Undergraduate Studies

Serbian Language and Literature
Students develop theoretical competences about the Serbian language standard, Serbian language and literature history, and literary theory from ancient to contemporary times. Choosing between the theoretical and methodological courses makes students create their individual study paths from the freshman year onwards, focusing on either language and literature pedagogy or general philological studies.
Objectives: The education of language specialists and professors of Serbian language and literature for the purpose of preparing them to work in all educational institutions, as well as in cultural and scientific institutions.
Outcomes: Students develop the theoretical knowledge and those practical skills that are required to work as professors of the Serbian language and literature in primary and secondary educational institutions and to carry out all extracurricular activities in schools, as well as to work in cultural, educational and other institutions (e.g., radio, television, scientific institutes, publishing houses, theatres, cultural centers and public relations departments); the most talented students are encouraged to engage in scientific and research work, which allows them to continue with their M.A. and Ph.D. studies.
Serbian Literature and Language
The program is designed for students interested in learning about Serbian literature and language from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives, providing them with knowledge on literary theory and methodological tools to undertake the literary analysis of texts from all periods of Serbian literary history. Serbian literature is studied and interpreted from the literary history perspective, and students get acquainted with the development of Serbian literary, critical and scientific thought. Language courses focus on all areas of linguistic study. Finally, pedagogy for teaching Serbian literature is offered through a number of courses specifically designed to help students develop professional competences in that area of didactics.
Objectives: A detailed exploration of history and poetics of Serbian literature, methodology for literary analysis, history of literature and language, general linguistics and theoretical considerations regarding the Serbian language standard, and didactics for teaching Serbian literature and language.
Outcomes: Students are trained to work in cultural, educational and publishing institutions; students will be able to do educational work in teaching the Serbian language and literature and in extracurricular activities in both primary and secondary educational institutions.
Serbian Literature and Language with Comparative Literature
This program is geared toward students with an interest in Serbian literature and comparative literature. In the context of international integration, this program offers theoretical and methodological tools for a comparative literary study with an emphasis on different cultures and traditions. This program includes the study of the history of and poetics in Serbian literature, with a special emphasis on comparative literary studies. In this field of study of the Serbian language, students learn about the history of Serbia, its writing system, and contemporary Serbia. The third group of courses provides students with those didactics of teaching Serbian literature and language.
Objectives: Exploring the history and poetics of Serbian literature; acquiring knowledge of general literature and South Slavonic literatures; acquiring knowledge in the areas of Historical Linguistics, General Linguistics, and the Serbian language standard.
Outcomes: Students acquire the theoretical knowledge and those practical tools needed to work in cultural, educational, and publishing fields, as well as the knowledge and those tools required for the position of a Serbian language and literature teacher in both primary and secondary educational institutions.
Language, Literature, Culture
This integrated program offers the study of a large number of foreign languages, literatures and cultures, along with library and information science, general linguistics, comparative literature and literary theory. It is designed for students of different profiles who are interested in philology in particular and the humanities in general, combining higher education and scientific research.
Objectives: To acquire theoretical knowledge in the fields of philology, linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies, library studies, library and information science, archival science, and museology; to develop critical and analytical competences and skills needed to carry out independent research in the above fields; to develop the practical know-how needed to engage in a wide range of professional activities in the above cited fields.
Outcomes: The ability to identify, define, and solve research and real-life problems in the fields of language, literature, and culture; the ability to carry out comparative analyses in different areas and on a wide range of topics; to develop communicative and theoretical competence in at least two foreign languages; to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical know-how needed to work in the areas of education, journalism, translation, library and information science and culture, as well as in all other areas that require knowledge of foreign languages, literature and culture.
The Language, Literature, Culture study program offers students a wide range of courses tailored to suit their individual academic and professional interests. For each career path, our departments offer a set of obligatory courses, as well as a number of inter-departmental courses in languages, literatures and cultures other than those chosen as a primary career path.
The Faculty of Philology as a part of the University of Belgrade is a unique higher-education institution in the field of language learning and teaching where one can learn a wide range of foreign languages. These languages include: Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Greek, Danish, English, Italian, Japanese, Catalan, Korean, Chinese, Latin, Hungarian, Macedonian, German, Norwegian, Dutch, Ottoman, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Old Church Slavonic, Turkish, Ukrainian, French, Czech, Swedish, Spanish, Romani and Sign language.
The Language, Literature, Culture study program also offers career paths in library and information science, archival science, and museology which add to the overall high quality of this academic program. These studies are also in line with the highest academic standards for acquiring knowledge and competencies needed in the contemporary professional arena where information literacy and culture are in high demand.