Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Philosophy

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2014/2015
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 0957
Course class L-5 - Philosophy
Years in which the programme is being held I, II, III
Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Open access with assessment of basic knowledge
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type Multiple degree
Inter-University programme UNIVERSITÉ DE BOURGOGNE , JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITÄT MAINZ
Programme Director Annarita Angelini
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Expected learning outcomes

The Degree Programme is designed with specific reference to the Class L5 learning outcomes and the joint agreement on international mobility programmes (multiple degrees). To that end, it seeks to give a solid grounding in the history of philosophy from ancient times to ourown day; likewise, information on basic and varied fields of philosophical research, as well as a technique for construing and interpreting such that one learns to spot conceptual interrelations, and also the historical/historiographical tie-ups with other arts subjects. This enables the student to achieve:

- fluency in reading and understanding texts in the original language (classical and modern EU languages);

- sufficient mastery of terminology, methods of problem-analysis, the various ways of arguing about a philosophical statement or, more generally, a complex piece of written argument;

- ability to write or talk about philosophical subjects (philosophy laboratory);

- knowledge of formal reasoning methods;

- familiarity with complementary areas of history, literature and art, psychology, sociology, pedagogy, anthropology and scienceas an adjunct to philosophy studies and at the same time of use towards career outlets;

- mastery of bibliographical search tools (philosophylaboratory);

- the linguistic rudiments of at least one European Union language to B1 level;

- basic ICT skills (2 course units chosen from the ICT field, one of them specifically tailored to use in the humanities).

Curriculum and areas of learning:

Learning area 1: history of philosophy/history of science/ cultural history

Course units aiming to provide a practical understanding of the various fields of philosophical research and cultural history: history and philosophy, theory, philosophy-logic-science, aesthetics,ethics and moral philosophy, history of science, history of institutions, history of art. Progress assessed by: exams in each subject, periodic tests and activities, reading and writing laboratories designed to apply the knowledge and skills acquired.

Learning area 2: methodology, themes and theory

Course units and teaching activities enabling thestudent to master methods of formal reasoning; interpretive models by which to analyse the main issues of philosophy, extending the application to various branches of culture and arts disciplines. Processes of argument and textual analysis leading to correct critical analysis of themes embedded in a complex text. Progress assessed by: exams in each subject, periodic tests and activities, reading and writing laboratories designed to apply the knowledge and skills acquired.

Learning area 3: subjects akin to philosophy

Course units designed gradually to foster an ability to grasp the theoretical links and historical ties between philosophy and arange of subjects (literature, history, art, science, psychology, pedagogy,demo-anthropology, etc.). Activities helping the students to apply the methods of interpretation gained during their grounding in philosophy to complex texts and cultural products that are not strictly philosophical; to dissect, analyse,summarise, and cast in the form of a complex argument, regardless of the specific cultural content. Tuition and teaching laboratory sessions designed to teach the correct use of computers and networks, and gain familiarity with digitalized information methods and processing of data in the field of the humanities.

Learning to read and understand philosophical texts of cultural content in at least one other European Union language.

Progress assessed by: exams in each subject, periodic tests and activities, reading and writing laboratories designed to apply the knowledge and skills acquired.

Course units

The course units are listed according to the chosen curriculum

Internship

Students who choose an internship as part of their Third Year Study Plan ( 6 ECTS) can complete a period of internship of 150 hours with an Organization, Institution or Company that has an agreement with the University.

International mobility

The student mobility programmes promoted by the University of Bologna in collaboration with other Universities in the European Union, as well as a number of non-EU Universities, offer the opportunity to do a period of study or an internship abroad. Consult information on opportunities abroad

The University of Bologna provides students with scholarships either for a period of study abroad or to prepare their written paper for the final exam, or subsequently to develop work on the subject of their final paper with a view to publication.

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

Cultural officer

function in a professional context:

As a coordinator, organizer and inventor of projects,he/she will:

- coordinate co-workers involved in planning coursesand training geared to the dissemination of culture;

- archive and classify informative material;

- organize information on specific themes;

- design and mount exhibitions, repertories and other initiatives;

- organize teaching and popularising activities connected with cultural events, exhibitions, etc.

To carry out the tasks described, specific knowledge of, and skills in, human and social subjects are needed. To gain greater independence and responsibility and handle the tools and methods of the trade, graduates may need further specialization and professional training, supplementing what they acquired during their degree programme in philosophy.

competencies associated to the function:

- good written Italian;

- ability to coordinate oneself and a work team;

- ability to select and arrange information and documentation from specific sources and repertories;

- ability to state ideas and arguments clearly;

- abilityto use ICT devices.

