A) Knowledge and understanding: the course aims at providing the student the ability to face cultural / religious difference and to manage the related profiles of legal relevance.
B) Knowledge and understanding skills applied:
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the ability to recognize and treat cultural and religious difference from an epistemological and conceptual point of view;
to articulate the interpretative capacity of situations and legal cases characterized by cultural differences; apply the skills acquired to concrete cases, differentiated into
reason of the cultures and religions belonging to the subjects of law, in a creative way and with sufficient mastery of the exhibition techniques
C) Autonomy of judgment: the course aims at giving students the conceptual and categorical tools useful for a first qualification about the religious, political and social phenomena of the globalized world.
D) Communication skills: the course aims at providing the basic notions of categorization according to the religions understood as languages of contemporaneity
E) Ability to learn: the course aims aims at providing students with the basics to orient themselves in the world of media, and international cultural institutions, Italian so as to make them as independent as possible and objective about the analysis strategies and the judgments related to this complex and culturally distant reality
Course contents summary
The course consists of an exposition of the basic principles governing the
treatment of cultural and religious difference into Italian Law. It explains
the guidelines for developing policies and strategies of legal integration
between persons of different religious and cultural traditions.
Introduction of the course and the program: terminology and useful concepts: religion, culture, institutions.
Processes of Secularization
Legal Traditions of the world
Interculture and Institutional Pluralism
M. Ricca, Oltre Babele, Dedalo, Bari, 2008
Tradizioni di giustizia e stato di diritto Religioni, giurisdizione, pluralismo
Esi, Napoli, 2011
The lesson is the main method of teaching, plus some seminars dedicated to specific issues. The course is divided into three thematic blocks. Each block includes theoretical lessons and practical activities in the final balance of the block. The latter activity is not mandatory, but can be evaluated by the teacher in a positive way for the final examination, as far as the interests to research, and the capability to express concepts and contents of the teaching. Activities will be: analysis of texts (random groups), presentation of papers (volunteer groups) and lecture simulation (individual work).
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam entails an oral discussion concerning the issues of the problematico blocks. Moreover A) Students are invited to take part of the class. This activity is not mandatory but it can be positively evaluated.
B) Non attending students are expected to discuss arguments of the lessons considering the different blocks of issues.
The evaluation consists of an interview aimed at verifying the knowledge and concepts, the capacity to express contents and concepts of the teaching, the interest in scientific investigation.