The course is held in English but key concepts are also explained in Italian.
Course Content - Last names A-I
The course features an introduction to the concept of linguistic identity and provides tools for the analysis of discourse and of political discourse in particular both in its written form and in its digitally remediated realization.
Learning Objectives - Last names A-I
The course offers an introduction to:
1) the concept of language as logico-structural element
1) the theoretical and conceptual aspects of discourse analysis;
2) the use and function of rhetorical and argumentative strategies of political discourse.
The course promotes
1) the acquisition of linguistic and multimodal methodological tools to analyze short texts (mostly related to politics);
2) the ability to identify the constitutive elements of the language and the rhetorical and argumentative strategies in political discourse;
3) the gaining of confidence in intellectual participation and a correct teacher-student relationship.
Prerequisites - Last names A-I
To enroll for the exam, it is MANDATORY to pass the B2 test at CLA. Here is the link to enrol for the test at CLA: https://www.scienzepolitichetriennale.unifi.it/cmpro-v-p-164.html
You will not be admitted to the exam if you haven't passed the B2 test. The lessons held by the language assistant prepare students for the B2 test
Teaching Methods - Last names A-I
The lessons are essentially lecture based. Slides and audiovisual material are used during the course and the Moodle platform is used to share contents.
Further information - Last names A-I
The course is in the second semester.
Type of Assessment - Last names A-I
The exam is written (both for attending and non attending students and for Erasmus students).
The test consists of 30 questions (ten for each module) and encompasses both theoretical questions on informative and terminological contents of the course and questions that require the application of the concepts to the analysis of texts.
To access the Lingua Inglese exam, students must first pass the B2 test at CLA.
To obtain the 9 credits of the course students must pass the final written exam of the curricular course.
Course program - Last names A-I
The course is divided into three modules. Module 1 introduces the concept of language as element which identifies the human being as speaking being through an analysis of a) its grammatical constituents; b) its logical structure; c) its lexico-syntactic construction; d) its functions in the text. Module 2 provides an introduction to the main rhetorical and argumentative strategies used in political discourse. Module 3 provides multimodal tools to analyze different text-types of political and informative content.
The program is the same for attending and non attending students.