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Courses in English

Academic year 2021/2022

Please note that you have to be careful in which semester a course is offered.

First semester 2021/2022

Additional offer at some departments:

Department of classics

Subjects in English at University of Ljubljana. Courses can be selected only from the list of courses of the faculty/academy you were nominated to.

COURSE ECTS CONTENT PROFESSOR CONTACT

TIMETABLE

Creative Writing 1– Poetry 3

Students learn how to understand and write different poetic forms from the level of the verse rhythm (dactylic hexameter, alexandrin, iambic pentameter) over different stanzas  to complex forms, such as sonnet, sestina, ghazal etc.  The highest step in the framework of this program is the animation of students to write their own poems. This dimension depends on their personal motivation and on the study profile: 

1) practical writing skills should help the students studying exclusively Comparative Literature to deepen and widen their knowledge in literary history and theory; 
2) the intense course in different writing technics should help the students enrolling to the Creative Writing program because of their own artistic  motivation  to find their own and personal poetic voice;
3) the aim in the pedagogical profile is to learn techniques which will later help them to animate their students and pupils in schools where they will teach, and to open a creative space for beginners.

This program gives an insight into the history of poetic forms and procedures.
One of its most important goals is to encourage the students' capacity for self-reflection and critical evaluation of their own work

Prof. Boris A. Novak

To apply contact the secretary of the department: anja.mrak@ff.uni-lj.si TBA
Geography of Slovenia 8 The course is introducing students with the physical- and human geography amenities of Slovenia, their importance for landscape complex, and as well for former, present and future development of the state. Student is capable of analysing the interdependencies among physical- and human geographical components (on selected examples) and is aware of actual geographical issues of Slovenia, its landscapes/regions. Assoc. Prof. Darko Ogrin, Assoc. Prof. Irma Potočnik Slavič, Prof.  Dejan Rebernik, Asst. Prof. Blaž Repe, Assoc. Prof. Katja Vintar Mally, Asst. Prof. Dejan Cigale, Assoc. Prof. Matej Ogrin, Prof. Uroš Stepišnik To apply contact the departmental coordinator: bostjan.rogelj@ff.uni-lj.si  TBA
Slovene as Foreign Language – Lectorat 1 3 It is a course of Slovenian as a foreign language designed especially for the University of Ljubljana students and faculty members to meet their specific communicative needs  by learning the Slovenian language  systematically  in an organized setting. The course is implemented through language practice in groups of 20 students, thus encouraging active students' participation in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Teaching and learning is adapted to the level of communicative language skills of the participants, the contents reflecting the actual needs in everyday life communication as well as for study purposes. The student load corresponds to 3 ECTS credit points, including 60 hours of group work. Assoc. Prof. Nataša Pirih Svetina/to be announced later To apply contact: Letoplus@uni-lj.si and in the subject of the e-mail write Slovene for exchange students at the Faculty of Arts, as the places are limited TBA
GERMAN 1 4 Basic vocabulary: personal information, personal description, type of study, interests, family, residency, places and travel. Hour, numbers, days of the week, seasons, diet.
-Linguistic structures: present and future tense, perfect tense, adverbs of time, conjugations, nouns, articles, adjectives, pronouns, negations, declarative, imperative and interrogative sentences.
-Reading and listening comprehension of rearranged and authentic texts.
-Reading comprehension of simple professional texts.
-Oral and written expression: performing simple oral and written texts in present and past tense.
-Familiarisation with Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland: geography, history, cuisine, the country and towns, habits and customs.
-Development od intercultural competences and connecting them to chosen perspectives od Slovene history and modernity connected to German-speaking countries.
The subject is intended for beginners and students with A1 level of German language.
 
lector Viktorija Osolnik Kunc To apply contact: Viktorija.OsolnikKunc@ff.uni-lj.si TBA
History of SE Europe in the
19th century
5 The course focuses on the crucial historical processes in the history of SE Europe in the discussed period. Students are acquainted with events in economy, politics and culture, as well as changes in social structures alongside the simultaneous weakening of previously dominant powers (Ottoman empire, Austria-Hungary). Special emphasis is given to the development of modern nations and the emergence of nation-states as well as the role of  medieval  history in their newly created national histories (national myths). Asst. Prof.  Dušan Mlacović in Asst. Prof. Irena Selišnik To apply contact the departmental coordinator: ziga.zwitter@ff.uni-lj.si  TBA
Score Playing 1  3 The student learns to play of up to four-voice vocal scores, in which different clefs are used (G-, C-, F-clef). The student is familiar with the way of writing down vocal musical works in scores from the early polyphony to modern times and can perform the scores in a reduced way on keyboard instruments. With the reduction of the score and performing on an instrument, the student deepens their knowledge of musical structure of the specific work. Assistant Professor Katarina Bogunović Hočevar To apply contact the secretary of the department: vesna.venisnik@ff.uni-lj.si  TBA
Selected Topics in Chinese Culture 6 The elective course will present a compact overview of history and development of Chinese ceramics from the Paleolithic period to the end of Imperial China. Special focus will be given to Chinese export ceramics of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911) meant for Western markets and their reception abroad. Subsequent entanglement of these objects in the context of collecting histories and their role in the shaping of peoples' perceptions of China in 15th to 20th century Europe will also be explored.
 
