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CODE 94815
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in uscita
Questo insegnamento è propedeutico per gli insegnamenti:
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION 8776 (coorte 2022/2023)
  • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94815 2022
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION 8776 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94815 2021
  • INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION 10177 (coorte 2022/2023)
  • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94815 2022
  • INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION 10177 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I 94815 2021
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The module is taught on an annual basis It lasts one year and is divided into 48 hours (8 credits for SID) and 54 hours (9 credits for SAP) in which the study of English (language of politics and diplomacy) will be addressed both at a theoretical and applicative level (analysis of texts).and will be supported by "lettorato" to help students revise grammar and the basic structures of the English language

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the study of the English language (phonology, morphology, syntax, vocabulary, semantics) as the expression of both a homogeneous culture and a lingua franca of international communication. At the end of the course students will be able to critically read and analyze texts, especially in the sphere of current affairs in order to discuss them with their peers

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at achieving not only a linguistic but also a cultural understanding of the proposed contents that will allow their use in relation to the chosen course of study to which they are linked thanks to the contextualisation of linguistic phenomena in the contemporary world, with particular attention to political and diplomatic language. Through language, reflection on the social and political realities of the various areas of study will be stimulated in order to provide the tools for reading the international context to which they refer in a continuous comparison with the Italian, European and non-European reality.  The level of competence attained in the three-year degree will allow, at the end of the module and after passing the exam, to know the main features of political and diplomatic discourse in stylistic, rhetorical and lexical terms and to be able to engage in discussions and debates in English on topics that imply knowledge of a vocabulary of the field

Expected level of output equivalent to at least B2 of the CEFR

PREREQUISITES

Entry test managed by the University or level B1 certification among those recognized by the University

TEACHING METHODS

The module lasts one year and includes lectures and language activities (esercitazioni linguistiche)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The module introduces students to the language of politics and diplomacy through a theoretical-methodological part followed by the analysis of texts. The teaching will be supported by linguistic exercises aimed at achieving level B2 language skills

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1) Partington A. & Taylor C. (2018), The Language of Persuasion in Politics: An Introduction, London & New York: Routledge.

Material uploaded on Aulaweb

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FRANCESCO PIERINI (President)

ELENA BOSCHI

ANDREA CATANZARO (Substitute)

LARA PICCARDO (Substitute)

SARAH RUTH SHABABI (Substitute)

GABRIELLA SONNEWALD (Substitute)

MANUELE VECCHI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Mid-September 2022

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written exam: short test based on the exercises carried out during the year

Oral exam: interview on the characteristics of political and diplomatic discourse with textual analysis of passages studied in class

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment procedure will take into account the result obtained in the written test and the interview. The assessment will be based on the traditional mark scale from 18 to 30 cum laude.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
13/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
10/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
24/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
22/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
12/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
03/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
11/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

The teacher communicates with the students through the available platforms, Aulaweb and Teams.

Students with disabilities or other special educational needs are advised to contact both the referent Prof. Aristide Canepa (aristide.canepa@unige.it), and the teacher, at the beginning of the course, to agree on teaching methods. and examinations that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.