History, Anthropology and Geography
- Valencia (ES)
What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?
What does it train you for?
The course focuses on the connection between historical events, geographical areas, traditions, social and cultural relationships. The course provides: 1) specialist and in-depth knowledge of historical, geographical, and anthropological issues concerning the Western world, in a global context, and of issues regarding the connection between cultures, societies, economies and environments; 2) professional and methodological skills of use for future employment in local authorities and cultural initiatives. There are two curricula. The historical curriculum studies research and historical knowledge methodologies, particularly regarding the most recent historiographical acquisitions and revisions, critical use of sources, current information and multimedia technologies. Moreover, students learn to analyse and interpret political, institutional, social, economic, cultural, and religious processes, their long-term juxtaposition and mutual influence. The anthropological-geographical curriculum provides the theoretical and methodological skills required to study and research relationships between cultural perspectives, social processes, religious practices and the human environment; and to analyse the cultural complexity of contemporary societies, the connection between language, communication, culture and power, the perception and representation of territory and space. Moreover, students learn to document, protect, and promote the anthropological and geographical cultural heritage.
What do you learn?
The historical curriculum is mainly based on the history of medieval, modern and contemporary Europe, and deals with historical, methodological, and educational issues. Key moments in European history are observed, with specific attention to the Mediterranean area, sources, and institutions. These overall topics are supplemented by geographical and anthropological themes contextualising historical knowledge within the human sciences. The anthropological-geographical curriculum is based on specific subjects supplying the fundamental tools with which to study cultural processes, social transformations, multiculturalism and the territory-society relationship. Other related disciplines enable students to go into further depth on anthropological and geographical studies in essential fields concerning environmental issues, linguistic identities and interculturality. Historical subjects combine specific curriculum training with an in-depth knowledge of European history and historiography. In both curricula two workshops applying digital technology to historical studies allow students to apply the skills acquired in publishing.
What can you do with it?
Professional skills in the field of cultural heritage allow course graduates to work in:
- local cultural heritage sector authorities (state, regions and local authorities);
- public cultural heritage conservation and promotion bodies (libraries, archives, museums, superintendences);
- tertiary sector firms specialising in tourism;
- firms working in publishing, management and updating of websites;
- non-profit organisations (associations, foundations, NGOs).
- teach humanities in secondary schools;
- coordinate and plan national, regional, and local museum, and nature parks;
- coordinate cultural event planning and organisation teams;
- organise public and private professional training;
- promote cultural tourism and cultural heritage enhancement.