nosilka: Assoc. Prof. Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik, izvajalka: Assist. Tina Berdajs  To apply contact the secretary of the department: jasna.bavec@ff.uni-lj.si TBA
Elective Second Slavonic Language - Bulgarian Language  3 Basic information about the Bulgarian language; the Cyrillic alphabet (peculiarities of the Bulgarian Cyrillic alphabet); Bulgarian vocabulary; the present tense, the future tense, the forms of the verb "съм/to be", the forms of past verb tenses (imperfect, aorist) and their usage, the forms of personal pronouns; the article, the numeral; the basic vocabulary and the basic linguistic structures that serve as the basis for basic communicative patterns. Reading simple texts in Bulgarian and consolidating basic communication patterns. Topics: family, work, leisure, society, environment. Milen Malakov milen.malakov@ff.uni-lj.si  
Elective Second Slavonic Language - Czech Language  3 Students will get an overview of the basics of Czech phonetics and phonology (including spelling and pronounciatian) which will be practised by reading simple Czech texts. Czech morphology starts from the most frequent cases and types of declination (substantive, adjective, pronoun) – from nominative and accusative singular and plural, genitiv and vocativ singular in winter semester, other cases in summer semester. The verb is taught in it´s present forms, in summer semester will be explained the past form. Student will get some experience in basic communicative situations like shopping, booking, post office, restaurant etc. and short introduction to the Czech culture and history. Jana Šnytova jana.snytova@ff.uni-lj.si  
Elective Second Slavonic Language - Slovak  3 Slovak in practice is dedicated to developing linguistic knowledge and skills, ie. listening comprehension and active use of the target language, expanding the ability of language understanding, oral and written expression, and learning about Slovak culture. Basic conversation topics which are included are: základné oslovenia (basic addressing), pozdravy a kontaktové situácie (greetings and contact situations), krajiny a obyvatelia (countries and residents) rodina a osobné údaje (family and personal data), kde a ako bývame (where and how we live), mestá a miesta (places and areas). Students learn about famous Slovak cities, customs and habits of people through the calendar year and getting information on current social developments in Slovakia. slovaški lektor darija.pivk@ff.uni-lj.si  
Qualitative Psychological Research 3 The student acquires basic knowledge about qualitative psychological studies: how to design such a study, collect and analyse qualitative data, and write research report. Assoc. Prof. Anja Podlesek To apply contact the departmental coordinator: renata.marcic@ff.uni-lj.si  TBA
Phenomenology and Philosophy of Religion 3 The course provides an understanding of phenomenological tenets, especially with regard to basic claims of the philosophy of religion. Students develop the ability to explicate the basic dimensions of philosophy and religiosity, their differences and similarities, with special emphasis on the philosophies of Heidegger and Nietzsche. Prof. Janko Lozar Mrevlje To apply contact the secretary of the department: renata.kalinsek@ff.uni-lj.si TBA

