Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in Hospitality for sustainable tourism development
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Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
First Semester
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Lesson (50 hours)

General knowledge of Euro-Mediterranean and local geography and of the related history of the centuries mentioned above.

Final Examination: 

Final examination: verbal test which included three questions, on general topics (i.g.: the meaning of foxhole, art during the Giulio-Claudia dynasty age; Castelseprio excavations). The result is expressed with a 30-point scale that can be divided into failing (0 to 17) and passing (18 to 30 cum laude) grades. The final mark is based on a general assessment on the answers to the three questions (they all have the same value), revised considering the global knowledge of the student.
The fundamental principles are: the knowledge acquired, the ability in visual reading (with special care of the historical criteria and data and not the emotional ones), including a critical judgment (with references to the contemporary cultural heritage), the communication skill using the proper language, the correct positioning in space and time, both limited and unlimited, of phenomenon, events and objects, the ability with the proper comparisons on the base of a measured structuralism.

Voto Finale

The course of Archeology and Medieval Art of the territory, belongs to the group of humanistic teachings which characterize the course of studies.
Students will be able to know the outlines of the history of art from Prehistory to the Carolingian Age and the complementary analysis of the archaeological Lombard complexes of that period. Among the learning results expected we point out the secondary capability of visual reading, the articulated communication using a specialized lexicon; the required skill is the comparative one, considering the proper geographical, chronological and cultural context. For the archaeological side, it is required the correct interpretation of a stratigraphy and the learning of the basic vocabulary of the branch. The frontal teaching is related, though it is not compulsory, to a seminary focused to the excavation methodology. It is preparatory to the excavation activity and to manage the materials and data acquired from the dig.
The acquired knowledge can contribute to the growth of the general skills of synthesis and processing of data and concepts derived from different sources.
The course provides the acquisition of cross skills, as correct use of language, communicative competences and development of comparative capabilities of judgment.

Consultation hours. Using the Teams platform or at the professor’s office (Collegio Cattaneo, Via Jean Henry Dunant, 7 Varese), or even in Como in venue to be agreed. You have to require a prior appointment by sending your e-mail to The appointment will be fixed within one week.
Before and after lessons it is always possible to have informal consultations or to require an appointment with the teacher.


The course will be delivered with frontal lessons, for the total amount of 50 hours. They will be all conducted by the tenured professor of the course, with the support of PPT presentations, encouraging interaction between the lecturer and students. At the end of each lesson students can ask professor for clarifications and further explanations of the topics proposed.
Trips in Lombard territory will be planned by the teacher.
The attendance of lessons is highly recommended to take advantage of all the interdisciplinary connections (political history, historic geography, history of literature, etc.) and critical interpretations of the phenomenon which will be proposed by the teacher lesson by lesson and which can not be fully developed in the handbooks available.