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Enhancing experience

AY 2023-24 offered by Campus Life

The following courses offered by Campus Life belong to the Curricular supplementary activities (Enhancing Experience) that allow Master of Science students to earn 2 credit points.

For all information about the registration it is necessary to refer to the Guides to the University:

  • 2.1.2.4. Enhancing Experience - Curricular supplementary activities
  • 9.3. ENHANCING EXPERIENCE - Curricular Supplementary Activities: choice, assignment and placement in the Program Structure

In order to be admitted to the final exam, students need to attend at least 80% of the classes. Students who pass the exam will earn 2 credit points.

In the chart below you can find an overview about the enhancing experiences offered by Campus Life. Further details on the classes and the final exam will be shared with the registered students.

At the bottom of the page you can find the detailed program for each course.

For those courses that foresee a multiple choice test as final exam, the test can be taken in presence only.


II semester
Area
Course title
Language
Calendar and modality
Registration period
Exam date and modality
Skills and self-empowerment
Business Writing

(The program is available on the Italian webpage)

ITA
7, 9, 21, 23 February at 2:30-6pm

On campus
Call for applications 3
29 February 2024
(at 12:30pm)


ON CAMPUS

Multiple
choice, 15 questions (pass with 8 correct answers)
Public SpeakingENG9-10-22-23 April
at 2:30-6 pm


On campus
Call for applications 43 May 2024 (deadline)

Video Assignment
Arts & Humanities / Geopolitics
Intelligence in contemporary conflicts 

(In collaboration with ISPI)
ENG21-22-27 February, 5-7-19-21 March
at 5-6:30pm

Online on Blackboard
Call for applications 328 March 2024 
(at 12:15pm) 


ON CAMPUS

Multiple choice, 15 questions (pass with 8 correct answers)
Alla vigilia del voto. Gli Stati Uniti e le elezioni presidenziali del 2024 

(In collaboration with ISPI)

(The program is available on the Italian webpage)
ITA19-21-26 March, 9-11-16-18 April
at 5-6:30pm

Online on Blackboard
Call for applications 48 May 2024 (at 2:30pm, exact time to be confirmed)

ON CAMPUS

Multiple choice, 15 questions (pass with 8 correct answers)

Here below you can find the programs of the courses offered in English.
The programs of the courses offered in Italian are available here.

PROGRAMS
OF THE 2nd SEMESTER COURSES

Intelligence in contemporary conflicts 

Program

War as a political phenomenon has now returned to play a crucial role in international politics and geopolitical analysis, and in today’s highly technological environment, conflict dynamics, strategies, and operational capabilities of different actors are very diverse and varied. Being able to understand these aspects is central to understanding conflicts and their possible evolutions. One of the fundamental elements of any war is information: obtaining valid and up-to-date information about the enemy, knowing how to interpret and use it in the right way, and hiding from the enemy information about us. Although the tools have changed today, this aspect remains central, and above all, it remains critical to understand the dynamics of this specific aspect of any conflict.

The course aims to give students an overview of the role of intelligence in modern conflicts and how the process of intelligence gathering works to better understand today’s conflict dynamics. It will then look at the problem of intelligence, propaganda and the strategic limitations imposed by conflict situations. This will allow to address specific aspects of contemporary conflicts in more detail by analyzing both case studies and the strategic debate around the modern evolution of the war phenomenon to highlight the major transformations we are witnessing and their impact not only on the conflict itself but also on the international system.

