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


Module: Modulo introduttivo
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:
-art therapy, drama therapy, music therapy
-eating disorders
-environmental issues
-intercultural communication
-mental health
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
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.


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