PPGCL attends to undergraduates from Language, Literature, Film, and Social Communication degrees. Moreover, considering the multidisciplinary dimension of the concentration area, PPGCL receives students from a variety of other areas who show an interest in textual, discursive and cultural objects.
The alumni profile is centered on the competences as researcher and professor in Arts area. This profile must result of the student’s participation in academic activities: classes and seminars on specific subjects, theoretical and practical researches, research groups, academic meetings, teaching internship, etc.
The alumni profile is centered on the competences for teaching and research in the grater field of Arts. This profile results from the student’s participation in academic activities: classes and seminars on specific subjects, theoretical and practical researches, research groups, academic meetings, teaching internship, etc.
The competences developed by the Master’s and PhD degree in Language Sciences reflect three aspects: theoretical, practical, and ethical.
The theoretical aspect aims to complement, update and improve the student’s theoretical knowledge, thus enabling students to:
a) To proceed his/her own analysis and synthesis of the theoretical reflection;
b) To observe the language critically, as a multifaceted phenomenon and liable of multiple approaches: cognitive, social, interactional, historical, cultural, political, and ideological;
c) To problematize critically the theoretical perspectives applied to the investigations in language;
d) To advance the area’s conceptual and theoretical context, producing and socializing knowledge.
The practical aspect aims to the research and teaching activities, unleashing actions that enable the student to dominate:
a) form their own analysis and synthesis of theories;
b) critically approach language as a multifaceted phenomenon and liable to multiple approaches: cognitive, social, interactional, historical, cultural, political, and ideological;
c) critically problematize theoretical perspectives;
d) advance the area’s conceptual and theoretical context, producing and socializing knowledge.
The practical aspect relates to research and teaching activities which aim to enable students to master:
a) The theories, methods, and techniques related to the research activity;
b) academic writing;
c) proficient and critical reading;
d) The practice of reflexive teaching (because the activities are proposed, executed, and evaluated constantly).
The ethical aspect aims to question the influence of research and teaching activities in society. This nucleus is not developed by activities properly, but by themes: the evaluation on the ethical precautions involved in research and teaching procedures, the issues about freedom, non-retrenchment, clarity and responsibility in this process, among other aspects.
The achievement of this profile involves the commitment with the triple function of teaching, research, and extension demande by Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina – UNISUL. Regarding to teaching PPGCL seeks to help students to: (critically) master the knowledge in the specific area of research, develop autonomy, and to commit with their professional practice. Concerning research, activities of investigation are permanently generated and stimulated, supported by theoretical knowledge articulated with the methods in Language Sciences. As for extension, PPGCL systematically promotes activities that enable students to bring knowledge generated in the University to the external community, aiming to stimulate the conscious role of an innovative agent, comprehending the results of the researches as social and public assets.