• solid skills in using scientific methods of investigation and the necessary knowledge to carry out archaeological research;
• adequate capacity to analyse natural components, both biotic and abiotic, for the purpose of investigating human-environment relationships and interactions in prehistorical and historical times;
• knowledge of the scientific aspects that affect human evolution, with emphasis on naturalistic content, from both a historical and an evolutionary perspective and its constant relationship with ways of living along with the survival strategies adopted by our species over time;
• a solid method of analysis and sound knowledge, from a historical perspective, of evolutionary processes and material evidence left by humans, from the most remote prehistorical times to the classical and medieval periods;
• the ability to interpret and contextualise all documentary sources that could be useful in understanding settlement patterns and cultural events of the past;
• knowledge of man-made objects and ancient artefacts in the context of their physical form and intangible value;
• the ability to plan and implement interdisciplinary projects, in terms of both coordination and development of different lines of research within the disciplines that characterise the class;
• substantial theoretical and methodological expertise and established practical skills in stratigraphic excavation;
• adequate knowledge and mastery of techniques for storing, managing and analysing information regarding archaeological and prehistorical content, with specific expertise in the formal and compositional characteristics of material documentation and development of the biological and abiological aspects;
• adequate skills in recognising, interpreting and retrieving materials in archaeological deposits.
Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)
As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.
The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.