Final oral exam composed of two parts:
1) discussion on the topics and historiographic aspects dealt with in the course. The test will constitute 65% of the final grade;
2) reading, analysis and contextualization of a primary source. The test will constitute 35% of the final grade
The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:
a) mastery of the course contents, with particular regard to the student's ability to establish causal relationships between events and processes;
b) capacity for synthesis and analysis;
c) ability to perform historical contextualizations;
d) mastery of the language of the discipline.
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.
For non-attending students or students who have been able to follow less than 50% of the lessons, the second part of the exam will consist in the critical discussion of one or more readings previously agreed with the teacher.