The study of humanities - the common cultural heritage of history, philosophy, classical and modern literature, archaeology and art history - at Università Cattolica has its roots in the European medieval university but, in the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, also offers perspectives on the present and the future.
Naturally, the Faculty combines knowledge-led instruction with innovation along with the rigorous training of upcoming researchers and teachers to foster new cultural and professional outcomes. Sectors such as publishing and cultural heritage promotion demonstrate how humanities and the new frontiers of technology & communication are no longer distant and parallel worlds.
A broad and solid syllabus, vast knowledge and culture, plus, a historical perspective are the requisites for facing such challenges. Specialising master programmes hone specific professional skills both through the syllabus and the course-related internships.
The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy at Cattolica faces this challenge in two ways:
- with the academic rigor deriving from a long history of humanistic studies and the great schools of thought: archaeology, papyrology, glottology, philology, philosophy, history and the history of literature to name just a few. This tradition is mainly evident in the Literature, Philosophy, Cultural Heritage Sciences degree programmes but it also permeates the most innovative fields of study;
- with courses that combine cultural knowledge and skills targeted to new professions such as degrees in Media Languages and in Economics and Management of Cultural Heritage and Entertainment (interfaculty with Economics) and the Sciences and Technologies of the Arts and Performing Arts course available at the Brescia campus.