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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. I Trento Sep 17, 2018 Dec 21, 2018
Sem. 1A Sep 24, 2018 Nov 10, 2018
Sem. 1B Nov 19, 2018 Jan 12, 2019
Sem. II Trento Feb 11, 2019 May 31, 2019
Sem. 2A Feb 18, 2019 Mar 30, 2019
Sem. 2B Apr 8, 2019 Jun 1, 2019
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esame straordinaria invernale Trento Dec 3, 2018 Dec 21, 2018
Sessione d'esame invernale Trento Jan 7, 2019 Feb 9, 2019
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 14, 2019 Feb 16, 2019
Sessione d'esame estiva (gli esami sono sospesi durante la sessione di laurea) Jun 3, 2019 Jul 27, 2019
Sessione d'esame autunnale Trento Aug 19, 2019 Sep 14, 2019
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 26, 2019 Sep 21, 2019
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione di laurea estiva Jul 8, 2019 Jul 13, 2019
Sessione di laurea autunnale Nov 4, 2019 Nov 9, 2019
Sessione di laurea invernale Mar 30, 2020 Apr 4, 2020
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Sospensione dell'attività didattica Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018
Festa dell’Immacolata Dec 8, 2018 Dec 8, 2018
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2018 Jan 5, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 19, 2019 Apr 23, 2019
Sospensione attività didattica Apr 24, 2019 Apr 27, 2019
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2019 Jun 2, 2019
Vacanze Estive Aug 12, 2019 Aug 17, 2019

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


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Barbierato Federico

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Salgaro Silvino

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Sandrini Giuseppe

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Stoffella Marco

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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.


1° Year 

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1 course to be chosen among the following

2° Year   activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020

Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche (livello B2)
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activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche (livello B2)

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Luca Ciancio



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Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



Sem. 1B dal Nov 19, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

Learning outcomes

Acquisition of knowledge and skills in the historical analysis of the sciences and their impact on the political and social environment of a given epoch.


The scientific discovery of the environment: the rise of ecology

1. Environmental crisis and western thought
2. Man and nature in ancient Greek thought
3. Christian thought and the environment

From Renaissance to Enlightenment
4. Bacon and technology: death of nature?
5. Natural theology: Gilbert White of Selborne
6. Linneo: balance and war of nature

The Ninenteenth century: from Romantic nature to Positivism
7. Alexander von Humboldt
8. Henry D. Thoreau, George B. Emerson, Walt Whitmann
9. Charles Darwin

Recent developments: the science of ecology between academy and political action
10. Aldo Leopold and the land ethic
11. Ecology as an academic discipline: Elton, Tansley, Lindeman, Odum
12. Rachel Carson and James Lovelock
13. Jared Diamond: society, environment, responsability
14. Bruno Latour: the Climatic Regime
15. Environmental crisis and the Infosphere

The lecture will consist of two parts. During the first part, the general topic will be introduced by the Professor. In second part, students will be requested to analyse and debate a series of materials - historical sources and essays - provided in advance in electronic format.

The textbooks for the preparation of the exam are the following: 1. D. Worster, Storia delle idee ecologiche, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1994. 2: Bruno Latour, Tracciare la rotta. Come orientarsi in politica, Milano, Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2018.
A mail contact with the Professor is strongly suggested to those who cannot participate to the lectures.

Further bibliographic suggestions:

History of ecology:
D. Worster, The Wealth of Nature, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1991.
P. Acot, Storia dell’ecologia, Roma, Lucarini, 1989. (FIL IV 435)
P. Acot (ed.), The European Origins of Scientific Ecology, Gordon and Breach, Chateau-Gontier: Imp. de l'independant, 1998.
J.P. Deléage, Storia dell’ecologia, Napoli, CUEN, 1994. (GEO 2180)
W. Leiss, Scienza e dominio. Il dominio della natura: storia di un’ideologia, Milano, Longanesi, 1976. (BF 11 L 136)
J.-M. Drouin, L’écologie et son historie, Paris, Flammarion, 1991.
J. Browne, The Secular Ark, New York, Yale University Press, 1983.
F. Brevini, L’invenzione della natura selvaggia, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 2013.

History of environment:
K. Thomas, L’uomo e la natura. Dallo sfruttamento all’estetica dell’ambiente, Torino, Einaudi, 1994.
J. Diamond, Collasso. Come le società scelgono di morire o vivere, Torino Einaudi, 2005
P. Bevilacqua, La Terra è finita. Breve storia dell’ambiente, Roma, Laterza, 2006.

Environmental philosophy:
Evandro Agazzi, La nostra responsabilità per la natura, Casale Monferrato, Piemme, 1995.
Aldo Leopold, Almanacco di un mondo semplice, Como, Red-studio redazionale, 1997
C. Locatelli, Il mondo classico e l’idea di natura vivente, Pisa, Edizioni ETS, 1998.
Carolyn Merchant , La morte della natura : le donne, l’ecologia e la rivoluzione scientifica, Milan, Garzanti 1988.
R.F. Nash, The Right of Nature, Madison, The University of Winsconsin Press, 1989.
Piergiacomo Pagano, Filosofia ambientale, Fidenza, Mattioli 1885, 2006.
John Passmore, La nostra responsabilità per la natura, Milan, Feltrinelli 1991.
Sergio Pinna, La protezione dell'ambiente. Il contributo della filosofia, dell'economia e della geografia, Milan, Franco Angeli, 1995.
Nicola Russo, Filosofia ed ecologia. Genealogia della scienza ecologica ed etica della crisi ambientale, Naples, Guida, 2000.
Mariachiara Tallacchini (ed.), Etiche della terra : antologia di filosofia dell'ambiente, Milan, Vita e Pensiero, 1998.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
D.Worster Storia delle idee ecologiche Il Mulino 1994
Latour, Bruno Tracciare la rotta. Come orientarsi in politica Raffaello Cortina 2018 9788832850109

Examination Methods

During the traditional oral interview - the first topic can be chosen by the student - the professor will assess the quality of the information acquired by the student, his logical skills in verbal argumentation, his originality and autonomy of thought. The student's active participation to the class work will be duly considered.

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

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Double degree

The University of Verona, through a network of agreements with foreign universities, offers international courses that enable students to gain a Double/Joint degree at the time of graduation. Indeed, students enrolled in a Double/Joint degree programme will be able to obtain both the degree of the University of Verona and the degree issued by the Partner University abroad - where they are expected to attend part of the programme -, in the time it normally takes to gain a common Master’s degree. The institutions concerned shall ensure that both degrees are recognised in the two countries.

Places on these programmes are limited, and admissions and any applicable grants are subject to applicants being selected in a specific Call for applications.

The latest Call for applications for Double/Joint Degrees at the University of Verona is available now!


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