1. Acquisition by students of the instruments necessary to know, understand and critically appreciate the multiple currents and doctrines about nationalism and imperialism, with special emphasis on the most recent ones.
2. Distinguish the different theories, schools and currents about nation and empire, from the reading and analysis of the main authors and reference works.
3. Ability to frame these theoretical currents in a certain historical, cultural and social context. Reflect broadly on what is perennial and what is "built" or "manufactured" in the great concepts and paradigms.
4. Understand the processes of formation of nations and the complexity of current States, in an objective and scientific way.
5. Critical awareness of the respect that cultural and national realities different from ours deserve, in tune with the understanding of the risks posed by the most exacerbated and exclusive versions of nationalism
6. Understand and elaborate complex texts, ability to reflect, make judgments, argue and transmit with skill and ethical values ¿¿relevant information to society (even to less specialized audiences) on an always controversial issue, nationalism.
7. Learn about the historical evolution of imperialism, from ancient cultures in the Middle East to new realities (transnational, pan-national models, polarities, cosmopolitanism¿).
8. Knowledge and ability to use information gathering instruments, such as bibliographic catalogs, archive inventories and electronic references
9. Ability to manage, identify, organize and analyze complex historical information in a coherent way
10. Awareness of the different historiographic perspectives in the different periods and contexts
11. Awareness that historical debate and research are under continuous construction.
12. Know how to critically analyze, based on their relationship with the present, fundamental political events of the past whose effects have survived to this day.
13. Ability to cope in complex situations or that require the development of new solutions in both the academic and work or professional fields within their field of study.