Calendar:

Wednesday, February 21st 2024 - “Strategy and intelligence”
Thursday, February 22nd 2024 - “Authors and ideas about intelligence”
Tuesday, February 27th 2024 - “Strategic surprise”
Tuesday, March 05th 2024 - “Hybrid Warfare 1”
Thursday, March 07th 2024 - “Hybrid Warfare 2”
Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - “Propaganda”
Thursday, March 21st 2024 - “Contemporary scenarios”

Faculty for the courseAndrea Beccaro

Andrea Beccaro teaches Strategic Studies, Security Studies and International Relations at the University of Turin, Department of Strategic Studies, SUISS. He is an articulate researcher in the area of security/strategic studies focused on MENA region (mainly on Iraq, Syria, Libya), with a track record of publications and collaborations that demonstrates knowledge spanning across all areas of own subject area.
He wrote several essays and books: Guerra e strategia nel XXI secolo (2023), Irregular conflicts and Technology, in «Small Wars & Insurgencies», 2022.
After his Ph.D. in Strategic Studies, he has been Researcher at CeMiSS (Center for Strategic Studies, Italian Armed Forces, Rome); Irad, Institute for Defence Research and Analysis (Rome); DAAD Research Fellow at Freie University (Berlin), Research Fellow at College of Europe (Warsaw) and at Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli).

Public Speaking 

The goal of the course is to help participants in developing their communication skills. Public speaking is an activity that can be challenging for some: for this reason, the course is aimed at teaching how to organize an effective presentation, how to best deal with it, working in particular on the modality and clarity of one's exposure and on the supporting tools such as the slides.
The objective is achieved through public speaking simulations with analysis of performance in a constructive and collaborative logic.

Program

The structure of the public speaking course is characterized by a strong mix of strictly theoretical contents and tools immediately applicable on a practical level, exercised through a series of assignments and simulations.
The path is developed around themes organized according to a precise classification, designed to guide the participant in a sort of "journey" in the oratory art.
• Introduction to the course: knowledge of the participants and definition of objectives
• Verbal, extra verbal and proxemic communication.
• Before standing up: the importance of preparation and the design of your speech
• Business Presentation Model: design your presentation based on the objectives to be achieved, the means available and in relation to the target audience.
• How to deliver your speech through your true self.
• How to build the best storytelling by understanding what information to use and how.
• Tools to support the speaker and presentation: presentation design. The seductive power of stories applied to slide presentations. Effective slide design and presentation
Educational materials provided
Bibliography / webliography, in-depth texts in electronic format, slides

Faculty for the course: Emanuele Mascherpa. Graduated in Psychology, he worked for 16 years in the Human Resources Departments of large multinationals such as L’Oréal, ING Direct, AXA and Willis Towers Watson. He is an expert in all HR subjects (Training, Recruiting, Talent Management, Performance appraisal, etc.), he also has developed a strong specialization in presentation strategy and public speaking, developing an ad hoc methodology to teach managers and professionals how to best sell their ideas through persuasive presentations.
In 2017 he founded speech.it to share the culture of effective presentations through blogs and podcasts.
Main areas of scientific interest: Public Speaking, Effective presentations, Persuasion and sales, HR culture in organizations, Performance evaluation, goals and motivation.


1st semester courses

I semester
Area
Course title
Language
Calendar and modality
Registration period
Exam date and modality
Skills and self-empowerment
Business Writing
ENG
2 (room 204) and 3 (room 31) October 
2pm-7pm

4 October (room 44) 2pm-6pm

On campus
Call for applications 1
17 October

Multiple
choice, 15 questions (pass with 8 correct answers)
Public Speaking and Story Telling

(The program is available on the Italian website)
ITA9,10,11,13 October room 101
4:30pm-8pm

On campus
Call for applications 1
20 October (deadline)

video assignment
Public Speaking and Story Telling

(The program is available on the Italian website)
ITA6,20,21 November, 6 December
4:30pm-8pm

On campus (room 101)
Call for applications 2
13 December 2023 (deadline)

video assignment
Arts & Humanities / Geopolitics
Geopolitics (ISPI): 
"Beyond the Battlefield: A Historical Analysis of Past and Contemporary Wars"
ENG31 October, 2-7-9-14-28-30 November
5pm-6:30pm

Online
Call for applications 26 December, 11am (aula Notari)

Multiple choice, 15 questions (pass with 8 correct answers)





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