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, codified in the academic disciplines M-FIL/01-08 in the curriculum. Ample space is given to the history of philosophy, articulated in the traditional partitions, and to theoretical and moral philosophy, as well as to philosophy of mind, language and aesthetics, in order to give students the necessary knowledge to orient themselves in the problems of contemporary thought. Through its logic-linguistic course units, the course aims to develop students' argumentative skills, introduce them to philosophical analysis, and enable them to deepen their understanding of analytical philosophy.
The aim of the course is also the integration of philosophical training with knowledge of historical, pedagogical, sociological and political disciplines in order to develop in students an understanding of the interdisciplinary significance and social and civic value of the study of philosophy. The historical disciplines are accompanied by anthropological, didactic-pedagogical, sociological and psychological course units to enable students to embark on traditionally important professional outcomes for philosophical studies, such as access to the secondary teaching qualification in classes A-18 'Philosophy and Human Sciences' and A-19 'Philosophy and History'. It is also intended to continue to develop a well-established perspective in the Philosophy degree courses of the University of Parma of focusing on contemporaneity.
At the end of the course, the student acquires an adequate cultural background that will enable him/her to apply logical-argumentative, critical, information and data analysis, and relational skills in a conscious and autonomous manner.
The basic training offered by the Course is a solid foundation 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 his or her studies with a Second-Cycle Degree Course.
The course units on offer can be subdivided into three purely philosophical areas (Historical-Philosophical Area, Theoretical Area, Ethical, Political, Sociological Area) and a Related course units Area, in which linguistic-literary, artistic, pedagogical course units are included, i.e. those that favour interdisciplinarity and cultural and scientific updating. In the latter area, students may choose course units that enable them to deepen their philosophical education or to develop their cultural interests and professional orientations.
The course promotes the ability to use a language of the European Union in order to foster internationalisation and promotes job advising/guidance through internships.