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ENGLISH STUDIES ADV (626SP - 2017)

Periodo 
Primo semestre
Crediti 
9
Durata 
60
SSD 
L-LIN/12
TAF 
Caratterizzante
Syllabus 
Lingua insegnamento 

English

Obiettivi formativi 

The EDC module aims to consolidate a sound grammatical and lexical basis and understanding of different English registers in diplomacy and development in order to: • understand and write reports, summaries, project proposals, and letters • participate in work meetings and discussions • prepare and deliver oral presentations • understand and respond to orally delivered content of lectures, news, documentaries and interviews The LOND module aims to give participants a deeper understanding of how diplomatic discourse has evolved with its use of social media, through acquisition of tools for the critical analysis of traditional and new diplomatic discourse and for the production of texts for diplomatic purposes.

Prerequisiti 

Level B2 in English

Contenuti 

There are two modules: A and B. A is English for diplomacy and cooperation (EDC, 6 credits). B is the language of old and new diplomacy (LOND, 3 credits). The EDC module A develops advanced professional communication skills in English for international cooperation and development to a C1 / C2 level (40 hours; 6 CTS). The LOND module B compares the verbal language of traditional diplomacy with the verbal and visual language of the new, digital diplomacy (20 hours; 3 CTS), through analysis of selected examples of traditional diplomatic correspondence and ‘digital diplomacy’ on social media platforms. Students who have opted for English as their compulsory language course take modules A and B combined (9CTS) in year 1. Students who opted for French as their compulsory language course in year 1 may take module A only in year 2.

Metodi didattici 

Both modules: lectures, group work, individual or joint research presentations by participants, discussions and (only A) simulated meetings.

Programma esteso 

Contents
There are two modules: A and B. A is English for diplomacy and cooperation (EDC, 6 credits). B is the language of old and new diplomacy (LOND, 3 credits).

The EDC module A develops advanced professional communication skills in English for international cooperation and development to a C1 / C2 level (40 hours; 6 CTS).
The LOND module B compares the verbal language of traditional diplomacy with the verbal and visual language of the new, digital diplomacy (20 hours; 3 CTS), through analysis of selected examples of traditional diplomatic correspondence and ‘digital diplomacy’ on social media platforms.
Students who have opted for English as their compulsory language course take modules A and B combined (9CTS) in year 1. Students who opted for French as their compulsory language course in year 1 may take module A only in year 2.
Aims
The EDC module aims to consolidate a sound grammatical and lexical basis and understanding of different English registers in diplomacy and development in order to:

• understand and write reports, summaries, project proposals, and letters
• participate in work meetings and discussions
• prepare and deliver oral presentations
• understand and respond to orally delivered content of lectures, news, documentaries and interviews

The LOND module participants will have a good grasp of how diplomatic discourse has evolved with its use of social media, and they will have mastered tools for the critical analysis of traditional and new diplomatic discourse, and for the production of texts for diplomatic purposes.
Requirements
Level B2 in English
Teaching methods
Both modules: lectures, group work, individual or joint research presentations by participants, discussions and (only A) simulated meetings.
Assessment of learning
EDC module. Choice between continuous assessment or written and oral exam. Continuous assessment is strongly recommended.
LOND module. Written project or essay on topic agreed with course instructor, to be prepared and submitted in students’ own time.
Reading list
The list below will be supplemented with other material and bibliographical references during the course.

EDC module:

Evans, G. & R. Newnham (1999) Dictionary of International Relations. Harmondsworth: Penguin

Berridge, G. & James, A Dictionary of Diplomacy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Goodale, M. (1987) The Language of Meetings. Heinle & Heinle
One of the following books for grammar and vocabulary, according to need and preference:
Swan, M. (2005) Practical English Usage. Oxford University Press: Oxford
Foley, M. & D. Hall (2003) Advanced Learners’ Grammar. London: Longman

Hewings, M. (2013) Advanced Grammar in Use. 3rd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Side, R. & G. Wellman (2001) Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency. London: Longman

LOND Module:

Bjola, C. & Holmes, M. (2015) Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice. London: Routledge
Deruda, A. (2015) The Digital Diplomacy Handbook: How to Use Social media to Engage with Global Audiences. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
Jewitt, C. & Rumiko. O. (2001) 'Visual meaning: a social semiotic approach' in Van Leeuwen & Jewitt (eds) 134-156
Kress, G. & van Leeuwen, T. (2006) Reading Images. The Grammar of Visual Design. 2nd edn. London: Routledge
Livingston, S. & Walter-Drop, G. (eds) (2014) Bits and Atoms: Information And Communication Technology In Areas Of Limited Statehood (Oxford Studies In Digital Politics) Oxford: OUP
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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento 

EDC module. Choice between continuous assessment or written and oral exam. Continuous assessment is strongly recommended. LOND module. Written project or essay on topic agreed with course instructor, to be prepared and submitted in students’ own time.

Altre informazioni 

Office hours: room 11 5th floor old wing Via Alviano Gorizia From October 2017: Monday 16.00-17.00; Wednesday 16.00-17.00; Friday 13.00 or by appointment: elizabethanne.swain@dispes.units.it

Testi di riferimento 

The list below will be supplemented with other material and bibliographical references during the course. EDC module: Evans, G. & R. Newnham (1999) Dictionary of International Relations. Harmondsworth: Penguin
 Berridge, G. & James, A Dictionary of Diplomacy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Goodale, M. (1987) The Language of Meetings. Heinle & Heinle One of the following books for grammar and vocabulary, according to need and preference: Swan, M. (2005) Practical English Usage. Oxford University Press: Oxford Foley, M. & D. Hall (2003) Advanced Learners’ Grammar. London: Longman Hewings, M. (2013) Advanced Grammar in Use. 3rd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Side, R. & G. Wellman (2001) Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency. London: Longman LOND Module: Barston, R.P. (2006) Modern Diplomacy London: Longman Bjola, C. & Holmes, M. (2015) Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice. London: Routledge Deruda, A. (2015) The Digital Diplomacy Handbook: How to Use Social media to Engage with Global Audiences. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform Jewitt, C. & Rumiko. O. (2001) 'Visual meaning: a social semiotic approach' in Van Leeuwen & Jewitt (eds) 134-156 Kress, G. & van Leeuwen, T. (2006) Reading Images. The Grammar of Visual Design. 2nd edn. London: Routledge Livingston, S. & Walter-Drop, G. (eds) (2014) Bits and Atoms: Information And Communication Technology In Areas Of Limited Statehood (Oxford Studies In Digital Politics) Oxford: OUP Sandre, A. (2015) Digital Diplomacy: Conversations on Innovation in Foreign Policy. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Seib. P. (2012) Real-time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era. New York: Palgrave Macmillan