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 Academic Year 2023/2024
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Conflicts and Political Legitimacy 12 80 English SPS/01
The Western Tradition: Moral and Political Values 12 80 English M-FIL/06 SPS/02
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economy and Society: Past, Present and Perspectives 6 40 English SECS-P/04
Migrations, Diversity and Non-Discrimination 12 80 English IUS/07 SPS/07
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Facts, Principles and Hard Choices 6 40 English M-FIL/03
Society, Politics and Institutions: Stability and Change 12 80 English SECS-P/01 SPS/04
be activated by the A.Y. 2024/2025
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Governing the Future: Goals and Tools 9 60 English SPS/04
Optional
Human Development and Mobility in A Changing World 6 40 English M-DEA/01
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Differences, Inequalities and The Politics of Law 6 40 English IUS/20
Dirty-Hands Politics: War, Terrorism, Torture 6 40 English SPS/01
Ethics and Ecosystems 6 40 English M-FIL/03
Global Political Economy and Social Policy 6 40 English SPS/04
Justice and International Affairs 6 40 English SPS/01
Media Ethics 6 40 English M-FIL/03
Neuroethics and Human Enhancement 6 40 English M-FIL/03
The Information Society: the Epistemology of Big Data 6 40 English M-FIL/02
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Bioethics 6 40 English SPS/01
Biopolitics: Bodies, Health and Food 6 40 English M-FIL/05
Global Challenges to Democracy 6 40 English SPS/04
Wars of Images 6 40 English M-FIL/04
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Journalism, Media and Politics 6 40 English SPS/08
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 21 0 English
Optional activities and 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
- Journalism, media and politics
- Neuroethics and human enhancement
- Media 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 challenges to democracy
- 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 SSD
Bioethics 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/01
Biopolitics: Bodies, Health and Food 6 40 English Third trimester M-FIL/05
Differences, Inequalities and The Politics of Law 6 40 English Second trimester IUS/20
Dirty-Hands Politics: War, Terrorism, Torture 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/01
Ethics and Ecosystems 6 40 English Second trimester M-FIL/03
Global Challenges to Democracy 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/04
Global Political Economy and Social Policy 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/04
Human Development and Mobility in A Changing World 6 40 English First trimester M-DEA/01
Journalism, Media and Politics 6 40 English Undefined SPS/08
Justice and International Affairs 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/01
Media Ethics 6 40 English Second trimester M-FIL/03
Neuroethics and Human Enhancement 6 40 English Second trimester M-FIL/03
The Information Society: the Epistemology of Big Data 6 40 English Second trimester M-FIL/02
Wars of Images 6 40 English Third trimester M-FIL/04
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Comparative Law, Sustainability and Food Safety 6 40 Italian IUS/02
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish
Contemporary Challenges: Labor Market and Inequalities 6 40 English SPS/09
Optional activities and study plan rules
3 - Students must earn 9 credits/ects for elective activities (additional courses of their choice)
4 - Students must earn 3 credits/ects choosing from: internship, workshops, other activities (e.g. advanced computer skills, advance foreign language).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Undefined
Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (Classi LM-62/ LM-78)-Enrolled from Academic Year 2019-20
course year not available
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Conflicts and Political Legitimacy 12 80 English SPS/01
The Western Tradition: Moral and Political Values 12 80 English M-FIL/06 SPS/02
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economy and Society: Past, Present and Perspectives 6 40 English SECS-P/04
Migrations, Diversity and Non-Discrimination 12 80 English IUS/07 SPS/07
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Facts, Principles and Hard Choices 6 40 English M-FIL/03
Society, Politics and Institutions: Stability and Change 12 80 English SECS-P/01 SPS/04
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Governing the Future: Goals and Tools 9 60 English SPS/04
Optional
Communications Technology and Society 6 40 English SPS/08
Human Development and Mobility in A Changing World 6 40 English M-DEA/01
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Differences, Inequalities and The Politics of Law 6 40 English IUS/20
Dirty-Hands Politics: War, Terrorism, Torture 6 40 English SPS/01
Ethics and Ecosystems 6 40 English M-FIL/03
Global Political Economy and Social Policy 6 40 English SPS/04
Justice and International Affairs 6 40 English SPS/01
Media Ethics 6 40 English M-FIL/03
Neuroethics and Human Enhancement 6 40 English M-FIL/03
The Information Society: the Epistemology of Big Data 6 40 English M-FIL/02
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Bioethics 6 40 English SPS/01
Biopolitics: Bodies, Health and Food 6 40 English M-FIL/05
Wars of Images 6 40 English M-FIL/04
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 21 0 English
Optional activities and 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 SSD
Bioethics 6 40 English Third trimester SPS/01
Biopolitics: Bodies, Health and Food 6 40 English Third trimester M-FIL/05
Communications Technology and Society 6 40 English First trimester SPS/08
Differences, Inequalities and The Politics of Law 6 40 English Second trimester IUS/20
Dirty-Hands Politics: War, Terrorism, Torture 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/01
Ethics and Ecosystems 6 40 English Second trimester M-FIL/03
Global Political Economy and Social Policy 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/04
Human Development and Mobility in A Changing World 6 40 English First trimester M-DEA/01
Justice and International Affairs 6 40 English Second trimester SPS/01
Media Ethics 6 40 English Second trimester M-FIL/03
Neuroethics and Human Enhancement 6 40 English Second trimester M-FIL/03
The Information Society: the Epistemology of Big Data 6 40 English Second trimester M-FIL/02
Wars of Images 6 40 English Third trimester M-FIL/04
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Comparative Law, Sustainability and Food Safety 6 40 Italian IUS/02
Undefined
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish
Optional activities and study plan rules
3 - Students must earn 9 credits/ects for elective activities (additional courses of their choice)
4 - Students must earn 3 credits/ects choosing from: internship, workshops, other activities (e.g. advanced computer skills, advance foreign language).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Additional Language Skills: Italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: French (3 ECTS) 3 0 French Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: German (3 ECTS) 3 0 German Undefined
Advanced Language Skills: Spanish (3 ECTS) 3 0 Spanish Undefined