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.

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
Sem 1A Sep 23, 2019 Oct 31, 2019
Sem 1B Nov 11, 2019 Jan 11, 2020
Sem 2A Feb 17, 2020 Mar 28, 2020
Sem 2B Apr 6, 2020 May 30, 2020
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 13, 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Sessione d'esame estiva (gli esami sono sospesi durante la sessione di laurea) Jun 3, 2020 Jul 25, 2020
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 24, 2020 Sep 19, 2020
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione di laurea estiva Jul 6, 2020 Jul 11, 2020
Sessione di laurea autunnale 19-20 Nov 2, 2020 Nov 7, 2020
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Sospensione delle lezioni Nov 2, 2019 Nov 2, 2019
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2019 Dec 8, 2019
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2019 Jan 6, 2020
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 10, 2020 Apr 14, 2020
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Sospensione delle lezioni May 2, 2020 May 2, 2020
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2020 Jun 2, 2020
Vacanze estive Aug 10, 2020 Aug 15, 2020

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Aloe Stefano +39 045802 8409

Bertagna Federica 0458028637

Bigliazzi Silvia +39 045802 8477

Borghetti Vincenzo +39 045 802 8584

Brunetti Simona +39 045802 8575

Calogero Lucilla

Castellani Umberto +39 045 802 7988

Ceschi Andrea +39 045 802 8137

Delfitto Denis +39 045802 8114

Drago Nicola 045 802 7081

Facchinetti Roberta +39 045802 8374

Formiga Federica 045802 8123

Gambin Felice +39 045802 8323

Giust Anna +39 045 802 8465

Gorris Rosanna +39 045802 8324

Guaraldo Olivia +39 045802 8066

Humbley Jean Louis +39 045 802 8105

Kofler Peter Erwin +39 045802 8313

Marcolungo Ferdinando Luigi +39 045 802 8389

Rabanus Stefan +39 045802 8490

Sartor Elisa +39 045802 8598

Sartori Riccardo +39 045 802 8140

Zangrandi Alessandra 0458028115

Zilotti Elena

Zorzi Margherita +39 045 802 7908

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.

Professional training
Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Other activities

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

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

S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations


Teaching code





Alessandra Zangrandi

The teaching is organized as follows:





Sem 2A, Sem 2B

Academic staff

Rossella Bonfatti

Learning outcomes

1ST MODULE The course offers a proficiency in textual and linguistic analysis of the journalistic texts of various origins, typology and destination, as a premise for a professional use of journalistic Italian language. 2ND MODULE The course aims to introduce the student to the study of modern and contemporary Italian literature, with particular attention to the experience of writers who, during the twentieth century, have engaged in the journalistic or editorial field. Through the study of an exemplary case, the student, at the end of the course, will have to demonstrate to know the relationships between literature, publishing and journalism, as well as being able to read and analyze texts and situate them in the history of Italian literature.


Contents of the course The course is divided into four main parts:
1) General characters of journalistic language: variabilty due to the type of the newspapers, to cultural or political position, to thematic sections, to diachrony; prevalent linguistic models; communicative functions: news and comment.
2) Italian language of journalism: syntax, lexicon, rhetorc, argumentation.
3) Journalism and new media: consequences on language and textual structure.
4) Text typologies: layout; headlines; linguistic and argumentative features of different article's types; text analysis.

During the lectures the topics of the four thematic areas of the course will be explained through specific textual analyzes of the different types of articles, in order to define their fundamental peculiarities. The e-learning platform will be used to provide additional material useful for lectures and more generally for active communication with students, regarding the bibliography, the topics of study and any other information concerning the course. In the last part of the course (2-3 lessons) students will be invited to exhibit in the classroom and discuss the results of the analysis of a journalistic text with their classmates and teacher.
Non-attending students will be supported with regard to the textbooks, also through the e-learning platform.
The content of the textbooks, as well as the lessons and exercises, is part of the program.


