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Academic year 2023/2024
Bachelor's Degree (BSc) on CULTURAL HERITAGE: KNOWLEDGE, MANAGEMENT, ENHANCEMENT
CULTURAL HERITAGE AND TOURISM

Coordinator Prof. Aurelio Burgio
Class of Bachelor's Degree (BSc) on Cultural Heritage (L-1)
3 years
PALERMO
Free access
Department of Cultures and Societies
Course Code
2194

Course info
The course aims at providing a complete and solid basic training in the cultural heritage subjects, and namely, through the division in two curricula, respectively related to the historical-archaeological heritage and to the material and immaterial cultural heritage of the region, for their communication and glamorization in the field of cultural tourism. The humanistic approach, providing students with the tools for the historical and anthropological understanding of assets and for their cultural and chronological positioning, is accompanied by a practical-operational approach, enabling them, through field activities, laboratories, and internships to acquire the most important methods for the recovery, conservation and restoration, as well as for the analysis and classification of the same assets, even by means of computer tools. Archaeology, history, history of art, literature and linguistics, geography, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, museology, are therefore accompanied by juridical and economic subjects, as well as by computing and language skills and various practical activities, laboratories and internships. The course provides for some core teachings, functional to the specificity of each curriculum; based on his/her interests, each student may choose a specific educational path through an appropriate selection among the proposed options. Guidance will be provided to make students’ choices more consistent and effective. The acquisition of specific techniques and methodologies, as well as the practice of various subjects, with respect also to the labour market, is achieved through specific laboratories and internships, as well as – for the archaeological heritage - through the participation in excavations and landscape archaeological surveys. The attention for core subjects, as well as the presence of a good number of common courses will avoid excessive specialization. At the same time, the wide range of class-specific (archaeological, historical-artistic, geographical and juridical-economic subjects) as well as of related and integrative teachings will enable students to have a wide and articulated vision of material and immaterial cultural heritage and to increase the possibility to fit in a labour market requiring flexibility as well as a wide range of competences, and to continue their studies with 2nd cycle degrees.
Profile: Assistant archaeologist (III level archaeologist, pursuant to Ministerial Decree 20/05/2019) Functions: Excavation assistant. Main and direct collaborator of the director of the archaeological excavation. Skills: - conducting an archaeological excavation in the field under the guidance of the excavation manager; - classification and documentation of archaeological findings; - collaboration in setting up exhibitions. Professional opportunities: - public bodies with technical offices (Superintendence, etc.); - youth cooperatives for archaeological excavation. Profile: Cultural heritage mediator/cultural heritage guide Functions: Introducing visitors to the use of museum collections, works, sites and archaeological, historical-artistic monuments of demo-ethno-anthropological or literary interest; conducting guided visits to museum facilities or urban routes. Skills: - ability to illustrate in a scientifically correct way the historical, archaeological, historical-artistic, cultural and naturalistic peculiarities of a territory, a museum collection or a site; - ability to prepare itineraries for cultural tourism. Employment opportunities: youth cooperatives for the management and enhancement of sites, collections and monuments. Museums, foundations operating in the cultural heritage sector. Travel agencies. Profile: Museum and library technician Functions: - Organization and arrangement of findings, models and specimens, such as fossils, tools, objects of various kinds, artistic artefacts inside shop windows, for exhibitions and museum events; - assistance to readers in the use of catalogues, databases and indexes through which libraries are organized; - research assistance; - control of the circulation of books and loans. Skills: - Cataloguing objects, findings and works of art, books and documents. - Collaboration in the preparation of exhibitions and educational and cultural initiatives. Professional opportunities: - Public bodies with technical offices (BB.CC.AA. superintendence’s, museums, libraries, etc.). - Libraries and private museums. Profile: Physical Anthropologist Assistant (III level physical anthropologist, pursuant to Ministerial Decree of 20/05/2019) Functions: Excavation assistant. Main and direct collaborator of the director of the archaeological excavation. Skills: - field management of archaeological excavations (paleo-anthropological context) under the guidance of the excavation director; - classification and documentation of paleo-anthropological finds; - collaboration in setting up exhibitions. Professional opportunities: - technical branches of public agencies (Superintendence BB.CC.AA., etc.); - youth cooperatives for archaeological excavation. Profile: Demo-ethno-anthropologist assistant (III level demo-ethno-anthropologist, pursuant to Ministerial Decree of 20/05/2019) Functions: Curator of museum collections, exhibitions, works, sites and monuments of demo-ethno-anthropological interest. Study and education activities in the field of demoethnoanthropology and related disciplines Skills: Preparation of functional spaces, materials and equipment for laboratory activities and other educational interventions favouring a correct knowledge and use of a territory, a museum collection or a site from a demo-ethno-anthropological point of view. Outlets: - technical branches of public agencies (Superintendence BB.CC.AA., etc.); - Museums, foundations operating in the cultural heritage sector; - youth cooperatives for the management and enhancement of sites and collections. Profile: Assistant Expert in Diagnostics and Science and Technology applied to Cultural Heritage (III level expert, pursuant to Ministerial Decree of 20/05/2019) Functions: Supporting the Excavation Director and/or the Restorer in identifying and documenting the constituent material and the degradation of the asset. Skills: Collaboration in the execution of diagnostic investigations aimed at identifying the nature, authenticity, origin of assets, as well as their state of conservation. Professional opportunities: - public bodies that provide technical offices (Superintendence BB.CC.AA., etc.); - Museums, foundations operating in the cultural heritage sector.
The final exam provides students the opportunity to apply the methodologies learned and knowledge gained to a specific case study and/or to the presentation of a topic or relevant experience. It will be held in the manner specified in the regulations drawn up by the Board of the Degree Course, and will be awarded 3 CFU, at the conclusion of the overall 180 CFU (including the final examination).

