Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO LAW
INTRODUZIONE STORICA AL DIRITTO

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 7
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Maria Luisa Biccari Online, with appointment by e-mail.

Assigned to the Degree Course

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Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide a basic knowledge of the principal institutions of Roman private law.  Particular emphasis will be given to the theme of markets, trade and work in ancient Rome.

Program

The course will be articulated in a first part, dedicated to the study of the principal institutions of Roman private law. Specifically, the main topics will be:  

- general historical framework: archaic period, republican period, classical period, postclassical period

- law of persons: person's legal status, slavery and manumission, marriage, succession;

- property and possession;

- obligations: the nature of the obligation, typical contracts, ways of extinguishing the obligation.

In the second part the main issues related to the commercial phenomenon in ancient Rome will be discussed, with particular regard to the following themes: 

- negotiationes and negotiatores;

- the models agricultural and maritime activities;

- the actiones adiecticiae qualitatis.

Bridging Courses

None.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

A) Knowledge and understanding: the student must demonstrate an adequate knowledge of the fundamental institutions of the subject, as well as an understanding of the main dynamics that have produced and accompanied its historical development.

B) Applying knowledge and understanding: the student must demonstrate the ability to critically examine the fundamental lines of the historical evolution of the institutions, also in an interdisciplinary dimension, and make connections between the different parts of the programme.

C) Autonomy of judgement (making judgements): the student must show to carry out autonomous evaluations in discussion and debate contexts.

D) Communication skills: the student must be able to organize the learned notions in a rational and complete way, expressing himself in an appropriate legal language.

E) Learning skills: the student must be aware of the importance of the historical contextualization of the legal phenomenon, so as to be able to face the study autonomously and update their knowledge.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons; working class.

Attendance

Attendance to the course is not compulsory, but active participation in class activities is highly recommended.

Course books

1. R. MARTINI, S. PIETRINI, U. AGNATI, Appunti di diritto romano privato, Wolters Kluwer - CEDAM, Milano 2020 (quarta edizione)

2. For the second part, during the lessons the study material will be provided and il will also be made available on the Moodle platform. › blended.uniurb.it.

Assessment

The final exam ( an oral interview) is based on three or more questions on different topics covered by the course.  This method allows you to better understand and appreciate the level of understanding of the institutions, the punctuality and accuracy of the presentation, as well as the ability to develop critical arguments and to reason on practical cases.

The evaluation criteria and the scale of marks are as follows:

less than 18/30: competence level insufficient. The student doesn’t reach the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

18-20/30: competence level sufficient. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

21-23/30: competence level satisfactory. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding” and in “applied knowledge and understanding”.

24-26/30: competence level good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding” and “making judgments”.

27-29/30: competence level very good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “communication skills”.

30-30 with honours: competence level excellent. The student fully attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “learning skills”.

To allow students to assess their learning progress, one or more tests will be presented during the lessons, also available on the Moodle ' blended.uniurb.it platform. These exercises have a preparatory purpose and do not affect the final test in any way.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

1. R. MARTINI, S. PIETRINI, U. AGNATI, Appunti di diritto romano privato, Wolters Kluwer - CEDAM, Milano 2020 (quarta edizione)

2. For the second part, during the lessons the study material will be provided and il will also be made available on the Moodle platform. › blended.uniurb.it.

Assessment

The final exam ( an oral interview) is based on three or more questions on different topics covered by the course.  This method allows you to better understand and appreciate the level of understanding of the institutions, the punctuality and accuracy of the presentation, as well as the ability to develop critical arguments and to reason on practical cases.

The evaluation criteria and the scale of marks are as follows:

less than 18/30: competence level insufficient. The student doesn’t reach the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

18-20/30: competence level sufficient. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

21-23/30: competence level satisfactory. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding” and in “applied knowledge and understanding”.

24-26/30: competence level good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding” and “making judgments”.

27-29/30: competence level very good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “communication skills”.

30-30 with honours: competence level excellent. The student fully attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “learning skills”.

Even for not attending students, who want to assess their learning progress, the teacher will place on the blended platform the self-evaluation test. These exercises have a preparatory purpose and do not affect the final test in any way.

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