English for international relations

A.Y. 2017/2018
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/12
Language
English
Learning objectives
The general aim of this course is to ensure students attain the B2 level of the CEFR (Common European framework) in the discourse of international relations in English. Specifically, it sets out to develop students' ability to grasp the fundamental concepts underlying complex English language texts in this area of specialization. Furthermore, it will train students to listen to and understand spoken political discourse of a certain length and complexity in the field of international relations; it will also develop students reading skills regarding both editorial and official texts on current issues in the sphere of international relations.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

A-K

Responsible
Lesson period
Second trimester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
Module 1
International Political Communication in English

International political communication in English: topics, genres, registers, typical discourse features and lexis.


Module 2
International Politics and the Media

International politics and the media, Journalistic genres and the structure and style of journalistic discourse. Representation of International politics in the media. The lexis and terminology of current affairs in the media, with particular emphasis on the language of International relations.


Module 3
International Political Issues
Analysis of topics relating to international trade and politics. Analysis of official and informative texts released by international organizations and bodies or mediated by the press.

Course Materials:

Course Handout. D. Heaney, The Discourse of International Relations in English. A selection of texts, a.a 2017-2018, che contiene testi autentici da studiare e analizzare ed esercizi di grammatica mirati alla preparazione dell'esame .

Powerpoints for modules 1,2,3 - download from the Ariel platform: http://dheaneyeir.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v3/Home/


Set texts

A. Partington, (2006) Persuasion in Politics: A textbook, Milano, LED (the whole volume)

C. M. de B. Clark (2006) Views in the news. A textbook, Milano, LED. (the whole volume)

Critical studies:

◦Graham, P., Keenan, T. and Dowd A.M. (2004) "A call to arms at the end of history: a discourse-historical analysis of George W. Bush's declaration of war on terror", Discourse & Society, vol 15 (2-3): 199-221.

◦Trosborg, A. (2000) The inaugural address, in Bhatia V.K. (ed.) Analysing Professional Genres, Amsterdam,
John Benjamin, pp. 121-144.


◦Koosha, M. / Shams, M. R. (2005). "A Critical Study of News Discourse: Iran's Nuclear Issue in the British Newspapers". IJAL (Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics) 8: 107-141.

◦Mautner, G. (2008) "Analyzing Newspapers, Magazines and other Print Media", in Wodak, R. / Krzyzanowski M. (eds) Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences. Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan: 30-53

In addition to the language practice exercises in the course handout, the following grammar is recommended:

Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use. Third Edition, Cambridge University Press.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
Module 1
International Political Communication in English

International political communication in English: topics, genres, registers, typical discourse features and lexis.


Module 2
International Politics and the Media

International politics and the media, Journalistic genres and the structure and style of journalistic discourse. Representation of International politics in the media. The lexis and terminology of current affairs in the media, with particular emphasis on the language of International relations.


Module 3
International Political Issues
Analysis of topics relating to international trade and politics. Analysis of official and informative texts released by international organizations and bodies or mediated by the press.

Course Materials:

Course Handout. D. Heaney, The Discourse of International Relations in English. A selection of texts, a.a 2017-2018, che contiene testi autentici da studiare e analizzare ed esercizi di grammatica mirati alla preparazione dell'esame .

Powerpoints for modules 1,2,3 - download from the Ariel platform: http://dheaneyeir.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v3/Home/


Set texts

A. Partington, (2006) Persuasion in Politics: A textbook, Milano, LED (the whole volume)

C. M. de B. Clark (2006) Views in the news. A textbook, Milano, LED. (the whole volume)

Critical studies:

◦Graham, P., Keenan, T. and Dowd A.M. (2004) "A call to arms at the end of history: a discourse-historical analysis of George W. Bush's declaration of war on terror", Discourse & Society, vol 15 (2-3): 199-221.

◦Trosborg, A. (2000) The inaugural address, in Bhatia V.K. (ed.) Analysing Professional Genres, Amsterdam,
John Benjamin, pp. 121-144.


◦Koosha, M. / Shams, M. R. (2005). "A Critical Study of News Discourse: Iran's Nuclear Issue in the British Newspapers". IJAL (Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics) 8: 107-141.

