Universidad de La Laguna
rev. 2019-04-24

Técnicas de expresión en un idioma moderno II (inglés)
Historia del Arte (2018-2019)

unit 13 unit 14 unit 15 unit 16 unit 17 unit 18 unit 19 unit 20 unit 21 unit 22 unit 23 unit 24

Week 1

PROLOGUE 0.1
Language learning

Tues., 5 Feb. Seven concepts of natural language learning

Steve Kaufmann: Seven concepts of natural language learning (2009) (PDF).
Steve Kaufmann on learning languages ► 4:38 (2007 video) (transcript).

PROLOGUE 0.2
Quantity and quality

Thurs., 7 Feb. Girl learns to dance in a year

Herbert Lui: Why quantity should be your priority (2013) (PDF).
Girl learns to dance in a year ► 1:50 (2013 video).
Trond Egil Toft: Better learning through handwriting (2012) (PDF).

Week 2

TOPIC 13.1
Prehistory

Tues., 12 Feb. Lascaux cave paintings

Assignment 13.
Stone Age art history from Goodbye-Art Academy ► 5:62 (2014 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 13.2
Time management

Thurs., 14 Feb. A short guide to managing your time

A short guide to managing your time ► 4:36 (2014 video) (transcript).
Time management top tips (2015).

Week 3

TOPIC 14.1
Ancient art

Tues., 19 Feb. The style of ancient Egyptian art

Assignment 14.
The style of ancient Egyptian art ► 8:40 (2010 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 14.2
Speed reading

Thurs., 21 Feb. How to speed read

Learn how to speed read: best speed reading techniques ► 4:46 (2015 video) (transcript).
Tim Ferriss: Scientific speed reading: how to read 300% faster in 20 minutes (2009).

IMRAD structure.

Week 4

TOPIC 15.1
Medieval art

Tues., 26 Feb. Secret histories of illuminated manuscripts

Assignment 15.
Secret histories of illuminated manuscripts: the MINIARE project ► 6:55 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 15.2
Note taking

Thurs., 28 Feb. Taking notes: crash course study skills #1

Taking notes: crash course study skills #1 ► 8:51 (2017 video) (transcript).

Week 5

Shrove Tuesday

Tues., 5 Mar. carnaval2019 (51K)

REVIEW

Thurs., 7 Mar. One-minute talks: from the videos.

Week 6

TOPIC 16.1
Renaissance and Baroque

Tues., 12 Mar. Giotto: Lamentation

Assignment 16.
Comparison of Renaissance and Baroque ► 5:37 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 16.2
Memorization

Thurs., 14 Mar. Memorization

Memorization: memory palace and mnemonics: how to actually use them ► 7:21 (2016 video) (transcript).
Dennis Congos: Nine types of mnemonics for better memory (2006).

Week 7

TOPIC 17.1
Neoclassicism to Realism

Tues., 19 Mar. John William Waterhouse: The Lady of Shalott

Assignment 17.
Romanticism: overview ► 7:17 (2014 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 17.2
Exam preparation

Thurs., 21 Mar. How to study for exams

How to study for exams: top six steps for strategic exam preparation like a genius ► 9:04 (2017 video) (transcript).
Kendra Cherry: What is test anxiety? (2019).

One-minute talks: free topic.

Week 8

TOPIC 18.1
Modern and Contemporary art

Tues., 26 Mar. Claude Monet: The Saint-Lazare Station

Assignment 18.
The difference between Modern art, Postmodern art and Contemporary art ► 4:16 (2013 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 18.2
Exchange programmes

Thurs., 28 Mar. Erasmus Plus Active Europe

Erasmus at the University of Reading ► 8:23 (2009 video) (transcript).

Week 9

TOPIC 19.1
Body and face

Tues., 2 Apr. Leonardo da Vinci: Mona Lisa

Assignment 19.
The history of portraits ► 4:16 (2018 video) (transcript).

Group presentations
(5 min each student).

TOPIC 19.2
Library

Thurs., 4 Apr. Library

Should I be using Google or the library resources for a paper? ► 1:40 (2013 video) (transcript).
Universal Decimal Classification summary.
Google Scholar.

Group presentations.

Week 10

TOPIC 20.1
Animals and plants

Tues., 9 Apr. Images of Nature

Assignment 20.
Images of Nature and the museum's treasured artworks: Natural History Museum ► 2:01 (2011 video) (transcript).
Sarah Gottesman: A brief history of flowers in western art (2017).

TOPIC 20.2
Documentation

Thurs., 11 Apr. Introduction to citations

Introduction to citations ► 4:38 (2018 video) (transcript).
Estilo APA (Biblioteca Universitaria, Universidad de Alicante).

Holy Week (15 – 21 Apr.)

Maundy Thursday

Thurs., 18 Apr. Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper (1498)

Good Friday

Fri., 19 Apr. Meister des Rabula-Evangeliums

Week 11

TOPIC 21.1
Historical scene

Tues., 23 Apr. The Bayeux Tapestry

Assignment 21.
The Bayeux tapestry: Seven ages of Britain ► 4:57 (2009 video) (transcript).

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TOPIC 21.2
Plagiarism

Thurs., 25 Apr. Plagiarism

Plagiarism: Lesson one ► 5:54 (2016 video) (transcript).

Week 12

TOPIC 22.1
Mythology and religion

Tues., 30 Apr. Art and religion: conversations with Gray Henry

Assignment 22.
Art and religion: conversations with Gray Henry ► 5:37 (2009 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 22.2
Creativity

Thurs., 2 May The secret to creativity

The secret to creativity ► 5:08 (2016 video) (transcript).

Week 13

TOPIC 23.1
Landscape and seascape

Tues., 7 May Turner and Constable

Assignment 23.
Turner and Constable: who was the greater artist? ► 5:27 (2014 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 23.2
Outlining

Thurs., 9 May Ryan Holiday: How to write a book

How to write a book: from research to writing to editing to publishing, by Ryan Holiday ► 5:42 (2016 video) (transcript).

Week 14

TOPIC 24.1
Still life

Tues., 14 May Thomas Richard Williams: Nature Mort, or The Sands of Time (1852)

Assignment 24.
What does it mean? Symbolism in still life photograpy ► 3:49 (2012 video) (transcript).

TOPIC 24.2
Drafting and editing

Thurs., 16 May Vocabulary test.

Week 15

CONCLUSION

Tues., 21 May

REVIEW

Thurs., 23 May