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
First half of Semester 1 Sep 25, 2017 Nov 11, 2017
Second half of Semester 1 Nov 13, 2017 Jan 20, 2018
First half of Semester 2 Feb 26, 2018 Apr 21, 2018
Second half of Semester 2 Apr 23, 2018 Jun 9, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 22, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
Sessione d'esame estiva Jun 11, 2018 Jul 28, 2018
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 27, 2018 Sep 22, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Jul 16, 2018 Jul 21, 2018
Sessione autunnale Nov 12, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
Sessione invernale Apr 1, 2019 Apr 6, 2019
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Republic Day Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018
Summer break Aug 13, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Culture and Civilisation Teaching and Student Services Unit.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Artoni Daniele

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Bellomo Leonardo

Bertagna Federica

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Bigliazzi Silvia

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Bognolo Anna

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Borghetti Vincenzo

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Castellani Umberto

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Cavallo Tiziana

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Cioffi Antonio

Corte Maurizio

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Delfitto Denis

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Facchinetti Roberta

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Frassi Paolo

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Genetti Stefano

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Hourani Martin Dunia

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Kofler Peter Erwin

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Marcolungo Ferdinando Luigi

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Pozzani Gabriele

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Prearo Massimo

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Salgaro Silvino

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Sartori Riccardo

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Secondulfo Domenico

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Tedoldi Leonida

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Toffali Antonella

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Tomaselli Alessandra

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Villani Simone

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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 enrollment year.

2° Year  activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019

Practical training
Final exam
activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019
Practical training
Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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Teaching code



Massimo Prearo





Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



Second half of Semester 2  dal Apr 23, 2018 al Jun 9, 2018.

Learning outcomes

The course aims at introducing and discussing some of the major issues concerning political philosophy, especcially those related to the contemporary global challenges that interest this field of research. The question of democracy, and the problems of democracy will be more specifically focused.


Political conditions of contemporary democracy

The course offers a thorough analysis of the concept of democracy, from a historical-political exploration of the consolidation of the democratic regime in Europe (Petrucciani), to a political-theoretical understanding of the specificity of contemporary democracies, based on the “principle of autonomy” (Held and Gauchet).
Classes will also deal with the issue of collective action in democratic contexts, and therefore, of the tensions between projects of freedom, equality and social justice, from the point of view of the relations with the State (Della Porta).
Through a study of “populism” in democracy (Dal Lago), the dynamics of protest and crisis that characterize democracies will finally be discussed in order to understand how the extension of the field of conflict is one of the fundamental conditions on which both the potential and the critical aspects of contemporary democratic model are rooted.

For a better understanding of the study path, it is recommended to read the texts in the following order:
1. Petrucciani / 2. Held / 3. Gauchet / 4. Della Porta / 5. Dal Lago

In addition to the discussion of the texts in the bibliography, the study will be inspired by the current political events.

The teacher receives students by pre-fixed appointment.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Stefano Petrucciani Democrazia Einaudi 2014 9788806195922 Solo la parte prima "Verso la democrazia: modelli e percorsi" (dal capitolo I al capitolo V incluso).
Marcel Gauchet La democrazia da una crisi all'altra Ipermedium libri 2009 978-88-86908-88-7
Alessandro Pizzorno (a cura di) La democrazia di fronte allo stato. Una discussione sulle difficoltà della politica moderna Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli 2010 978-88-07-99065-6 Solo il capitolo "Movimenti sociali e stato democratico" di Donatella Della Porta (disponibile in formato pdf sulla piattaforma moodle).
David Held Modelli di democrazia Il Mulino 2007 88-15-09841-0 Solo il capitolo nono "Autonomia democratica" (disponibile in formato pdf sulla piattaforma moodle)
Alessandro Dal Lago Populismo digitale. La crisi, la rete e la nuova destra Raffaello Cortina Editore 2017 978-88-6030-942-6

Examination Methods

Oral exam.

The discussion will start with a presentation (8 min.) of a case study (concept, event, fact, phenomenon, etc.) each student had previously choosen and prepared.

• The program and the conditions of the exam are the same for both attending and non-attending students.
• The oral presentation (8 min.) for attending students may also be inspired by the discussions that will have emerged during the lessons and by further documents.
• Participation to class discussions can positively affect the final grade.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

Type D and Type F activities

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