University of Padua

Padua, Italy

Available Courses

The module aims to provide students with a good knowledge of the cultural and literary history of the Italian Middle Ages, and the main literary works by Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, competence to analyze literary texts, and the ability to examine and discuss a literary text within its historical and cultural context.

The aim of the module is to offer an introductory overview of the history of medieval art in Italy, focusing on a selected case study, namely 14th-century Padua, which will be investigated with a multidisciplinary approach and with specific regard to the visual arts and music.

Students will learn the fundamental aspects of Psychology as a science and its methodologies. The knowledge and skills to be acquired are; knowing how to define, in its complexity, Psychology as a science; knowledge of the skills required and the prospects of a career in Psychology; Knowledge of the history of psychology through the various movements and the relative privileged methods of investigation; and others.

The course aims at fostering intercultural understanding and communication skills in EFL learners. The focus is on integrating language skills, promoting the ability to articulate ideas in an intercultural setting, and stimulating critical thinking and intellectual curiosity. Students will be given the opportunity to interact and debate as well as analyse, write and present on different topics and issues, so as to improve their oral and written english language skills.

Understand the main scientific methods applied in psychological research. Learn how to design a research, to implement it, to collect, analyze and interpret research data. Critically understand characteristics of both qualitative and quantitative methods in psychological research.

Throughout the course the students will acquire basic knowledge of some fundamental concepts and methods in the philosophy of science. Particular attention will be given to the concepts of scientific method, scientific explanation, causation, and laws of nature.

The aim of the course is to explain some features of the disciplines that study animal behaviour focussing on the most relevant methods of investigation. The different aspects of behaviour will be examined from a comparative perspective and with a particular focus on cognitive and perceptual processes.

The course presents the theoretical and computational foundations of brain-inspired artificial intelligence. The focus is on machine learning based on artificial neural networks and how this approach is used in cognitive (neuro)science for modeling perception and cognition. Laboratory classes will also introduce students to simple computer simulations with artificial neural networks.

At the end of the course students should critically understand: the major approaches to the study of Personality from an individual differences perspective; how to compare the major approaches to the study of Intelligence from an individual differences at individual level; the experimental methods used to study individual differences, and more specifically intelligence and cognitive functioning at individual level; the added value that the study of individual differences can bring in different cognitive domains.

Students will earn the functional aspects of sensory mechanisms and cognitive processes. use of psychophysical methods for measuring absolute and differential thresholds, learn to appreciate the importance of appropriate psychophysical evaluation to distinguish the sensory from cognitive components in the behavioural response, and learn the relationship between evaluation and treatment in low level processing: the concept of validation in psychology

At the theoretical level a special emphasis will be devoted to differences in the architecture and mechanisms of cognitive models of language processing. At the empirical level a specific attention will be devoted to the different experimental methods that are apt to study specific linguistic processes.

The knowledge acquired in the course is a fundamental prerequisite: to understand the higher nervous system functions and the areas and structures involved to understand the basic mechanisms of the various pathologies of the nervous system; to understand the principles of action of the various classes of drugs.

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the main psychological theories on human development as well as the changes that occur in behaviors and psychological functions from birth to young adulthood. The course will focus on different domains encompassing motor, perceptual, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Furthermore, research methodologies and cultural-contextual influences will be presented.

The student will acquire knowledge on the main theories and research methods that psychology has developed. The course is organized so that students reach their own point of view on psychology starting from different angles.

At the end of the course, the students will have acquired basic knowledge of computer security and will be able to analyze a system, identifying its possible vulnerabilities.

Students will learn to know the principles of computer operation and object-oriented programming; elementary approaches to problem solving (algorithms) and to the design of data structures. Acquire the skills necessary for the development of simple Java applications.

The objective of the course is to learn the basic principles underlying the modelling, persistent storage, access and sharing of data and information.

This course is useful for students whose goal is to find a job at i) Law firms specialized in Banking and Financial Law; ii) Financial institutions as banks, insurance companies, investment firms, and investment funds; iii) Authorities responsible for the supervision of credit institutions, banking crises management, and depositors’ and investors’ protection.

This course offers an overview of international politics since 1919, providing a factual grounding and surveying the main historiographical debates. The main objective of the course is to provide students with adequate cognitive and interpretative tools regarding international relations in the 20th century, with specific emphasis on pivotal moments in the transformation of the international system between 1919 and the 1990s.

At the end of the course, students will be able to recognize the elements that characterize the contending perspectives in economics and outline the main methodologies, worldviews, theoretical aspects, and policy implications that characterize each school of economic thought.

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