Religious Studies (inter-university)

Main website: https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?id=4232

Website address: www.unive.it/degree/lm98 - Italian version: www.unive.it/cdl/lm98

The Master’s Degree programme forms specialists in the study of religious traditions who will have a solid understanding of both the socio-anthropological analysis and the textual sources, languages, historical events and cultures in which these traditions have been expressed and express themselves. The programme allows students to deepen their understanding of religions in the areas of the Mediterranean, the Middle East, India and Eastern Asia. Particular relevance is given to the philological-linguistic skills, necessary for direct reading of texts that will allow for the critical study of sources and an autonomous and astute understanding of a religious event.

Academic Year: 2017/2018

Level of qualification

Master's Degree Programme

Ministerial Degree Code

LM-64 (Religion)

Where

  • Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Asian and North African Studies, Palazzo Vendramin dei Carmini, Dorsoduro 3462, 30123 Venice (Italy).
    Tel. +39 041 234 9511, Fax +39 041 234 9596
  • University of Padua, Department of History, via Vescovado 30, 35141 Padua (Italy).
    Tel. +39 049 827 8501 / 8503, Fax +39 049 8278 8502

Head of Studies

Prof. Antonio Rigopoulos (Head of Studies, Università Ca' Foscari,  a.rigo@unive.it)
Prof. Chiara Cremonesi (Coordinator of University of Padua,  chiara.cremonesi@unipd.it)

Access to the programme

Open Admission with requisites.
For information see the Moodle page for orientation of the Master’s Degree programme and the Moodle page for students enrolled in Science of Religions, on the Department of Historical, Geographic and Ancient Sciences website on the University of Padova (administrative institute): www.dissgea.unipd.it.

Admission requirements

  1. Possession of the degree L-42 in History (DM 270/04) or L-38 in Historic Sciences (DM 509/99), or alternatively obtaining at least 50 ECTS in the following SSD:
    IUS/11, IUS/18,IUS/19, L-ANT/01, L-ANT/02, L-ANT/03, L-ANT/06, L-ANT/07, L-ANT/08, L-ART/01, L-ART/02, L-ART/08, L-FIL-LET/01, L-FIL-LET/02, L-FIL-LET/04, L-FIL-LET/05, L-FIL-LET/06, L-FIL-LET/07, L-FIL-LET/08, L-FIL-LET/09, L-FIL-LET/11, L-FIL-LET/13, L-FIL-LET/15,L-OR/01, L-OR/02, L-OR/03, L-OR/04, L-OR/05, L-OR/06, L-OR/07, L-OR/08, L-OR/09, L-OR/10, L-OR/11, L-OR/12, L-OR/13, L-OR/14, L-OR/15, L-OR/16, L-OR/17, L-OR/18, L-OR/20, L-OR/21, L-OR/22, M-DEA/01, M-FIL/01, M-FIL/03, M-FIL/06, M-FIL/07, M-FIL/08, M-GGR/01, M-PSI/05, M-PSI/07, M-STO/01, M-STO/02, M-STO/03, M-STO/04, M-STO/05, M-STO/06, M-STO/07,SPS/01, SPS/05, SPS/06, SPS/08, SPS/13, SPS/14.
  2. Taking and passing and admissions interview.

Learning outcomes

The Master’s Degree programme forms specialists in the study of religious traditions who will have a solid understanding of both the socio-anthropological analysis and the textual sources, languages, historical events and cultures in which these traditions have been expressed and express themselves. The programme allows students to deepen their understanding of religions in the areas of the Mediterranean, the Middle East, India and Eastern Asia. Particular relevance is given to the philological-linguistic skills, necessary for direct reading of texts that will allow for the critical study of sources and an autonomous and astute understanding of a religious event.

Occupational profiles

Master’s Degree students will be able to work as social operators and experts in various sections of relations and interreligious communications, and pluri confessional social contexts, within public and private companies. They will be able to carry out roles of responsibility in study centres or research centres - italian or international - on the phenomenon of religion, religious publishing or in publishing houses with interests revolving around the field of religion; or in the institutes of religious science.

Attendance

Open

Examination assessment and graduation

Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.
The degree exam consists in writing and discussing a thesis, resulting from a personal and original elaboration based on the methodological knowledge acquired and related to a specific topic in the sphere of religious studies. The thesis will be prepared and written under one or more supervisors’ guidance and discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes.

