Educational plan

Overview

The first year is entirely devoted to core common courses. Student will attend courses addressing cutting-edge topics in political science, political philosophy and moral phiosophy that provide insights about concepts and approaches crucial to tackle questions currently at the centre of public discussion. Students will also acquire competences in history, economics, law and sociology that will enable them to frame debated public questions in a broader and more sophisticated perspective.

During the second year, students will receive specific training in argumentative strategies and empirical methodologies and they will have the chance to study in depth a wide array of topics organized into two main areas: “Technology, science and society” and “Prosperity, peace and international affairs”. Within these two main areas, students will have the chance to autonomously define their study plan according to their interests and based on the professional profile they intend to develop.

PPPA’s Thematic Areas

Includes courses critically addressing the import and the ethical implications of scientific and technological development, with a special emphasis on pressing questions concerning environmental studies, bioethics, neuroethics, biopolitics, on the challenges of the information society and on the new dynamics of media systems.

Comprises courses focusing on current socio-economic and political developments and their effects on individual life chances, individual rights, social policies and schemes of distributive justice as well as courses addressing the dilemmas connected to new forms of war and conflict.

Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (Classi LM-62/ LM-78)-Enrolled from 2019/2020 academic year
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Society, politics and institutions: stability and change 12 80 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Conflicts and political legitimacy 12 80 English
Facts, principles and hard choices 6 40 English
The Western tradition: moral and political values 12 80 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Economy and Society: past, present and perspectives 6 40 English
Migrations, diversity and non-discrimination 12 80 English
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Governing the future: goals and tools 9 60 English
Optional
Bioethics 6 40 English
Biopolitics: bodies, health and food 6 40 English
Communications technology and society 6 40 English
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English
Dirty-hands politics: war, terrorism, torture 6 40 English
Ethics and ecosystems 6 40 English
Global political economy and social policy 6 40 English
Human development and mobility in a changing world 6 40 English
Justice and international affairs 6 40 English
Media ethics 6 40 English
Neuroethics and human enhancement 6 40 English
The information society: the epistemology of big data 6 40 English
Wars of images 6 40 English
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 21 0 English
Study plan rules
1 - Students must earn 18 credits/ects by selecting 3 courses/activities among those listed below.

Please note, for facilitating students' choice, the courses/activities are organized into two thematic areas as follow:

Technology, science and society:
Bioethics
Biopolitics: bodies, health and food
Ethics and ecosystems
Neuroethics and human enhancement
Society, media and digital ethics
The information society: the epistemology of big data

Prosperity, peace and international affairs
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law
Dirty-hands politics: war, terrorism, torture
Global political economy and social policy
Human development and mobility in a changing world
Justice and international affairs
Wars of images
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Bioethics 6 40 English Undefined
Biopolitics: bodies, health and food 6 40 English Undefined
Communications technology and society 6 40 English Undefined
Differences, inequalities and the politics of law 6 40 English Undefined
Dirty-hands politics: war, terrorism, torture 6 40 English Undefined
Ethics and ecosystems 6 40 English Undefined
Global political economy and social policy 6 40 English Undefined
Human development and mobility in a changing world 6 40 English Undefined
Justice and international affairs 6 40 English Undefined
Media ethics 6 40 English Undefined
Neuroethics and human enhancement 6 40 English Undefined
The information society: the epistemology of big data 6 40 English Undefined
Wars of images 6 40 English Undefined