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School of Economics and Political Science
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
Course unit
THE LANGUAGE OF ADVOCACY
EPP3050094, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
EP1980, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination THE LANGUAGE OF ADVOCACY
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge CAROLINE MARY DE BOHUN CLARK L-LIN/12

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: English at B2 level according to the Common European Framework
Target skills and knowledge: This course intends to lead students to reflect on the language of advocacy and governance by gaining linguistic skills to be able to analyse the various strata of meaning. By the end of the course, students should be able to explore the rhetorical, evaluative and illocutionary aspects of specialised texts, and how they can be effectively used in the discourse practice of Human Rights.
Students will develop the ability to:
• understand the main ideas of current affairs and politics;
• analyse the use of language using strategies from Critical Discourse Analysis
• produce detailed written texts, explaining different points of view and illustrating the advantages and disadvantages of various options, providing examples and citing sources;
• interact fluently in English, demonstrating intercultural communicative competence and awareness.
develop presentation and public speaking skills
Examination methods: All students must pass either the TAL B2 English test (all 4 skills, reading, writing, speaking, listening) OR hold an internationally valid certificate. See the moodle platform for the certificates which are accepted.

then:
For students who attend lessons the exam is based on course work, including a final presentation

For students who have not attended the course there is a written exam (90 minutes) based on the text Views in the News

for further information it is important to check the Moodle platform ‘Informazioni Lingua Inglese Magistrale’
Assessment criteria: Grammatical accuracy and use of both written and spoken language
A good application of text structure and lexicon
Fluency in both written and oral language
Knowledge of topics and issues discussed in the course or in the set volume.
Course unit contents: During the course students will:
• analyse and produce different types of written and oral texts on current affairs topics;
• critically analyse newspaper texts in particular morpho-syntactic, lexical and semantic features;
• gather information and data, plan and make written, spoken and multimedia presentations in English.
Further information and updates will be published on the Moodle platform in the section ‘Informazioni Lingua Inglese Magistrale’
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: During the course students will be presented with strategies for critical analysis of the linguistic features of texts. Different types of text regarding news reporting will be studied in a variety of media. Students will also be asked to select texts to analyse during lessons.
Students should participate actively in lessons with presentations, production of written texts, debates and discussions and homework.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course material will be indicated at the start of the course.

Further information and updates will be published on the Moodle platform in the section ‘Informazioni Lingua Inglese Magistrale’
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)