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Ancient Cultures and Languages

Skills and competences

General competences:



  • Students will learn how to read and interpret texts critically, applying to their analysis the tools needed to acquire knowledge (sources, bibliography, auxiliary disciplines), and give special attention to the timely monitoring of advances in the international scientific community.
  • Students will develop their knowledge creatively, present it with clarity and mastery of the written and oral techniques used to disseminate the results obtained, and engage in debates with intellectual rigour and honesty.
  • Students will develop the capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams and to adopt approaches that integrate diverse cultural traditions. They will also acquire the capacity to use their acquired knowledge of the ancient world to interpret today's reality.

Specific competences:



  • All students in the master's program will understand and master the fundamental concepts of the ancient cultures and languages of the Mediterranean and Near East.
  • They will also know how to assess the historical dimension of their document and material sources, being able to identify, initially, the interrelationships between the ideological, social, political, religious and cultural aspects of these civilizations, and subsequently the lasting presence of their literary and cultural tradition in the West.

With respect to the specific competences for the specializations, students in Classics will attain the capacity to generate knowledge on Greco-Roman culture based on original texts in Greek and Latin and through the use of the methodology and critical reasoning employed in this scientific discipline. Students specializing in Bible and the Ancient Near East will attain the capacity to generate knowledge on the cultures of the region through the analysis of historical accounts in their various languages (Sumerian and Semitic and Indo-European languages) and through the application of the specific


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