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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SFM0014280, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SF1334, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2016/17
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOCIAL HISTORY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIOVANNI SILVANO M-STO/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-STO/02 Modern History 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/09/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 FEOLA VITTORIA (Presidente)
SILVANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 SILVANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
FOCARDI GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end o the course, students are expected to know the history of the Ancien Regime in its varied aspects. Students are going to be able to understand how the French revolution cancelled the Ancien Regime, giving birth to a deep process of social change very much alive up to 1848. Students are also expected to be able to go through historiography and primary sources focusing on the major points dealt with during lessons.
Furthermore students shall improve their communication and learning skills.
Examination methods: A written test is offered once the course is ended. Students may choose to take the exam orally. From the second test, the exam is always oral. The written text is made up of four open questions which are read in sequence every 15 minutes.
The oral exam consists of about three questions.
Assessment criteria: Written and oral answers are evaluated on the ground of their stickiness to the questions. The exposition order and the language appropriateness are elements relevant to the overall evaluation.
Course unit contents: The course shall address the Ancien regime profile in a number of different aspects (family, female condition, health and sickness, nutrition)and the strength of the French revolution at least to 1848 shall be clarified.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons are generally offered. No slides are used. Students are encouraged to interacting with the professor on topics worthy of a deeper understanding.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students are invited to read a good handbook of Modern and Contemporary history at their choice.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Giovanni Silvano, Assistenza e clinica nell'ospedale S. Francesco a Padova (secoli XVII-XIX). Padova: Cleup, 2013. ristampa aggiornata 2013 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Giovanni Silvano, Il patrimonnio dell'abbazia padovana di S. Maria di Praglia. Palermo: Mediterranea. Ricerche storiche.. Palermo: Associazione no profit "Mediterranea", 2012. Edizione elettronica
  • Giovanni Silvano, La scuola di santa Maria della carità di Padova. Milano: Skira, 2014. due capitoli a scelta