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. 2019/2020

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
Holidays
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
Sospensione delle lezioni May 22, 2020 May 23, 2020
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2020 Jun 2, 2020
Vacanze estive Aug 10, 2020 Aug 15, 2020

Exam calendar

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

B C D F G M P S T Z

Bertagna Federica

federica.bertagna@univr.it 0458028637

Borghetti Vincenzo

vincenzo.borghetti@univr.it +39 045 802 8584

Boscaini Maurizio

maurizio.boscaini@univr.it

Brunetti Simona

simona.brunetti@univr.it +39 045802 8575

Caleffi Paola Maria

paolamaria.caleffi@univr.it

Calvi Lisanna

lisanna.calvi@univr.it +39 045 802 8673

Camurri Renato

renato.camurri@univr.it +39 045 802 8635

Carradore Marco

marco.carradore@univr.it

Cavaleri Mattia

mattia.cavaleri@univr.it +39 045 8015017

Ceschi Andrea

andrea.ceschi@univr.it +39 045 802 8137

Cubico Serena

serena.cubico@univr.it 045 802 8132

Dalla Preda Mila

mila.dallapreda@univr.it

Delfitto Denis

denis.delfitto@univr.it +39 045802 8114

Formiga Federica

federica.formiga@univr.it 045802 8123

Franco Tiziana

tiziana.franco@univr.it +39 045802 8380

Gallo Claudio

maxclaudiogallo@gmail.com

Grossato Elisa

elisa.grossato@univr.it +39 045802 8647

Guaraldo Olivia

olivia.guaraldo@univr.it +39 045802 8066

Magagnino Mario

mario.magagnino@gmail.com 0458028418

Migliorati Lorenzo

lorenzo.migliorati@univr.it 045802 8135

Paini Anna Maria

anna.paini@univr.it +39 045802 8129

Pedrucci Giulia

giulia.pedrucci@univr.it

Possenti Ilaria

ilaria.possenti@univr.it +39 045802 8687

Sandrini Giuseppe

giuseppe.sandrini@univr.it 045 802 8069

Sartori Riccardo

riccardo.sartori@univr.it +39 045 802 8140

Scandola Alberto

alberto.scandola@univr.it 045.8028586

Soldani Arnaldo

arnaldo.soldani@univr.it 045 - 8028648

Tani Stefano

stefano.tani@univr.it +39 045802 8110

Zardini Alessandro

alessandro.zardini@univr.it 045 802 8565

Zorzi Margherita

margherita.zorzi@univr.it +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.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B/C
(M-FIL/01 ,M-FIL/03)
1 module to be chosen among the following
Foreign language B1 (CB test) (French, German, Spanish, Russian)
6
E
-

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
English language B2 level
3
F
-

2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
12
B/C
(M-FIL/01 ,M-FIL/03)
1 module to be chosen among the following
Foreign language B1 (CB test) (French, German, Spanish, Russian)
6
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°- 3°
Between the years: 1°- 2°- 3°
Other activities
6
F
-

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.




SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S02217

Credits

12

Coordinatore

Paola Maria Caleffi

The teaching is organized as follows:

I modulo parte (i)

Credits

6

Period

Sem 2A

Academic staff

Paola Maria Caleffi

Ii modulo parte (p)

Credits

6

Period

Sem 2B

Academic staff

Paola Maria Caleffi

Learning outcomes

The two-module course is aimed at increasing students’ metalinguistic awareness, which will allow them not only to analyse some of the distinctive features of the English language through the study of its origin and evolution, but also and foremost to acquire knowledge of, recognise and exploit the potential of language as a major means of communication. By the end of the course, students will have improved their ability to analyse language and the way in which it is and can be used in specific communicative contexts. I MODULE The module is aimed at providing an introduction to English linguistics, both in diachronic and in synchronic terms, in order to consolidate the students’ linguistic skills that are mostly relevant to the professional prospects related to a degree in Communication Studies. Diachronically, the module will outline the key stages of the history of the English language, with a focus on the evolution of the role of English as the language of global communication. From a synchronic perspective, the module will focus on aspects of the language at the phonological/phonetic and morphological levels. The peculiarities of the phonological/phonetic and morphological features related to the use of English as a lingua franca will be highlighted through a comparative analysis with major native varieties of English. II MODULE The aim of the module is to develop students’ ability to critically observe the use of language in specific communicative settings through an introduction to the discipline of discourse analysis. Adopting a critical discourse analysis approach, the main features and communication strategies of argumentative/persuasive texts will be investigated, with a special focus on linguistic choices. Specifically, the main rhetorical-discursive features of the language of politics, advertising, and journalism will be analysed. At the end of the module, students will be able to apply methods and contents typical of critical discourse analysis to examine and interpret with a higher degree of critical awareness linguistic and communication strategies adopted in the production of different texts belonging to different genres.

