History

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History
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-42 - History
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Open with admission self-assessment test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The objective of the three year B.A. history programme is to provide graduates with a general and primary but solid historical background enabling them to develop a sense of the historical depth underlying phenomena, processes and structures. This educational process is founded on a fundamental knowledge of historiographical trends and languages in the various eras, acquired by means of a mastery of the tools required for documentary exegesis and the use of new IT technologies. Student learning will be supported by an overall knowledge of human history, not only European history, together with the inter-disciplinary knowledge required for the elaboration of a global vision of the historic context of past and contemporary events.
The purpose of this undergraduate programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in:
- activities undertaken in libraries, archives, museums and, more generally, in the context of cultural activities present in the world of work for which history studies are required or recommended;
- in publishing, both in the editorial sector and in sectors linked to new communication technologies;
- in journalism relating to text production and cultural initiatives;
- in the art tourism sector where historical tools are required;
- in public relations and staff training;
- in public and private research centres working in the humanities, sociology and anthropology fields as well as in the overseas cultural promotion field and the various Italian and overseas cultural industry spheres.
In addition this B.A. programme provides graduates with the chance to embark on the secondary school teaching access process, guaranteeing them the background required for admission to M.A. programmes on completion of which students can enrol on secondary school teaching courses.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
This history B.A. has a solid international exchange tradition which began with the founding of the ERASMUS, now ERASMUS Plus programme.
A concise overview of ERASMUS is available on the B.A. programme site, on the student bulletin board.
These reciprocal agreements give students and teachers access to a year abroad, an exchange agreement between University of Milan and the universities of many countries including: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary.
A list of specific universities encompassed by the agreement for history undergraduates can be consulted in appendix A: https://www.unimi.it/sites/default/files/2020-02/ALLEGATO%20A_%202020-2….
With Erasmus+ University of Milan also assigns study periods in Switzerland based on bilateral agreements with Swiss universities under the SEMP - Swiss European Mobility Programme.
History students can complete study periods ranging from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 12 months during the three years of the programme, at one of the university's partner institutions. Average study periods abroad last 5-6 months. Study abroad (course attendance, exams, any thesis research work) is accredited on students' return with a number of study credits which take account of the activities completed abroad and the length of the period of time spent there. The related study programme, called a Learning Agreement, is agreed on departure on the basis of courses, exams and activities at the partner university decided by students in accordance with their Italian study plans. Careful choice by the teaching staff responsible in identifying a wide ranging and specific correspondence between the University of Milan's educational programme and that of its partner universities enables students to take full advantage of their studies abroad and acquire the credits they need to complete their Italian studies. The study sectors which can be developed are essentially historical but credits in other humanities disciplines can also potentially be acquired.
This B.A. has a permanent internationalisation via ERASMUS co-ordinator (Prof. Michela Minesso). Every year, specific meetings for B.A. history students leaving for periods abroad are organised to supply them with the information they need on the various institutions available and useful contact numbers. The History Department also has international research and teaching partnerships with institutions such as Lomonosov University in Moscow. In such cases specific study plans are agreed with the co-ordinator and the work done is recognised in accordance with the criteria listed above.
The History Department is also active in ERASMUS Plus-Placement which now provides for international exchange for new graduates (within 12 months of graduation), too, and information on the programmes which can be applied for is available on the website. The department works to identify international partners (archives, libraries, publishing houses, cultural institutions and universities) for internships designed to provide professional training.
Enrollment

QUALIFICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION

- Upper secondary-school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad

- Adequate basic knowledge of the humanities, including both a general understanding of the history of humanity at a level that allows students to successfully follow the lessons, and logical and written comprehension skills.

SKILLS ASSESSMENT:

- Compulsory, non-selective, self-assessment test before enrolment (TOLC-SU - Cisia On Line Test for the Humanities)

The test aims to provide guidance to prospective students, and help them make a more informed and reasoned choice of their degree programme, with a view to a successful academic career.

For more information on TOLC-SU, please refer to the University website, Cisia TOLC Test section: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un-corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/iscriversi-una-prima-laurea/test-tolc-cisia

- Test topics: the test focuses on written comprehension, Italian language proficiency, educational background and logical reasoning. To learn more on the test structure and syllabus, including practice samples, visit the Cisia website: hhttps://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-studi-umanistici/home-tolc-su/.

- Read the call for applications at: https://www.unimi.it/it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea/storia

ADDITIONAL LEARNING REQUIREMENTS (OFA) AND REMEDIAL ACTIVITIES 

Students who fell short of the threshold in the written comprehension and Italian language sections of the self-assessment test (TOLC-SU: Cisia On Line Test for the Humanities) will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA).

