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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP6074963, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IA2383, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
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Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in TECHNIQUES, HERITAGE, INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES (Ord. 2018)

Teacher in charge LUCIA BROETTO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 3.0

Course unit organization
Period Annual
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 21 54.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 28/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: B1+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at activating the language knowledge students already have, providing them with the skills and the vocabulary they will need to deal with topics connected with Industrial Archaeology, to understand specific texts and lectures and perform tasks such as note-taking, summarizing, giving presentations, essay and report writing. The reading texts provided, which include passages from Internet sites, magazines and books dealing with I.A., focus particularly on the development of the students’ active and passive vocabulary referred to specific research areas, such as mining, textile mills, kilns and company towns. Moreover, students will learn how to choose and use online dictionaries and Internet sources.
Examination methods: The final exam consists of two different parts with the following separate tests:
-written test
(reading comprehension test)
-oral test
(a short presentation of the student's project and a report about one of the topics dealt with during the course)
Assessment criteria: Assessment will be based on the following criteria:
-comprehension of the text proposed during the written test
-comprehension of the texts analysed during the course, with particular attention to the language of Industrial Archaeology
-clear and coherent exposition of the contents (oral exam)
-attendance and level of participation in class.
Course unit contents: -Industrial Archaeology: an introduction
-Industrial Archaeology: different fields of investigation
-Mine workings and mining history
-The new factory system: textile mills in the Derwent Valley
-New machines: the Arkwright inventions
-Company towns: Crespi d’Adda
-The Royal Mint Mill of Segovia (history of the mint and restoration)
-Salt mines in Poland: from history to the present day
-Industrial Heritage in South Africa
Contents could be modified and/or integrated with texts concerning topics connected with the students’projects.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: -reading comprehension of texts dealing with Industrial Archaeology (skimming, scanning and detailed reading)
-giving a presentation of a topic (group work with information gap)
-production of a glossary
-written activities related to the contents of the reading and speaking activities.

The focus will be on the students, who will take an active role and be involved in and responsible for their own learning process, so the activities carried out during the lessons will take into account their personal needs and their interests; they will be motivated by showing them that they are learning and doing something useful from the start. The four skills will be integrated.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The reading texts are extracts from I.A. magazines and websites and materials will be provided during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Use of online videos