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0322400024
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF7
ART HISTORY AND CRITICISM
2023/2024

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
GENERAL OBJECTIVE: THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS THE ACQUISITION OF WRITTEN AND ORAL SKILLS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CORRESPONDING TO LEVEL B2+ OF THE QCER WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO SPECIFIC FIELDS OF STUDY (HISTORY-LITERATURE-PHILOLOGY) THROUGH THE LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SPECIALIZED TEXTS.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING (DUBLIN DESCRIPTOR 1 )
THE STUDENT WILL DEVELOP KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION SKILLS REGARDING
- THE MOST POPULAR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR DIGITIZING AND ARCHIVING DOCUMENTS BOTH IN THE LITERARY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FIELDS
- SPECIFIC USES OF THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN SPECIFIC SOCIOLINGUISTIC CONTEXTS
- THE COMMUNICATION OF DIFFERENT GENRES AND FORMATS, INCLUDING THE MOST POPULAR ONES, ALSO THROUGH NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING (DUBLIN DESCRIPTOR 2 ) - THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO
- PRODUCE AND UNDERSTAND TEXTS OF DIFFERENT NATURE AND TYPOLOGY APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTIC INVESTIGATION TO THE MOST DIVERSE COMMUNICATIVE CONTEXTS ALSO IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
- COMMUNICATE AND ARGUE IN DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL CONTEXTS, ALSO IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
- APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTIC AND SOCIO-LINGUISTIC INVESTIGATION IN DIFFERENT COMMUNICATIVE CONTEXTS
- IDENTIFY AND UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION STRUCTURE OF A WRITTEN TEXT (ESSAY, ARTICLE, REVIEW) AND AN ORAL TEXT (PRESENTATION AND DESCRIPTION OF CURRENT EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND BRITISH LIBRARY).

AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT (DUBLIN DESCRIPTOR 3 )
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO
- ANALYSE AND RE-ELABORATE ALL ASPECTS OF LINGUISTIC PRODUCTION, BOTH ORAL AND WRITTEN, OF TEXTS OF A LITERARY NATURE BUT ALSO THOSE OF A TECHNICAL-SPECIALIST NATURE RELATING TO VARIOUS KNOWLEDGE, VARIOUS CONTEXTS AND VARIOUS AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE

COMMUNICATION SKILLS (DESCRIPTOR 4 DUBLIN)
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO
- COMMUNICATE CLEARLY, THROUGH APPROPRIATE LEXICAL AND GRAMMATICAL CHOICES, THE ESSENTIAL CONTENT OF A SPECIALIZED TEXT.
- INTERACT IN SHORT, SIMPLE CONVERSATIONS ON TOPICS OF PERSONAL, SOCIAL, OR PROFESSIONAL INTEREST.

LEARNING SKILLS (DUBLIN DESCRIPTOR 5 )
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- IDENTIFY AND USE THE TOOLS OF ANALYSIS, IN-DEPTH STUDY, AND SCIENTIFIC UPDATING FOR LINGUISTIC AND LITERARY DISCIPLINES
- ACCESS SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE PRODUCED IN ENGLISH
- USE THE MAIN COMPUTER TOOLS IN THE SPECIFIC AREAS OF COMPETENCE (SKILLS RELATED TO THE NEW LANGUAGES OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION).
Prerequisites
- KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL ENGLISH
-KNOWLEDGE OF FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH PHONOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX (B1 LEVEL OF THE CEFR CORRESPONDING TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION: [THE SPEAKER] CAN UNDERSTAND THE MAIN IDEAS OF COMPLEX TEXTS ON BOTH CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT TOPICS, INCLUDING TECHNICAL DISCUSSIONS IN STUDENTS' FIELD OF SPECIALISATION. CAN PRODUCE CLEAR, DETAILED TEXTS ON A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS AND EXPLAIN A VIEWPOINT ON A SPECIALIZED ISSUE.
Contents
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO MODULES.
MODULE I:
-INFORMATION FLOW WITHIN TEXTS; USING SIMPLE AND COMPLEX NOUN PHRASES.
-EXPRESSING LOGICAL LINKS: LINKING WORDS; SIMPLE AND COMPOUND SENTENCES.