- ability to use search engines and internet resources as well as consult relational data bases;

- a bent for tackling new subjects and broadening one's background knowledge;

- ability to set forth facts and arguments clearly.

Career opportunities:

- Local institutions and public administration;

- Institutes and public/private agencies involved inproducing culture or disseminating it;

- Foundations;

- Museums;

- Libraries;

- Archives;

- Superintendency offices;

- Training institutions;

- Cultural entrepreneurship.

Press officer i/c external communications

function in a professional context:

In communicating events and activities, the press officer will:

- draft information for illustrative printed matter or multimedia texts (for websites, web pages);

- organize and archive press reviews according to set criteria;

- edit and introduce texts;

- conduct interviews;

- handle communications with the outside world.

To carry out the tasks described, specific knowledgeof, and skills in, human and social subjects are needed. To gain greater independence and responsibility and handle the tools and methods of the trade, graduates may need further specialization and professional training, supplementing what they acquired during their degree programme in philosophy.

competencies associated to the function:

- ability to write succinct and correct Italian;

- ability to work in coordination with a team;

- ability to select and arrange information and documentation from specific sources;

- ability to state ideas and arguments clearly;

- ability to use internet search engines and techniques and consult relational databases;

- ability to use word processing programmes andsystems;

- ability to verify whether information received is authentic;

- effective casting of news text;

- ability to conduct and transcribe interviews.

Career opportunities:

- Local institutions and public administration;

- Institutes and public/private agencies;

- Foundations;

- Museums;

- Libraries;

- Superintendency offices;

- Entrepreneurial world.

Human resources manager/assistant

function in a professional context:

Manager/Assistantof human resource services

- help find and choose personnel suited to the company's needs;

- help with personnel management;

- get the various members of the company or institute to fit into the overall structure and organization;

- detect staff training and update needs;

- conduct interviews.

To carry out the tasks described, specific knowledge of, and skills in, human and social subjects are needed. To gain greater independenceand responsibility and handle the tools and methods of the trade, graduates may need further specialization and professional training, supplementing what they acquired during their degree programme in philosophy.

competencies associated to the function:

- good command of written Italian;

- ability to fit the job description of staff members into the organizational structure;

- listening and interpersonal relating skills;

- ability to work in coordination with a team;

- ability to select and arrange information and documentation from specific sources;

- ability to use internet search engines and techniques and consult relational databases;

- ability to detect whether information is authentic;

- ability to spot and appreciate people's worth;

- a bent for tackling new subjects and broadening one's background knowledge.

Career opportunities:

- Local institutions and public administration;

- Public/private agencies;

- Foundations;

- Museums;

- Libraries;

- Archives;

- Superintendence offices;

- Entrepreneurial world.

Editor and sub-editor

function in a professional context:

- gathering specific points of information, including use of the Web;

- checking whether news and data are reliable;

- composing original texts or incorporating pre-existing sources and documents;

- editing;

- finding illustrations and explanatory material in support of text;

- formal layout of a text (division into chapters,sections, indexes, graphs, etc.);

- page layout of a text or article;

- correcting texts in Italian;

- keeping up relations with authors and scientific text editors.

To carry out the tasks described, specific knowledge of, and skills in, human and social subjects are needed. To gain greater independence and responsibility and handle the tools and methods of the trade, graduates may need further specialization and professional training, supplementing what they acquired during their degree programme in philosophy.

competencies associated to the function:

- quick correct Italian;

- skill at checking and correcting galley proofs;

- familiarity with ICT tools (word processing programmes, databases, graphics, etc.);

- willingness to learn professional page layout programmes and techniques, and graphic design programmes;

- ability to work in coordination with a team;

- ability to select and arrange information and documentation from specific sources;

- ability to present information and data, including graphs, tables, etc.;

- ability to detect whether information is authentic;

- ability to conduct and transcribe interviews;

- fluent relations with various interlocutors,including interviewees;

- a bent for tackling new subjects and broadening one's background knowledge.

Career opportunities:

- Publishing houses;

- Multimedia publishing;

- Editorial boards of journals, both scientific and theme-based;

- Newspaper editing;

- Press office for companies and institutes;

- Public and private organizations geared to production/organization of cultural events.

More information

Since 2010/2011the first-cycle degree course in Philosophy has entered into an agreement with the Universities of Mainz and Dijon allowing students to obtain a multiple first-cycle/bachelor degree.

Students selected for the three-nation degree programme can obtain either two or three qualifications from the Universities where they have studied after passing the exams envisaged in the study plan of each nation's University.

The call for applications will be published on the degree programme's web site.

Contact details

For information on the Degree programme students may contact the Advisory, Transfer and Second Degree Committee at the e-mail address: orientamento.filosofia@unibo.it

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