ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND THE MODERN ECONOMY

L-LIN/12 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff

DOUGLAS PONTON
Email: dmponton@hotmail.co.uk
Office: via cava gucciardo pirato 1d1 97015 modica rg
Phone: 338 5786999
Office Hours: martedi 12-14


Course Structure

Frontal lessons, pair and small groupwork, activities of reading, translation and synthesis, vision of videos and listening exercises



Detailed Course Content

This course opens a window on the global economic and financial situation, through the guided reading, translation and discussion in English of texts that deal with a variety of economic, commercial and political issues, mainly taken from the magazine 'The Economist'. The texts deal with the causes of the crisis, the European experience, testimonies from experts such as Sir James Goldsmith: a second part present ancient and new solutions to world economic problems, studying the case of the India of Ghandi and the high technology companies of Elon Musk.



Textbook Information

collection of texts available on Studium

Schumacher, Eric 1993. Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered.




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