Instruments of Thought 
Minor a.y. 2021/2022
Elements of Epistemology and of Philosophy of Language for the Economic and Scientific Disciplines

What is a Minor

A Minor is a non-divisible, themed multidisciplinary path, composed of three modules of 6 ECTS each, that gives you the possibility of widening your main study field, enhancing your academic career and enriching your curriculum vitae through crosscutting competencies, strengthening your education or your professional activity.

Passing the three Minor exams, you will get a certification and an Open badge. The obtained ECTS may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course once passed: please check on the website the recipients and how to enrol.

Objectives and contents

This Minor makes some basic epistemological and philosophical-linguistic tools available to students of other degree programmes (in particular to those studying Economic and Scientific degrees) with specific attention to the methodological and operative aspects of the respective areas.

To facilitate the application and demonstrate the usability of these tools to which the students will be introduced, in each module the purely philosophical analysis will be accompanied by examples, thought experiments and case studies in different fields of work and research.

Language

This Minor is taught in Italian.

Modules of the Minor

Academic year 2021/2022

Recipients and credits recognition

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate and postgraduate students.

It is possible to enrol as an external user, with a charge of 496 euros (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp), reduced to 336 euros (320 euros + 16 euros duty stamp) if you are enrolled in another university.

The Minor can be recognised in the elective course section of your Bachelor's degree with the following exceptions:

  • students enrolled from a.y. 2020/2021: this Minor is offered to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students, excluding those enrolled to Literature, History, Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts Management, Philosophy,  PISE and  Sciences of Society and Social Service programmes (all the undergraduate programmes of the humanities area). Final marks will not average with the bachelor’s degree.
  • students enrolled up to a.y. 2019/2020: no exceptions.

Enrolment, attendance and exams

Enrolment procedure will be available from September 6th to November 5th 2021. There is not a maximum number of participants.

The enrolment procedures depend on the type of user: Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students, Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students or external users.

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students. Before enrolling you must have finalised your enrolment to your Bachelor’s Degree course, otherwise you will be charged a 480 euros fee.

You can enrol to the Minor in the academic year you prefer: during the first, the second or the third.

IMPORTANT: Withdrawing from Minor is possible. Please, be aware that enrolling again, after the withdrawal, will be at your charge.

Students enrolled from a.y. 2020-21

You must enrol to the complete Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed, you will receive the separate certification and an Open Badge, and the ECTS obtained may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course (please, check the “Recipients and credits” section).

In order to attend the three modules, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol to the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed but the credits of the Minor will not be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course.

Students enrolled up to a.y. 2019-20

You do not have to enrol on Minor path. You can keep on choosing between completing the full Minor path, passing the three exams and obtaining the certification and the open badge, or attending just one or two single modules (if the Minor has a limited number of participants, please refer to the call for application).

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must have previously included the chosen modules in your study plan. You may include two modules in the elective course section (12 ECTS) and one (6 ECTS) in the surplus credit section. Business Administration students have 18 ECTS in the elective course section, therefore they do not have to use the surplus credit section.

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students, but it cannot be recognised in the elective course section of your Master's degree.

IMPORTANT: Withdrawing from Minor is possible. Please, be aware that enrolling again, after the withdrawal, will be at your charge.

Before enrolling to the Minor, you must have finalised your enrolment to your Master’s Degree course, otherwise you will be charged a 480 euros fee.

If you are regularly enrolled at Ca' Foscari university when you enrol to the Minor path, you can complete it even after your graduation, but you have to take the exams in the three exam sessions available

You must enrol on the Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed, you will get the certification and the Open Badge.

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol to the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed, but neither the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.

External users, not enrolled to Ca' Foscari undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, can enrol to the Minor with a charge of 496 euros (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp).

If you are a student in another university, the fee is reduced to 336 euros (320 euros + 16 euros duty stamp). At the end of the enrolment process, stop before you make the payment and click on this link in order to get in touch with the Enrolment unit. Ca' Foscari staff will contact you to explain how to get the reduction on the enrolment fee.

You must enrol on the Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed the three exams, you will be entitle to receive the certification and an Open Badge.

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol on the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and to take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed, but neither the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.