LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES II

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Code
94811
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA

4 credits during the 3nd year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA

4 credits during the 3nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-16) GENOVA

4 credits during the 3nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-36) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/07
LANGUAGE
Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION)
semester
Annual
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide students with the tools to deepen the skills acquired during the three-year degree. The ability to argue and the autonomy of judgment will be stimulated through the presentation of strategies aimed at perfecting written and oral production in a foreign language. Tools will also be provided to tackle autonomous research work in preparation of the thesis.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is the study of the Spanish language in its morphosyntactic and lexical dimension through the reading and analysis of current political and international texts from Spain and Latin America, with particular attention to diatopic and diachronics varieties. It is necessary to have reached B1 level  of the European Reference Framework for languages. 

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course offers interactive teaching contents and methodologies that, in addition to reinforcing those acquired in the first cycle, allow the student to develop communication strategies focused on the ability to argue opinions and to tackle independent research and study paths. Thanks to the cooperative learning activities and individual in-depth analysis, the student will be able to intervene on topics related to the language, cultures and institutions of the respective countries by entering the information collected in a broader framework of reflection that lapses the political themes and their repercussions in European and extra-European society. He/she will also be able to use the bibliographic sources of the relevant disciplines appropriately and to possess the suitable tools to manage communication as an expert speaker within his/her professional domain. As far as the learning objectives of the discipline are concerned, at the end of the master’s course the student will be able to produce clear and precise descriptions and expositions of various topics that fall within his/her field of interest, developing and supporting ideas with additional elements and relevant examples. He/she will also be able to write clear and articulated texts on various topics that fall within his/her field of interest, evaluating information and arguments drawn from different sources and summarizing them (Descriptors related to the B2 level of the CEFR). The course offers the possibility of achieving 4, 6 or 8 CFU corresponding to 24, 36 and 48 hours of lessons. The level of linguistic and cultural output varies according to the choice made. For the 24-hour course only, the language output level corresponds to the B1 + of the CEFR. (B2 outpout level for the 36 and 48 hours of lessons)

PREREQUISITES

Level of knowledge of the language corresponding to the B1 level of the CEFR.

Teaching methods

The relatively smaller number of learners makes it possible to organise teaching in a dynamic and interactive way. Attending students will work on the texts gradually entered on Aulaweb in a cooperative learning mode. At the end of each module there is a linguistic assessment corresponding to the level indicated. Non-attending students will prepare the contents indicated in the bibliography. Language exercises are scheduled for attending and non-attending students.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The outcomes of linguistic and cultural contact in a diachronic perspective. The most salient moments of the meeting of the Spanish language with other languages and cultures will be analysed, by dividing the programme into three parts equivalent to the corresponding credits. 4 CFU Course: ther everse of the Conquest; 6 CFU Course: in addition to the first part, contact management of linguistic contact  in migration contexts; Course of 8 CFU: in addition to the first and second part the linguistic contact  locally and internationally. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attending and non-attending students will follow the text indicated for reaching the expected exit level: Método de español, 4, Anaya, 2014.

For the preparation of the oral examination non-attending students will study: 

4 CFU: T.Todorov, La conquista de América, spanish edition (web downloadable) (introduction and  fourth chapter); 

6 CFU in addition to the first part, introduction and  first and second chapter of  Milin Bonomi, Mestizos globales, Franco Angeli 2018. 

8 CFU: in addition to the first and second part, the third, and fifth part of Mestizos globales already mentioned. 

Attending students will study the material inserted on the Aulaweb platform and the introduction , first and second chapter of  Mestizos globales already mentioned. 

  

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The office hours for students will be communicated after the beginning of the lessons through the Aulaweb platform. Before this date, students are invited to contact the professor via email to arrange an appointment.  

Exam Board

DANIELA CARPANI (President)

FRANCESCO PIERINI

ROSANA ARIOLFO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The relatively smaller number of learners makes it possible to organise teaching in a dynamic and interactive way. Attending students will work on the texts gradually entered on Aulaweb in a cooperative learning mode. At the end of each module there is a linguistic assessment corresponding to the level indicated. Non-attending students will prepare the contents indicated in the bibliography. Language exercises are scheduled for attending and non-attending students.

LESSONS START

The course is annual. Lessons will start in mid-October and will be preceded by language lessons (lettorato) that will begin in the last week of September

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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EXAMS

Exam description

Both a written and an oral exam are scheduled. The first is preparatory with respect to the second. For attending students, at the end of each module corresponding to their respective credits, a partial linguistic assessment will be carried out (three in total at the end of the 24, 36 and 48 hours of lessons). The student who will accept the corresponding evaluation will be able to access the oral exam or repeat the written test in the traditional way before the oral assessment.
Non-attending students will have to take the written exam in the exam sessions before presenting themselves to the oral exam.

Assessment methods

The grading system is based on a 30-point scale that can be divided into failing (0 to 17) and passing (18 to 30 cum laude). During the oral examination, in addition to the linguistic mastery, the student will  have to show the ability to critically read the context related to the specific field of the foreign languages they study and to compare it with the other disciplines of the master’s course as well as the use of specialized discourse.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The teacher actively uses the Aulaweb platform both for the publication of disciplinary contents and for communication with students. Registration is strongly recommended at the beginning of the academic year.