1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Anthropology, Religions, Oriental Civilizations

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8493
Degree Programme Class L-42 - History
Years in which the programme is being held I, II;III
Type of access Open access with assessment of basic knowledge
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Giuseppe Cecere
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission requirements and evaluation

Candidates for the degree programme musthold a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active (e.g. teaching high school),will be assigned additional learning credits.

Candidates must also possess appropriate general knowledge.

The knowledge and competences required for admission to the 1st cycle degree in Anthropology, Religions, Oriental Civilisations include:

- Strong general knowledge;

- Logical and reasoning skills;

- Ability to read, understand and interpret texts and documents (in Italian);

- Strong expressive skills in Italian.

This shall be assessed as described below:

Students shall be required to sit an entrance exam to assess their knowledge, as laid down in the call for applications for the degree programme in Anthropology, Religions, OrientalCivilisations. Students enrolling with a score of less than the minimum score indicated in the call for applications will be assigned Additional Learning Requirements (OFA), which shall be completed by the set date in the following way:

Additional learning requirements (OFA) andrelative testing:

Candidates who do not achieve positiveresults will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), to becompleted during the first year of the programme. In agreement with the Schoolof Arts, Humanities and Cultural Heritage, the programme will run specific,mandatory courses to fill any gaps emerging from the entrance exam. Theadditional learning requirements will be deemed to be completed by students passing the exam at the end of the course or in the following three examsessions organised during the academic year.

Students not completing the OFA by the dateset by the Academic Bodies and published on the University Portal must re-enrolas repeating students in the first year of the programme, and will again have to complete the additional learning requirements.


Programme profile

The programme aims to provide scientific and professional learning responding to the challenges of multicultural and multi-religious societies.

On completion of the programme, students:

- Possess strong knowledge of Demographic,Ethnological and Anthropological disciplines concerning local and global socio-cultural dynamics;

- Know and are able to use the most important investigation tools to examine the historical and cultural processes marking the countries of Asia, Africa and the Americas from a pluralist and global viewpoint;

- Possess the fundamental competencies for comparative analysis of different religious cultures and the problems linked tosocial change, cultural mediation and socio-religious pluralism;

- Are able to gather and analyse data concerning the various subject areas learned in the programme;

- Have acquired strong passive knowledge of one non-European language or at least one European colonial heritage language used in non-European countries.

The Degree Programme aims to train the following professional figures:

- Intercultural operator;

- Museum operator;

- Expert in cultural heritage.

The curriculum covers four learning areas:1) Theory-methodology; 2) Non-European history and culture; 3) ReligiousHistory; 4) Language and Culture.

Together the four areas work synergicallyto train the professional profiles of intercultural operator, museum operatorand expert in cultural heritage.

The theory and methodology area provides the fundamental theoretical frameworks and analytical models of anthropology, history, religion and philosophy; Non-European history and culture aims toprovide historical and artistic competences in one or more geographical and cultural areas; the Religious History area provides the historical grounding required to critically analyse texts and religious phenomena; Languages andCulture provides the linguistic tools needed to access sources and secondary literature in their original language.

Access to further study

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

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