The study programmes organized by the Faculty of Philosophy provide professional knowledge and skills required in research, expertise, consulting, mediation, education, European and other international organisations, governmental bodies and NGOs, companies, business, public policies, communication, media, and political analysis.
The BA in Philosophy with a major in Philosophy and a minor in European Studies has a length of 3 years (full-time education, 180 ECTS) and provides specialization in core areas of philosophy. The thorough theoretical foundation is built by core formative subjects such as: Logic, Ontology, Theory of Knowledge, Ethics, Aesthetics, History of Ideas, and Philosophy of Language.
Starting with the third year, students majoring in Philosophy can choose one of the three study modules: Theoretical Philosophy, Moral and Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy and Philosophy of Culture.
- The Module of Theoretical Philosophy contains courses allowing students to refine their understanding of the main philosophical theories regarding: existence, knowledge, truth, mind, science. Students exploring the answers that have been given to such questions over history gain better insight into the complexity of our world. In addition to specialized knowledge they will use in their careers, they are better equipped to critically assess the individual or collective knowledge claims encountered in everyday life.
- Students choosing the Module of Political and Moral Philosophy undertake a systematic reflection on the nature and foundations of society and morals, on the particular nature of political doctrines and ideologies, history of the political thought or various theoretical approaches of ethical matters. Thus, students develop the capacity to analyse the motivations and grounds of human action, and the knowledge they gain in this process allows them to play an active part in the life of the community, in public or political institutions.
- The courses composing the Module of History of Philosophy and Philosophy of Culture aim to develop students’ ability to identify the succession and historical connections of ideas, theories, philosophical views and mentalities, to interpret, contextualize and nuance various philosophical stances in relation to others. The study of the diverse philosophical perspectives having informed our view on beauty and rightness, on the relation of the individual with society, culture and values enables graduates to become careful observers of the historical and cultural-artistic phenomenon, to analyse and assess the history of mentalities dominating people at every moment of history.[/twocol_one]
The Module of European Studies has a particular curriculum containing courses on the theory of international relations, models of democracy, European organizations and policies, law and community law. Starting with the first year, the module is individualized in the curriculum, achieving a balanced proportion between the formative philosophical dimension and the focus on instrumental knowledge about European institutions and projects, so that graduates will successfully meet the challenges of culturally and linguistically diverse international work environments.
The Module of European Studies has been designed as a contribution of the Faculty of Philosophy to the fundamental endeavour of understanding and raising awareness on the complexity which Romania’s inclusion among EU member states has generated (from the perspective of culture, public policies and institutions).[/twocol_one]