Dive into the cultural stories of Greenland
The Department of Language, Literature & Media has a new curriculum for the bachelor's program, and the first students can start the program on 1 September 2024
The Department of Language, Literature & Media has a new curriculum for the bachelor's program, and the first students can start the program on 1 September 2024.
The program deals with three different subject areas: language, literature and media.
In the language section, you will learn about how Greenlandic and other languages are structured and where the Greenlandic language originates from. You will also learn about the different ways people speak and how dialects differ in Greenlandic and the other Inuit languages. At the same time, you will gain insight into how language functions in society and how different attitudes towards language are expressed. You will also learn how to analyze specific linguistic expressions in their cultural and societal context. In addition, you will also work on how to express yourself clearly and concisely in writing and speaking.
In the literature section, you will learn how fictional texts are structured. The purpose of the literature course is for you to learn to analyze literary fiction texts and gain an overview of Greenlandic literary history. During the program, you will become acquainted with different analytical approaches to fiction, and you will encounter both poetry and narratives in a variety of genres such as fairy tales, myths and legends. Based on analysis of literary texts such as poems, short stories, narratives, drama and novels, you will gain insight into the development phases of Greenlandic literature and its historical contexts. The study of literature gives you an understanding of the culture you live in and what makes it special.
Media studies gives you an overview of both Greenlandic and international media history. You will become familiar with basic media theory and learn to analyze a wide range of media products, such as films, social media, websites, advertisements, TV programs, podcasts and comics. The study of media gives you an insight into the role media plays in a cultural and societal context.
On the bachelor's program in Language, Literature & Media, you develop critical and analytical skills at an academic level. Within all three areas - language, literature and media - you will build skills in critical and analytical reading as well as an understanding of methodological approaches to the Greenlandic academic field.
The bachelor's program provides qualifications that give access to our master's program in Language, Literature & Media - or to professional employment.