course outline
Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
07061 - GREEK HISTORY Details BONANNO (PA) 6.0 1 V A L-ANT/02
07088 - ROMAN HISTORY Details MOTTA (PA) 6.0 1 V A L-ANT/03
20692 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS - EQUIVALENT TO LEVEL B1 Details 6.0 1 G E
04781 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS AND DIALECTOLOGY Details MATRANGA (PO) 12.0 2 V
ITALIAN LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION 6.0 A L-FIL-LET/12
ITALIAN DIALECTOLOGY MATRANGA (PO) 6.0 A L-FIL-LET/12
17443 - CULTURE AND TEXTS OF THE MIDDLE AGE Details BISANTI (PA) 6.0 2 V A L-FIL-LET/08
20753 - ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT SICILY Details PORTALE (PO) 12.0 2 V
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF GREEK-ROMAN SICILY PORTALE (PO) 6.0 B L-ANT/07
ARCHAEOLOGICAL ITINERARIES MONTALI (PA) 6.0 B L-ANT/07
Optional subjects 12.0 A
Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04300 - STUDIO I Details 3.0 1 G F
07073 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY/EARLY MODERN HISTORY Details PALERMO (PA) 12.0 1 V
MEDIEVAL HISTORY SANTORO (PA) 6.0 A M-STO/01
MODERN HISTORY PALERMO (PA) 6.0 A M-STO/02
16604 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN ART Details TRAVAGLIATO (PA) 12.0 1 V
HISTORY OF MODERN ART CRUCIATA (RD) 6.0 B L-ART/02
HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART TRAVAGLIATO (PA) 6.0 B L-ART/01
21143 - ANCIENT ROME LITERARY CIVILISATION Details CASAMENTO (PO) 6.0 2 V A L-FIL-LET/04
Optional subjects II 6.0 A
Optional subjects III 24.0 B
Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04134 - LABORATORY III Details 3.0 1 G F
04354 - CULTURAL HERITAGE REGULATIONS Details VENTIMIGLIA (PA) 6.0 1 V B IUS/10
14184 - INTERNSHIP Details 3.0 1 G F
18556 - DIGITAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP Details 3.0 1 G F
18581 - APPLIED ECONOMICS FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE Details 6.0 1 V C SECS-P/06
04133 - LABORATORY II Details 3.0 2 G F
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 3.0 2 V E
18566 - ITALIAN LITERATURE (CULTURAL ITINERARIES AND LITERARY PARKS) Details BERTONI (PO) 6.0 2 V C L-FIL-LET/10
Optional subjects IV 12.0 C
Free subjects 12.0 D
Elective activities
Optional subjects II credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
04464 - MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE Details BISANTI (PA) 6.0 2 V A L-FIL-LET/08
23580 - HISTORY AND TEXTS OF LATIN LITERATURE Details BIANCO (PA) 6.0 2 V A L-FIL-LET/04
Optional subjects III credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01407 - CHRISTIAN AND MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY Details VITALE (PA) 12.0 1 V B L-ANT/08
05304 - MUSEOLOGY Details PALAZZOTTO (PO) 6.0 1 V B L-ART/04
17177 - ANCIENT TOPOGRAPHY Details BURGIO (PA) 12.0 1 V
LANDSCAPE TOPOGRAPHY AND ARCHAEOLOGY BURGIO (PA) 6.0 B L-ANT/09
CARTOGRAPHY AND AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FORGIA (RD) 6.0 B L-ANT/09
18565 - INTANGIBLE HERITAGE Details MANNIA (RD) 6.0 1 V B M-DEA/01
22562 - ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL NUMISMATICS Details SOLE (RD) 6.0 1 V B L-ANT/04
01425 - ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF GREEK ART Details DE CESARE (PA) 12.0 2 V B L-ANT/07
Optional subjects credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01340 - CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Details BUTTITTA (PO) 12.0 1 V A M-DEA/01
01351 - PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Details SINEO (PO) 12.0 2 V A BIO/08
18564 - CULTURAL HERITAGE GEOGRAPHY Details MERCATANTI (PA) 12.0 2 V A M-GGR/01
Optional subjects IV credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01424 - ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF ART OF ANCIENT NEAR EAST Details 6.0 1 V C L-OR/05
17176 - PHOENICIAN AND PUNIC ARCHAEOLOGY Details 6.0 1 V C L-OR/06
23581 - PRE-HISTORY AND PROTO-HISTORY Details CULTRARO (IE) 6.0 1 V C L-ANT/01
09350 - HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY OF THE GREEK WORLD Details SAMMARTANO (PA) 6.0 2 V C L-ANT/02
19709 - HISTORY METHODOLOGY AND TEACHING Details PALERMO (PA) 6.0 2 V C M-STO/02
21148 - ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHODOLOGY Details MONTALI (PA) 6.0 2 V C L-ANT/10
Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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