Universidad de La Laguna
rev. 2019-10-02

Técnicas de expresión en un idioma moderno II (inglés)
Historia del Arte (2019-2020)

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., 4 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., 6 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., 11 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., 13 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., 18 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., 20 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

HOLIDAY
Shrove Tuesday

Tues., 25 Feb. Cartel del carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2020

REVIEW

Thurs., 27 Feb.

Week 5

TOPIC 15.1
Medieval art

Tues., 3 Mar. 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., 5 Mar. Taking notes: crash course study skills #1

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

One-minute talks: from the videos.

Week 6

TOPIC 16.1
Renaissance and Baroque

Tues., 10 Mar. Giotto: Lamentation

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

TOPIC 16.2
Memorization

Thurs., 12 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., 17 Mar. John William Waterhouse: The Lady of Shalott

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

TOPIC 17.2
Exam preparation

Thurs., 19 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., 24 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., 26 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., 31 Mar. 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., 2 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.

Holy Week (6 – 12 Apr.)

Maundy Thursday

Thurs., 9 Apr. Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper (1498)

Good Friday

Fri., 10 Apr. Meister des Rabula-Evangeliums

Week 10

TOPIC 20.1
Animals and plants

Tues., 14 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., 16 Apr. Introduction to citations

Introduction to citations ► 4:38 (2018 video) (transcript).
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).
Manual de estilo Chicago Deusto (PDF).
Interactive APA (OWLL, Massey University).
Estilo APA (Biblioteca Universitaria, Universidad de Alicante).

Week 11

TOPIC 21.1
Historical scene

Tues., 21 Apr. The Bayeux Tapestry

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

TOPIC 21.2
Plagiarism

Thurs., 23 Apr. Plagiarism

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

Week 12

TOPIC 22.1
Mythology and religion

Tues., 28 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., 30 Apr. The secret to creativity

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

Week 13

TOPIC 23.1
Landscape and seascape

Tues., 5 May Turner and Constable

Assignment 23.
Turner and Constable: who was the greater artist? ► 5:27 (2014 video) (transcript).
Jindřich Frajer and Petr Šimáček: Localisation of the painter's canvas: landscape paintings from the Iron Mountains (Czech Republic) (2019).

TOPIC 23.2
Outlining

Thurs., 7 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).
Chittaranjan Andrade: How to write a good abstract for a scientific paper or conference presentation (2011).
IMRAD structure (2009).

Week 14

TOPIC 24.1
Still life

Tues., 12 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., 14 May Drafting and revising

Purdue OWL vidcast: Drafting and revising ► 5:30 (2018 video) (transcript).

Vocabulary test.

Week 15

CONCLUSION

Tues., 19 May

REVIEW

Thurs., 21 May