English III (2013/2014)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Roberto Cagliero
Roberto Cagliero
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II semestre dal Feb 24, 2014 al May 31, 2014.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  

Learning outcomes

The course analyzes proxemic issues in the context of English



Argyle, Michael, “Is Nonverbal Communication a Kind of Language?”, ETC, Summer 1989, pp. 158-162

Ekman, Paul, Emotions Revealed. Understanding Faces and Feelings , New York, Times Books 2003 (Te lo leggo in faccia. Riconoscere le emozioni anche quando sono nascoste, Torino, Amrita 2008)

Ekman, Paul, Telling Lies, New York, Norton 2009 (CHAPTERS 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 ONLY)

Ekman, Paul, http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/are_facial_expressions_universal

Goleman, Daniel (ed). Chapter on Paul Ekman in Destructive Emotions

Hall, Edward T., The Hidden Dimension , New York, Anchor Books 1969. ONLY chapters 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (volume available at the Frinzi library, both in English and in Italian)

Prabhu, T. “Proxemics. Some Challenges and Strategies in Nonverbal Communication”, The IUP Journal of Soft Skills 4 (3), 2010, pp. 7-14

Watson, O. Michael, Proxemic Behavior. A Cross-Cultural Study, The Hague, Mouton 1970. ONLY chapters 2 and 5

Secrets of Body Language – Documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdz9TF2PPso

Linguaggio del corpo del presidente Clinton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fE28XMjU18

The Human Face http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-human-face/
Paul Ekman, PhD: Compassion and Emotion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46SiUAd35iA

Dr. Paul Ekman on Expression and Gesture and Their Role in Emotion and Deception - Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9i-9_QuetA

Dr. Paul Ekman on Expression and Gesture and Their Role in Emotion and Deception - Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_tlSAccoWU

Proxemics http://proxemics.weebly.com/types-of-proxemics.html

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ei_quiz/#20 (recognizing facial expressions)

ADDITIONAL READING. The following are not part of the course’s reading list, therefore they are not required reading. They are meant to provide additional information to those interested in the topic.

Axtell, Roger, Gestures. The Do’s and Taboos of Body Language Around the World, New York, Wiley 1998 (English paperback available at amazon.it)

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam for all students.
C1 in English is a pre-requisite in order to take the exam.