The programme

Here you can find an overview of the degree programme, including information on its organisation and regulations, as well as a number of useful information. In addition, this section includes an overview of the University’s Quality Assurance system and the Student Orientation services available to prospective students, to help them choose the right course for them.

A.A. 2021/2022

Student orientation services

The new website of the Student Orientation Office, with new form and content, is the result of a long process aimed at providing a better and more comprehensive service to its many users. Users are mostly secondary school pupils approaching the University for the first time, and schools' University Orientation Services which organise activities to assist their pupils in post-school choices. Making a decision means choosing the best alternative to satisfy one's expectations, preferences and aspirations. 
 
More details: www.univr.it/orientamento (italian page)

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Course of study in brief

The undergraduate degree course in Philosophy will allow students to attain: • a general knowledge of the corpus of philosophy in all of its theoretical and historical aspects; • the capacity to formulate argumentation on morals and applied ethics and to make evaluations in the area of case studies based on statistical data: • the capacity to write an undergraduate thesis as well as the capacity to review books and respond to a call for papers in English intended for undergraduate students; • the prerequisites for admission to a postgraduate course of study in Philosophy. In the first year foundations courses will need to be completed, in the second year a wide range of philosophical disciplines together with associated disciplines will be the subject matter, and in the third year further philosophical disciplines and other related disciplines will be the focus in preparation for the undergraduate thesis.
 

Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)

As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.

The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.
 

  • Degree type Corsi di laurea
  • Duration 3  years
  • Part-time Study option available Yes
  • Admissions open access
  • Degree class L-5
  • Location verona
  • Language Italian
  • Mode of teaching Mixed
Il corso di laurea in Filosofia intende fornire allo studente gli adeguati strumenti concettuali per padroneggiare e cominciare a sviluppare in modo autonomo ricerche di carattere storico-filosofico, teoretico, politico, morale ed estetico, con particolare attenzione al dibattito contemporaneo e al dialogo con gli altri saperi umanistici.
Padroneggiare queste ricerche significa sviluppare una conoscenza autonoma delle prassi (teoriche e non) che, talvolta in modo sotterraneo, sostanziano la cultura europea da venticinque secoli a questa parte. Conoscenza autonoma di queste prassi significa farsi responsabilmente carico della loro genealogia e dei loro effetti, da ripensare sempre e di nuovo con radicalità. Questa preparazione permette una comprensione globale e non superficiale dei problemi più generali della cultura contemporanea, non solo quella filosofica, e permette di interagire con i contesti sociali e organizzativi più disparati.

Gli insegnamenti sono organizzati intorno a tre macroaree: storico-teoretica, politico-morale-estetica, umanistico-psico-pedagogica.
Il cammino formativo prevede la possibilità da parte dello studente di orientare autonomamente il proprio percorso di studi. Nel primo e secondo anno di studio il percorso comune riguarda gli insegnamenti fondamentali che permettono: la conoscenza della storia della filosofia dall'antichità ai giorno nostri, un apprendimento delle nozioni basilari di problemi di ordine teoretico e delle questioni etiche più urgenti. Ma già dal primo anno lo studente è invitato a elaborare un piano degli studi autonomo. Il corso prevede non soltanto insegnamenti appartenenti all'ambito filosofico propriamente detto, ma anche insegnamenti di area pedagogica, psicologica, sociologica, letteraria e storica, con la finalità di permettere di sostenere esami dei settori abilitanti per l'insegnamento nelle scuole. Nel secondo e terzo anno vengono approfondite la conoscenza dei problemi filosofici nelle loro pieghe morali, politiche, estetiche ed ermeneutiche. Buona parte degli insegnamenti è indirizzata alla conoscenza del dibattito contemporaneo, con una particolare attenzione ai rapporti tra filosofia e psicanalisi, al pensiero della differenza, alla fenomenologia, al pensiero femminista e agli studi queer. La presenza di alcuni Laboratori organizzati in modo seminariale con la collaborazione anche degli studenti della Laurea magistrale e degli studenti del Dottorato permette agli iscritti di partecipare in modo attivo alle ricerche dei docenti. Le competenze attese e gli obiettivi di apprendimento sono sviluppati in piena coerenza con i Descrittori di Dublino (ossia -a- conoscenza e capacità di comprensione, -b-conoscenza e capacità di comprensione applicate, -c- autonomia di giudizio, -d- abilità comunicative, -e- capacità di apprendere), i quali vengono declinati in base alla specificità di ciascun insegnamento.

