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.

Eligible students

  • Erasmus + exchange students
  • Overseas and other interuniversity exchange students
  • Double and Joint degree students will be admitted according to the provisions of each project 
  • 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")

1st semester 2022/2023 a.y.

For the first semester of the 2022/2023 academic year, students can register for the following courses:

This course provides a quick introduction to Italian culture from the Renaissance to our days through the study of authors and works of literature and art, focusing on the role of Venice wherever it is relevant. 

For further information please see the course webpage (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).

For further information please see the course webpage (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.

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

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. 

For further information please see the course webpage (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. 

For further information please see the course webpage (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. 

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

The complete syllabi will be available on each course's webpage in August/September.

N.B. The courses will only be activated if they reach a minimum number of students. Students are strongly advised to frequently check this page for any updates.

How to register

To register for these courses you need to fill out the online form that you will receive by e-mail from the Incoming Mobility office. Once you have registered you will automatically 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.

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: 22/06/2022