NOT SELECTIVE TEST, AIMED TO EVALUATE THE STUDENT ENTRANCE KNOWLEDGE

METHOD AND CRITERIA OF EVALUATION FOR STUDENTS WITH A HIGH SCHOOL SCORE LOWER THAN 70/100 (42/60) – ITALIAN SCORES

Students who graduated from high school with a score less than 70/100 (42/60) will be assessed through a non-selective test for the verification of their knowledge.

For the academic year 2019/2020, the tests will be held on the following dates:

  • 26 September 2019 (hour and place to be defined)
  • 5 November 2019  (hour and place to be defined)

All the tests will be held at the Department of Law, Political and International Studies (via Università 12).
 
Those students who do not show up or fail to pass the test have to attend an additional mandatory course. In particular, a preparatory course, lasting 8 hours, will be organized in November, held by professors of the degree belonging to the main disciplinary courses. The aim of the course is to enable the students to familiarize with the basic notions required to successfully pass the degree course evaluations and to provide a proper methods of study to the disciplines of the degree. Students who either fail the test or cannot attend the 8-hours preparatory course must sustain a brief interview with the teacher on the texts indicated below, before taking the exams.

 

The interview will focus on the following texts:

 

  • Political Economy:

Mercato, di Mario Deaglio (in Italian, click on the to go to the page) only paragraphs 1 a) and 1 b)

Marginalismo, di Stefano Zamagni (in Italian, click on the to go to the page), only paragraphs 1 and 2)

 

  • Public Law:

Costituzioni, di Paolo Barile, Maurizio Fioravanti (in Italian, click on the to go to the page) 

     

    • History of international relations:

    - Michael Howard, The invention of peace. Yale, 2000.
     
    The test consists of a short written summary of a text and a multiple choice test aimed to evaluating  the logical-expositive ability, the basic culture and, more generally, the possession the fundamental knowledge (inherent to the main disciplinary areas that characterize the Degree, ie economic, legal and historical-socio- political) that can be acquired regardless of the course of high school. The passing of the test does not involve acquisitions of credits in the courses or in the scientific-disciplinary fields of reference.

    The final test score will be based on a scale of 10 points composed by:

    • 2 points for oral exposition and synthesis capacity;
    • 2 points for written text comprehension skills;
    • 2 points for basic culture 
    • 4 points for the knowledge of the basic aspects of the disciplinary areas that characterize the degree.

    The minimum required score to pass the test is 6/10.
    Those students who have already passed the non-selective test, in any other university departments, linked with disciplinary areas that characterize the Degree in Political Sciences (ie economic, political, historical, philosophical and sociological) must not repeat the test itself.
     
    To take part in the exam, the student must fill out the FORM which is also available at https://gspi.unipr.it/it/node/5806 
     
    * NOTICE: Those who had to take the test aimed at verifying the knowledge and did not pass it, can contact Prof. Giacomo Degli Antoni (giacomo.degliantoni@unipr.it) for information in relation to the 8-hour course that allows them to fulfill the additional obligations required.