Environmental Humanities

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Environmental Humanities
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-6 - Geography
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Open with admission self-assessment test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The Bachelor's degree programme in Human Science of Environment, Landscape and Territory aims to train graduates with strong skills in physical and human geography, and the applications thereof. Students will also learn the fundamental theoretical and methodological bases of geography, physical geography, psychology, anthropology, law, economics, sociology, history, literature, art and urban-planning. They will thus learn how to conduct a scientific analysis of territorial systems and the cultural landscape, in order to assess the environmental and social impact of human action on territorial systems. With a view to professional training, the degree programme includes two specific guided tracks. The first one is oriented towards territory enhancement, with a focus on the tourism sector. The second one focuses on the environment and sustainable development.

In compliance with the principles of European harmonization, the final qualifications of the first cycle may be awarded to students with the required skills in geography and other areas of the humanities and natural sciences, who have honed, through a global and synthetic study approach, the ability to use the analytical and interpretative tools of geography and human sciences for the interpretation, representation and communication of the construction and evolution of environments, territories, landscapes, cultures and societies.

These skills will be supported by proficiency in at least one language of the European Union, in addition to Italian, and by the ability to use IT tools in document collection, information processing and management, cartographic representation and communication to the public.

Graduates will be able to enter the world of work with conceptual and operational skills as well as a sound theoretical education.

Learning outcomes will be assessed through exams, laboratory or internship activities and the final paper.
Graduates may work in public and private institutions requiring professionals with the specific skills provided by the degree programme, as well as in: representation and analysis of the territory, identification and enhancement of resources and the related economic and political phenomena, promotion of cultural and natural tourism, intercultural management. There are also employment opportunities in specialized publishing.
For the above-mentioned purposes, the degree programme includes training activities providing operational skills, also with reference to cultural and environmental services.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
The Study Programme promotes student mobility abroad, especially through Erasmus. We also have numerous Erasmus students from European universities.
Students interested in Erasmus mobility can attend dedicated meetings with the contact person for the Study Programme, and ask specific questions regarding the call for applications, available locations and exams to be taken abroad.
Our partner universities are in France, Germany and Poland.
Current international agreements are available at the following link: https://www.unimi.it/it/internazionale/la-statale-nel-mondo/accordi-int…

Attendance is highly recommended

Enrollment

Admission requirements
Applicants to the Bachelors' degree programme in Human Science of Environment, Landscape and Territory must hold a secondary-school diploma or an equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
Basic skills required to attend the programme include knowledge of general and regional geography of Italy, European and non-European countries, as well as of the main processes of interaction between human society and the environment. Good logical and expression skills are also required, as well as written comprehension and production skills.

Admission assessment
Admission is subject to a mandatory, non-selective, self-assessment test. The TOLC (Test OnLine CISIA) test ascertains the educational background of prospective university students. Delivered by CISIA, the Interuniversity Consortium of Integrated Access Systems, it can be taken in various locations throughout the country. It includes specific tests that the University of Milan, among others, requires for enrolment on both open and capped programmes. For information, see the section "How to enrol".

Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities
Students may enrol regardless of the outcome of the test. Should the candidate fall short of the threshold set out in the call for applications for the "Written comprehension and Italian language proficiency" section, they will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA). The OFA will have to be fulfilled within the first year of the programme through remedial activities specifically planned by the University. Visit https://www.unimi.it/en/node/39292/ to learn how to fulfil any OFA and what happens if you fail to meet the requirements.

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for matriculation: from 15/07/2021 to 15/09/2021

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Programme description and courses list
Compulsory
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
Geography Theories and Praxis 9 60 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/10
Physical geography 9 60 Italian First semester GEO/04
Political and Economic Geography 9 60 Italian Second semester M-GGR/02
Optional activities and study plan rules
- Lo studente deve obbligatoriamente acquisire 9 CFU scegliendo un insegnamento tra i seguenti:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-STO/04
Economic history 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
Compulsory
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English language 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/12
Social and Environmental Psychology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-PSI/05
Urban studies 6 40 Italian Second semester ICAR/21
Optional activities and study plan rules
- Lo studente deve obbligatoriamente acquisire 9 CFU scegliendo un insegnamento tra i seguenti:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Ancient topography 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/09
Arab Culture I 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/12
Chinese Culture I 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/21
Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/06
Ethnomusicology 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/08
Francophone Cultures I 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
Indian Culture I 9 60 Italian Second semester L-OR/19
Linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/01
- Lo studente deve scegliere 3 esami (27 CFU) tra i seguenti:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Development Geography 9 60 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Population Geography 9 60 Italian Second semester M-GGR/01
Regional Geography 9 60 Italian Second semester M-GGR/01
Urban geography 9 60 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
Compulsory
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Economic Institutions 6 40 Italian Second semester SECS-P/01
Geographical Information System GIS 9 60 Italian First semester INF/01
Optional activities and study plan rules
A - Lo studente deve obbligatoriamente acquisire 24 cfu a secondo dei percorso scelto
B - PERCORSO AMBIENTE E SOSTENIBILITA'
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Administrative and environment law 6 40 Italian Second semester IUS/10
Environmental Geography 9 60 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Environmental Politics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-GGR/01
C - PERCORSO TURISMO E VALORIZZAZIONE DEL TERRITORIO
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Laws on cultural heritage 6 40 Italian First semester IUS/10
Territorial Marketing 9 60 Italian First semester AGR/01
Tourism Geography 9 60 Italian Second semester M-GGR/02
Compulsory
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 9 0 Italian year
Optional activities and study plan rules
- Teaching workshop/stage
9 CFU for students enrolled before the 2019/2020 academic year;
6 CFU for students enrolled from the 2019/2020 academic year;
for:
- further cartographic, IT, digital, language skills for the latter, visit: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/competenze-linguistiche/altre-lingue-test-e-corsi/studi-umanistici-accertamento-della-conoscenza-di-lingua-francese-spagnola-e-tedesca-3-cfu);
- workshops on environmental education, regional description and multimedia representation, writing and image technique;
- work experience, training and orientation internships, placement.
- 12-CFU electives
You can take elective courses from Bachelor's degree programmes, in order to delve into subjects available within your track. You will thus earn additional credits (up to 12 CFU per course).
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Paradiso Maria
Study plan tutor
Internship tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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