Educational Goals


The course aims to provide a sound knowledge of the spatial and conceptual areas of governance in
historical, political, social, economic, and juridical dimensions of the global system. The student will be able
to reflect critically on the complex problems in modern society on an international level.

The main objective of this course is to form graduates with an in-depth knowledge of international governance on a historical, juridical, as well as on an economical-social level.

In the first year the student will study English language in addition to another foreign language along with subjects of their choice. In the second year they will take papers in Western, African and Asian politics to give them a wider knowledge of international relations.

To better match the requirements set in the educational path, the course has been structured as follows:

  1. a) first year based on interdisciplinary subjects: Political Economy, Contemporary History, International Law, History of Political Doctrines, English Language, and second Foreign Language (free choice).
  2. b) second year focused on Demoethnoanthropological disciplines: Sociology of Economic Processes and Labour, Economic and Political Geography, History of International Relations, Political Science, African History and Institutions , Asian History and Institutions. Students are enabled to take optional courses, choosing those within the international area of studies, in order to better prepare the final exam and to have an adequate preparation for the future careers, particularly dealing with:
  3. a) programming and realizing complex operational methods at national, international and multinational level.
  4. b) projecting, implementing and monitoring national, international, and supranational programmes to strengthen democratization and governance processes.
  5. c) carrying out geopolitical analysis in international situations of great relevance and frame intervention strategies.

Students will be given the chance to improve their specialist(ic) and operational knowledge through stages and internship in companies, bodies and institutions working in international fields,  both European and extra-European. These activities can be realized within the given subjects or in optional areas.

Course in International Relations aims to raise students able to match the requirements of the international, pluralistic and multicultural sector, to understand and elaborate the international dynamics of the contemporary system, in a long-term perspective, considering  geopolitical specificities in a comparative and transnational perspective. Students will be able to manage analytical instruments and knowledge concerning international sectors (European and extra-European), required to recognize any factor able to generate mechanism of discrimination of all the kind (racial, ethnical, religious, economic and gender). Students will be also able to analyse issues connected with self-determination of people, rights of minorities and migrants, and sustainable development. Finally, students will gain interdisciplinary abilities, necessary to programme and realize operative strategies for working in public and private companies working in the international sector.

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