Applied English

Media Studies
4 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP + 4,50 OT

Lecturer
- Marta Margarida S. Dionísio de Azevedo

Prerequisites
Approval of the curricular unit of the 1st semester - English and the Media,

Objectives
- Make students aware of the need to develop a set of skills (linguistic and sociocultural) to be used in communicative situations within the field of Journalism;
- Develop comprehension and text production skills in order to achieve language accuracy and proficiency.

Program
Journalism: The Future of Journalism
The Digital Age, Changes, Advantages / Disadvantages; Consequences;
Journalistic Genres: News, Interview, Report, Opinion Article;
Public Figures and Events.
Grammar: Verb tenses, Connectors, If-Clauses, Reported Speech, Phrasal verbs, Word Formation, Adjectives.

Evaluation Methodology
- A test at the end of the semester (60%);
- Continuous Assessment including exercises and participation (written and orally) and attendance (20%);
- Research Assignment (written and oral) (20%).

Bibliography
- Harcup, T. (2015). Journalism Principles and Practice. London: Sage Publications Ltd.
- McQuail, D. (2013). Journalism and Society. Thousnad Oaks: Sage Publications Ltd.
- Briggs, M. (2009). Journalism Next. Washington DC: CQ Press
- Rosenstiel, T. e Kovach, B. (2014). The Elements of journalism: What Newspeople should know and the Public should expect. New York: Three Rivers Press

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical lessons where the students have the opportunity to practice the following skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing with implicit grammar.

Software used in class
NA