Ancient Civilizations for the Contemporary World

Ancient Civilizations for the Contemporary World
Ancient Civilizations for the Contemporary World
Scheda del corso
A.A. 2024/2025
Laurea triennale
interateneo Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
L-1 - BENI CULTURALI
Laurea triennale
180
Crediti
Accesso
Programmato
3
Anni
Lingua
Inglese

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The Bachelor’s programme ACCW,  jointly hosted by University of Milan La Statale and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, addresses the current, multi-disciplinary and international debate on the relevance of studying Ancient CIvilizatons for critically assessing the complexities of today's world.

The Bachelor's programme in Ancient Civilizations for the Contemporary World is a three-year programme, taught in English and jointly hosted by two Universities: University of Milan La Statale (the Department of Cultural Heritage and Environment as well as the Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics are involved) and University of Venice Ca' Foscari (Department of Asian and North African Studies, Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Department of Humanities)
The programme aims to provide a basic, solid knowledge and training in the management and promotion of the tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage of several civilizations of the past, which flourished in Europe, north Africa, Eastern and Western Asia.
The programme covers four intertwined areas: 1. Tangible Cultural Heritage: history and interpretation; 2. Tangible Cultural Heritage: discovering, cataloguing, preserving and archiving; 3. Intangible Cultural Heritage: history, anthropology, philosophy, history of religions, law; 4. Intangible Cultural Heritage: languages and literatures.
The programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach, designed to explore the multi-faceted variety of ancient civilizations, with an emphasis on cultural intersections, contacts and tensions. This comparative approach will enable students to acquire basic know-how, breadth of vision and critical awareness, so as to address the current international debate on the relevance of studying ancient civilizations and its value for critically assessing the complexities of today's world.
Students can benefit from a wide range of expertise, research and teaching within both Universities, which are located in two exceptionally stimulating cities such as Milan and Venice. With their unique combination of tradition and innovation, past and present, ancient and modern, the two cities represent an ideal framework for studying Cultural Heritage and an exceptionally rich added value in terms of pedagogic experience.
The Bachelor's programme prepares graduates to find employment as Cultural Operator in charge of multifarious services such as: Responsible for the management and/or implementation of reception services at archaeological sites, museums, exhibitions, cultural associations, foundations, or similar bodies and institutions; Collaborator in the cataloging of cultural heritage in foundations, cultural associations, auction houses, or similar bodies and institutions; Assistant Curator to organize exhibitions and cultural events; Excavation Technician, Excavation Assistant and similar; Technician of museums and similar.
A curricular internship involving a specific initial training may result in further jobs such as: Collaborator of cultural volunteering networks; Art Handler in charge of Fine Arts custom operations; Fine Art Specialist in a logistics company. Furthemore, graduates will be able to find employment as Cultural Communicator and Popularizer or Consultant for the entertainment industry with a historical-cultural setting.
Finally, subject to further qualifying post-graduate training, graduate will be able to find employment as tourist guides.

Statistiche occupazionali (Almalaurea)
Percorsi consigliati dopo laurea
This Bachelor's programme is designed to provide graduates with the appropriate knowledge and skills to continue their studies, in Italy or abroad, and progress to a Master's Programme in the fields of Cultural Heritage.
In particular, the degree in Ancient Civilizations for the Contemporary World allows graduates to meet the curricular requirements to access most of the master's degree courses in class L-2 Archaeology in Italy.
The Bachelor's programme in Ancient Civilizations for the Contemporary World strongly supports international mobility by providing students with the opportunity to spend study and internship periods abroad.
University of Milan supports international mobility through the International Agreements and Projects Office for teaching and training and of the International Mobility and International Promotion Office.
https://www.unimi.it/it/internazionale/studiare-allestero/partire-con-erasmus

The agreements entered into by the University with over 300 universities from the 27 EU member countries under the European Erasmus+ programme allow regularly enrolled students to carry out part of their studies at one of the partner universities or to undertake internships at companies, training and research centres or other organizations.
Similar international mobility opportunities are provided outside the EU through specific agreements with a number of prestigious institutions.
Students will also have access to an extensive catalogue of online courses offered by partner universities of the 4EU+ alliance of which University of Milan is a member.
https://www.unimi.it/it/internazionale/la-statale-nel-mondo/la-statale-partecipa-4eu/mobilita-e-nuovi-percorsi-formativi-4eu/4eu-gli-studenti-delluniversita-statale-di-milano

