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Other activities

What are

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


In your study plan, 6 CFUs are provided for other activities, of which:

  • 3 are for other knowledge useful for job placement
  • 3 are for internships and work placements


You can enter the code for other activities in your study plan indifferently in the first, second and third year.

N.B.The other activities can be carried out at any time during the three years but you can only apply for their recognition provided that you have entered the corresponding code in your study plan. If you have not entered it, you will still be able to carry out the activities useful for earning "other" credits. However, to submit the documentation you will have to wait until the following academic year, when you enter the code of the educational activity in your plan.

Recognized activities

You can acquire the other credits through these different possibilities:

  • additional language skills certified
    by officially recognized European bodies or institutions
  • testing of computer skills
  • participation in stages or internships
    at public and private institutions (1 CFU for every 25 hours of internship or placement)
  • participation in laboratories and seminars
  • period of study abroad at university locations
  • participation in educational trips and/or scientific conferences
    attested by a faculty member
  • participation in courses and professionalizing activities duly certified

These activities, if approved by the appropriate committee based on the criteria established by the course council, allow the acquisition of1 CFU for every 25 hours of activity performed.

Proposals Other activities

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 line 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.


Discover the program



For 2023-2024, the following laboratories will be activated:


Sources and methods for the study of women's daily life in the modern age - Prof. Francesca Ferrando

Start: November 30, 2023 1:00 p.m. Classroom 4, Balbi Street 2 

Duration: 8 hours 

The workshop, reserved for female students in the Bachelor of History degree, aims to provide the basic analytical tools to contextualize the legal, economic and social position of women in the modern age. The course will be divided into four meetings of two hours each during which the participant(s) will address the different themes through the analysis of documentary sources produced especially in the Genoese context.

The topics covered will be: the dotal institution, women's work, gender violence, and the role of women in the welfare field.

At the end of the workshop, there will be a final test: each participant will have the choice of transcribing and commenting on a paper provided by the lecturer or answering three follow-up questions in written form, and will be able to acquire 1 CFU in the other activities.

For more information: Prof. Francesca Ferrando 


Workshop Sources and tools for geo-historical analysis of the territory - Prof. Giuseppe Rocca

The following topics are proposed, to be conducted with meetings of two 
hours each, twice a week
, for a total of at least 24 hours (2 cfu):

1.      Basic lexical issues (geographical space, territory, 
environment, landscape .... )
2.      Bibliographic sources aimed at the study of the territory
3.      The statistical sources and tools: categories, indicators, indices
4.      The statistical sources developed in Europe during the age 
modern: examples of research based on that source
5.      Population censuses from the Unification of Italy to the present
6.      The censuses of agriculture, industry and services from the second 
postwar period to the present
7.      Cartographic sources: categories and modes of use 
In the chrono-spatial analysis of the territory
8.     The cartography of the Military Geographical Institute of Florence and the 
its use in the analysis of functional land transformations in 
Italy: examples of research based on that source
9.      Cadastral sources and their use in the analysis of transformations 
functional land and landscape: examples of research based 
on such a source
10.     Direct observation of the places of historical memory in the center 
Genoese historical

At the end of the Workshop an oral examination is scheduled.

For more information and registration:

Prof. Giuseppe Rocca -

CFU Recognition

To apply for the recognition of other credits you must submit to the Committee Other Credits faculty liaison, at least three months before the final discussion, the specific form with a paper documentation stating:

  • the activity carried out and/or the competence acquired
  • the duration of the activity

You can also submit a self-certification regarding the duration of the training activities. In this case, the Commission Credits Others, proceeding with spot checks, may ask you later for formal documentation.