ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

ANGLO-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

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Code
55857
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/11
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

 

The overview of the 2020-2021 course will be published in September/October

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will acquire a general knowledge of the language, culture, institutions and selectied literary trends and texts of the U.S.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to familiarize students with major trends of American culture and with important works in different genres (fiction, essay, drama, poetry, film). Students will learn how to analyze such works competently from a historical and generic perspective.

PREREQUISITES

The course is entirely taught in English. Students are expected to have a B2 level of English which is the exit level they are supposed to have with the Italian High School Degree

Teaching methods

Lecture course. Three hours per week given in two classes (of 2 hours and 1 hour respectively).

LESSONS ARE IN ENGLISH.

For students who decide to come to lessons the attendance is mandatory for 28 hours out of 36 (75% of the couse). Attendance is checked through signatures. 

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The syllabus/content of the 2020-2021 course will be published in September/October

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The bibliography of the 2020-2021 course will be published in September/October

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Office hours by appointment. Please send a message to paola.nardi@unige.it

Exam Board

PAOLA ANNA NARDI (President)

STEFANIA MICHELUCCI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lecture course. Three hours per week given in two classes (of 2 hours and 1 hour respectively).

LESSONS ARE IN ENGLISH.

For students who decide to come to lessons the attendance is mandatory for 28 hours out of 36 (75% of the couse). Attendance is checked through signatures. 

 

 

LESSONS START

Second semester, February 2021, the precise date will be posted in aulaweb at the end of January 2021.

 

EXAMS

Exam description

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Students will take a written exam at the end of the course (June, July, September, October 2021 February 2022).

For students who will attend the course the evaluation will be based on both to their active participation in the lessons (25%) and the final exam (75%)

For the other students the evaluation will be based entirely on the final exam.

Assessment methods

ASSESSMENT METHODS

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
There will be a written exam (2 hours), which can be taken in June-July, September-October 2020 or February 2021.
The exam is in two parts:
Part 1 - Fill in the blank (10 questions)
Part 2 - Short Answers (5 questions, answers must be at least 12-15 lines long)

Students will have to show their knowledge of the authors presented, the texts analyzed and their cultural context. 


 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/09/2021 13:30 GENOVA Scritto Fino a nuove disposizione, l'esame ritorna ad essere in forma scritta secondo le modalità pubblicate su aulaweb
27/09/2021 13:30 GENOVA Scritto Fino a nuove disposizione, l'esame ritorna ad essere in forma scritta secondo le modalità pubblicate su aulaweb

FURTHER INFORMATION

Erasmus students are welcomed!