Modern English and the Media
Code: 38845
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: pred. Spomenka Bogdanić
Take exam: Studomat
English level:

1,1,1

All teaching activities in the course will be held on English. This level includes courses with multiple groups (i.e., all teaching will be held strictly in Croatian for Croatian groups, and strictly in English for English groups).
Load:

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Seminar 60
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
To make effective use of sociolinguistic competences.
To enable students to develop strategies of sucessful communication.
To enable students to apply the acquired strategies through discussions in complex linguistic situations.
To enable students to express their personal attitudes on a particular topic.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Differentiate registers and conventions of communication processes in the context of changing socio-cultural environment.
2. Explain their personal views and attitudes closely reasoned in different communication situations.
3. Recognize and make correct use of English idioms and phrases to accomplish communication.
4. Demonstrate and contribute to discussions and debates by effective use of modern professional terminology related to the media and communication sciences in the English language.
5. Demonstrate autonomous presentation of a topic of choice in the English language.
6. Write autonomously a seminar essay in English.


Week by Week Schedule
1. Differences in register, linguistic markers of social conventions.
2. Introduction to discussion - differences between conversation and discussion; criteria for a well organized debate.
3. Gathering, selecting and preparing materials from different types and sources of information
4. Writing short notes using dictionaries and other reference materials.
5. Presenting views and attitudes; agreeing, disagreeing, disapproving, accepting, objecting, delivering news, etc.
6. Presenting views and attitudes; agreeing, disagreeing, disapproving, accepting, objecting, delivering news, etc.
7. Vocabulary enrichment related to the media - newspaper genres, journalism and the Internet.
8. Vocabulary enrichment related to the media - newspaper genres, journalism and the Internet.
9. Lexical taboos (political correctness).
10. Standards of journalistic ethics and socially responsible journalism.
11. Standard language vs dialects.
12. Anglo -American aspect of political system.
13. Student oral presentation of a previously announced topic of choice and subsequent group discussion.
14. Student oral presentation of a previously announced topic of choice and subsequent group discussion.
15. Student oral presentation of a previously announced topic of choice and subsequent group discussion.
Literature:
  1. Bell, A. Garret, P.; Approaches to Media Discourse, (odabrana poglavlja, 345 str.); Blackwell Publishers Ltd (1998)
  2. Jednojezični rječnik prema izboru;
  3. Autentični materijali i tekstovi: novinski članci i časopisi;
  4. Gramatički priručnik prema izboru;
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : English for Journalists
Passed : Writing in English

Examination :
Attended : English language:Journalistic Translation
6. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory studij - Communication Sciences
Consultations schedule:
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