Venice - a.y. 2017/2018

Course ECTS Period Professor
Ancient Near East History 6 2nd semester - 3rd period Lucio Milano
Arabic Language (mod. 1)
Lingua araba (mod. 2)
12 Annual (1st and 2nd semester) Marco Aurelio Golfetto (mod. 1 and 2)
Assyriology (Advanced) 6 1st semester - 2nd period Lucio Milano
Christianity from the Centrality of Europe to World Christianity 6 1st semester Giovanni Vian
Chinese Language 1 mod. 1 12 1st semester Federico Greselin
Chinese Language (mod. 1)
Lingua cinese (mod. 2)
12 Annual (1st and 2nd semester) Adriano Boaretto (mod. 1), Daniela Rossi (mod. 2)
Classic Chinese Language 6 2nd semester Tiziana Lippiello
Classic Chinese Literature 6 1st semester Riccardo Fracasso
Classic Japanese Language 1 6 1st semester Aldo Tollini
Classic Japanese Language 2 6 1st semester Aldo Tollini
Classic Japanese Literature 6 2nd semester Carolina Negri
Classic Tibetan (mod. 1)
Lingua tibetana (mod. 2)
12 Annual (1st and 2nd semester) Fabian Justis Sanders (mod. 1 and 2)
Classical Chinese: Genres of Poetry and Taoist Texts 6 2nd semester Sean Golden
Contemporary Communication Models (Arabic) 12 Annual (1st and 2nd semester) Patrizia Zanelli
Cultural Studies of East Asia (China) 6 2nd semester Marco Ceresa
Cultural Studies of East Asia (Japan) 6 1st semester Toshio Miyake
Egypt in the Hellenistic and Roman Period 6 2nd semester Emanuele Marcello Ciampini
Egyptology 6 2nd semester Emanuele Marcello Ciampini
Hebrew Language 1 12 Annual (1st and 2nd semester) Piero Capelli
Hebrew Studies 6 1st semester Piero Capelli
History of Ancient Japanese Philosophy and Religions 6 2nd semester Massimo Raveri
History of Byzantine Christianism 6 2nd semester - 3rd period Antonio Rigo
History of Chinese Philosophy and Religions 6 2nd semester Francesca Tarocco
History of Classic Religions 6 2nd semester Sabina Crippa
History of Islamic Philosophy 6 I semester Ida Zilio Grandi
History of Modern and Contemporary Japanese thought 6 2nd semester Massimo Raveri
Indo-Aryan Linguistic 6 1st semester Andrea Drocco
Islamic Studies 6 1st semester Marco Salati
Japanese Language 1 mod. 1 12 1st semester Patrick Heinrich
Japanese Language (mod. 1)
Lingua giapponese (mod. 2)
12 Annual (1st and 2nd semester) Eugenio de Angelis (mod. 1), to be defined (mod. 2)
Jewish Literature 1 6 2nd semester Paolo Lucca
Literary Cultures (Arabic) 6 1st semester Antonella Ghersetti
Ratio et Discretio in South Asia, between philosophy and history of ideas 6 2nd semester Federico Squarcini
Religious History of Iran and Central Asia 6 2nd semester Simone Cristoforetti
Sanskrit Language and Literature (mod. 1)
Lingua e letteratura sanscrita (mod. 2)
12 Annual (1st and 2nd semester) Antonio Rigopoulos (mod. 1 and 2)
Thematic Seminar 6 2nd semester Ida Zilio Grandi

Venice - a.a. 2016/2017

Course ECTS Period Professor
Assiriologia sp. = Assiriologia (avanzato) 6 I semester - II semester Lucio Milano
Cinese classico: generi poetici e testi taoisti 6 II semester Alfredo Maria Cadonna
Culture letterarie (arabo) 6 II semester Antonella Ghersetti
Ebraistica 6 I semester Piero Capelli
Egitto ellenistico e romano = Egitto ellenistico romano sp. 6 II semester Emanuele Ciampini
Egittologia sp. = Egittologia (avanzato) 6 II semester Emanuele Ciampini
Islamistica 6 II semester Marco Salati
Letteratura cinese classica 6 I semester Riccardo Fracasso
Letteratura ebraica 1 6 I semester Piero Capelli
Letteratura giapponese classica 6 II semester Carolina Negri
Lingua araba (module 1)
Lingua araba (module 2)
12 Annual (I e II semester) Visiting Professor
Lingua cinese (module 1)
Lingua cinese (module 2)
12 Annual (I and II semester) Visiting Professor
Lingua cinese 1 (module 1) 12 I semestre Federico Greselin
Lingua cinese classica 6 II semester Tiziana Lippiello
Lingua ebraica 1 12 Annual (I and II semester) Docente esterno
Lingua giapponese 1 (module 1) 12 I semester Patrick Heinrich
Lingua giapponese (module 1)
Lingua giapponese (module 2)
12 Annual (I and II semester) Visiting Professor
Lingua giapponese classica 1 6 I semester Aldo Tollini
Lingua giapponese classica 2 6 I semester Aldo Tollini
Lingua tibetana (moduloe1)
Lingua tibetana (modulo 2)
12 Annual (I and II semester) Visiting Professor
Lingua e letteratura sanscrita (module 1)
Lingua e letteratura sanscrita (module 2)
12 Annual (I and II semester) Antonio Rigopoulos
Linguistica indo-aria 6 I semester Docente esterno
Modelli comunicativi della contemporaneità (arabo) 12 Annual (I and II semester) Visiting Professor
Ratio e Discretio in Sudasia , tra filosofia e Storia delle idee 6 II semester Federico Squarcini
Seminario tematico 6 II semester Marcella Simoni
Storia contemporanea del cristianesimo 6 I semester Giovanni Vian
Studi culturali dei Paesi dell’Asia Orientale (Cina) 6 II semester Marco Ceresa
Storia del Cristianesimo bizantino 6 II semester - III period Antonio Rigo
Storia del pensiero del Giappone moderno e contemporaneo 6 II semester Massimo Raveri
Storia del pensiero etico-religioso 6 I semester Isabella Adinolfi
Storia del vicino Oriente antico 6 II semester - III period Lucio Milano
Storia della filosofia e delle religioni del Giappone antico 6 I semester Massimo Raveri
Storia della filosofia e delle religioni della Cina 6 II semester Visiting Professor
Storia della filosofia islamica 6 I semester Ida Zilio Grandi
Storia delle religioni del mondo classico sp. 6 II semester - IV period Sabina Crippa
Storia religiosa dell’Iran e dell’Asia Centrale 6 I semester Simone Cristoforetti
Studi culturali dei Paesi dell’Asia Orientale (Giappone) 6 I semester Toshio Miyake