We recommend the Dutch Studies Minor Programme to students who
- would like to know more about the culture of the Low Countries (the Netherlands and Flanders) in addition to their other BA subjects.
- Would like to learn the Dutch language at a high level.
- Would like to work as a teacher and in addition to their MA Major they want to take the Minor course in Dutch Studies.
Description of the Programme
The Dutch Studies Minor Programme has its major characteristics in common with the Major Programme. However, the theoretical and scientific parts are less extensive as in the Major Programme. One of the aims of the Dutch Studies Minor Programme is to enhance the student's knowledge of the Dutch language so that it can also be used in their major subject (e.g. by reading professional literature, using a scholarships, doing research in one's own field in Dutch).
The other aim is to learn basic cultural knowledge, and to prepare the student for the MA programme. Because the Minor cannot provide the same level of education as the Major subject, the Minor students must plan their own education, if they wish to continue in the MA subject.
The third objective of the Minor course is to give, in addition to the student's main course, a suitable Dutch language and (inter-)cultural knowledge that the student can use in the Hungarian or European labour market.
The registration period for the Minor subject of Dutch Studies:
a/ is released annually by the Department (around May-June). Please pay attention to the information board at the department.
b/ Date indicated in the study division.
Registering for the Minor subject of Dutch:
1. describe the reason for application in an e-mail (e-mail address below) or in person at the office of Janina Vesztergom
2. Send a motivation letter in A4 format by e-mail or in person.
3. Application via e-mail to Eszter Simonfi (simonfi.eszter[APENSTARTJE]@btk.elte.hu)
For more information: Eszter Simonfi (simonfi.eszter[APENSTARTJE]@btk.elte.hu)
Dutch Studies at Eötvös University have been founded in the sixties. The Department of Dutch Studies (earlier called "Center for Netherlandic Studies") exists since 1992 and it belongs the Institute for Germanic Studies at Eötvös University The initial accent on language acquisition and linguistics changed and by now it is a subject with a full-fledged programme like any other modern philology. The chief assignment of the Department of Dutch Studies is to teach and research Dutch language, literature and culture. It embraces the language, literature and culture of two countries: the Netherlands and Flemish Belgium. Dutch Studies take five years, at the end of which students are expected to write a thesis and take their final exam.
Our Teachers' training program was also accredited in 2015.
The staff of the department is doing research work as well. Dr. Erzsébet Mollay does research work on the theoretical aspects of lexicography. Dr. Judit Gera is doing comparative research in the field of Dutch art and literature. She is also engaged in cultural analysis. Dr. Krisztina Törő's special research field is the Belgian literature of immigration. Dr. Orsolya Réthelyi has written her dissertation on Mary of Hungary (1505-1558) and the queen’s court. She is presently working on the relation and literary production of the court and the towns in the early modern period. Dr. Orsolya Varga is doing research in comparative history of translations. Drs. Roland Nagy is writing his thesis on Dutch phonetics.
Dutch literature is by now a course in the program of the PhD school for Literature at Eötvös University. The Department of Dutch Studies has got PhD students both in he field of modern literature and linguistics.
|General Course Catalogue Dutch Studies Ba Programme from 2017|
|Code (BBN-)||Course Title||Term||Type||Lessons/week||ECTS||Prerequisite|
|NED11-101||Language practice 1.||1||Sem||8||7|
|NED11-102||Language practice 2.||2||Sem||8||7||NED11-101|
|NED17-141||Cultural history of the Low Countries||1||Lect||2||4|
|NED17-142||Academic skills 1.||2||Lect||2||4||NED11-101|
|NED-001||First proficiency examination||2||Exam||0||0||(NED11-102; NED11-302)|
|NED15-201||Language practice 3.||3||Sem||6||7||NED-001|
|NED15-202||Language practice 4.||4||Sem||6||7||NED15-201|
|NED15-203||Language practice 5.||5||Sem||3||5||NED15-202|
|NED-301||Basic Dutch grammar 1.||1||Sem||2||4|
|NED11-302||Basic Dutch grammar 2.||2||Sem||2||4||(NED-301)|
|NED15-311||Modern Dutch grammar and phonology||3||Lect||2||5||NED-001|
|NED17-312||Introduction to Dutch linguistics||4||Lect||2||5||NED-001, (NED15-311)|
|NED17-401||Modern Dutch literature (lecture)||3||Lect||2||5||NED-001, (NED17-142), =NED17-402|
|NED17-402||Modern Dutch literature (seminar)||3||Sem||2||5||=NED17-401|
|NED17-411||Old Dutch literature (lecture)||4||Lect||2||5||NED17-142, =NED17-412|
|NED17-412||Old Dutch literature (seminar)||4||Sem||2||5||=NED17-411|
|NED17-501||Academic skills 2.||3||Sem||2||3||NED-001, NED17-142|
|NED17-502||Cultural and media studies 1.||4||Lect||2||3||NED15-201|
|NED17-503||Reading list for thesis||5||Lecton||2||4||NED15-202|
|NED17-601||Cultural and media studies 2.||5||Lect||2||5||NED15-202|
|NED17-602||Language practice 6.||6||Sem||3||4||NED15-203|
|NED15-701||Dictionary and vocabulary pracitce||3||Sem||2||5||NED-001|
|NED15-712||Comparative cultural studies||5||Sem||2||5||(NED15-202)|
|NED-720||Workshop: current issues in Dutch studies||5||Sem||2||5||(NED15-202)|
|NED15-731||Specialisation course 1.||5-6||Sem||2||5||(NED15-202)|
|NED15-741||Specialisation course 2.||5-6||Sem||2||5||(NED15-202)|
|NED17-751||Specialisation course 3.||5-6||Sem||2||5||(NED15-202)|
|NED17-761||Specialisation course 4.||5-6||Sem||2||5||(NED15-202)|
|NED17-SZD||Thsis writing||6||Indiv. Work||0||4||(NED17-603)|