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Other activities

What are

The course of study includes a obligation to acquire CFUs by performing Other Activities that are closely related to your university course and useful for your placement in the world of work. 

The course of study activates for this purpose numerous Laboratories designed as a completion of the course of study: attendance at these Laboratories is therefore the preferred pathway for the acquisition of CFU Other Activities

Depending on the chosen curriculum, there are from 3 to 6 CFUs available for Other Activities

  • for the Modern and Classical curricula 3 CFUs of Other activities
  • for the Music and Performing Arts curriculum 3 CFUs of Other Activities and 3 CFUs of Laboratory Activities among those activated by the course. 

Students in all curricula must take the activities in their first and/or second year.

Recognized activities

These are recognized activities:

  • Laboratories
    activated by the Department or recognized by the Course and searchable in the Educational Offerings
  • University exams
    taken in Italian or foreign university facilities in linguistic or computer science disciplines, provided they have not already been used for the purposes of the study plan in case of transfer from another location or Faculty. Exams must be taken during the period of enrollment in the course of study
  • .
  • Erasmus Stay
    . Credits acquired during Erasmus or Cinda programs: 2 CFUs for the acquisition of 12 CFUs abroad, 3 CFUs for the acquisition of 18 CFUs, regardless of the length of stay abroad
  • Period of study abroad
    for reasons of study other than the Erasmus+ program, for a maximum of 3 CFU, evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the committee
  • Laboratory activities
    approved by the course of study and the Department for a total of 3 non-divisible CFUs acquired in 75 hours. The criterion also applies to activities assimilated to internships and apprenticeships carried out within international mobility programs
  • .
  • Certification of language proficiency
    starting from B1 level, issued by institutions recognized by UniGe or by suitable public and/or private institution, in Italy or abroad, with proof of passing the relevant test. For a total of 3 non-divisible CFUs. N.B. Certification used for the language TA cannot be reused for Other Activities
  • credits.
  • Participation in scientific and educational initiatives (conferences, congresses, excavation campaigns and educational trips, seminars, training courses, etc.) under the following conditions:
    • the activity must have been previously accredited by the course of study
    • .
    • presence of a signature sheet recording your participation for the duration of the conference or seminar
    • writing an articulate and detailed report of the proceedings of the conference or seminar followed and checked by the proposing faculty member (where required)
  • Post-secondary diplomas
    issued by university or para-university institutions and public bodies, certificates of courses of the same type (3 non-divisible CFUs) with proof of passing relative verification
  • Certified Civil Service and performed at legally recognized institutions (duration of at least one year, for 3 credits), judged by the Commission to be relevant to the Course of Study
  • Certified Employment Activities
    relevant to the curriculum as judged by the Other Credits Committee and of at least annual duration

Proposals Other activities

Find the list of Laboratories offered by the Course of Study at the page dedicated to Laboratories

The computer skills test is a testto be prepared independently. Find all the information about test dates and materials to prepare on Teams.

Teams code: ec1icx9


To book the test, simply write an email to with the subject line "Computer Skills Test" and then log onto the Teams channel at the time of the test.

Normally one trial per month is organized; dates are announced on Teams at the beginning of each month. If you have special needs, please contact the instructor.

Trial Instructions


The test is conducted indistance mode on Teams. The test has a maximum total duration of two hours (one and a half hours for the first level, half an hour for the second) in which you are required to solve some short exercises with your computer.

On the Teams channel, find a sample of the proposed exercises to prepare you for the test.

At the end of the test, you will send the result of the exercises (i.e., some files that you will have processed) in a compressed folder via email to or to the same teacher via Teams chat, specifying: last name, first name, freshman number, number of credits of the test, code of "other activities" required by your curriculum for the computer skills test.
The subject of the email should be: "Computer Skills Test-Surname-Name".
It is important that you specify all the information requested, because you will need it to produce the certificate for credit.


The two levels are independent, and can be taken separately.

Level I (provides 2 credits)


Computer use and file management. Practical knowledge by the candidate of the main basic functions of a personal computer and its operating system (WINDOWS, or MAC, or LINUX): organizing and managing files and folders, working with icons and windows, using simple editing tools and printing options.

Word processing (WORD). Creating, formatting and finishing a document. Creating tables, introducing graphics and images into a document, printing a document.

Electronic spreadsheet (EXCEL). Creating and formatting an electronic spreadsheet, using basic arithmetic and logic functions. Graphical representation of the data in it.A handout is available on the spreadsheet and can be downloaded at this address.(

Level II (provides 1 credit)


(One test to be chosen from the following two)

1. Databases (ACCESS or similar software) [optional]

. Create a simple database. Extract information from an existing database using available query, selection, and sorting tools.


2. Web. Use of the Internet to search for data, documents, scientific resources; use the features of a browser, use search engines, run printouts from the web.

. Lecturer: 
M. Stella Acerno
Period of performance: 2nd semester. Beginning: mid-January 2024, ending: end of April 2024 for a total of 26 hours, divided into 12 weekly meetings
. For registration and information:

. The seminar will cover topics related to human rights in the various aspects that characterize them on the historical, legal, cultural and educational levels. Beginning with definitions of the concept of human rights, the origins, development and contemporary trends concerning civil and political, social, economic and cultural rights are analyzed. Insights are devoted to education and the relationship between art, cinema and human rights.

Seminar Program 2023-24

The course Citizenship Training is aimed at all students enrolled in the University's bachelor's, master's, single-cycle master's and PhD programs, regardless of the proposing department or course of study they are enrolled in. The aim of the course is to promote the development of active and responsible citizenship through the acquisition of personal and social, entrepreneurial and digital skills.

The Course of Study recognizes among other curricular activities the seminar modules activated by the Departments of the School of Humanities. For the academic year 2022/23:

  • Marginals and Rights (DAFIST - referee Prof. Langella) - 1 CFU
  • Multiculturalism and Citizenship (DLCM - referee prof. Pusillo) - 1 CFU
  • Lost Homes. For an exploration of current loss (DIRAAS - referee Prof. Morando) - 1 CFU
  • Religions in Public Space (DAFIST - referee prof.ssa Colagrossi) - 1 CFU

CFU Recognition

To apply for the recognition of other credits, it is necessary for the student to deliver to the Committee on Other Credits curriculum contact person, at least three months before the final discussion, the specific form with a paper record stating:

  • the activity performed and/or the competence acquired
  • the duration of the activity.

Delivery of documentation should preferably take place only after the acquisition of all expected CFUs. It is understood that each credit corresponds to a minimum commitment of 25 hours.