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ENGLISH CULTURE
CULTURA INGLESE

Science and Religion: The Industrialization and Secularization of Britain (1770-1860)
Science and Religion: The Industrialization and Secularization of Britain (1770-1860)

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Jan Marten Ivo Klaver as published here: http://www.lingue.uniurb.it/cgi-bin/ricevimento.cgi (or follow link on my Moodle Blended Learning page)
Teaching in foreign languages
Course entirely taught in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in a foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO AZIENDALE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

Nineteenth-century England is a period of change and progress. New discoveries in science and technology challenged traditions, religious creeds and the social fabric of the nation. It saw the birth of new influential sciences such as economics and geology; it profoundly changed the political landscape; it challenged the way people looked at questions of selfhood and nationality. It is the century of Charles Darwin, female emancipation and empire. 

This course will concentrate on a series of related themes of a century that was essentially a period of transition towards the beginnings of modern industrial society. The Romantics greeted with enthusiasm the possibilities of the new world order which was heralded by the French Revolution. Later during the century Victorian men and women were acutely aware of the cultural change taking place and, in their writings, reflected a self-consciousness of their being part of this process. 

The course aims at providing students with a firm understanding of the literary, cultural and historical scene of nineteenth-century England - it wishes to convey how Romantic and Victorian authors epitomized the so-called "spirit of the age".  It also wants to show students how to study selected literary tropes through time. During the course students will acquire the necessary linguistic and critical tools to analyze the period in question, and will be encouraged to make autonomous judgments. Moreover, the course wishes to stimulate an open-minded approach to different historical periods.

Program

Science and Religion: The Industrialization and Secularization of Britain (1770-1860)

  • changing faith(s)
  • social change and critique
  • new scientific theories and prospects

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

- Knowledge and understanding: students will acquire a good understanding of the essential social-historical and social-cultural factors underpinning the period of study, and will be able to approach English Cultural Studies with the appropriate critical instruments and methods.

- Applying knowledge and understanding: students will have the linguistic, cultural and critical abilities to describe, analyse and understand cardinal aspects of English Culture.

- Making judgements: students will acquire the critical ability to judge and evaluate aspects of English Culture and will be able to express autonomous opinions on social-cultural subjects of different historical periods.

 - Communication skills: students will be trained to have an open and unprejudiced attitude to different realities and historical periods and express themselves in appropriate language.

- Learning skills: students will possess the basic methodological skills, the critical abilities and bibliographical knowledge to continue their studies in the field. 

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Students are invited to visit my page on Blended Learning Uniurb for further study materials. Use of audiovisual aids is an integral part of the programme.

The course will be held in English. 


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

lectures; audiovisual aids

Attendance

Students are invited to visit my page on Blended Learning Uniurb for further study materials.

Course books

Oliver Goldsmith - from The Deserted Village (1770)

Jeremy Bentham - from Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)

Jeremy Bentham - from Analysis of the Influence of Natural Religion (1822)

John Newton - Faith's Review and Expectation (1779)

William Blake - The Lamb (1789)

William Blake - The Tyger (1794)

William Blake - The Chimney-Sweeper (Innocence) (1789)

William Blake - The Chimney-Sweeper (Experience) (1794)

William Blake - London (1794)

Thomas Malthus - from An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)

William Paley - from Natural Theology (1809)

P.B. Shelley - Ode to the West Wind (1819)

William Buckland - fom On the Excavation of Valleys (1822)

Charles Lyell - from Principles of Geology (1830)

William Buckland - from Geology and mineralogy considered with reference to natural theology (1836)

Alfred Tennyson - Ulysses (1833)

Alfred Tennyson  - The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1854)

Thomas Carlyle - from: Sartor Resartus (1836)

Sarah Stickney Ellis - from The Daughters of England (chapter 1) (1842)

Robert Browning - My Last Duchess (1842)

Charles Kingsley - The Bad Squire (1848)

