English SC (i) (2012/2013)

Course code
4S02217
Credits
12
Coordinator
Roberta Facchinetti
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 L-LIN/12-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH Semestrino IB Roberta Facchinetti
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 L-LIN/12-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH Semestrino IIA, Semestrino IIB Roberta Facchinetti

Learning outcomes

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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The course aims at helping students develop their competence in English, particularly with reference to the language of the Media; special attention will be dedicated to the language of politics, advertising, journalism, and to the language of the so-called New Media. The course will also illustrate the basics of the history of English.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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The course aims at helping students develop their competence in English, particularly with reference to the language of the Media; special attention will be dedicated to the language of politics, advertising, journalism, and to the language of the so-called New Media. The course will also illustrate the basics of the history of English.

Syllabus

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Syllabus:

Pre-requisites: in order to give the exam, the students need to have reached the B2 level.

MODULE 1
 milestones in the history of English;
 focus on English phonetics and phonology;
 English morphology, with special reference to the most recurrent affixes;
 analysis of broadcast and print advertisements.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Module II (P)
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Pre-requisites: in order to give the exam, the students need to have reached the B2 level.

MODULE 2
 analysis of newspaper texts, with special reference to news reports, features and commentaries;
 illustration of the rhetoric-discursive features typical of political language;
 analysis of political speeches;
 analysis and discussion of English TV programmes (mostly from Sky News, BBC World, CNN, Euronews, and Fox News).

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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One single written exam for module 1 and module 2
Module 1 (I)
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Written test, divided into six sections:
1. Contents and lexicon;
2. Phonetics;
3. Morphology;
4. Textual analysis 1: advertising;
5. Textual analysis 2: newspaper language;
6. Textual analysis 3: political language.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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One single written exam for module 1 and module 2

Module II (P)
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Written test, divided into six sections:
1. Contents and lexicon;
2. Phonetics;
3. Morphology;
4. Textual analysis 1: advertising;
5. Textual analysis 2: newspaper language;
6. Textual analysis 3: political language.