Topic outline

  • General

    The Romanian culture and civilization course is a master course and takes place mainly in the form of lectures based on topics of history, geography, ethnography and folklore, literature, art, current affairs, economics, industry, tourism which concerns current issues of young people. As the aim is for students to access a correct knowledge of the realities and characteristics of Romania, the Romanian culture and civilization course also has an interactive side.

  • Ist WEEK

    Introductory course. General information about Romania - geographical view (location on the continent, neighbors, relief, climate, waters, vegetation and fauna, population, historical-geographical regions and major cities, current administrative-territorial organization, tourism).

  • IInd WEEK

    Romanian language, Romance language: the formation of the Romanian people and language; Latin elements in vocabulary, phonetics, morpho-syntax; Thracian-Dacian elements; the old influences (Slavic, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian) and new (French, Italian, German, English) exerted on the Romanian language; the dialects of the Romanian language. The Romanian language alphabet. Useful phrases in Romanian. Romanian words of Turkish origin.

  • IIIrd WEEK

    Elements of Romanian history. Romania in its historical development (formation of feudal states: Moldova, Transylvania, Wallachia; the 1600 moment; formation of the modern Romanian state: 1859 – the Union of principalities; 1877 - the independence; 1918 – the formation of Great Romania; interwar period). Romania’s participation in the two world wars. Romania during the communist period; The moment of December 1989; The current period.

  • IVth WEEK

    Modern art. The Romanian cinematography (Romanian director: Corneliu Porumboiu – A fost sau n-a fost).

  • Vth WEEK

    Culture and art. The values of prehistoric and Daco-Roman art in the region where Romania is located. Artistic traces of migration from the first half of the first millennium (Pietroasa Treasure, Roman Mosaic Building from Constanța, Murfatlar Caves, Tropaeum Traiani Adamclisi, etc.)

  • VIth WEEK

    Romanian literature. The ballad Miorița.

  • VIIth WEEK

    Romanian literature. Classics of the Romanian literature: Ion Creangă (1837-1889) - the story Cinci pâini.


    Romanian literature. Classics of the Romanian literature: Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889) - Luceafărul, Peste vârfuri, Somnoroase păsărele, La steaua, Trecut-au anii, Mai am un singur dor...

  • IXth WEEK

    Romanian art. Modern art. Romanian sculpture: Constantin Brâncuşi (1876-1957).

  • Xth WEEK

    Romanian art. Modern art. Romanian painting: Theodor Aman (1831-1891).

  • XIth WEEK

    Romanian art. Modern art. Romanian music: George Enescu (1881-1955) - Rapsodia română, Oedip, Ciocârlia. Virtual tour of the Romanian Athenaeum.

  • XIIth WEEK

    Romanian music: Gheorghe Zamfir, Tudor Gheorghe, Corina Chiriac etc.


    Elements of popular culture and civilization. Romanian customs and traditions. Traditional Christmas and New Year customs (carols, mask tradition, sorcova).

  • XIV th WEEK

    Modern art. Romanian cinematography (The Romanian director: Corneliu Porumboiu – Polițist, adjectiv).