The course intends to investigate the literary works of Natalia Ginzburg, from narrative to journalistic works. In particular, the course will be organized according to following point:
1. Portrait of Natalia Ginzburg
2. Natalia Ginzburg and the collaboration with Einaudi publishing house
3. The narrative work of Natalia Ginzburg
4. Reading and commentary of two exemplary works: Lessico familiare (1963) and Caro Michele (1973)
5. Journalistic writing and collaboration with newspaper («La Stampa», «Il Giorno», «Corriere della Sera»)
6. Reading and commenting on journalistic texts: Mai devi domandarmi (1970) and Vita immaginaria (1974)

Lectures, with moments of exchange between teacher and students for the reading and analysis of texts.

In addition to the bibliography indicated below, other materials will be uploaded during the course on the e-learning platform. Non-attending students are asked to contact the teacher for additional bibliography.



Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Massimo Palermo Italiano scritto 2.0. Testi e ipertesti, cap. 1-2-3 Carocci 2017
Ilaria Bonomi La lingua dei quotidiani, in La lingua italiana e i mass media, a cura di Ilaria Bonomi, Andrea Masini e Silvia Morgana, pp. 127-164 Carocci 2004
Luca Serianni Leggere, scrivere, argomentare. Prove ragionate di scrittura Laterza 2013
Andrea Masini L'italiano contemporaneo e la lingua dei media, in La lingua italiana e i mass media, a cura di Ilaria Bonomi, Andrea Masini e Silvia Morgana, pp. 11-32 Carocci 2004
Riccardo Gualdo L’italiano dei giornali. Carocci 2017
Vincenzo Consolo Cosa loro. Mafie tra cronaca e riflessione Bompiani 2017
Vincenzo Consolo Esercizi di cronaca Sellerio 2013 88-389-2907-6
Sergio Saviane I misteri di Alleghe Mondadori 1964
Dino Buzzati La "nera" di Buzzati (Crimini e misteri / Incubi) Mondadori 2002 978-88-04-51019-2

Examination Methods

For all students, attending and not attending, examination includes a written test, which will consist of a series of open questions.
The objectives of the assessment test are:
a) verify the analytical knowledge of the topics of the program;
b) verify the capacity for reflection and elaboration in relation to specific topics.
All students, attending and not attending, are also required to present, before the exam date, a written essay containing a brief linguistic and structural analysis of a journalistic text to be agreed with the teacher.
The final vote will consider the results of the classroom test and the written essay.

Written test so organized: three open questions on the aspects discussed during the course.
At least one of the questions includes analysis and commentary on the texts.
The duration of the test will be two hours.
The questions will be different for attending and not-attending students.


Type D and Type F activities

Semestrino 1A From 9/23/19 To 10/31/19
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Lectures "Musiche/Culture/Civiltà" F Vincenzo Borghetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Worshop for cultral events F Not yet assigned
Semestrino 1B From 11/11/19 To 1/11/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Lectures "Musiche/Culture/Civiltà" F Vincenzo Borghetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Worshop for cultral events F Not yet assigned
Semestrino 2A From 2/17/20 To 3/28/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Marchants of Culture. Editorial distribution and promotion F Federica Formiga (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Workshop on digital publishing F Andrea Bongiorni (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Worshop for cultral events F Not yet assigned
1° 2° Workshop on transmedia storytelling F Elena Zilotti (Coordinatore)
Semestrino 2B From 4/6/20 To 5/30/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Workshop on digital publishing F Andrea Bongiorni (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Worshop for cultral events F Not yet assigned
1° 2° Workshop on transmedia storytelling F Elena Zilotti (Coordinatore)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° "Common world. 2022 Arendt Seminars F Olivia Guaraldo (Coordinatore)

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theses proposals Research area
Laureandi Editoria e Giornalismo: vademecum Various topics
Stage Research area
Proposte stages - Centro di ricerca Skenè Various topics

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