Teaching GuideTerm
Faculty of Philology
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Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
  North American Literature through its Texts
Methodologies Description
Workbook Students are expected to read every text carefully and critically, and to come to their own conclusions. They are also expected to read the text(s) required for each week before coming to class, as indicated in the weekly calendar, which shall be published and/or handed out during the first session of the course.
Oral presentation This brief class presentation will be carried out by small groups (2-4 students per team). Students will choose topic from the list provided by the teacher at the beginning of the term, when more details will be given. There will be a choice of dates, in April and May, when you can carry out the group presentations.
Guest lecture / keynote speech In these lectures, the teachers will refer to a) the socio-historical and cultural background of authors and readings; b) the most relevant theoretical concepts; c) the way to read critically and make good use of critical tools. Lectures (DE or "docencia expositiva") are designed for the entire group. Occasionally, there may be a lecture by a guest speaker from another university.
Document analysis Close-reading and critical analysis of texts.
Mixed objective/subjective test These tests will be carried out in the exam opportunities (June, July). These tests can include short-answer questions ("objective" test) as well as longer essay questions ("subjective" test). See ASSESSMENT for more details.
Long answer / essay questions In this type of exercise or test students should provide short written essays in answer to questions of a theoretical-practical nature. These exercises will be mostly carried out in class. The teachers will collect and correct them, since they will constitute a substantial part of the assessment of the subject. When the small, seminar groups meet, the teacher will comment on exercises and respond to students' questions and doubts.
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