Curriculum

The curriculum outlines the subjects within the degree and their type (basic, required, elective, etc.), the number of credits, etc. Topics are divided into subjects, which in turn are organized in modules.

  • MODULE I: Fundamentals of the Humanities and Philosophy (66 ECTS credits)

    Module I provides instruction in the areas of Philosophy and the Humanities. The core curriculum (18 ECTS credits) lays the basic groundwork for the comprehensive study of the human condition and sets a common educational standard for all University of Navarra degree programs.

    The subject Fundamentals of Philosophy (24 ECTS credits) presents students with an overview of the specific features of philosophical thought and formal and informal arguments, the mission of philosophy, the fundamental methods and concepts of philosophical thought, as well as close analysis of some of the major themes and authors.

    Finally, the subject Knowledge, Reality and Action (24 ECTS credits) takes a philosophical look at human knowledge, human understanding of reality and human action. This subject equips students with key facts for interpretation and the basic, essential tools for analyzing the different problems currently affecting the human condition and the organization of society.

  • MODULE II: Politics and Society (48 ECTS credits)

    This module covers the most representative social and political theories in this knowledge area, as well as different topics related to contemporary political organization and some of the most significant points of discussion.

    The subject Political and Social Theory (18 ECTS credits) provides a general overview of the most representative political and sociological theories of society and human action in society, as well as emerging problems in contemporary political organizations.

    The second subject in this module, Society, Culture and Communication in the Contemporary World (30 ECTS credits), covers the most important historical and sociocultural topics for understanding the contemporary world and its challenges. The subject also highlights the prominent role played by communication and public opinion in social cohesion and collective decision-making.

  • MODULE III: Economics (45 ECTS credits)

    This module familiarizes students with the tools used in this area of knowledge to study the economic situation, along with the essential concepts and themes addressed by this discipline. It is divided into two subjects. The first, Economic Theory (18 ECTS credits), describes the organization and operation of markets as resource allocation mechanisms, as well as government intervention to correct market failures. It includes a basic subject on Economics. Students also acquire knowledge about the main models of macroeconomic theory, which equips them to perform positive and normative analysis of real situations, including the decisions made by individuals when interacting with markets. It includes a basic subject (Fundamentals of Economics).

    The subject Applied Economics (27 ECTS credits) introduces more specific aspects and closer analysis of economic knowledge, such as the key features of a globalized economy and the behavior of public spending. This subject also covers the most relevant facts in economic history and encourages reflection on the ethical dimension of economic activity.

  • MODULE IV: Supplementary Training (60 ECTS credits)

    Students can choose from a wide range of elective subjects in the degree’s three knowledge areas. Following the international tradition of providing a number of choices, this modules allows students to choose from the many different elective subjects on specific, key and cross-cutting content in the three knowledge areas. This enables students to adapt the curriculum to their own specific interests within the disciplines of the degree program.

  • MODULE V: Interdisciplinary Integration (21 ECTS credits)

    It consists of two subjects. The first, Interdisciplinary Seminars (9 ECTS credits), facilitates students’ integration of knowledge in the three areas of this degree program so they can perform a holistic analysis of social problems by identifying their source, describing their features and offering possible solutions. The seminars help students identify today’s main social controversies, based on a multidisciplinary approach and different methodologies for each knowledge area involved.

    In the subject Final Year Project (12 ECTS credits), students must complete and submit a project that demonstrates the skills they have acquired over the course of the four years of the study program. The Final Year Project can be a research project or a project in which students display the knowledge and skills they have acquired on how the areas of Philosophy, Politics and Economics intertwine in today’s society. The Final Year Project is defended by students before a committee to display that they have acquired the skills and knowledge covered in the degree program.

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