Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

A.A. 2017/2018

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
1° periodo di lezioni - 2° anno (1A) Sep 29, 2017 Nov 9, 2017
1° periodo di lezioni - 1° anno (1B) Nov 10, 2017 Dec 23, 2017
2° periodo di lezioni - 2° anno (2A) Feb 8, 2018 Mar 24, 2018
2° periodo di lezioni - 1° anno (2B) Apr 5, 2018 May 19, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale – 2 appelli Jan 9, 2018 Feb 7, 2018
Sessione estiva – 2 appelli May 22, 2018 Jul 14, 2018
Sessione autunnale – 2 appelli Aug 28, 2018 Sep 26, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione autunnale – ottobre 2017 Oct 16, 2017 Oct 16, 2017
Sessione straordinaria – marzo 2018 Mar 29, 2018 Mar 29, 2018
Sessione estiva – luglio 2018 Jul 5, 2018 Jul 5, 2018
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2017 Jan 6, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Festa dei lavoratori May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Republic Day Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Butturini Daniele +39 045 8028882

Cordiano Alessandra +39 045 8028841

Flor Roberto +39 045 8028899

Gaudenzi Barbara 045 802 8623

Gottardi Donata +39 045 8028866

Guaraldo Olivia +39 045802 8066

Ligugnana Giovanna +39 045 8028892

Masotti Lucia 0458028272

Migliorati Lorenzo 045802 8135

Milano Enrico +39 045 8028836

Nicolini Matteo +39 045 8028893

Omodei Sale' Riccardo 045 802 8855

Piasere Leonardo +39 045 802 8619

Polin Veronica 045 802 8267

Testa Federico +39 045 802 8221

Tincani Chiara +39 045 8028896

Tronca Luigi +39 045 8028075

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

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Final exam

2° Year

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Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
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Further foreign language skills
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Stage/project work

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TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

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Teaching code



Luigi Tronca


Luigi Tronca



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)





1° periodo di lezioni - 1° anno (1B) dal Nov 10, 2017 al Dec 23, 2017.

Learning outcomes

The educational objectives of the course are the following:
- supply the necessary expertise to define the features of the relational contexts to which individuals belong, including in particular those who have suffered the effects of a catastrophic event;
- provide the necessary theoretical and methodological expertise for empirical analysis of the morphological qualities and content of social networks through the presentation of some methodological concepts and tools that aid social network analysis;
- provide the skills needed for the use of social network analysis for knowledge of contexts affected by catastrophic events and relative social intervention.
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to use their acquired theoretical and applied comprehension skills for cognitive and social intervention purposes in contexts affected by catastrophic events. Students should be able to use an analytical framework for social network analysis regarding relations between both individual and collective subjects, using egocentric and sociocentric perspectives as a starting point. Students should be able to analyze and evaluate the structural qualities of relational contexts, describe them in a methodologically appropriate manner and deepen the analysis of their special characteristics, also through the ability to query the reference scientific literature in an appropriate manner. Students will also have to be able to find and propose action strategies aimed at resolving problems identified within relational contexts.


In order to achieve the educational objectives, the course syllabus is subdivided into three sections:

1) Theoretical section:
- Society as a network;
- The concepts of relationship and network in sociology;
- Network paradigm: from the epistemological premise to the practice of social research.

2) Methodological section:
- Introduction to social network analysis;
- Relational sociology and social network analysis;
- Personal and whole network analysis;
- Relational data collection;
- Representation of social networks, graph theory and data matrices;
- Centrality and centralization;
- Breakdown and condensation of graphs;
- Analysis of positions and roles in social networks.

3) Empirical application section:
- The application of social network analysis to the study of catastrophic events: cognitive potential and directions for social intervention;
- Presentation, by way of example, of research carried out in contexts affected by catastrophic events, either of natural origin or connected to acts of terrorism, using both personal and whole social network analysis, in the study of networks consisting of individual subjects and those made up of collective subjects.

The program will be analytically presented during the frontal lectures. All the topics in the syllabus can be found in the reference books.


