Humanities

The study program is based on the fundamental aspects of philosophical, religious, historical, anthropological and artistic disciplines that enable understanding of the world in which we live. The study journey begins with an introduction to the foundations of philosophy in Greece, with particular emphasis on ethics, art, literature, logic and hermeneutics. The study continues with deepening the knowledge and upgrading it with research seminars, elective courses and useful aspects of modern humanities, such as environmental ethics, new technologies, new energy use and contemporary themes in theology, philosophy, and political economy.

The study programme is especially dedicated to understanding and evaluating humanistic phenomena that enable an informed professional and ethical way to deal with the challenges of dehumanisation of individuals or social groups.

Differences between the sexes? Differences between cultures? Differences between religions? In recognition of diversity, we learn tolerance and consider fundamental dilemmas in humanism of modern times.

If:

  • fundamental human values are a source of your inspiration, philosophy, psychology, sociology of art are those words that awaken the desire to explore,
  • you are wondering what is happiness and well-being, what is the world in which we live, how we face global challenges such as suffering, migration, hunger,
  • you are interested in how we can change the world and play with alternative sources of energy, entrepreneurship with social effect, change the education system,
  • you want self-development and insight into your own existential involvement,
  • it inspires you to explore life, the world and society,

the study of Humanities is the right choice for you.

With the knowledge, gained during the study of Humanities, you are able to:

  • understand the historical phenomena in humanities,

  • recognise fundamental humanistic phenomena and the ability of their placement in broader social contexts,

  • know the foundations and development of philosophy and its basic disciplines (history of philosophy, logic, ethics, epistemology, ontology, aesthetics and art theory, hermeneutics),

  • know the foundations of the social sciences (psychology with psychotherapy, political science, political economics) and contemporary theories in these fields,

  • know the importance of relations between cultures and religions,

  • resolve issues that arise at the intersection of humanities, social and art sciences, with good arguments,

  • know history and theories of ethics and have the ability of practical application in professional work and awareness of the importance of ethics in research,

  • use humanistic knowledge in modern contexts (ethics, social inequality, religion, new technology, human rights, contemporary art),

  • use interdisciplinary skills to work in the field of humanities, science and culture, for further studies and critical assessment of social and political events.

The programme is tailored according to the needs of coordination of study, work and family and does not cause loss of time and money due to travel from place of residence to the location of  lectures, and offers the possibility of monitoring the lectures live from home (video conferencing), access the material in the online classroom 24 hours a day, consultations with lecturers as needed, meeting top experts in conferences and student exchange programmes and opportunities to participate in professional meetings.


Courses

1. Year

  Course ECTS
Total for 1st Year 60
1st semester
1 Humanities Colloquium 1: Antiquity and the Middle Ages 6
2 Introduction to Ethics 6
3 Logic and analytic philosophy 6
4 Introduction to Historical Thinking and Hermeneutics 6
5 Elective course 6
2nd semester
6 Aesthetics and contemporaneity 6
7 Introduction to Psychology and Psychotherapy 6
8 Political Culture 6
9 History of Religions: judaism, christianity and islam 6
10 Elective course 6

2. Year

  Course ECTS
Total for 2nd Year 60
3rd semester
11 Humanities colloquium 2: new age philosophy 6
12 Religious science and interreligious dialogue 6
13 World cultures and interculturality: Asia, Africa, Latin America 6
14 Classics of World Literature 6
15 Elective course 6
4th semester
16 Situated Knowledges: Feminism, Technology, Race 6
17 American pragmatism and political philosophy 6
18 Sustainability dimensions 6
19 Research practicum: selected themes from history of humanism and art 6
20 Elective course 6

3. Year

  Predmet ECTS
Total for 3rd Year 60
Total 180
5th semester
21 Contemporary critical philosophy 6
22 Philosophy of law and human rights 6
23 Philosophy of Education and Democracy 6
24 Globalisation, Inequalities and Models of Global Ethics 6
25 Elective course 6
6th semester
26 Applied Philosophy 5
27 Contemporary Critical Theology 5
28 Philosophy of Visual Culture 5
29 Elective course 6
30 Final tesis 9

Elective Courses

  Course ECTS
1 Communication Management 6
2 Europe History of Modern Times 6
3 Cultural History of Slovenians 6
4 Public Participation by Implementation of Environmental Aims  6
5 Introduction to the Anthropology of Ancient Worlds 6
6 Feminist Theory 6
7 Media Studies 6
8 Philosophy and Literature 6
9 Anthropology of Image 6
10 History of Feminism 6

 

Faculty

Courses:

Undergraduate: Humanities
Graduate: Humanities
Graduate: Humanities

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- religious  feminism,  eco-feminism, (Christian) feminist theology; religion and ecology, thealogy religion and ecology, comparative religious studies, interreligious dialogue, African indigenous religions.
 
