In 2018, Sofia University launches a new bachelor degree program in Philosophy taught in English. The main objective of the program is to provide students with a broad background in main systematic areas of Philosophy as well as in its historical development. The aim is to cultivate methodological skills, analytical ability, and critical thinking; to foster erudition and creativity. Students will gain wide and fundamental knowledge of the evolution of the philosophical and social thought. They will become able to build on it some specialized philosophical skills and habits of critical and flexible thinking, cultural self-reflection, of immersing themselves into the different traditions and grasping the world in its complexity. The program includes a core module of courses required for obtaining a teacher’s license in Philosophy for secondary schools in Bulgaria (and some other EU countries) and an elective module of courses required for a license in Philosophy with Children practice in kindergartens, elementary, and primary schools. The completion of this program is through defense of a BA thesis and taking a state teacher’s exam.
assist. prof. Tsena Zhelyazkova,