information both written and spoken;
  • Conduct Public Relations activities and illustrations;
  • Engage in oral and written translations in gatherings and occasions;
  • Be able to asses English proficiency in both written and spoken;

The normal minimum entry requirements for a candidate to be eligible for admission to the College’s courses are set out in the General Entry Requirements contained in the Prospectus. However, the absolute minimum criteria for a student to be admitted to this academic program, is that all students are expected to have successfully completed high school and have passed the national test (matura). In addition, in order to be enrolled in our program, all applicants are required to bring the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Diploma and secondary school certificate
  • Legalized documents issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo for all those who have completed their education outside of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Completing the application procedures at Universum College
  • The contract of the study program if they meet eligibility criteria

Dual Studies

Dual studies are programs that combine academic studies with professional training or practical experience in a company and enable easier entry into the labor market.
Universum College offers dual studies, where students are offered full study funding, internships over three years and guaranteed employment in these companies in the departments of: Computer Science, Business and Management, German Language and Integrated Design.
So far Universum College offers dual studies with these companies:

  • Vision Agency
  • Fox Group
  • Albina Dyla Company

Universum College has often been targeted by different institutions to form partnerships and professional collaborations aiming to contribute to the economy and development of sectors Hence, Universum College actively seeks qualitative and prestigious partners to launch and implement projects that foster positive changes, contribute to the development of society and enhance the skills and knowledge of young generations. Dual studies program enables students at Universcum College to pursue academic degree studies while working in a company/institution of their relevant filed. This enables students to obtain both academic degrees and professional experience. A recent dual study program was launched with Vision Agency.

Vision agency, a growing company operating in IT field offers a variety of services both nationally and internationally. Having, prosperous partners in Switzerland and Germany, Vision Agency is the leading company in Kosovo which exports services and products to Western Europe and beyond. Consequently, Vision agency is ranked amongst the most prestigious employers which offers above the standard conditions and salary to the youth of Kosovo.

Universum College has redesigned its curricula according to the needs and demand of the local and global market. Universum College updated its curricula by bringing more innovative, practical as well as entrepreneurial subjects. Curricula is designed in cooperation with experts of the respective fields and Vision Agency. Now courses offered Universum College directly equip students with necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to work for coherent companies such is Vision Agency.

As a final stage of our partnership, Universum College has introduced a scholarship program. In this program Vision Agency finances 20 youngsters’ education at Universum College. These scholarship winners, sign contracts with Universum College and Vision Agency. Contract requires 20 hours per week volunteering at Vision agency throughout the studies at Universum College. Upon the completion of studies, students sign 2-year regular employment contract at Vision Agency.

Shortly, Universum College will launch other dual study programs with respective local and international companies.

Bachelor study programs offered at Universum College last for three years (3 years) and consist of 180 ECTS credits or 60 ECTS credits per year. The bachelor’s degree in bachelor studies is Bachelor of Arts (BA).