Charles Dickens - Hard Times (1854) ed. Paul Schlicke, Oxford World Classics, ISBN 0199536276

Matthew Arnold -  Dover Beach (1856)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti  - The Blessed Damozel (1850)

Thomas Hardy -  Hap (1866)

Philip Henry Gosse - from Omphalos: An Attempt to Untie the Geological Knot (1857)

Charles Darwin - from The Origin of Species (1859)

Ford Madox Brown – Work (1865)

(All texts, except Dickens's Hard Times, will be made available on my Moodle Blended Learning page)

Assessment

Knowledge and understanding of the essential social-historical and social-cultural factors underpinning the subject and period of study will be tested in a written exam. Students will be given 6 open questions, of which they should answer 5. Exam questions may be answered in any order. At least two questions should be answered in English. Time allowed is 50 minutes.

Students can score up to a maximum of 6 points per answer, following these criteria: 4 points (66,67%) for knowledge and understanding, and 2 points (33,33%) for coherent and correct expression of such knowledge and understanding. Students who score at least 2 point for each of the five answers will be awarded 1 extra point; students who score at least 3 points  for each of the five answers will be awarded 2 extra points.

The final mark is epressed on a scale of 30.

The programme above is valid only till January/February 2021.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

self study: non-attending students are expected to check out historical and cultural contexts, as well as detailed textual analyses, on the internet. They are also invited to visitmy page on Blended Learning Uniurb for further study materials. 

Course books

Oliver Goldsmith - from The Deserted Village (1770)

Jeremy Bentham - from Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)

Jeremy Bentham - from Analysis of the Influence of Natural Religion (1822)

John Newton - Faith's Review and Expectation (1779)

William Blake - The Lamb (1789)

William Blake - The Tyger (1794)

William Blake - The Chimney-Sweeper (Innocence) (1789)

William Blake - The Chimney-Sweeper (Experience) (1794)

William Blake - London (1794)

Thomas Malthus - from An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)

William Paley - from Natural Theology (1809)

P.B. Shelley - Ode to the West Wind (1819)

William Buckland - fom On the Excavation of Valleys (1822)

Charles Lyell - from Principles of Geology (1830)

William Buckland - from Geology and mineralogy considered with reference to natural theology (1836)

Alfred Tennyson - Ulysses (1833)

Alfred Tennyson  - The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1854)

Thomas Carlyle - from: Sartor Resartus (1836)

Sarah Stickney Ellis - from The Daughters of England (chapter 1) (1842)

Robert Browning - My Last Duchess (1842)

Charles Kingsley - The Bad Squire (1848)

Charles Dickens - Hard Times (1854) ed. Paul Schlicke, Oxford World Classics, ISBN 0199536276

Matthew Arnold -  Dover Beach (1856)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti  - The Blessed Damozel (1850)

Thomas Hardy -  Hap (1866)

Philip Henry Gosse - from Omphalos: An Attempt to Untie the Geological Knot (1857)

Charles Darwin - from The Origin of Species (1859)

Ford Madox Brown – Work (1865)

(All texts, except Dickens's Hard Times, will be made available on my Moodle Blended Learning page)

Assessment

Knowledge and understanding of the essential social-historical and social-cultural factors underpinning the subject and period of study will be tested in a written exam. Students will be given 6 open questions, of which they should answer 5. Exam questions may be answered in any order. At least two questions should be answered in English. Time allowed is 50 minutes.

Students can score up to a maximum of 6 points per answer, following these criteria: 4 points (66,67%) for knowledge and understanding, and 2 points (33,33%) for coherent and correct expression of such knowledge and understanding. Students who score at least 2 point for each of the five answers will be awarded 1 extra point; students who score at least 3 points  for each of the five answers will be awarded 2 extra points.

The final mark is epressed on a scale of 30.

The programme above is valid only till January/February 2021.

Notes

The course will be taught entirely in English. The final exam and the bibliography are in English.

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