The OFA must be satisfied within the first year of the programme. In order to meet their OFA, students will attend tutoring activities organized by the University.

Further details will be made available in the call for applications on the webpage https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un-corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/iscriversi-una-prima-laurea

Access to Master's degree programmes (for Bachelor's programmes only)

Graduates from the degree programme in History may access the Master's degree programme in Historical Studies, which is its natural continuation, subject to an assessment of curricular requirements.

The History programme also offers a good educational background for admission to a number of Master's degree programmes, in particular in the humanities area, subject to an assessment of credit requirements based on the respective Study Programmes.

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

Read the Call

Programme description and courses list
Over several sessions
These activities are scheduled over several sessions. Please refer to course overviews for details.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
Historical geography 9 60 Italian M-GGR/01
Medieval history 9 60 Italian M-STO/01
Modern history 9 60 Italian M-STO/02
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Research Methodology in History 9 60 Italian M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Latin Basics 6 40 Italian L-FIL-LET/04
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
Over several sessions
These activities are scheduled over several sessions. Please refer to course overviews for details.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Italian literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/10
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English Language and Culture 9 60 Italian L-LIN/10 L-LIN/12
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian M-DEA/01
Greek history 9 60 Italian L-ANT/02
Political economics 6 40 Italian SECS-P/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
History of political doctrines 9 60 Italian SPS/02
Roman History 9 60 Italian L-ANT/03
Optional activities and study plan rules
b - 9 CFU in one of the following subjects
(Note: students interested in pursuing the archival, bibliographic and documentary curriculum in the Master's degree programme should contact Prof. Marta Calleri for the course choice in this group)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Archival studies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Bibliography 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
History of Manuscript Book 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/09
History of the Press and Publishing 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
History of Writing in the Medieval West 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/09
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
c - 9 CFU in one of the following subjects
(Students interested in pursuing the ancient history curriculum in the Master's degree programme should take both courses using the elective credits for the exam that is not included in the study plan)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
Roman History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
d - 9 CFU in one of the following subjects
(Note: Economic history and Economy and history of globalization are alternatives to each other)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Economic history 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
Economics and history of globalization 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
History of political doctrines 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/02
History of political institutions 9 60 Italian Over several sessions SPS/03
e - 9 CFU in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Church history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/07
Early cristianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
History of ancient philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/07
History of christianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
History of philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
Moral philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
Principles of logic 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
e1 - 6 CFU at the student's choice in
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
Political economics 6 40 Italian First semester SECS-P/01
f - 6 CFU at the student's choice
(There are 12 elective credits over the course of the three-year period. The student can earn them by freely choosing two courses (6 CFU) or one course (9 CFU) and/or 3-CFU teaching modules, delving into subjects already covered by the programme)
h - 3 CFU for an INTERNSHIP/WORKSHOP or ASSESSMENT OF COMPUTER SKILLS
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Film history and criticism 9 60 Italian L-ART/06
History of Italian Risorgimento 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
History of Opera 9 60 Italian L-ART/07
Italian Medieval History 9 60 Italian M-STO/01
Legal History from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period 9 60 Italian IUS/19
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Contemporary history of Europe: East and West 9 60 Italian M-STO/03
Economic and social history of the middle ages 9 60 Italian M-STO/01
History and Web 9 60 Italian M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian L-ART/03
History of journalism 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian L-ART/07
History of radio and television 9 60 Italian M-STO/04
History of the Age of Enlightenment and Revolutions 9 60 Italian M-STO/02
History of the Renaissance 9 60 Italian M-STO/02
History of women and gender identity 9 60 Italian M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
Italian contemporary literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/11
Political and Institutional History of Europe in the Middle Ages 9 60 Italian M-STO/01
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 9 0 Italian
Optional activities and study plan rules
h1 - THE STUDENT MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THE ABOVE TRACKS IN CONSISTENCY WITH THEIR MAJOR SUBJECT.
i - MEDIEVAL AGE
i1 - 18 CFU (9+9) in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Economic and social history of the middle ages 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01
Italian Medieval History 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/01
Political and Institutional History of Europe in the Middle Ages 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01
i3 - 6 CFU in one of the following disciplines (if not already taken)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History and Web 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
History of Manuscript Book 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/09
History of medieval art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/01
History of women and gender identity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
History of Writing in the Medieval West 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/09
Legal History from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period 9 60 Italian First semester IUS/19
i4 - 9 CFU in one of the following disciplines (if not already taken)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Church history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/07
Early cristianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
History of ancient philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/07
History of christianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
History of philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
Moral philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