Program

1. From Old English to Contemporary English:
- Main phases of the history of the English language
- Present-Day English:
- ENL, ESL, EFL
- ELF
- English as the language of global communication
2. Phonetics/Phonology
- Speech vs writing
- The relationship between spelling and pronunciation in English
- The notion of 'accent'
- Accent models: RP and its evolution; General American
- The International Phonetic Alphabet and phonological transcription
- The phonological system of General British: vowel sounds; consonant sounds; the notion of “minimal pair”
- Syllables and word accent
- Main difference between British and American English
- The Lingua Franca Core
3. Morphology
- The morpheme: bound and free morphemes
- Monomorphemic words and complex words
- Function and content words
- Word classes
- Inflectional morphology
- Derivation with and without affixation





II MODULE
1. Discourse as 'language in use'
2. Semantics vs pragmatics: basic notions
3. Multimodal discourse
4. Rhetoric and persuasive discourse
5. Critical Discourse Analysis as a methodological approach to the study of communications strategies in persuasive discourse
6.Main features of political discourse (the political speech)
7. Main features of advertising discourse (the advertisement)
8. Main features of journalistic discourse (the editorial and the news report)

Examination Methods

Students must have obtained a B2-level certificate of proficiency in English to be allowed to sit the exam.

The exam will be in English, it will be written, and will refer to BOTH modules. The exam paper will include open-ended and multiple choice questions, as well as practical exercises. It will be divided into two parts, one for the first module, and the other for the second. Before the end of the course, a mock exam will be uploaded on Moodle. The mock exam will also be carried out and corrected during the last class. The exam is designed to assess the knowledge and understanding of the theoretical contents of both modules, and the ability to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired to concrete situations of language in use.

The mark will be in thirtieths and will be calculated as the sum of the scores obtained for each of the questions/excercises in the exam paper.

The final exam is the same for both attendees and non-attendees.

Bibliografia

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Kelly-Holmes, H. Adverstising as Multilingual Communication Palgrave Macmillan 2008
Richardson, J.E. Analysing Newspapers. An Approach from Critical Discourse Analysis Palgrave Macmillan 2007
Charteris-Black, J. Analysing Political Speeches. Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor Palgrave Macmillan 2014
Svartvik, J. and Leech, G. English. One tongue, many voices Palgrave Macmillan 2006
Facchinetti, Roberta English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First Year University Students (Edizione 3) QuiEdit 2016 9788864642314
Machin, D. and Mayr, A. How to do Critical Discourse Analysis SAGE 2012
Galloway, N. and Rose, H. Introducing Global English Routledge 2015 978-0-415-83531-2

Type D and Type F activities

Semestrino 1A From 9/23/19 To 10/31/19
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° 3° Lectures "Musiche/Culture/Civiltà" F Vincenzo Borghetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Laboratory of Theatrical Criticism F Simona Brunetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Worshop for cultral events F Not yet assigned
Semestrino 1B From 11/11/19 To 1/11/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° 3° 1969 – 2019; a cinquant’anni dalla strage di piazza fontana F Renato Camurri (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Lectures "Musiche/Culture/Civiltà" F Vincenzo Borghetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Laboratory of Theatrical Criticism F Simona Brunetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Worshop for cultral events F Not yet assigned
Semestrino 2A From 2/17/20 To 3/28/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° 3° Marchants of Culture. Editorial distribution and promotion F Federica Formiga (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Data elaboration laboratory F Maurizio Boscaini (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Laboratory of radio languages F Simona Brunetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Worshop for cultral events F Not yet assigned
1° 2° 3° The Role of Psychology in Human Resources: Professional interview F Riccardo Sartori (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Psychology and communication: Innovation and creativity processes in the workplace F Riccardo Sartori (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Sociology of Communication F Lorenzo Migliorati (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Sociology of Mass Communication (p) F Lorenzo Migliorati (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° History of comics F Claudio Gallo (Coordinatore)
Semestrino 2B From 4/6/20 To 5/30/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° 3° Data elaboration laboratory F Maurizio Boscaini (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Laboratory of radio languages F Simona Brunetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Worshop for cultral events F Not yet assigned
1° 2° 3° Creative Writing Laboratory F Veronica Gobbato (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Journalistic Writing Laboratory F Andrea Capuzzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° The Role of Psychology in Human Resources: Professional interview F Riccardo Sartori (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Psychology and communication: Innovation and creativity processes in the workplace F Riccardo Sartori (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Sociology of Communication F Lorenzo Migliorati (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Sociology of Mass Communication (p) F Lorenzo Migliorati (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° History of comics F Claudio Gallo (Coordinatore)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° 3° Centro di studi politici "Hannah Arendt" - Seminari F Olivia Guaraldo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Theatre with wheels F Simona Brunetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Theatre with wheels - conferences F Simona Brunetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Univero’ 2019 F Tiziana Franco (Coordinatore)

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Graduation

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Laureandi Scienze della Comunicazione: vademecum Various topics
Stage Research area
L'iter del libro in biblioteca Various topics
POTENZIAMENTO COMUNICAZIONE E SOCIAL NETWORK Various topics

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