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

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

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
Call for Application / Short list Istruzioni e adempimenti per l'immatricolazione al corso di laurea in STORIA E CULTURE CONTEMPORANEE (SCC) - Anno Accademico 2022-23


The study programme provides theoretical, methodological, and basic knowledge in history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and other disciplines (literature, arts, digital humanities, economics, geography, psychology); it also allows the acquisition of critical tools to know the current contemporary world and encourage dialogue between the various forms of culture and different cultures. What are the relations behind the different cultures and between the expressions of a same culture? How did the ideas, social forms and ways of life featuring the globalised world take shape and how have they changed over time? Answering these questions needs an interdisciplinary approach, in which history interacts with human sciences. The main training objective is to acquire a plurality of methods of investigation of contemporary cultures within a broad and up-to-date historical and humanistic path. We want to enable students to acquire a plurality of knowledge and methods that will allow them to face even very different issues; so they will be able to seize opportunities and confront each other (cultures, values, ways of thinking). We want to encourage them to develop their potential in multiple directions.

Course content

The programme consists of a solid common interdisciplinary base in the first two years, and two different specialisation curricula that are chosen on the 3rd year: historical and philosophical the first one, social-anthropological the other one. This set up allows for deepening the historical training and addressing anthropological, philosophical and sociological issues and phenomena with a deeper awareness. For critical actions on the present, knowing how today's world has developed is indeed essential.

Career options

Our graduates find work in cultural centres and institutions; libraries, archives, international, governmental and non-governmental organisations; publishing houses and newspaper editors; social and intercultural mediation services, digital humanities enterprises; cultural services and cultural tourism agencies. The most relevant aspect is the acquisition of skills that may be used in multiple fields. In fact, training in humanities fosters openness to the world.

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Course Director
dott.ssa Elisa Rossi
dott.ssa Elisabetta Menetti

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