Oral and written. An oral presentation to the seminar, a final examination (with some combination of short answer, and/or brief essays, but emphasizing questions requiring written responses) and a paper are required.
In order to pass the examination students are expected 1. To attend the course, 2. To study the Bibliography above mentioned, 3. To pass a written examination (with some combination of short answer and/or brief essays, emphasizing questions requiring written responses), 4. To write an individual original paper on on the documentation of the Parliamentary Debates.
Active participation of students who can attend the course will be encouraged. Final grade will take into account this active participation in the seminar (20 per cent of the total grade), a written examination with questions on the general history of Italian Republic (40 per cent of the total grade), and a short written research paper (3000-4500 words) on topics and sources (Parliamentary Debates) at the student’s choice from a list to be prepared by the teacher (40 per cent of total grade).
A. For students attending the course who will face examination immediately after the course’s end, the components of the final grade will be:
1. attending classes
2. a written examination on the entire program of the course. Aim of this exam will be the evaluation of the critical and methodological skills learned by the student.
3. a written paper on a topic at student’s choice among the course’s topics
B. For students not attending the course and for students who will face examination after the course’s end, the final grade will come from an oral examination on the entire program of the course. Aim of this exam will be the evaluation of the critical and methodological skills learned by the student.
C. In particular, showing a coherent framework of the issues developed during the lessons will be evaluated as the best result. Also critical sense and adequate expression will be considered. The achievement of both will pave the way of the highest marks, ranging from excellent to very good (28-30 with honors).
A predominantly mnemonic acquisition of contents, together with not always adequate linguistic and logical skills will be evaluated by marks ranging from satisfactory (22-24) to good (25-27).
A minimum level of knowledge of the course content, combined with
gaps or inappropriate linguistic and logical skills will produce an evaluation of pass (18-21).
The absence of a minimum level of knowledge of the course contents, combined with inadequate linguistics and logical skills will produce an assessment of fail.