The course intends to provide the student, within the framework of the European Descriptors for three-year degrees (Dublin descriptors), with the tools to develop knowledge and the ability to understand the founding processes of history, their meanings, their cultural role and of their social impact, through the study of history (1st Descriptor - Knowledge and understanding).
At the end of the course the student must be able to:
• apply this knowledge and understanding in addressing, with a professional approach and through the creation of arguments, various issues of the history of the early modern age from different aspects (political, religious, cultural, social) (2nd Descriptor - Knowledge and applied understanding skills);
• collect and autonomously interpret historical sources relating to the early modern age (3rd Descriptor - Autonomy of judgement);
• communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions on the history of the early modern age also in connection with the social contexts of reference to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors (4th Descriptor - Communication skills);
• develop further learning skills necessary to undertake subsequent studies with a high degree of autonomy in the historical sector (5th Descriptor - Ability to learn).
The minimum learning threshold means the student's ability to orient themselves in the field of history and its exegetical and methodological approaches, through knowledge of the founding processes of the early modern age, in relation to the previous and subsequent and connected periods to the various historical contexts of reference.