LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS OF SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES I

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Code
94809
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 2nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-36) GENOVA

8 credits during the 2nd year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/07
LANGUAGE
Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION)
semester
Annual
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at students who approach the language within a concrete field of action. Absolute beginners will be offered strategies to promote understanding, expression and interaction. Advanced students can agree with the teacher the attendance of lettorato. At the end of the course the student will have reached the B1 level of the European Reference Framework for Languages. The course is annual.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is the study of the main communicative structures and functions of Spanish with particular attention to the language of politics through the analysis of the most significant moments in the contemporary history of Spain and Latin America.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at understanding both the linguistic and cultural content that allows the student to use them in relation to the chosen course of study to which they are linked thanks to the contextualization of linguistic phenomena in the contemporary world. Through language we will stimulate reflection on the social and political contexts of the different areas of study to provide the tools for reading the international environment to which they refer in a continuous confrontation with the Italian, European and non-European contexts. The level of competence achieved in the three-year degree will allow the student to face integration into the world of work thanks to the ability to communicate information and suggest solutions to their interlocutors’ problems as well as to face the continuation of their university career thanks to the consolidation of basic language skills. As for the three-year learning outcomes, the student will have a linguistic repertoire sufficient to explain the salient points of a concept and express thoughts on abstract or cultural topics. They will know, despite the errors, how to express themselves clearly and expose a simple and sequential narration. (Level B1 CEFR)

PREREQUISITES

The student must possess the basic metalinguistic terminology; must be able to recognize and classify the parts of discourse based on criteria pertaining to the morphological structure, the semantic value, the function. Strategic and referential skills are required, which will be further developed favoring the ability to use grammatical skills.

Teaching methods

Lessons usually take place in face-to-face format. They are accompanied by the use of the Aulaweb platform where the topics dealt with in class are inserted from time to time. For the purely linguistic part, faced with the help of lecturers, students attending and not attending will be based on the indicated textbook.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The highlights of the political, economic, institutional and cultural history of contemporary Spain with particular regard to current events. In-depth analysis will be proposed on some Latin American countries.


 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attending and not attending students: Victoria Filippetto, Rumbos, Manual de español para estudiantes de ciencias políticas, Libreriauniversitaria edizioni, 2015.

Attending students will work on the texts gradually entered on Aulaweb in a cooperative learning mode.

Non attending students: Sebastián Quesada Marco, España siglo XXI, Edelsa, 2017

 

 

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

Lessons usually take place in face-to-face format. They are accompanied by the use of the Aulaweb platform where the topics dealt with in class are inserted from time to time. For the purely linguistic part, faced with the help of lecturers, students attending and not attending will be based on the indicated textbook.

LESSONS START

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

EXAMS

Exam description

Attending students: there are three language tests in itinere with relative summative evaluations to which will be added the proof of orthographic competence. This group of students will present themselves to the oral exam with the sum of the evaluations in progress which will be the average for the final evaluation.

Not attending studentes: They must take the written exam on the first date, which will follow, in case of passing the oral exam.

Assessment methods

Attending students can divide the examination of the linguistic competence assessment into three parts through ongoing tests which they will have to support in December, March and April. If the evaluation of the three tests is refused, the student can do the traditional written exam (consisting of two tests) starting from the first useful date. If the evaluation of the first test (spelling competence) is less than 15/30 the student will not be able to take the second test, even though he can re-appear at the next exam session. The oral exam will focus on the discussion in the language of the contents proposed in class and available on Aulaweb.

For non-attending students: if the evaluation of the first test (spelling competence) is less than 15/30 the student can not take the second test even though he can re-appear at the next exam session. The oral exam will focus on the discussion in the language of the contents available on the book indicated in addition to the current topics analyzed during the year and available on Aulaweb

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.