Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the master admission.
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.
- 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.