Semester courses in English

The School for International Education offers courses on Italian history and culture in English specifically designed for exchange students at Ca' Foscari University. Each course awards 6 CFU/ECTS that students can add to their learning agreement.

1st semester 2022/2023 a.y.

For the first semester of the 2022/2023 academic year, it has been confirmed that the following courses will be activated:

This course provides an overview of Italian culture in the past up until the Renaissance through the study of authors and works of literature and art, focusing on the role of Venice wherever it is relevant. 

TEACHER: Enrico Palandri

SCHEDULE: Thursday and Friday, 8:45-10:15 - Classroom: Aula B2, Palazzina Briati

For further information please see the course webpage (the programme will be available shortly). 

The aim of the course is to explore the history of Venice and the Venetian state in a perspective that links institutional, social and economic aspects from the Middle Ages to the end of the Republic, with a special focus on the long Renaissance period (14th-16th centuries).

TEACHER: Rachele Scuro

SCHEDULE: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30 - Classroom: Aula B2, Palazzina Briati

For further information please see the course webpage (the programme will be available shortly). 

Venetian glass art is mentioned in documents since the 10th century but it probably goes back to Roman times. The course explores the history of Venetian art glass from its origin to the 19th century, focusing on the Renaissance period. It will also discuss the production in Renaissance style of the 19th century revival and the important role of old models in the early decades of the 20th century, when contemporary production started.

TEACHER: Cristina Beltrami

SCHEDULE: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30 - Classroom: Aula 13, San Sebastiano

For further information please see the course webpage (the programme will be available shortly). 

The course provides an overview on the Venice lagoon environment from an ecological perspective. The basic ecological principles will be provided by using specific examples from marine ecology. The syllabus will also focus on the following topics: the adaptation of plant and animal organisms in the lagoon environment, the functioning of food chains, and the biogeochemical cycle of elements in the lagoon ecosystem. 

TEACHER: Camilla Bertolini

SCHEDULE: Monday and Wednesday, 17:30-19:00 - Classroom: Aula B1, Palazzina Briati

For further information please see the course webpage (the programme will be available shortly). 

The course explores the development and the spread of the arts in Venice from the origins of the city to the fall of the Serenissima. Starting from the analysis of the peculiar geo-morphological conditions of the city of Venice, the course will consider major works of Venetian art in their historical and cultural context, from the high Middle Ages to the 19th century. 

TEACHER: Myriam Pilutti Namer

SCHEDULE: Wednesday and Friday, 15:45-17:15 - Classroom: Aula B1, Palazzina Briati

For further information please see the course webpage (the programme will be available shortly). 

In recent years, new planning tools have emerged to achieve multiple goals in sustainability, and in managing the complex relationships existing within and between natural systems and human systems, especially in terms of impact from human activity on the environment. This course will investigate the influence of geology on the cultural identity, the local heritage patrimony and the human socio-economic development, and will discuss deterioration processes caused by environmental stress factors. It will also cover aspects of mineralogy and petrography.

TEACHER: Chiara Coletti

SCHEDULE:

- Monday, 8:45-10:15 - Classroom: Aula B1, Palazzina Briati

- Tuesday, 8:45-10:15 - Classroom: Aula B2, Palazzina Briati

For further information please see the course webpage (the programme will be available shortly). 

The below-mentioned courses have been cancelled, as they have not reached the required minimum number of participants. 

The course aims to present historical and political phenomena related to Italian contemporary social and political history, covering the period from the Fascism to our days. 

This course focuses on the concept of citizen science and local ecological knowledge. The course also shortly discusses storytelling examples as well as introduces the students to numerous citizen science platforms and training courses. The students will be requested to work on a task which involves the discussion on possible citizen science initiatives to be introduced and/or applied in the context of Italy.

How to register

Eligible students

  • Erasmus + exchange students
  • Overseas and other interuniversity exchange students
  • Double and Joint degree students
  • Students regularly enrolled at Ca' Foscari who are up to date with their University fees and who have had credit recognition approved by their Head of Studies ("Collegio didattico"). Students in this case need to contact us at  cfsie@unive.it in order to register.

Registration

Eligible students will receive an email from the Incoming Mobility office with details on how to register (through an online form). Once you have registered you will then receive all necessary information about the course before classes start.

N.B. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Schedule and classrooms

Courses will start on October 10th 2022, and will be held twice a week for a total of 30 academic hours. Classes falling on public holidays will be moved to a different date.

Schedule

Exams

Exams will take place approximately between December 12th and December 16th 2022. N.B. There is only one exam session. It is not possible to repeat the exam at a later date.

2nd semester 2021/2022 a.y.

For the second semester of the 2021/2022 academic year, it has been confirmed that the following courses will be activated:

Covid-19 Provisions

We expect to offer our courses on campus, but as the pandemic continues to evolve, they may be offered online, if possible.

Students can attend classes by booking their seat online. Each course will have a Moodle page detailing all course information, contacts, and activities, as well as online classes, if any.

All on-campus lessons and activities are organised in safety and in accordance with the latest governmental regulations and restrictions concerning the Covid-19 pandemic.

Schedule and classrooms

Courses will start on February 21st 2022, and will be held twice a week for a total of 30 academic hours. Exams will take place approximately between May 2nd and 13th.

Schedule

Classroom access

Students attending lessons in person are required to book their seat through the application MyUniVE. Further information will be sent by email.

Last update: 14/09/2022