Society and Culture / Bachelor's degree programme
History and Contemporary Cultures

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

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


The degree programme offers critical conceptual tools to better understand the contemporary world, starting from the advent of modernity, the French revolution, the great geographical discoveries, the Protestant Reform and other cultural and socio-political changes. The programme is focused on the analysis of discontinuity, changes and innovation related to the society and its ways of thinking. During the first two years, the programme provides a sound interdisciplinary preparation in the humanities, whereas in the third year it allows students to choose between a philosophical curriculum and a socio- anthropological one. Last but not least, the professors of the Programme are part of a Department of Excellence, i.e. one of the top Italian departments for the quality of its research. It received excellent evaluations by students for their teaching methodologies.

Course content

The programme offers: 1. Theoretical methodological notions and a background in history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, economics, history of art and literature. 2. Critical tools to understand the contemporary world and for research oriented towards fruitful dialogue within a culture and across different cultures.

Career options

Our graduates may find a job in public and private cultural institutions, publishers, newspapers, libraries, archives, facilities designed to safeguard and value the cultural heritage, institutions organising events, intercultural mediation services, especially in multi-ethnic context and organisations involved in international cooperation activities.

After the degree

Graduates may enrol in various master degree programmes, among which those offered by the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Studies (“Anthropology and History of the Contemporary World” and “Philosophy”). Contemporary History and Cultures enables students to obtain credits towards the requirements needed to access teaching qualification programme in history and philosophy.

More information

Course Director
prof. Matteo Al Kalak
dott.ssa Adriana Orlandi

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