Humanities Laboratories

Information for Humanities Bachelor's and Master's degree students (with the exception of the following laboratories: Information and Web Management, Archaeological Excavation, Fai, Unicef, Italian Writing)
 

You will find below the binding deadlines and procedures for registering for 1st and 2nd semester laboratories.

The selection of students entitled to attend the workshops will be managed at degree programme level as in previous years.

For the purposes of admission to the final exam (ie the graduation exam), you are required to attend workshops, according to rules that may vary depending on the degree programme.

Laboratory registrations are managed at degree programme level in the weeks preceding the beginning of each semester (indicatively: for the first semester from mid-September onwards, for the second semester from mid-January onwards).

For more information on registration opening dates, please visit the degree programme websites, Laboratory section).

You will have to register for workshops in the Sifa system in order to access the credit report. The procedure, which is similar to exam registration, must be carried out according to the following schedule:

For first-semester laboratories, from 15 November to 3 December 2019;

For second-semester laboratories, from 1 to 20 April 2020.

The Sifa registration requirement applies to all laboratories, with the exception of Information and Web Management, Archaeological Excavation, Fai and Unicef.

Any further information (subject to update) on laboratories and on registration procedures will be available on this website as well as on the department and degree programme websites.
To register for the laboratories, please access the Sifa system and follow

this path:

  • Unimi
  • Students
  • Sifa online services
  • Educational services
  • Exam and workshop registration
  • Exams
  • Optional subjects, then access the list of Humanities Laboratories.


 THE ABOVE PROCEDURES ARE BINDING.

How to enrol

You can register for a workshop through the exam registration service, by selecting:

  • Exams
  • Elective courses

This year's Italian writing workshops are about to start.

Traditionally, there are three distinct ways of attending the Writing Labs:
(a) in the classroom (frontal workshops); (b) online, (c) on self-training (also with a tutor).

Frontal workshops consist of a series of classes held by a teacher; the courses are weekly and last for ten weeks. During class, you will write an argumentative essay on a subject agreed with the teacher and submit it to the teacher for assessment. Frontal workshops follow an advanced syllabus excluding all basic notions of Italian linguistics, while including information more directly related to the writing of the final paper (the “paper”). For this reason, frontal workshops target those students who have attended a course in Italian linguistics.

Courses will be held in both semesters. To access the courses, please apply for registration through the SIFA services. If admitted, you will be notified of the start date to your Unimi email address.

Online laboratories can be accessed remotely via any computer with an Internet connection. In online courses, students are enrolled in virtual classes and follow the lessons through the CTU online teaching interface (http://ariel.ctu.unimi.it/). As frontal workshops, online courses are weekly and last for ten weeks. During class, you will write an argumentative essay on a subject agreed with the teacher and submit it to the teacher for assessment. Compared to frontal workshops, online laboratories follow a different syllabus including basic notions of linguistics. For this reason, online laboratories target those students who have NOT attended a course in Italian linguistics.

Online courses are provided every year both in the first and second semester. For online courses too, you can apply for registration through the SIFA services. You will receive a message to your Unimi email address, specifying the start date and the Web address where you can login to obtain teaching materials.

Self-training laboratories, like online courses, can be accessed remotely, via any computer with an Internet connection; the reference website available at
http://users.unimi.it/labs provides training materials, self-assessment questions, in-depth reports, sample tests and tips for preparing for the final evaluation test. If you have trouble accessing the Web, you can purchase the booklet "Writing Workshop", Milan, Led, 2004, which includes all training materials. After completing your self-training, you can register to one of the three exam sessions provided for each academic year (the first generally falls mid-January, the second mid-May, the third mid-September) through Unimia (exam registration service), to take a written test. Once you have passed the test, you will acquire 3 credits, after registering in one of the dedicated sections. The self-training syllabus is the same as for online laboratories, ie the basic one including notions of Italian linguistics.

Assisted self-training laboratories are similar to traditional self-training laboratories, as you learn on your own and practice using the materials made available on the course website or the booklet, but you can be assisted by an online tutor who will suggest group training activities and further readings, making model tests and other useful materials available for download. The syllabus is the same as for online laboratories, ie the basic one including notions of Italian linguistics. Two assisted self-training laboratory sessions are provided during the year, one per semester. You can register through Unimia (exam registration service) as for other laboratories. If you are admitted to the courses you will receive a message to your Unimi email address, specifying the start date and the Web address where you can login to obtain teaching materials.