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ENGLISH FOR HISTORIANS


Teaching Staff: Alexaki Leto
Course Code: ΞΓΑ04
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: In the classroom
Semester: 4
ECTS: 3

Short Description:

The module focuses on acquiring knowledge about the form, structure and functions of the English language as a system. The emphasis is on the specific vocabulary and terminology of the historical texts, as well as on their textual characteristics. The use of knowledge from written sources aims to improve students' skills for autonomous research and work at a professional level. Additionally, the morphosyntactic, stylistic, semantic and lexical features characterizing the historical texts are analyzed and studied. There is also emphasis on teaching writing skills so that students can write in English at a high level in a clear and functional way.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The module aims at developing communication skills such as understanding and producing written and spoken English.

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • understand texts of general and special content,
  • read and produce written and oral speech in English,
  • use and understand the terminology,
  • recognize and apply grammatical and syntactic phenomena of English,
  • have the necessary knowledge to study the literature in order to be able to work academically and professionally within the framework of the perspectives provided by the department's curriculum.

Syllabus:

Week #1: Introduction to texts of historical interest in English, textual analysis at morphosyntactical, stylistic, semantic and lexical level

Week #2: Introduction to the way of translating such texts, terminology and historical information extraction

Week #3: Unreal Time & reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest

Week #4: Complex sentenses & reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest

Week #5: Noun Phrases & reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest

Week #6: Verbal Complements & reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest

Week #7: Μοdals and Semi-Modals & reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest

Week #8: Conditionals & reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest

Week #9: Phrasal Verbs & reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest

Week #10: Idiomatic Expressions & reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest

Week #11: Consolidation of grammatical phenomena, reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest, terminology extraction

Week #12: Consolidation of grammatical phenomena, reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest, terminology extraction

Week #13: Consolidation of grammatical phenomena, reading comprehension and translation of texts of historical interest, terminology extraction


Suggested Bibliography:

Clemen, G. D. B., Stagno, L., British History Seen Through Art, Black Cat, 2014.
Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs, Collins, cobuild, Express Publishing, 2002.
English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, Collins, cobuild, Express Publishing, 2001.
Τσέκου, Ε., Εnglish through the language of History, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1999.
Τσέκου, Ε., Εnglish for students of History and Archaeology, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2000.
Texts from historical sources, newspaper articles/magazines of special interest


Teaching Methods:

Communication approach, collarorative team teaching, use of audiovisual media


Evaluation Methods:

Written and/or presentation of an assignment


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