◦Mautner, G. (2008) "Analyzing Newspapers, Magazines and other Print Media", in Wodak, R. / Krzyzanowski M. (eds) Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences. Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan: 30-53

In addition to the language practice exercises in the course handout, the following grammar is recommended:

Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use. Third Edition, Cambridge University Press.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professors: Heaney Dermot Brendan, Pavesi Caterina

L-Z

Lesson period
Second trimester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
Module 1
International Political Communication in English

International political communication in English: topics, genres, registers, typical discourse features and lexis.


Module 2
International Politics and the Media

International politics and the media, Journalistic genres and the structure and style of journalistic discourse. Representation of International politics in the media. The lexis and terminology of current affairs in the media, with particular emphasis on the language of International relations.


Module 3
International Political Issues
Analysis of topics relating to international trade and politics. Analysis of official and informative texts released by international organizations and bodies or mediated by the press.

Course Materials:

Course Handout. D. Heaney, The Discourse of International Relations in English. A selection of texts, a.a 2017-2018, che contiene testi autentici da studiare e analizzare ed esercizi di grammatica mirati alla preparazione dell'esame .

Powerpoints for modules 1,2,3 - download from the Ariel platform: http://dheaneyeir.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v3/Home/


Set texts

A. Partington, (2006) Persuasion in Politics: A textbook, Milano, LED (the whole volume)

C. M. de B. Clark (2006) Views in the news. A textbook, Milano, LED. (the whole volume)

Critical studies:

◦Graham, P., Keenan, T. and Dowd A.M. (2004) "A call to arms at the end of history: a discourse-historical analysis of George W. Bush's declaration of war on terror", Discourse & Society, vol 15 (2-3): 199-221.

◦Trosborg, A. (2000) The inaugural address, in Bhatia V.K. (ed.) Analysing Professional Genres, Amsterdam,
John Benjamin, pp. 121-144.


◦Koosha, M. / Shams, M. R. (2005). "A Critical Study of News Discourse: Iran's Nuclear Issue in the British Newspapers". IJAL (Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics) 8: 107-141.

◦Mautner, G. (2008) "Analyzing Newspapers, Magazines and other Print Media", in Wodak, R. / Krzyzanowski M. (eds) Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences. Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan: 30-53

In addition to the language practice exercises in the course handout, the following grammar is recommended:

Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use. Third Edition, Cambridge University Press.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
Module 1
International Political Communication in English

International political communication in English: topics, genres, registers, typical discourse features and lexis.


Module 2
International Politics and the Media

International politics and the media, Journalistic genres and the structure and style of journalistic discourse. Representation of International politics in the media. The lexis and terminology of current affairs in the media, with particular emphasis on the language of International relations.


Module 3
International Political Issues
Analysis of topics relating to international trade and politics. Analysis of official and informative texts released by international organizations and bodies or mediated by the press.

Course Materials:

Course Handout. D. Heaney, The Discourse of International Relations in English. A selection of texts, a.a 2017-2018, che contiene testi autentici da studiare e analizzare ed esercizi di grammatica mirati alla preparazione dell'esame .

Powerpoints for modules 1,2,3 - download from the Ariel platform: http://dheaneyeir.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v3/Home/


Set texts

A. Partington, (2006) Persuasion in Politics: A textbook, Milano, LED (the whole volume)

C. M. de B. Clark (2006) Views in the news. A textbook, Milano, LED. (the whole volume)

Critical studies:

◦Graham, P., Keenan, T. and Dowd A.M. (2004) "A call to arms at the end of history: a discourse-historical analysis of George W. Bush's declaration of war on terror", Discourse & Society, vol 15 (2-3): 199-221.

◦Trosborg, A. (2000) The inaugural address, in Bhatia V.K. (ed.) Analysing Professional Genres, Amsterdam,
John Benjamin, pp. 121-144.


◦Koosha, M. / Shams, M. R. (2005). "A Critical Study of News Discourse: Iran's Nuclear Issue in the British Newspapers". IJAL (Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics) 8: 107-141.

◦Mautner, G. (2008) "Analyzing Newspapers, Magazines and other Print Media", in Wodak, R. / Krzyzanowski M. (eds) Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences. Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan: 30-53

In addition to the language practice exercises in the course handout, the following grammar is recommended:

Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use. Third Edition, Cambridge University Press.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Brambilla Emanuele
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