The exam consists in an oral discussion, focusing on the texts studied in class and listed in the exam program (see "testi di riferimento"/'reference texts'). The student must also demonstrate a basic knowledge of the History of Medieval Philosophy.
Excellence (29-30): Well-focused and in-depth responses to prompts; clear introduction, well-formed argument and thoughtful conclusion; concepts correctly interpreted; sentences well-formed whit appropriate language.
Good (25-28): Appropriate focus, though could be more in-depth; almost always well-formed argument; concepts correctly interpreted; most sentences well formed, with occasional awkwardness.
Sufficient (24-18): Some attempt to focus; evident which topics are being discussed, but no introduction, conclusion of transitions; some concepts interpreted incorrectly; some sentences poorly constructed but generally understandable.
Negative evaluation (exam not successful): Not at all focused and/or very superficial; unclear which topics are being discussed and when; transitions non-existent; most concepts interpreted incorrectly; no applications given; sentences incomplete or inappropriate language.