Course-specific learning objectives
It is the primary objective of the degree course in Philosophical Studies to provide a sound basic knowledge of the main areas of philosophy. Great attention is reserved to the history of philosophy, articulated in the traditional partitions, and to theoretical and moral philosophy, as well as to logic, philosophy of mind and language, philosophy of knowledge and science, aesthetics, in order to give students the necessary knowledge and abilities to orient themselves in the problems of contemporary thought and of their history. Through its logic-linguistic teachings in particular, the Course aims to develop students' argumentation and communication skills, introduce them to the philosophical analysis, and enable them to deepen their understanding of analytical philosophy.
The objective of the Course is also the integration of the philosophical training with the knowledge of historical, pedagogical, sociological and political disciplines, in order to enable students to appreciate the interdisciplinary significance and social and civic value of the study of philosophy. Through a wide choice of related disciplines, the aim of the Course is finally to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills that can be useful to embark them on traditionally important professional outcomes for philosophical studies, such as the access to the secondary teaching qualification in classes A-18 "Philosophy and Human Sciences" and A-19 "Philosophy and History," or entry into the world of work in fields where organizational, communicative, relational or managerial skills are required.
At the end of the philosophical training, the student acquires an adequate cultural background that will enable her/him to apply logical-argumentative techniques, critical thinking, information, documents and data analysis, and relational and communicative skills in a conscious and autonomous manner. The training offered by the Course is a solid basis for further study in the various areas of philosophical research, including its contemporary developments, and enables the student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to continue her or his studies with an advanced degree Course.
The teachings of the Course can be divided into three philosophical areas (Historico-Philosophical, Logico-Theoretical, and Ethico-Political) plus an area of related disciplines, in which linguistic-literary, historico-artistic, pedagogical and sociological, economic, political, philosophico-juridical and techno-managerial teachings units are included, i.e. those that favor interdisciplinarity and cultural and scientific updating. In the latter area, students may choose teachings that enable them to deepen their philosophical education or to develop their cultural interests and/or professional orientations.
The Course promotes the ability to use a language of the European Union in order to foster internationalization and promotes job advising/guidance through internships.