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A.A. 2020/2021

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..

Academic year:
Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Sem 1 - sede TN Sep 14, 2020 Dec 18, 2020
CuCi IA Sep 21, 2020 Oct 31, 2020
CuCi IB Nov 9, 2020 Jan 9, 2021
CuCi IIA Feb 15, 2021 Apr 1, 2021
Sem 2 - sede TN Feb 15, 2021 May 28, 2021
CuCi IIB Apr 14, 2021 May 29, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
sessione d'esame invernale CuCi Jan 11, 2021 Feb 13, 2021
sessione d'esame estiva CuCi Jun 7, 2021 Jul 24, 2021
sessione d'esame autunnale CuCi Aug 23, 2021 Sep 18, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
sessione di laurea invernale 19-20 Apr 7, 2021 Apr 13, 2021
sessione di laurea estiva 20-21 Jul 5, 2021 Jul 10, 2021
Sessione autunnale di laurea a.a. 2020/21 Nov 8, 2021 Nov 13, 2021
Sessione straordinaria di laurea a.a. 2020/21 Mar 28, 2022 Apr 2, 2022
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2020
Chiusura Ateneo ponte Immacolata Dec 7, 2020 Dec 7, 2020
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2020 Dec 8, 2020
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2020 Jan 6, 2021
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 2, 2021 Apr 6, 2021
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
Sospensione delle lezioni May 22, 2021 May 22, 2021
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2021 Jun 2, 2021
Vacanze estive Aug 9, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

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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 enrolment year.

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2° Year

Further language skills B2 level
Final examination

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Luca Ciancio


Luca Ciancio



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)





CuCi IIA dal Feb 15, 2021 al Apr 1, 2021.

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.


"Philosophical liberty": Galileo and the 20th century science.

The course first aim is to explore the salient moments of the human and intellectual experience of the great Italian scientist with particular emphasis on the battle of Galileo for the freedom of culture and science against the disciplinary instances coming from the church and the state. Teh second part pf the course will be focused on the
The working method will consist in the analysis of selected passages of Galileo's work and in the discussion, in seminar form, of the themes that appear most relevant both in the light of the culture of the Counter-Reformation, and in consideration of the current problems of research.

A. Galileo's claim for philosophical liberty
1. Early writings on motion.
2. The mathematical method.
3. The Paduan years.
4. Discoveries with the telescope.
5. The anti-Aristotelian controversy.
6. A new philosophy.
7. Science and religion.
8. The controversy over comets.
9. The Dialogue concerning the two world systems (1632).
10. The trial and condemnation.

B. Philosophical liberty and contemporary world
12. Science and sociey today
13. Big Science, global economy and financial market
14. Disciplinary fragmentation and the big picture
15. Sciences and humanities in conflict

Selected bibliography:

Biagioli Mario, Galileo's Instrument of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy, Chicago, Chicago University Press, 2006.
Bucciantini Massimo, Galileo e Keplero, Torino, Einaudi, 2003.
Bucciantini M, Camerota M., Giudice F., Il telescopio di Galileo, Torino, Einaudi, 2012.
Camerota Michele, Galileo Galilei e la cultura scientifica nell'età della Controriforma, Roma, Salerno, 2004.
Damanti, A., Libertas philosophandi. Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2010.
Festa Egidio, Galileo. La lotta per la scienza, Roma, Laterza, 2007.
Galilei Galileo, Lettera a Cristina di Lorena, Genova-Milano, Marietti 1820, 2000.
Galluzzi Paolo, "Libertà di filosofare in naturalibus", Roma, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 2014.
Guerrini Luigi, Galileo e gli aristotelici, Roma, Carocci, 2010.
Heilbron John L. Galileo. Scienziato e umanista, Torino, Einaudi, 2013.
Koyré Alexandre, Studi galileiani, Torino, Einadi, 1976.
Pesce Mauro, L'ermeneutica biblica di Galileo e le due strade della teologia cristiana, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2005.
Redondi Pietro, Galileo eretico, Torino, Einaudi, 1983.

Merton, Robert K., Scienza, religione e politica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011.
Bucchi, Massimiano, Scienza e società, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.
Bucchi, Massimiano, Scientisti e antiscientisti,Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Galileo Galilei Antologia di testi Carocci Editore 2017 9788843085675

Examination Methods

The examination will take place orally and will consist of the discussion of at least two topics of the program using as a basis for reflection the Galilean texts discussed in class. These texts are all part of the volume edited by Michele Camerota indicated as a reference text. For the second part, students are requested to read and learn the content of three essays uploaded in e-learning (BUCCHI, MERTON 1, MERTON 2).

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during ​the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: online oral exam.

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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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