Integrated Sustainability 
New Minor a.y. 2020/2021

What is a Minor

A Minor is a non-divisible, themed multidisciplinary path, composed of three modules of 6 ECTS each, that gives you the possibility of widening your main study field, enhancing your academic career and enriching your curriculum vitae through crosscutting competencies, strengthening your education or your professional activity.

Passing the three Minor exams, you will get a certification and an Open badge. The obtained ECTS may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course once passed: please check on the website the recipients and how to enrol.

Contacts

Educational Programmes Office
 minor@unive.it

Objectives and contents

The unsustainability of current development models is the key element to understanding the reality that surrounds us and the profound crisis facing the entire planet. We are called upon to overhaul our 'lifestyles' both individually and collectively, in order to respond to the unprecedented challenges we face, first and foremost climate change.  To do so, we must also revise the concept of sustainability, no longer distinguishable in the three classic compartments (environmental, social and economic), but that must be broken down in an integrated manner, moving towards a new concept of 'integral ecology'.  

The Minor's objectives are to propose a path towards integrated sustainability, using a practical-experiential method, which involves discussion with those who are trying to implement this new approach in the various fields, but also workshops offering personal experience in 'practising' sustainability.

In particular, we aim to:

  • provide the knowledge to study in depth the paradigms and bases of sustainability and its declination as an anthropological issue, placing inclusiveness as the foundation of the new paradigm of integrated sustainability;
  • study in depth the different ways of tackling the challenge of reducing unsustainability in the various fields: from research to entrepreneurship, the social sector and political field.  

The course includes an integrated sustainability workshop

Language

This Minor is taught in Italian.

Modules of the Minor

Academic year 2020/2021

Curriculum PERCORSO COMUNE (Students enrolled till 2020)

Course Subdiv. Period University credits Professor
SUSTAINABLE EXPERIENCES [NS003B] Summer course 6
SUSTAINABILITY LAB [NS003C] Summer course 6
SUSTAINABLE PERSPECTIVES [NS003A] Summer course 6 PRANOVI Fabio

Recipients and credits recognition

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate and postgraduate students.

It is possible to enrol as an external user, with a charge of 496 euros (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp), reduced to 336 euros (320 euros + 16 euros duty stamp) if you are enrolled in another university.

If you are a Ca’ Foscari undergraduate student, this Minor can be recognised in the elective course section of your Bachelor’s degree with the following exceptions: undergraduate students enrolled to Informatics, Environmental Sciences, Science and Technologies for Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies, Engineering Physics (all the undergraduate programmes of the scientific area).

Enrolment, attendance and exams

This Minor is offered to a maximum of 35 participants. The call for applications will be in March/April 2021. Admitted students will proceed with the enrolment according to the timing defined in the call.

The enrolment procedures depend on the type of user: Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students, Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students or external users.

Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari undergraduate students. Before enrolling you must have finalised your enrolment to your Bachelor’s Degree course, otherwise you will be charged a 480 euros fee.

You can enrol to the Minor in the academic year you prefer: during the first, the second or the third.

You must enrol to the complete Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed, you will receive the separate certification and an Open Badge, and the ECTS obtained may be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course (please, check the “Recipients and credits” section).

In order to attend the three modules, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol to the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed but the credits of the Minor will not be recognised in the elective course section of your degree course.

Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students

The Minor is offered free of charge to Ca’ Foscari postgraduate students, but it cannot be recognised in the elective course section of your Master's degree.

Before enrolling to the Minor, you must have finalised your enrolment to your Master’s Degree course, otherwise you will be charged a 480 euros fee.

You must enrol on the Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed, you will get the certification and the Open Badge.

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol to the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed, but neither the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.

External users

External users, not enrolled to Ca' Foscari undergraduate or postgraduate programmes, can enrol to the Minor with a charge of 496 euros (480 euros + 16 euros duty stamp).

If you are a student in another university, the fee is reduced to 336 euros (320 euros + 16 euros duty stamp). At the end of the enrolment process, stop before you make the payment and click on this link in order to get in touch with the Enrolment unit. Ca' Foscari staff will contact you to explain how to get the reduction on the enrolment fee.

You must enrol on the Minor path, composed by three modules. Once passed the three exams, you will be entitle to receive the certification and an Open Badge.

In order to attend, sign up and take the exams, you must enrol on the Minor path.

Enrolment lasts one year: it is mandatory to attend the three modules in the same year and to take the exams in the three exam sessions available. In case of failure in passing the full Minor path, you will still be entitled to receive the certification of the exams you passed, but neither the Minor certification nor the Open Badge.