Second semester 2021/2022

COURSE ECTS CONTENT PROFESSOR TO APPLY CONTACT TIMETABLE
Geography of Slovenia 8 The course is introducing students with the physical- and human geography amenities of Slovenia, their importance for landscape complex, and as well for former, present and future development of the state. Student is capable of analysing the interdependencies among physical- and human geographical components (on selected examples) and is aware of actual geographical issues of Slovenia, its landscapes/regions. Assoc. Prof. Darko Ogrin, Assoc. Prof. Irma Potočnik Slavič, Prof.  Dejan Rebernik, Asst. Prof. Blaž Repe, Assoc. Prof. Katja Vintar Mally, Asst. Prof. Dejan Cigale, Assoc. Prof. Matej Ogrin, Prof. Uroš Stepišnik To apply contact the departmental coordinator: bostjan.rogelj@ff.uni-lj.si  TBA
Slovene as Foreign Language – Lectorat 1 3 It is a course of Slovenian as a foreign language designed especially for the University of Ljubljana students and faculty members to meet their specific communicative needs  by learning the Slovenian language  systematically  in an organized setting. The course is implemented through language practice in groups of 20 students, thus encouraging active students' participation in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Teaching and learning is adapted to the level of communicative language skills of the participants, the contents reflecting the actual needs in everyday life communication as well as for study purposes. The student load corresponds to 3 ECTS credit points, including 60 hours of group work. Assoc. Prof. Nataša Pirih Svetina/to be announced later To apply contact: Letoplus@uni-lj.si and in the subject of the e-mail write Slovene for exchange students at the Faculty of Arts, as the places are limited TBA
Language in Use II 3  Reading comprehension; writing abilities; listening comprehension; speaking abilities. Course material covers the following topics: showbusiness, reality shows; crime and punishment; clothes, fashion, fur; the arts; love, weddings, marriages; topical issues; topics selected by teachers and students. lector mag. Mojca Belak (nosilka in izvajalka), lector dr. Veronika Rot Gabrovec (izvajalka) Recommended level of proficiency in English: CEFR C1  To apply contact the departmental coordinator: blake.jason@guest.arnes.si TBA
Modern Greek II 4 The course Modern Greek II is organized as a practical class (in Modern Greek); the topics studied include:
-             Modern Greek vocabulary concerning topics which fall outside the scope of the most common everyday communication
-             exercises in speaking competences: conversation and short instances of speaking, using the vocabulary studied
-             reading and analysis of authentic literary and non-literary texts, written in standard Modern Greek
-             exercises in listening comprehension: understanding the general sense of  a text.
Prof. Jerneja Kavčič  To apply contact the secretary of the department: ziva.borak@ff.uni-lj.si TBA
Mathematics for Linguists 6 The student becomes familiar with basic mathematical tools employed in linguistics, especially semantics. Topics include propositional logic, predicate logic and set theory. Asst. Prof. Sašo Živanović To apply contact the secretary of the department: ana.mehle@ff.uni-lj.si TBA
Curriculum Studies  5 The student:
• gets acquainted with fundamental concepts and notions of curriculum studies and its research area
• knows the strategies of curriculum planning and reasonably uses them in his/her professional work in the field of education
• understands the interrelatedness and mutual interdependence of educational goals, processes and contents and knows the basic assumptions and limitations of particular planning strategies
• gets to know the processes of curriculum planning on different levels of school system and in different educational systems
• knows the characteristics, understands the importance of curriculum evaluation and is capable to support, prepare and conduct the evaluation processes
• critically analyses the principles of curriculum reform in Slovenia and gets acquainted with operative solutions in Slovenian school system
Assoc. Prof. Damijan Štefanc To apply contact the secretary of the department: nevenka.princes@ff.uni-lj.si TBA
Current Trends in Social and Cultural Anthropology INT (topic: Sensory Anthropology and Experimental Ethnographic Design) 3 Sensory Anthropology and Experimental Ethnographic Design
The course will challenge everyday life and mundane details in ethnographic research, taken from the perspective of continental, i.e. European ethnology and sensorial studies (incl. cultural studies). It will touchj the everyday aspects in production of art, music and science as well critically examine new materialist approaches in understanding of digital materialities and embodied memories of specific constitutive places of everyday life.Students will test and experience some methods in sensorial studies, e.g., soundwalk and senso-biographic walk.
The course consists of three parts:
-       Sensorial dimensions in studies of everyday life and memories of places
-       Ethnography as practice, art, and method – merits of Continental ethnographic techniques
-       Sensual meanings and touches of reality: from sensorial revolution to anthropology from a pragmatic point of view
The course takes a form of lectures and is supplemented with tutorial and discussions.The final course assessment includes lecture attendance, participation in discussions and final essay or report.
prof. dr. Rajko Muršič To apply contact the departmental coordinator: sarah.lunacek@ff.uni-lj.si.   TBA
Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Studies 4 The following topics are addressed:
Pre-modern and modern understanding of (homo)sexuality (homosexuality as a sin and social crime);
Scientific research into sexual desire (psychiatric and medial investigations into construction of a homosexual as a mentally ill person);
Sociological theories and homosexuality (essentialism, social constructivism, labeling theory, symbolic interactionism and homosexual identity);
Queer theory (deconstruction of identities and binaries hetero/homo, normality and heteronormativity, social construction of homosexuality and heterosexuality);
 Domestic and foreign modern gay and lesbian movement (from the politics of assimilation to the identity politics);
Homosexuality and religion;
Homosexuality/non-heterosexuality) and, consequently, how everyday life is sexualized.
The introduction to gay and lesbian studies includes the presentation and critical assessment of old and new theoretical paradigms, which address everyday life in the context of gender and sexuality.
prof. Roman Kuhar To apply contact the secretary of the department: andreja.koncan@ff.uni-lj.si TBA
Portuguese 1 INT 3 An introductory course in modern Portugese / Začetni tečaj moderne portugalščine Asst. Prof. Blažka Müller, lector dr. Mojca Medvedšek To apply contact lecturer Mojca Medvedšek: mojca.medvedsek@ff.uni-lj.si TBA

All information about the courses offered in English for Erasmus students in 2020/2021 can be found here. Please note that you have to be careful in which semester a course is offered.

