Surrealism in spain and the americas

  • A.A. 2019/2020
  • CFU 3
  • Ore 18
  • Classe di laurea LM-49
Galina Mikhailovna Bakhtiarova / Visiting Professor

English language proficiency B1

Obiettivi del corso


During this course or at completion the student will:
. Demonstrate an increased oral proficiency in English for academic purposes through continuous participation in discussions and presentations.
. Demonstrate an increased range of vocabulary in English.
. Demonstrate a writing proficiency for academic purposes in English through a final research paper.
. Develop research skills and abilities.
. Demonstrate an appreciation of literary texts and works of art that have influenced world cultures.
. Demonstrate an understanding of stylistically diverse texts, such as scholarly article, essays, autobiographic prose, film, opera, and poetry.

Programma del corso


This seminar will offer an exploration of works by writers, artists and intellectuals from the Spanish-speaking world who associated themselves with the twentieth century rebellious art movement known as Surrealism. We will study a diverse body of texts that include literary manifestos, essays, film and works of visual arts, theater productions, opera, biography and autobiography. A special emphasis will be placed on an often-overlooked subject of women's participation and creative oeuvre. Students will improve their analytical abilities, critical approach to a variety of artistic productions, as well as their writing and speaking skills in English.

Altre informazioni / materiali aggiuntivi

Resources and Texts:
A packet of readings selected by instructor and available in PDF format.

Metodi didattici
  • Per UNIMC policy, the format of the seminar requires students to sign an attendance sheet at every class meeting.
    Regular attendance and active participation are crucial to achievement and to the development of competence in a language class that focuses on language skills and critical thinking. In all language classrooms, there is a high degree of diversity of learning styles, motivation, interest, and ability. To perform to your maximum potential, you should actively participate in all class activities, assignments, discussions, etc.
Modalità di valutazione
  • Assessment Plan:

    Participation 40%

    Written reactions to readings/assignments 20%

    Oral presentations 20%

    Final paper/project 20%

    Students are expected to submit a commentary/opinion (about 300 words) in writing about the texts/ assignments that are assigned for each class. The purpose of these commentaries is to prepare students to write their final paper and facilitate weekly class discussions.

    Oral presentations and final paper will be evaluated with rubrics to assess 1) linguistic accuracy; 2) intercultural competence; and 3) course topic content. The final individual project requires an additional research assignment with a 2,000 word (minimum) written essay. The assessment will focus on critical thinking and the students' ability to recognize, analyze, critique, synthesize, and apply arguments to the course topic content.

    Grading and Evaluation:

    Pass/Fail. In order to pass the seminar, students should achieve 70% of the grade.
Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che possono essere utilizzate per l'attività didattica


Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che si intende utilizzare per la valutazione


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