PROFILI PROFESSIONALI

Funzione in un contesto di lavoro: Redazione ed editing di testi. Coordinamento di altre figure professionali impegnate nella programmazione di corsi e attività di formazione finalizzati alla divulgazione culturale. Gestione delle risorse umane in enti pubblici e privati. Organizzazione di eventi culturali in genere (musica, arte, cinema, teatro, conferenze scientifiche, ecc.).
Competenze associate alla funzione:
Acquisiscono competenze specifiche per alcuni ambiti lavorativi, ma anche meta-competenze che, per definizione, pur non trovando una collocazione ben definita settorialmente, potranno essere messe in gioco nei differenti ambiti in modo proficuo.
Si tratta di:
- capacità di utilizzare la metodologia appropriata nell'analisi di un testo (riconoscere la terminologia utilizzata, le modalità argomentative ecc.) e, nei diversi contesti, le tecniche appropriate per ideare e sostenere argomentazioni.
- capacità di indicare la destinazione o l'indirizzo di iniziative relative agli scopi operativi di un'organizzazione lavorativa, capacità altresì di decidere in modo adeguato rispetto alle difficoltà di tipo logistico e alle relazioni tra il personale.
-capacità di organizzare eventi di carattere culturale in genere e di programmare conferenze -capacità di comunicare informazioni, idee, problemi e soluzioni a specialisti a non specialisti in forma scritta e orale in almeno una lingua dell'Unione Europea oltre l'italiano nell'ambito specifico di competenza;
- capacità di composizione e produzione di testi scritti (dai più generici elaborati, ai più specifici saggi critici, monografie e articoli), nonché capacità di comunicare informazioni, idee, problemi e soluzioni a specialisti e non specialisti in forma scritta e orale (in almeno una lingua dell'Unione Europea oltre l'italiano).
-capacità di apprendimento necessarie per intraprendere studi successivi con un alto grado di autonomia.
Sbocchi occupazionali: La peculiarità di un laureato in Filosofia è di potersi muovere, con duttilità e capacità di apprendere, negli ambiti lavorativi i più disparati. Lo sbocco naturale della laurea triennale è la prosecuzione degli studi in lauree magistrali coerenti. Altri sbocchi occupazionali e attività professionali previsti dal corso di laurea sono in diversi settori: l'editoria tradizionale e multimediale (con particolare riferimento all'ambito umanistico), l'archivistica, i musei, le soprintendenze, la pubblica amministrazione, enti pubblici e privati.



Quality Assurance

The quality of a degree programme is the extent to which it achieves its educational objectives and meets the quality requirements of the educational activities offered, which are determined in line with the needs and expectations of students and representatives of the world of work.

This programme has adopted a teaching Quality Assurance system in line with the University’s quality assurance guidelines and based on the e ANVUR national quality assurance guidelines, by carrying out the following activities:
  • periodic consultations with representatives of the world of work to assess the adequacy of the cultural and professional profiles offered in their courses;
  • design of educational contents and planning of resources;
  • organisation of educational activities and teaching services;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and planning measures to improve teaching and services;
  • provision of complete and up-to-date information on its website, relating to the programme (professional roles, expected learning outcomes, learning activities).
The above activities are scheduled and interrelated, based on the PDCA principles (Plan, Do, Check, Act).
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In a Quality Assurance system, students play a fundamental role: each student can play their part by participating in the Quality Assurance groups of their degree programme and in the Faculty-Student Joint Committees or, more simply, by taking part in the Student Survey on teaching, or questionnaires. It’s in this context that specific workshops for student representatives (‘Laboratori di rappresentanza attiva’) are periodically made available to students by the University and the University’s Quality Assurance Board. To find out more, please see the relevant section.

Il sistema di valutazione universitario e il ruolo dello studente

by Prof. Graziano Pravadelli: a lecture recorded on the occasion of the January 2021 workshop for student representatives.

QA bodies

QA in degree programmes

QA activities

Degree Programme description and regulations

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The Degree programme teaching regulations set out the organisational aspects of the degree programme, in line with the University’s teaching regulations. The first part of the document includes general information about the programme, the second part includes links to the relevant module web pages, and the third part specifies the administrative aspects.

Other Regulations

To view other regulations of interest refer to the section: Statute and regulations

The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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