ISTITUZIONI, STORIA E CULTURA DELLA PRIMA LINGUA SCELTA - LINGUA INGLESE

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in INTERCULTURAL AND INTERLINGUISTIC MEDIATION
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2019/2020
Year: 
1
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2019/2020
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Credits: 
8
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
48
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (48 hours)
Requirements: 

As classes and tutorials are fully taught in English, students will be expected to possess an adequate knowledge of the language.

Final Examination: 
Orale

Written exam in English concerning all the contents of the course. The exam will include fifteen multiple choice questions and three open questions and will last 60 minutes. The test will be evaluated in /30.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The course provides students with notions and tools necessary for the acquisition or enhancement of a thorough diachronic and synchronic knowledge of the linguistic, cultural, political and social instances that characterise the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Students will gain those metalinguistic competences for an effective mediation between Italy and the numerous nations influenced by Anglo-American language, media, and institutions.

The course consists in an in-depth analysis of the historical, social and political situation of the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
• English and British people
• History of Britain: from the origins to modern times
• British monarchy and government (the Parliament, the PM and the Government, Justice)
• British media
• British education
• British Empire and the Commonwealth
• Brexit. What future?
• History of U.S.: origins to modern times
• U.S. government (the Congress, the Senate, the President, Justice)
• U.S. media
• U.S. education
• Social issues in the U.S.A.

All the texts are compulsory
- J. Oakland, British Civilization. An Introduction, 8th Edition, Oxford, Routledge, 2016, ISBN-13: 978-0415583282, capitoli 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12.
- D. Mauk, J. Oakland, American Civilization. An Introduction, 7th Edition, Oxford, Routledge, 2017, ISBN: 9780415822022, capitoli 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13.

Convenzionale

The course will consist of frontal lessons, which will alternate with interactive work (videos, reading of texts, etc.) for a total of 50 hours.

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