Programme of the 41st Seminar
The School applies the following educational methods for the specialization of foreign Croatian Studies students: language exercise courses/seminars, theme cycles of lectures, facultative programme, cultural events and field trips. Lecturers, language exercise course and seminar teachers, as well as programme coordinators are in most part members of the Department of Croatian Studies, but also lecturers from other departments of the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as lecturers of the University of Zagreb and other Croatian universities.
Module A: Compulsory Language Exercise Courses/Seminars
Language exercise courses and seminars are organized in the form of compressed university courses. Participants are grouped into language exercise courses according to their knowledge of the Croatian language. The courses are designed to further improve certain grammatical, conversational and other skills necessary for everyday as well as expert communication in the Croatian language.
Participants who have full linguistic competence can attend seminars. They cover selected literary and comparative topics.
Each participant can participate in one compulsory language exercise course or seminar from the five listed below.
Language exercise courses:
1. Croatian for beginners (level A1)
2. Conversation I (levels A2+ B1)
3. Conversation II (level B2)
5. Seminar on contemporary Croatian literature
The beginner's language exercise course lasts 4 hours a day and other compulsory language exercise courses and seminars last 3 hours a day.
Module B: Elective Language Exercise Course/Seminar
Apart from the compulsory language exercise courses/seminars students may take up one elective course from the two offered below:
- Old Slavic and Old Croatian language (Glagolitic paleography)
- Croatian history and culture
Electives last 1 hour a day.
Module C: Lectures
Lectures are organized into two theme cycles, each containing five lectures.
The linguistic cycle of lectures titled Time in Language, which takes place in the first week of the Seminar, consists of five lectures which will discuss the following topics: the temporality in the Croatian language, the system of tenses, expressing temporal relations via case forms and case and preposition phrases, temporal relations in the complex sentence and temporal meanings and the vocabulary. The linguistic cycle will be coordinated by Professor Dr. Ivo Pranjković.
The cycle of lectures titled Writing Degree Zero will describe and interpret the poetic footings of the Croatian literature in the first decade of the 21st century and sketch out the sociocultural context in which this literature takes place. The 2000s in
Module D: Facultative Programme
The facultative programme takes place in the afternoon. It includes screenings of Croatian feature films, as well as organized sightseeing tours of the City of
Module E: Cultural Events
Apart from the location-specific lectures on Croatian cultural tradition, the School's participants will have an opportunity to meet contemporary Croatian writers as well as attend music and film nights. These events will introduce the School's participants to the recent cultural developments and inform them of Croatian literary, artistic and cultural contemporariness.
Daily schedule during the Zagreb School of Slavic Studies Seminar
|Elective language exercise course / seminar (module B)||8:00–8:45|
|Compulsory language exercise course / seminar (module A)||8:50–11:30|
|Lecture (module C)||11:45–12:45|
|Facultative programme (module D)||17:00–18:30|
|Evening programme – cultural events (module E)||21:00|
Field trips are a natural sequence of the afore-mentioned events. They are thematically conceived and are organized by expert guides. Since the School takes place in