cod. 1003812

Academic year 2014/15
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Lingua e traduzione - lingua inglese (L-LIN/12)
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course intends to provide the students with the necessary tools for the comprehension and the analysis of journalistic writing in English, with a focus on international politics, and a careful study of the themes and languages used by journalism, and by American political journalism in particular.


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Course unit content

Anglophone journalism, and the language of politics.

Full programme

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1. Ian Hargreaves, Journalism: a Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005.
2. Martin Conboy, The Language of Newspapers: Socio-Historical Perspectives, Continuum, London-New York, 2010.
1. Orson Welles, Citizen Kane, 1941.
2. Michael Mann, The Insider, 1999.
3. Mick Jackson, Live From Baghdad, 2002. 4. Bill Ray, Shattered Glass, 2003.
5. Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11, 2004.

Teaching methods

Each week, we will discuss in class newspaper articles and essays, and we will also watch documentaries and movies on journalism.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam involves a reading comprehension of a newspaper article and the discussion of an essay and a movie, chosen by the student from the reading list.

Other information

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