Bachelor’s degree courses
Access methods
3 years
Department of Theoretical and applied sciences
Degree classification: History
Presidente del Consiglio di corso: KATIA VISCONTI
Credits: 180

Course description

How can we best gain the awareness needed to live our role in the contemporary world and to be prepared for the professions of the new millennium?
By getting to know and understanding it through a course of studies providing an in-depth focus on history, thought, different types of storytelling, and pop culture from the 1900s until today. Or perhaps those of tomorrow!

The degree programme in History and Stories of the Contemporary World was established in the University of Insubria starting from the 2018/19 academic year and is characterised by a clear focus on the contemporary world, encouraging discussions in different forms of written and verbal communication, promoting interdisciplinarity which allows historical research to be re-interpreted from different points of view, based on an open, continuous and level debate with other humanistic and scientific studies.

In order to achieve the above, this course provides dedicated sessions where students come together and discuss, thus experiencing lively and stimulating interaction with faculty members, to provide an enriching opportunity and to constantly improve teaching methods and contents.

Lessons are held in Italian.

What you need to know

This is a free access course, but students must take a preparation assessment test after enrolment.

If you are a EU National, you may stay in Italy for as long as you like: you only need a passport or ID card.
If you are a NON-EU National, you'll have to carry out some formalities.

Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences
Via J.H. Dunant 3, 21100 Varese - Italy 
e-mail: didattica.scienze.va@uninsubria.it

Curricula and study plans

To consult teaching courses of previous Academic Years, at the top of this page click on "Course data sheet", then choose the Academic Year of your enrollment and click on "Study plans".

Opportunities and support

For information on scholarships and other benefits, consult:


Do you think that this course fits you? Enroll and start studying with us!

Studying, taking exams and graduating

To consult the teaching material:

  1. go to https://elearning.uninsubria.it/ 
  2. log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  3. choose the courses of your study plan in the I miei corsi (My courses) section
  4. there you will find all the materials that the teacher makes available.

Leganto provides easy access to the reading lists of all degree courses.
You can access reading lists:

  • via the E-learning platform.
    Follow the instructions published in the section “Teaching material on the E-learning platform”. 
    On the main page of every course you can find the link “Vai alla bibliografia sul portale Leganto” (view the reading list on the Leganto Course Readings platform);
  • via the Course Catalogue (or section “Curricula and study plans” in this page)
    On the main page of every course, in the “Bibliografia” section, you can find the link to access the reading lists published on Leganto Course Readings platform.

If you need help or further information, please contact: leganto@uninsubria.it 
More about Leganto Reading Lists:

To consult the exam dates and times go to the Servizi Web Segreterie studenti (Student Secretariat Web Services)

https://uninsubria.esse3.cineca.it/ListaAppelliOfferta.do (in Italian)

In the Menu select one or more options:

  • the day scheduled for the exam
  • the teaching structure, i.e. your Department or your School
  • the course of study, i.e. your degree course
  • the teaching course, i.e. the title of the teaching
  • the teacher.

To submit your examination entry, you must access your personal area of the Student Secretariat Web Services.

Go to the reserved area 

  1. Log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  2. Esami > Appelli
    Then, select the exam session you want to submit your entry for and proceed following the instructions.

• Consult the general University rules relating to the Degree application: Domanda di Laurea
(in Italian)
• Submit the application respecting the administrative deadlines. See Conseguimento titolo
on-line (in Italian)
• Register for the last internship registration session before the graduation session,
respecting the instructions given in the session notes
• Check the dates of the graduation sessions and the rules for submitting the thesis on the
page Esame di laurea (in Italian) 
• The diploma (or parchment) is delivered during the graduation session.
Only for the possible collection of diplomas from before 2020 that are still in stock, consult
Ritirare il diploma di laurea (in Italian)

Student services

For all resources, services and opportunities dedicated to registered students, see: Student.

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