- P. Di Nicola (2015), La rete: metafora dell’appartenenza. Analisi strutturale e paradigma di rete, Milano, FrancoAngeli.
- A.M. Chiesi (1999), L’analisi dei reticoli, Milano, FrancoAngeli (except the Appendix).
- L. Tronca (2013), Sociologia relazionale e social network analysis. Analisi delle strutture sociali, Milano, FrancoAngeli (chapters 1 and 2).
- D.M. Varda, R. Forgette, D. Banks, N. Contractor (2009), Social Network Methodology in the Study of Disasters: Issues and Insights Prompted by Post-Katrina Research, in «Population Research and Policy Review», 28, 1, pp. 11-29.
- J.S. Hurlbert, V.A. Haines, J.J. Beggs (2000), Core Networks and Tie Activation: What Kinds of Routine Networks Allocate Resources in Nonroutine Situations?, in «American Sociological Review», 65, 4, pp. 598-618.
- N. Kapucu (2005), Interorganizational Coordination in Dynamic Context: Networks in Emergency Response Management, in «Connections», 26, 2, pp. 33-48.

Examination Methods

The examination is aimed at evaluating the theoretical and practical skills acquired by the students. The content of the syllabus is assessed. The examination consists of an oral discussion and is conducted in the same way for attending and non-attending students.

Teaching materials

Type D and Type F activities

Le attività che consentono l’acquisizione dei crediti riservati alle attività formative a libera scelta dello studente (TAF D) sono le seguenti:
• Un insegnamento attivato nei Corsi di studi afferenti al Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche;
• Un laboratorio didattico attivato nei Corsi di studi afferenti al Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche;
• Un insegnamento previsto dall’Offerta Formativa di Ateneo, non impartito nell’ambito dei corsi di studi afferenti al Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche: il riconoscimento dei crediti acquisiti sarà subordinato alla preventiva presentazione di coerenti programmi formativi valutati e approvati dal Collegio didattico.
• Attività formative organizzate dai singoli docenti del Collegio didattico o del Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche: previa approvazione del Collegio;
• Attività formative che implicano la partecipazione a convegni o seminari organizzati sotto il “logo” del Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche o dell’Ateneo: devono essere preventivamente approvate dal Collegio didattico indicando un docente di riferimento del Collegio didattico ovvero del Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche.
• Attività formative che implicano la partecipazione a convegni o seminari organizzati prive del “logo” del Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche o dell’Ateneo: devono essere approvate dal Collegio didattico indicando un docente di riferimento del Collegio didattico ovvero del Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche.

Le attività che consentono l’acquisizione dei crediti riservati alle ulteriori attività formative (TAF F) sono le seguenti:
• Ulteriori competenze linguistiche (6 cfu)
• Stage o Project Work (6 cfu)

Al link la modulistica per l'inserimento di attività non selezionabili in autonomia dallo studente in sede di compilazione del piano degli studi

Modules not yet included

Career prospects

Module/Programme news

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Student mentoring


List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Analisi e riorganizzazione delle strutture comunitarie Various topics
La social network analysis applicata allo studio dei contesti colpiti da eventi catastrofici Various topics
L'intervento sociale in situazioni d'emergenza Various topics
Politiche d'intervento in condizioni d'emergenza Various topics
Terzo settore e gestione delle situazioni d'emergenza Various topics

Language skills

Gestione carriere


Internships are aimed at enabling students to gain direct knowledge of the world of work and to acquire specific professional skills.

Internships are carried out under the responsibility of an individual lecturer, and can be carried out in professional firms, public administration bodies and companies recognised by the University of Verona.

Any CFU credits gained by doing internships will be recognised and recorded by the University in accordance with the relevant University regulations in force (Regolamento d’Ateneo per il riconoscimento dei crediti maturati negli stage universitari).

For further information on internships, please go to:

Further services

I servizi e le attività di orientamento sono pensati per fornire alle future matricole gli strumenti e le informazioni che consentano loro di compiere una scelta consapevole del corso di studi universitario.