Arts and Humanities

General information

  • 240 ECTS
  • 4 years
  • All this must be achieved from the perspective of basic rights and equality between men and women; also based on respect for and the promotion of Human Rights and universal access to them. Finally it must be based on a common culture of peace and democratic values
  • To be able to start further study
  • To transmit and spread all of the above at all levels
  • To expand all of the above through the analysis and research of new problems
  • To apply all of the above to the different domains of life
  • To know the most important concepts, theories and working methods in the field of Philosophy at an appropriate degree level
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Drafting, writing, correcting and critiquing texts, catalogues and other types of publications in publishing companies, the mass media or other publication services
  • Consultant in a range of areas, forming part of Ethical Research Committees, Hospital Ethics Committees, ethics commissions or political institutions (councils, departments, ministries, etc.) and social institutions (companies, different types of associations, NGOs), human resource departments in companies, participation in social mediation, Bioethic Committees, be it at the request of individuals or institutions
  • Design and execution of social and institution projects (town halls, NGOs, trade unions, etc.) related with these issues. It is also possible to perform consultation activities relating to these topics in public institutions (Councils and Departments, etc.) and private institutions (foundations, neighbourhood association, companies, etc.)
  • Writing press releases and acting as press manager. Public relations and representation duties. Event management
  • Consultation services relating to software content, website content, the use of new technologies in the cultural landscape
  • Mediation and conflict resolution between individuals, or in the political and social spheres
  • Self-employment through the creation of foundations or agencies arranging cultural events and activities or related to cultural assets
    General Skills
    • To have enough knowledge to understand the most important concepts and theories of the history of Philosophy and philosophic thinking
    • To construct and criticise formal and informal arguments
    • To know the logic of language, being able to use it with precision
    • To analyse the structure of complex and controversial problems
    • To understand, assess and apply the basic rights and those of equal opportunities
    • To foster dialogue among peoples and cultures
    • To review ideas
    • To be able to find documentary evidence
    • To organise and retrieve information
    • To transmit information, concepts and theories
    • To write texts and express yourself orally
    • To participate in conferences, cultural activities and scientific meetings
    • To work independently
    • To design a working schedule
    • To recognise and appreciate creative innovation
    • Team work
    • To be able to maintain a position of dialogue with others
    • To use information and communication technologies (ICT)
    • To develop the necessary learning abilities to start further study with a given degree of independence

    Specific Skills
    • To have and understand knowledge in an area that derives from secondary education and which is based on advanced manual texts, although it also includes some aspects which entail a previous knowledge on the cutting edge of this field of study
    • To apply your knowledge to your work or to your vocation professionally
    • To gather and interpret relevant data
    • To interpret philosophic texts, placing them in their cultural context and that of their intellectual traditions
    • To enlighten and assess the problems stemming from science and technology
    • To have a commitment to the interests of daily life, examining the typical problems of practical reason (the issue of ethical and political debate)
    • To reflect on aesthetic and artistic experiences
    • To assess actions from an ethical and political perspective
    • To transmit information, concepts and philosophic theories to specialised and non-specialised audiences
    • To use scientific methodology in its analytical and synthetic aspects, induction and deduction

Any student meeting the requirements set forth by law may be accepted onto the degree in Philosophy, so long as the number of available places is not exceeded. However, given the particular nature of these studies, students wishing to undertake this degree should be extremely interested in learning about different lines of thought, enjoy reading and writing, be open to human thought and the expression of foreign cultures, which are often quite different to western culture. You should be ready to express yourself well, and possess a critical and analytical approach, which, from a scientific and cultural stance, is based on your ability for abstract thought and synthesis. You must be well-organised and consistent in your work
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