Additional Offer At Some Departments

 

First semester 2020/2021

COURSE

PROFESSOR

ECTS

TO APPLY CONTACT

TIMETABLE

Creative Writing 1 - Poetry

Prof. Boris A. Novak

3

Nastja.Majeric@ff.uni-lj.si

 

Geography of Slovenia

Prof. Darko Ogrin and others

8

bostjan.rogelj@ff.uni-lj.si

Mondays 16.20-18.45 and Tuesdays 09.40-12.05, room 233 (planned to be face-to-face). Start on 26 October.

History of Southeast Europe in the 19th century

Assoc. prof. Rok Stergar

5

ziga.zwitter@ff.uni-lj.si

Face to face classes on Monday 12.15 – 15.25, room 102. Start on 19 October.

Language and Thought Prof. Sebastjan Vórós 3 renata.josipovic@ff.uni-lj.si  

Qualitative psychological research

Assoc. Prof. Anja Podlesek

3

nives.kolaric@ff.uni-lj.si

Will be held face-to-face and online.
Romanian I Lang. Instr. Ioana Carmen Jieanu, PhD 3 Ioana-Carmen.Jieanu@ff.uni-lj.si Face-to-face classes on Tuesdays, 15.30 - 17.10, room 325, and Wednesdays, 13.50 - 15.30, room 404; online classes via Zoom. Start on 5 October at 18.00 via Zoom.
Score Playing 1 Assist. Prof. Katarina Bogunović Hočevar vesna.venisnik@ff.uni-lj.si Fridays, 08.00-09.30, room 537A (planned to be face-to-face individually).

Second Slavic Language – Czech

Lang. Instr. Bojana Maltarić

3

anezka.kocalkova@ff.uni-lj.si

Thursdays, 11.20-12.45, Reading room, Tobačna 5 (planned to be face-to-face).

Selected Topics in Chinese Culture

Assist. Tina Berdajs, M.A.

6

jasna.bavec@ff.uni-lj.si

Mondays, 18.00-19.40, room 415 (planned to be face-to-face).

Slovene as Foreign Language – Lectorat 1

(For exchange students at FF only!)

Assoc. Prof. Nataša Pirih Svetina/TBA 3

Letoplus@uni-lj.si

Please, send an e-mail with subject: Slovene for exchange students at the Faculty of Arts. The places are limited! 

 

 

Second semester 2020/2021

COURSE

PROFESSOR

ECTS

TO APPLY CONTACT

Curriculum Studies

Assoc. Prof. Damijan Štefanc

5

nevenka.princes@ff.uni-lj.si

Ethnology of the Balkans

Prof. Božidar Jezernik

3

sarah.lunacek@ff.uni-lj.si

Geography of Slovenia

Prof. Darko Ogrin and others

8

bostjan.rogelj@ff.uni-lj.si

German 2

Assist. Prof. Andreja Retelj

andreja.retelj@ff.uni-lj.si 

A2 level of German required!

International migrations and diaspora

Assist. Prof. Boštjan Rogelj and Assist. doc. dr. Mojca Ilc Klun

6

bostjan.rogelj@ff.uni-lj.si

Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Studies

Prof. Roman Kuhar

4

andreja.koncan@ff.uni-lj.si

Language in Use II

Lector Mojca Belak and Lector Veronika Rot Gabrovec, PhD

3

blake.jason@guest.arnes.si 

C1 level of English required!

Mathematics for Linguists Assist. Prof. Sašo Živanović 6 ana.mehle@ff.uni-lj.si
Portuguese I

Lekt. dr. Mojca Medvedšek, 

lekt. dr. Blažka Mueller

3 manuela.volmajer@ff.uni-lj.si

Romanian I

Lang. Instr. Ioana Carmen Jieanu, PhD

3

Ioana-Carmen.Jieanu@ff.uni-lj.si

Second Slavic Language – Slovak

Lang. Instr. Darija Pivk, Lang. Instr. Eva Tibenská

3

anezka.kocalkova@ff.uni-lj.si

Slovene as Foreign Language – Lectorat 1

(For exchange students at FF only!)

Assoc. Prof. Nataša Pirih Svetina/TBA

3

Letoplus@uni-lj.si

Please, send an e-mail with subject: Slovene for exchange students at the Faculty of Arts. The places are limited!