University of Venice supports international mobility through the ADiSS International Relations Office. Students benefit from the international mobility opportunities offered by Ca' Foscari University of Venice (https://www.unive.it/pag/12577/) , such as:
- Erasmus+ KA 131 Programme offers the opportunity to spend a study period (from 2 to 12 months) at one of the partner universities, who have signed an agreement with Ca' Foscari;
- Erasmus+ program KA 171 - International Credit Mobility (ICM) allows the implementation of mobility projects for study and internship outside Europe;
- Overseas programme aims to maintain Scientific and Cultural Cooperation Agreements with non-European universities for the mobility of students;
- SEMP - Swiss European Mobility Programme promotes students mobility funded by the Swiss National Agency;
- Visiting Students Programme allows students to study abroad outside the frame of the above mentioned mobility programs.
Course attendance is highly recommended. Attendance of Workshops and Internships is compulsory.
Immatricolazione
In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's programme in Ancient Civilizations for the Contemporary World, prospective students must hold an upper secondary school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad after at least 12 years of schooling. More generally, an adequate educational background is required to understand the historical, cultural and methodological framework of the programme's subjects. Comprehension skills of a non-specialist literary text (in English) is also required. A special syllabus clearly indicates a few bibliographical items that provide all relevant information to pass the admission test.
A sound knowledge of English (level B2 of the European reference framework) is also required to make the best of the programme.
Pursuant to Art. 2 of Italian Law 264/1999, the enrolment in the Bachelor's programme has a cap on student numbers. This is to ensure the feasibility of compulsory internships in organizations and companies (as required by the programme and its learning objectives) and the availability of computer workstations with suitable classroom assistance (as required by the blended teaching and learning of programme: see below).
The maximum number of students is set at 100 included a number of spots (max 25) that will be reserved for non-EU candidates residing abroad. Based on available resources, the relevant Academic bodies will determine the number of students that can enroll annually.
The admission test assesses the basic knowledge and skills required to enroll in the programme namely a general understanding of historical, cultural and methodological facts as well as a basic comprehension of a literary text (in English).
Candidates should correctly answer at least 50% of the questions in each of the two areas (namely, general knowledge and reading comprehension).

OFA (Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) are defined as further requirements for all students who fail to meet the 50% threshold in either (or both) of the two sections (general knowledge and reading comprehension) of the admission test. Students falling short of the threshold may be admitted at discretion but must undergo a specific training designed to address their areas of weakness. Within the first year of enrolment, they will be given the opportunity to sit the test again. Second-year exams will only be available to students who have passed the test. Further information is found at https://ancient-civilization.cdl.unimi.it.

The selection takes place in two sessions that will be held in May and in July 2024. Each selection contributes to the coverage of a quota of the total available places and has its own deadlines and requirements. For each of the two sessions, candidates must comply with all the procedures and deadlines set out below.

EU candidates:
The following requirements apply:
May session: both candidates who will obtain their high-school diploma in Italy or abroad (or equivalent qualification) within the 2023/2024 school year, and candidates already in possession of it can apply.
July session: applicants must hold their high-school diploma (or equivalent qualification), or be able to demonstrate its possession by the time of enrolling.

Non-EU candidates applying for a student visa:
May session: applicants must be enrolled in the final year of a secondary school, and obtain their qualification within the 2023/2024 school year.
Important. In this session 25 spots are reserved for NON-EU applicants (i.e. in need of a student visa): in order to benefit from the protected list it is mandatory to sit the test in this session. NON-EU applicants will be all ranked in a dedicated list. Those who will remain excluded and other NON-EU prospective applicants are invited to check the programme?s website to see whether any spots have remained vacant after the first admission session.
July session: applicants must already hold their secondary school qualification or be able to demonstrate its possession by the time of enrolling. NON-EU applicants (i.e. in need of a visa) are welcome to apply if available spots have been announced as per the previous point.