MODULE II:
-READING AND LISTENING COMPREHENSION
-LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT TEXT TYPES ABOUT SPECIALISED TOPICS.
-LISTENING ACTIVITIES BASED ON AUTHENTIC AUDIO/VIDEO MATERIALS.


Teaching Methods
1.LECTURES. 2.FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS 3.SELF-REGULATING LEARNING THROUGH ACCESS TO THE ADDITIONAL STUDY RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT
HTTPS://ELT.OUP.COM/STUDENT/ENGLISHFILE/?CC=IT&SELLANGUAGE=IT
Verification of learning
THE LEARNING OUTCOMES WILL BE TESTED BY MEANS OF TWO WRITTEN TESTS (GRAMMAR, PHONOLOGY, COMPREHENSION AND ANALYSIS OF A TEXT) AND ORAL TESTS. THE ORAL TEST WILL INCLUDE: 1. LISTENING TO AND COMPREHENSION OF A MONOLOGUE (WITH MULTIPLE-CHOICE EXERCISES, WITH A MARK OF 5/5), 2. LISTENING TO AND COMPREHENSION OF A DIALOGUE (WITH INSERTION EXERCISES, WITH A MARK OF 5/5), 3. SHORT PRESENTATION OF TOPICS (6 MINUTES+QUESTION TIME) ON THEMES CONSISTENT WITH THE COURSE OF STUDY. THE ASSESSMENT OF THIS TEST (IN 20/20 TO BE ADDED TO THE 10/10 OF THE LISTENING TEST) WILL BE MADE ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING SCHEME:
ASSESSMENT GRID FOR SPEAKING TEST
FOR EACH ANALYTICAL CRITERION STUDENTS WILL BE ASSIGNED A MARK RANGING FROM 1 TO 5.
A. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY, B. PRONUNCIATION, C. DISCOURSE MANAGEMENT, D. INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION.

THE WRITTEN TESTS ARE PREREQUISITE FOR THE ORAL TESTS.
ATTENDING STUDENTS WILL TAKE TWO PROGRESS TESTS (MID-TERM AND END-OF-COURSE TESTS). ANY FAILED PROGRESS TESTS MAY BE MADE UP AT THE SAME TIME AS THE NEXT INTERCOURSE TEST. NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS WILL SIT ALL WRITTEN AND ORAL EXAMINATIONS ON THE SAME DAY AS SCHEDULED IN THE EXAMINATION TIMETABLE.
ACHIEVEMENT OF THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES IS ATTESTED BY PASSING EXAMS WITH AN EVALUATION EXPRESSED BY AN OVERALL MARK IN 30. GRADES BELOW 18 WILL BE EQUIVALENT TO AN UNSATISFACTORY LEARNING EVALUATION.

Texts
MODULE I:
-A. VICARY, GRAMMAR FOR WRITING, GARNET EDUCATION, 2014 (STUDY MATERIALS AVAILABLE ONLINE O AT CUSL UNIVERSITY COPY SHOP)
MODULE II:
A. GIBBONS AND S. WHITELEY, CONTEMPORARY STYLISTICS. LANGUAGE, COGNITION, INTERPRETATION, EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2018. (CHAPTERS 5, 6, 10, 11,19).


More Information
THE SUBDIVISION OF THE COURSE CONTENTS INTO MODULES CORRESPONDS TO A TENTATIVE TIME SCHEDULE AND IS SUBJECT TO VARIATIONS DETERMINED BY THE RESULTS OF THE PROGRESS TESTS. FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING ADDITIONAL STUDY RESOURCES WILL BE POSTED ON THE TEACHER'S PERSONAL PAGE (HTTPS://DOCENTI.UNISA.IT/020078/HOME).
Lessons Timetable

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