Scheda insegnamento


L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Istruzione di qualità

Anno Accademico 2022/2023

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The seminar is intended to introduce students to the analysis of case studies and research topics. By the end of the seminar the student: 1) will be able to read and discuss scientific essays in comparative Politics and History 2) will be able to interact appropriately in a seminar situation


The Seminar will take place in the second period of the second semester and will consist of participation in a series of lectures given in English by the lecturer and visiting professors on the main topics of European history, politics and culture in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Seminar aims to introduce students to international research. By the end of the workshop, students will have improved their ability to discuss research topics in English, to explore the topics studied in depth using international literature as well as to conduct small comparative literature searches and to translate this knowledge into a short paper written using word processing systems.
Part of the lectures will be given by historians and political scientists mainly coming from the universities of Trier, Lyon, Berlin Humboldt, Potsdam, Dresden.
The schedule of lectures will be announced before the start of the second semester.
The lecturer coordinating the seminar will explain to the students how to write

To understand the type of lectures the student can look at the list of last year's lectures.


The reading list will be published before the beginning of the seminar

Metodi didattici

Lectures with seminar discussions.

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

At the end of the seminar students will write a short paper, in Italian, accompanied by a bibliography on one of the topics covered by the visiting professors. The size of the paper must be at least 25,000 characters (counting spaces and footnotes, but excluding the bibliography).International students or students enrolled in international degree at unibo can write the paper in English (or in French or German if they are native speakers).
The assessment will be the result of the evaluation of the paper and the final interview.
On the online spaces, students will download the editorial rules and criteria for writing the paper, which they must adhere to during the drafting phase.
At the end of the seminar, students will receive a paper with a bibliographical starting point. They will then have to construct a bibliography and an index in agreement with the seminar coordinating lecturer and then proceed to drafting. The method of delivery of the paper will be indicated during the seminar.

During a dedicated meeting, the seminar coordinator will explain how to prepare the paper and the deadlines for its delivery.


Students are expected to attend at least 70 per cent of the lessons. Students who for justified reasons (overlap with other courses) fall below this threshold may agree additional work with the lecturer to compensate for absences.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

beamer and other audiovisual tools

Link ad altre eventuali informazioni


Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Stefano Cavazza