2017-2018 Edition

he Free University of Bozen-Bolzano - Faculty of Education (Brixen-Bressanone), with the University of Trento, the Minority Languages Service and the External Relations Office of the Province of Trento, and the Scola Ladina de Fascia, organizes for the first time the ANTROPOLAD Course.

The purpose of the course is to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of linguistics, Ladin literature and culture, Alpine anthropology, teaching methodologies, in light of the basic notions and developments of modern pedagogy.

The teaching staff is composed of university faculty and researchers specialized in the course subjects. 

The Course Director is Professor Paul Videsott (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano).

Programme details

The course awards 15 credit points (CFU) over a total of 144 hours of classes, organized as follows:

Course title Hours CFU Scientific Discipline Sector (SSD)
Introduction to Romance Linguistics 12 1,5 L-FIL-LET/09
Ladin Linguistics 12 1,5 L-FIL-LET/09
Lexicology and toponymy 12 1,5 L-FIL-LET/09
Sociolinguistics of minority languages 12 1,5 L-LIN/01
Basic notions of Alpine anthropology 12 1,5 M-DEA/01
Social transformation, minorities, identities 12 1,5  M-DEA/01
Ladin Orthography and Grammar 12 1 L-FIL-LET/09
Literature and text analysis 12 1 L-FIL-LET/09
Ladin Language teaching 12 1  L-FIL-LET/09
Notions of Alpine Culture 12 1 M-DEA/01
Ethnographic itineraries: tangible culture, historical dynamics, intangible goods 12 1 M-DEA/01
Ethnography and visual anthropology 12 1 M-DEA/01
Total 144  15   

Course locations and Attendance

Classes take place at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in the Bozen-Bolzano or the Brixen-Bressanone campus, at the University of Trento, or in schools in Val di Fassa. More information will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Students must attend 80% of classes.

Eligibility and Admission Requirements

The course is mainly designed for:
  • teachers, candidate teachers and cultural mediators in the Ladin areas of the Dolomites;
  • university students
Candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
  • hold a university degree (university diploma, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, equivalent foreign degree) or having a professional profile consistent with the objective of the course;
  • hold a B2 level language certificate in Italian and Ladin, or achieve this level of knowledge by the end of the course. Students holding a high school diploma from schools where both Italian and Ladin are taught fulfil the requirement.

Assessments and Qualifications

Students will take a test in all taught subjects (a 30-point scale is used for evaluations). 

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance specifying the classes and workshop attended and passed. Only duly enrolled students who have attended classes will be awarded the certificate.

Application, registration, fees

Applicants must pre-apply between 19 June and 20 July. Registration takes place between 7 and 24 August. For information on the registration process visit the website of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

A minimum of 5 participants is required in order for the course to start.

There is no registration fee. You can register to the full course or single subjects (full costs are covered by the Autonomous Province of Trento).


  • Pre-application: 19 June – 20 July 2017
  • Enrolment: 7 - 24 August 2017
  • Course start: 6 October 2017

Further information

for information on the course content
Professor Paul Videsott
paul.videsott [at] unibz.it

Professor Patrizia Cordin
patrizia.cordin [at] unitn.it">patrizia.cordin [at] unitn.it

for general information
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Student Office
studsecBX [at] unibz.it
+39 0472 012200