English OFA
OFA apply to proficiency in English (at a B2 level CEFR or higher) as well.
Students must demonstrate B2 level (or higher) in a number of ways. These include:

- a language certificate obtained in the three years prior to the date of enrolment. Valid certificates are listed here.
https://www.unimi.it/en/node/297/.
The certificate must be uploaded while completing the enrolment procedure or at a later time here:
http://studente.unimi.it/uploadCertificazioniLingue ;

- a high school degree awarded on completion of a course of studies with English as the primary teaching language. while completing the enrolment procedure here:
http://studente.unimi.it/uploadCertificazioniLingue ;

- a Placement Test administered by the University Language Centre (SLAM). This is available during year 1 from October to December 2024. Students who fail the test will be required to take a SLAM course. Students who do not sit and pass the Placement Test by December, or who fail to pass the SLAM end-of-course test within six attempts, can still progress to year 2 provided that, and as soon as, they obtain a valid certificate (see above)

It cannot be overemphasized that meeting the English OFA is a mandatory condition to sit any exams included in the programme.

Posti disponibili: 75 + 25 riservati a cittadini Extra UE

Bando di ammissione

Consulta il bando per scoprire le date e i contenuti del test e tutte le informazioni su come iscriverti.

Sessione: 1

Domanda di ammissione: dal 14/03/2024 al 02/05/2024

Domanda di immatricolazione: dal 15/05/2024 al 31/05/2024

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Allegati e documenti

Syllabus per il test di ammissione a.a. 2024-25

Sessione: 2

Domanda di ammissione: dal 12/06/2024 al 15/07/2024

Domanda di immatricolazione: dal 24/07/2024 al 07/08/2024

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Allegati e documenti

Syllabus per il test di ammissione a.a. 2024-25

Manifesto ed elenco insegnamenti
Obbligatorio
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Archaeology of western asia: ancient civilizations of mesopotamia, the levant and the eastern mediterranean 12 80 Inglese annuale L-OR/05
Greek and roman history 12 80 Inglese annuale L-ANT/02 L-ANT/03
Intellectual history of the ancient near east: the origin of accounting systems in comparative perspective 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-OR/01
Introduction to pharaonic egypt: mind and memory of an ancient civilization 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre L-OR/02
Public and community archaeology and digital cultural heritage 12 80 Inglese annuale L-ANT/10
The bhagavad gita: the gospel of india 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-OR/17
Attività a scelta e regole di composizione del piano didattico
- 1° COURSE YEAR: Students must obtain 6 CFU in one of the following subject
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Archaeology of the silk road 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre L-OR/16
Classical mythology and its media 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre M-STO/06
Classical wisdom in arabic garb 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-OR/12
Elements of christian culture 6 40 Inglese L-FIL-LET/06
History of classical tradition in european art 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-ART/04
History of pre-modern science and technology 6 40 Inglese M-STO/05
Interculturality and exchange in medieval latin literature 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-FIL-LET/08
Introduction to byzantine civilization 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-FIL-LET/07
Introduction to chinese thought 6 40 Inglese L-OR/21
Introduction to japanese culture and literature 6 40 Inglese L-OR/22
Origins of western philosophy 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre M-FIL/06
Prehistory of the aegean and eastern mediterranean 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre L-FIL-LET/01
The jews: history, culture and religion 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre M-STO/06
Obbligatorio
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Inglese Secondo semestre M-DEA/01
Greek and roman art and archaeology in the mediterranean world 12 80 Inglese annuale L-ANT/07
Introduction to greek literature 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre L-FIL-LET/02
Introduction to latin literature 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-FIL-LET/04
Teaching workshop: theories, techniques, tools for cultural communication 3 20 Inglese
Attività a scelta e regole di composizione del piano didattico
- 2° COURSE YEAR: Students must obtain 12 CFU (6+6) in one of the following subject (if not already taken)
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Archaeology of the silk road 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre L-OR/16
Classical mythology and its media 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre M-STO/06
Classical wisdom in arabic garb 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-OR/12
Elements of christian culture 6 40 Inglese L-FIL-LET/06
History of classical tradition in european art 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-ART/04
History of pre-modern science and technology 6 40 Inglese M-STO/05
Interculturality and exchange in medieval latin literature 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-FIL-LET/08
Introduction to byzantine civilization 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-FIL-LET/07
Introduction to chinese thought 6 40 Inglese L-OR/21
Introduction to japanese culture and literature 6 40 Inglese L-OR/22
Introduction to sanskrit culture and literature 6 40 Inglese L-OR/18
Origins of western philosophy 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre M-FIL/06
