English (2008/2009)

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Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
Modulo introduttivo 3 L-LIN/12-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH Sem. 1A Marta Degani
Modulo avanzato 3 L-LIN/12-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH Sem. 1A Roberto Cagliero

Learning outcomes

Module: Modulo introduttivo
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The course aims at
1.consolidating and improving the ability of students to use English in a fluent way for social and professional purposes, particularly in the fields of Psychology, Education and Sociology;
2.developing methodologies for self-learning;
3.acquiring fluency in reading and writing short essays pertaining to the scientific contexts under scrutiny (Psychology, Education, Sociology).


Module: Modulo avanzato
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This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of translation from English, with special attention to the field of social services

Syllabus

Module: Modulo introduttivo
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1. Analysis of samples of journals, textbooks and specialised books (in the fields of Psychology, Education, Sociology).
We will particularly focus on the following topics:
-adoptions
-art therapy, drama therapy, music therapy
-eating disorders
-environmental issues
-homelessness
-intercultural communication
-mental health
-poverty
2.Composition of short texts
3.Analysis of English TV programmes, dealing with the topics mentioned above.

Course materials: Articles from specialised journals and textbooks which will be distributed during the course.


Module: Modulo avanzato
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Reading and analysis of essays in the field of emotions, neurosciences and emotional intelligence. Analysis of texts in the English original and in the Italian translation.

READINGS

Selected passages from:
D. Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, New York, Bantam 1995 (chapter 2, “Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking”, pp. 13-29; the section ‘Can Emotions be Intelligent’ from chapter 3, pp. 42-45; chapter 5, “Passion’s Slaves” pp. 56-77; chapter 11, “Mind and Medicine”, pp. 164-185)

D. Goleman, Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama. New York, Bantam 2003 (chapter 11, “Schooling for the Good Heart”, pp. 256-279)

D. Shannahoff-Khalsa, Kundalini Yoga Meditation. Techniques Specific for Psychiatric Disorders, Couples Therapy, and Personal Growth. New York, W.W. Norton 2006 (“Treating Bipolar Disorders”, pp. 125-142)

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: Modulo introduttivo
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Oral discussion


Language requirements
B2 certificate (post-intermediate) – not obligatory for students attending the course

N.B.: students who do not intend to attend the course are obliged to get the B2 certificate (computerized part) and to write an essay (20 pages) on one o


Module: Modulo avanzato
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Oral exam. Students are required to produce a written translation of Shannahoff-Khalsa’s essay (English into Italian)