Humanities for the study of culture

Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


This 3-year degree course provides a high level of teaching using a distinctive multidisciplinary syllabus. Students are taught the methods and the main theoretical approaches in anthropology, history, philosophy, linguistics, and sociology. We examine cultures and the relations among different cultures, ideas, disciplines, customs, values, and ways of thinking in the context of broader socio-historical processes in the globalized world. We also examine the relation among different aspects of culture, such as literature, science, religion, art and education. It is here that philosophy and history dialogue with the human sciences. The course leads to a degree in either philodophy or history.In the 1st and 2nd year all students take the same courses. In the 3rd year the choose from a list of courses in order to develop their critical knowledge of philosophy or history.

Course content

Courses are designed so that the understanding of the modern world is based on firm multidisciplinary knowledge of socio-historical processes. The students are free to choose whether they wish to graduate in Philosophy or in History. The courses are the same for all students during the first two years. In the third year students can choose from among a list of optional courses and activities that will allow them to deepen their knowledge of philosophy and history as well as to gain a critical understanding of: anthropology, history of arts, literature and intercultural mediation.

Career options

This degree is the first step in a teaching career or specialised research. It also opens up opportunities in a broad range of fields: cultural foundations, libraries, archives and museums, international governmental and non-governmental cultural bodies, publishing, the media, social and intercultural mediation, services for culture, and many aspects of tourism. Some of our graduates entered careers in politics and economics too. is also the first step in a teaching career or specialised research. In short, it is a degree that gives a rigorous but flexible intellectual training together with the ability to think ‘outside the box'.

More information

Course Director
prof. Alfonso Botti
tel. 059 205 5954 - fax
dott.ssa Angela Piroddi - Dott.ssa Daniela Longo
tel. 059 2055883 & - fax fax. 059 2055931
e-mail -

The course is managed by the Department of Studies on Language and Culture