Prehistory of the aegean and eastern mediterranean 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre L-FIL-LET/01
The jews: history, culture and religion 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre M-STO/06
- Starting from the second year, the programme includes 6 ECTS for compulsory Internships and from 3 to 6 ECTS for Training Workshops (including 3 ECTS of compulsory Workshop 'Theories, Techniques and Tools for Cultural Communication' see above).
Information is available at https://ancient-civilization.cdl.unimi.it
sarà attivato dall'A.A. 2025/2026
Obbligatorio
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Art and law 6 40 Inglese IUS/01
History of chinese and japanese art 12 80 Inglese annuale L-OR/20
History of coins 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre L-ANT/04
History of indian art 6 40 Inglese L-OR/16
Introduction to italian literature 6 40 Inglese L-FIL-LET/10
Final exam 6 0 Inglese
Attività a scelta e regole di composizione del piano didattico
- 3° COURSE YEAR: Students must obtain 6 CFU in one of the following subject (if not already taken)
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Archaeology of the silk road 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre L-OR/16
Classical mythology and its media 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre M-STO/06
Classical wisdom in arabic garb 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-OR/12
Elements of christian culture 6 40 Inglese L-FIL-LET/06
History of classical tradition in european art 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-ART/04
History of pre-modern science and technology 6 40 Inglese M-STO/05
Interculturality and exchange in medieval latin literature 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-FIL-LET/08
Introduction to byzantine civilization 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre L-FIL-LET/07
Introduction to chinese thought 6 40 Inglese L-OR/21
Introduction to japanese culture and literature 6 40 Inglese L-OR/22
Introduction to sanskrit culture and literature 6 40 Inglese L-OR/18
Origins of western philosophy 6 40 Inglese Primo semestre M-FIL/06
Prehistory of the aegean and eastern mediterranean 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre L-FIL-LET/01
The jews: history, culture and religion 6 40 Inglese Secondo semestre M-STO/06
Attività a scelta e regole di composizione del piano didattico
- Students can earn 12 credits for elective activities to be chosen among those offered by this degree programme or by other degree programmes of both Universities. If a student decides to earn elective credits, partly or in full, through courses taught in a foreign language, such language cannot be the same as the student's own mother tongue. Students have to comply with all other obligations provided for by the academic rules of the degree programme, as laid down in art. 3.
- In the context of the Bachelor's programme in Ancient Civilizations for the Contemporary World, all students can obtain 3 ECTS by taking an exam in Additional Language Skills. Students must obtain these ECTS in a language other than their own. Students without an Italian degree or diploma must obtain 3 credits by reaching a level of proficiency in the Italian language at level A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This level can be assessed by the end of the degree course in one of the following ways:
- by submitting the language certificate achieved no more than three years prior to the submission, at level A2 or higher (for a list of recognized language certificates: https://www.unimi.it/en/node/349/).
The language certificate must be uploaded here https://informastudenti.unimi.it/saw/ess?AUTH=SAML
(by choosing the category SLAM);
- through a language test organized by SLAM, which can be taken at the beginning of every semester.
Students who fail to reach level A1 will have to attend a 60-hour Italian course organized by SLAM and to pass the final test during the I semester of the second year, in order to earn 3 ECTS credits of Additonal Language Skills: Italian.
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Additional language skills: italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italiano Periodo non definito
- Starting from the second year, the programme includes 6 ECTS for compulsory Internships and from 3 to 6 ECTS for Training Workshops (including 3 ECTS of compulsory Workshop 'Theories, Techniques and Tools for Cultural Communication' see above).
Latin and Greek Language: To enrol in the exams of 'Introduction to Latin Literature' and 'Introduction to Greek Literature'
students will first need to pass a Latin / Greek language test (Basic Level). Those who have no previous knowledge of Latin
and/ or Greek (e.g. from their school curriculum), are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop Training Latin Language
(Basic Level) which is taught in the first year of the programme and / or the workshop Training Greek Language (Basic
Level)which is taught in the second year (for details see https://ancient-civilization.cdl.unimi.it)
Altre informazioni
Presidente del Collegio didattico
Tutor per l'orientamento
Tribulato Olga
Tutor per la mobilità internazionale e l'Erasmus
Tutor per i piani di studio
Tutor per stage e tirocini
Maiocchi Massimo
Referente AQ del corso di studio
Contatti

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  • l'importo della prima rata è uguale per tutti
  • l'importo della seconda rata varia in base al valore ISEE Università, al Corso di laurea di iscrizione e alla posizione (in corso/fuori corso da un anno oppure fuori corso da più di un anno).
  • per i corsi on line è prevista una rata suppletiva.

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  • agevolazioni per gli studenti internazionali con status di rifugiato

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