Teaching workshop

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The aim of the workshop is to provide appropriate methodological tools to deal with the drafting of a master's thesis, referring to how the sources (archival and printed) are used, how a bibliography (national and international) is built, and how research results are processed in writing.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the workshop, the student will have acquired the knowledge of the main types of sources for contemporary history and the main tools of research. They will be able to orient themselves to the documentation of the modern age (those published and, at least partially, along with unpublished ones). They will then be able to construct a bibliography and use the proper language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express in written form, clearly and effectively, the results of the research conducted under the guidance of the instructor.
These skills will be acquired through a direct and ongoing meeting with the teacher in the classroom; The discussion around the proposed sources will provide additional time of critical reflection and methodological learning. Individual work will also be of great importance, with reports assigned by the instructor and then discussed collectively.
Students unable to attend will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, investigate special readings proposed by the instructor to strengthen their knowledge, and of course contact the instructor both by email and during the office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: History and Politics in Italy after WWII
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the master admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is mandatory. Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in Contemporaty History, with particular reference to Italy after WWII:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowing the main types sources on Contemporary History;
- writing up research results by using specific language of the subject and editorial style of essays.
These skills will be first acquired through classes, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short paper, on the basis of reading and discussion of essays and published sources. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the ability to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- knowledge of the topics taught in lectures
- knowledge of the book:
- Giovanni Orsina, Il berlusconismo nella storia d'Italia (Marsilio, 2013)
International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu
The format of the assesement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.
- University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Saresella Daniela