The course aims at providing students with conceptual, methodological and cultural basics, which are necessary to analyse and intepret Germanic linguisitic and literary traditions, including subject areas like historical-linguistics, paleography, codicology, textual criticism, history and culture related to the discipline.

The course aims also at providing students with an understanding of the main multidisciplinary aspects as well as at fostering the acquisition of the correct and appropriate vocabulary for this specific purpose.

Students will be enabled to gain knowledge about the main interdisciplinary aspects connected to Germanic Philology (historical linguistics, textual criticism, book history and Germanic antiquities).