Principles of logic 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
i5 - 9 CFU in one of the following disciplines (if not already taken)
(Note: Economic history and Economy and history of globalization are alternatives to each other)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Economic history 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
Economics and history of globalization 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
History of political institutions 9 60 Italian Over several sessions SPS/03
i6 - 6 CFU at the student's choice
(There are 12 elective credits over the course of the three-year period. The student can earn them by freely choosing two courses (6 CFU) or one course (9 CFU) and/or 3-CFU teaching modules, delving into subjects already covered by the programme)
i7 - 3 CFU for an INTERNSHIP/WORKSHOP or ASSESSMENT OF COMPUTER SKILLS
i8 -
l - MODERN AGE
l1 - 9 CFU in
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of the Renaissance 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
l2 - 9 CFU in
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of the Age of Enlightenment and Revolutions 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
l3 - 6 CFU in one of the following disciplines (if not already taken)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History and Web 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
History of modern art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/02
History of political institutions 9 60 Italian Over several sessions SPS/03
History of the Press and Publishing 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
History of women and gender identity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
Legal History from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period 9 60 Italian First semester IUS/19
l4 - 9 CFU in one of the following disciplines (if not already taken)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Church history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/07
Early cristianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
History of ancient philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/07
History of christianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
History of philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
Moral philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
Principles of logic 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
l5 - 9 CFU in one of the following subjects
(Note: Economic history and Economy and history of globalization are alternatives to each other)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Economic history 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
Economics and history of globalization 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
History of political institutions 9 60 Italian Over several sessions SPS/03
l6 - 6 CFU at the student's choice
(There are 12 elective credits over the course of the three-year period. The student can earn them by freely choosing two courses (6 CFU) or one course (9 CFU) and/or 3-CFU teaching modules, delving into subjects already covered by the programme)
l7 - 3 CFU for an INTERNSHIP/WORKSHOP or ASSESSMENT OF COMPUTER SKILLS
l8 -
m - CONTEMPORARY AGE
m1 - 18 CFU (9+9) in one of the following subjects
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of Italian Risorgimento 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/04
History of journalism 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of radio and television 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
m2 - 6 CFU in one of the following disciplines (if not already taken)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Archival studies 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/08
Bibliography 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
Contemporary history of Europe: East and West 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/03
Film history and criticism 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/06
History and Web 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of journalism 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of modern and contemporary music 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/07
History of Opera 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
History of radio and television 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of women and gender identity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
Italian contemporary literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/11
Legal History from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period 9 60 Italian First semester IUS/19
Librarianship 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/08
m3 - 9 CFU in one of the following disciplines (if not already taken)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Church history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/07
Early cristianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
History of ancient philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/07
History of christianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
History of philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
Moral philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
Principles of logic 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
m4 - 9 CFU in one of the following subjects
(Note: Economic history and Economy and history of globalization are alternatives to each other)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Economic history 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
Economics and history of globalization 9 60 Italian First semester SECS-P/12
History of political institutions 9 60 Italian Over several sessions SPS/03
m5 - 6 CFU at the student's choice
(There are 12 elective credits over the course of the three-year period. The student can earn them by freely choosing two courses (6 CFU) or one course (9 CFU) and/or 3-CFU teaching modules, delving into subjects already covered by the programme)
m6 - 3 CFU for an INTERNSHIP/WORKSHOP or ASSESSMENT OF COMPUTER SKILLS
Over several sessions
These activities are scheduled over several sessions. Please refer to course overviews for details.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
History of political institutions 9 60 Italian SPS/03
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Bibliography 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Church history 9 60 Italian M-STO/07
Economic history 9 60 Italian SECS-P/12
Economics and history of globalization 9 60 Italian SECS-P/12
History of ancient philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/07
History of Manuscript Book 9 60 Italian M-STO/09
History of medieval art 9 60 Italian L-ART/01
History of modern art 9 60 Italian L-ART/02
History of philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/06
Librarianship 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Moral philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/03
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
Archival studies 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Early cristianity 9 60 Italian M-STO/07
History of christianity 9 60 Italian M-STO/07
History of the Press and Publishing 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
History of Writing in the Medieval West 9 60 Italian M-STO/09
Principles of logic 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Teaching workshop 3 20 Italian
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
High profile seminars - B.A. and M.A in History 3 20 Italian
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
University and programme transfer tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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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

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