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Form integral professionals with sound skills for the comprehension of the historic development experimented by the philosophical thought and culture; as well as the renewal of the critic and purposeful analysis that social problems demand, the trends of knowledge and the forms human expression that characterizes the actual society, in any of the world, national or regional ambience. The graduate in Philosophy possesses skills to perform with a high-critic sense respect and ethical attitude in the fields of teaching and research.

Enrollment profile

The applicant for the degree in Philosophy must have concluded the baccalaureate, have an acceptable level of general culture in humanities as well as basic, social, natural and exact sciences, have the skill to express orally and written, an acceptable reading comprehension, a habit for reading, discipline for the study, critic and reflexive attitude, honesty in the intellectual work, moral and institutional responsibility such as respect for oneself, others, people’s rights and the environment.

Graduate profile

The graduate from the degree in Philosophy focuses in reflective and critic activities needed to strengthen the social structures, therefore, the attention of concrete problems where the development context of the actions is not always easily quantifiable in working terms. The graduate has the competencies and skills to orient professionally within the public and the private sector and companies focused on education, research, cultural or editorial diffusion.

Generic competencies:

  • High capability for oral and written expression.
  • Capability to reflect and critically analyze.
  • Handling of tools for humanistic research.
  • Critic relationship with knowledge, with a humanist focus.
  • Communication in a second language.
  • Understanding and fluid use of the Spanish language.

Common specific competencies:

  • Understanding of the emergence, development and social influence of the philosophical problems.
  • Ability to link the development of philosophical discourse with the cultural and social processes of the various historical contexts.
  • Research, analysis, interpretation and critic of philosophical texts in the history of thought.
  • Critical reading of the fundamental works of the philosophical thinking and the production of reflective, expository and informative texts.

Professional specific competencies:

  • Design and coordinate the promotion of learning in philosophy to answer the teaching demand in these areas and strengthen the weak humanist formation in the current educative environment.
  • Plan, develop and evaluate reading encouragement activities that contribute to the formation of a critic and humanist culture.
  • Develop processes of production, correction and edition of philosophical texts for its publication, as part of the process of rescue, divulgation or promotion of philosophy and its contribution to the critical thought.
  • Propose and make research projects in the framework of Philosophy that favor the generation and replanting of the humanist knowledge.

Attitudinal competencies:

  • Human integral development
  • Creativity and commitment to knowledge and society
  • Cultural formation
  • Social responsibility

The syllabus is carried out in semester school periods, designed to be taken by credit system a recommended course of nine semesters, with the following distribution of learning units and Areas.


  • First enrollment
  • Cognitive reason I
  • Practical reason I
  • Symbolic reason I
  • Reading of classic texts I
  • Analysis and writing of philosophical texts
  • Classical language I
  • Second enrollment
  • Cognitive reason II
  • Practical reason II
  • Symbolical reason II
  • Reading of classical texts II
  • Classical language II
  • Theory of the argumentation
  • Social and cultural history of the Middle Age
  • Third enrollment
  • Cognitive reason III
  • Practical reason III
  • Symbolical reason III
  • Reading of classical texts III
  • Logic
  • Modern language I
  • Fourth enrollment
  • Cognitive reason IV
  • Practical reason IV
  • Symbolical reason IV
  • Reading of classical texts IV
  • Research methods and techniques
  • Modern language II
  • Fifth enrollment
  • Cognitive reason V
  • Practical reason V
  • Symbolical reason V
  • Reading of classical texts V
  • Mexican philosophy
  • Modern language III
  • Sixth enrollment
  • Disciplinary course
  • Disciplinary course
  • Philosophy of the Latin American history
  • Monographic seminar
  • Area seminar I
  • Modern language IV
  • Seventh enrollment
  • Disciplinary course
  • Disciplinary course
  • Monographic seminar
  • Area seminar II
  • Eighth enrollment
  • Disciplinary course
  • Disciplinary course
  • Monographic seminar
  • Thesis seminar I
  • Ninth enrollment
  • Optional seminar
  • Optional seminar
  • Monographic seminar
  • Thesis seminar II
Offered in:

Campus Guanajuato, Division of Social Sciences and Humanities (DCSH)
Venue Valenciana
Ex-Convento de Valenciana; 36240; Mineral de Valenciana, Gto.
Coordinator of the degree in Philosophy: Dr. Beatriz Tovar Hernández
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Phone: +52 01 473 732 95 59, 01 473 732 06 67, 01473 732 95 59 extensions 5819 & 5820
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Tel: +52 (473)  732 00 06

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