BIO
 

Nadja Furlan Štante received her B.A. degree (2000) in Theology, M.A. (2003) and  PhD degree (2005) in Women's religious studies, at Faculty of Theology (University of Ljubljana) with a thesis on »The Influence of Gender Stereotypes on Violence in the System of State and the Catholic Church«.  Nadja Furlan Štante is a member of the Institute for Philosophical Studies and director's adviser.

Previously, she was employed as a young researcher at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Ljubljana. In 2008, she got employed at the University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre at the (UP ZRS), as a leader of a postdoctoral project. She received a Fullbright research grant (Fulbright Visiting Scholar) for the 2008-09 academic year at University of Berkeley, CA.

In addition to his research work, she was (is) occasionally involved in pedagogical work: first at UP FHŠ (Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska), where she was a member (2009-2013) and Deputy Head of the Department of Philosophy (2012-2013); at the Pedagogical Faculty, University of Primorska (doctoral program - Level III – 2013-2014); and as guest and invited lecturer at various Universities and Faculties (Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences (2013-2014) of the University of Ljubljana (2013-2014), ISH (Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis) AlmaMater (from 2016) and Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Maribor (2016-2019). She was a member of two University commissions: the Commission for International Cooperation of the University of Primorska (2012-2014) and the Commission for Scientific Research and Development Work at the University of Primorska (2014-2016). Since 2010 she is a member of the permanent expert body of the Scientific Research Council for Humanities (national coordinator for theology) at ARRS (Slovenian National Research Agency). She is also a member of the Expert Body at the MIZŠ RS (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia): Commission for Women in Science –  renamed to Commission for Equal Opportunities in the Field of Science.

Nadja Furlan Štante has published several scientific monographs and articles, a detailed insight into her's scientific publications, which encompass approximately 200 units - http://izumbib.izum.si/bibliografije/Y20181108182956-A9947491.html.

In addition to Fulbright's scholarship (Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of Berkeley, CA in 2008-2009,  she also gain the National Award - Excellence in Science 2013 - Humanities – Theology.

Research

Dr. Nadja Furlan Štante is currently a leader of basic national research project (J6-9393) »Interreligious dialogue – a Basis for Coexisting Diversity in the Light of Migration and the Refugee Crisis« and a member of national research program (P5-0409). So far she has led and participated in numerous national research projects and programmes (3) in her extensive research work. She was a research leader of two basic national research projects: postdoctoral research project (Z6-0211) »Religion and Sexism: the image and position of a woman in the Jewish-Christian tradition« and basic national research project  (J6-3611) »Theological Ecofeminism and the modern ecological crisis«.  As a project collaborator she participated in the following basic national research projects:

Since 2010, Nadja Furlan Štante is a member of the permanent expert body of the Scientific Research Council for Humanities (national coordinator for theology) at ARRS (Slovenian Research Agency). She is also a member of the Expert Body at the MIZŠ RS (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia): Commission for Women in Science. She received a Fullbright research grant (Fulbright Visiting Scholar) for the 2008-09 academic year at University of Berkeley. She is a member of ESWTR (European Society of Women in Theological Research) and Society for religiology and imterreligious dialogue. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Monitor and Poligrafi Journal. She is the organizer and co-organizer of several international and domestic scientific conferences.

 

Advantages

The study programme is especially dedicated to understanding and evaluating humanistic phenomena that enable an informed professional and ethical way to deal with the challenges of dehumanisation of individuals or social groups.

Employability

With the knowledge, gained during the study of Humanities, you are able to:

  • understand the historical phenomena in humanities,

  • recognise fundamental humanistic phenomena and the ability of their placement in broader social contexts,

  • know the foundations and development of philosophy and its basic disciplines (history of philosophy, logic, ethics, epistemology, ontology, aesthetics and art theory, hermeneutics),

  • know the foundations of the social sciences (psychology with psychotherapy, political science, political economics) and contemporary theories in these fields,

  • know the importance of relations between cultures and religions,

  • resolve issues that arise at the intersection of humanities, social and art sciences, with good arguments,

  • know history and theories of ethics and have the ability of practical application in professional work and awareness of the importance of ethics in research,

  • use humanistic knowledge in modern contexts (ethics, social inequality, religion, new technology, human rights, contemporary art),

  • use interdisciplinary skills to work in the field of humanities, science and culture, for further studies and critical assessment of social and political events.

  • DURATION: 6 semesters / 3 years
  • CREDITS: 180 ECTS
  • TITLE:
  • LOCATION: Slovenia
  • START DATES: October

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