• Inglés para fines específicos de la Historia del Arte (Grado en Historia del Arte)

  • Evaluación

    • All the materials uploaded (solutions can be found at the end of this section) will serve as preparation for the final tasks: a self-evaluation test uploaded in this platform (60%), an online oral presentation (20%) and a portfolio of writing activities (20%), including the writing folders (30%) uploaded in the OCW platform and a final writing (70%) commenting on at least one piece of art.

      The online test, found in the "Actividades Prácticas y Proyectos" Section, has three parts: Reading, Listening and Grammar/Vocabulary. Once students have completed the test, they will be able to see the solutions and mistakes made, so they can carry out their self-evaluation.

      The oral skills of students (20%) will be evaluated through an online oral presentation, a video conference that will be recorded for evaluation purposes only. In this presentation (details on the next page) each student will make an oral commentary of the work (or works) chosen for their final writing. Once all the presentations have been made and after visualizing the videos, the lecturers will send students their comments and marks, according to the Evaluation Rubric and requirements detailed in subsequent sections of this document.

      Los materiales propuestos (las soluciones se encuentran al final de esta sección) sirven al alumnado como preparación para la realización de dos pruebas finales: por un lado un test de autoevaluación a realizar online (60%) y, por otro lado, una presentación oral (20%) en la que los alumnos se grabarán comentando una obra de arte. El 20% restante corresponde a las tareas de producción escrita que los alumnos hayan entregado a lo largo de las 5 semanas que dura el curso (writing folders y final writing – instrucciones y evaluación en este mismo archivo).

      La prueba online, alojada en la sección "Actividades Prácticas y Proyectos" consta de tres partes: Comprensión Lectora, Comprensión auditiva y Gramática/Vocabulario; una vez que los alumnos hayan completado todas las pruebas podrán ver las soluciones y los fallos cometidos para que ellos mismos puedan hacer un ejercicio de autoevaluación.

      La producción oral del alumnado (20%) será evaluada mediante una presentación oral por videoconferencia, que será grabada en vídeo para su evaluación. En esta presentación (cuyos requisitos se detallan a continuación) cada alumno deberá hacer un comentario oral de la obra elegida para su redacción final. Una vez realizadas todas las presentaciones y tras un visionado del vídeo, el profesorado enviará a los alumnos sus comentarios y calificación de acuerdo con los criterios expresados en la rúbrica de evaluación que se incluye a continuación.


      Instructions and requirements:

      Students are required to do an oral presentation of the most relevant aspects of the work (or works) or art chosen for the final writing.

      The presentation will be done individually via Skype. The teacher and the rest of students will listen to the presentation and the teacher will record the whole process. The recording will only serve for evaluation purposes.

      The presentation MUST be between 5-10 minutes. In any case, it will not exceed a time of 20 minutes. Once the student has finished the presentation, there will be a Q&A period, in which any student can take part and during which the lecturer WILL ask relevant questions or request clarification/explanation of topics arisen during the presentation.

      After a session devoted to the “dos and don'ts” of presentations, at least one hour of tutorials will be devoted to the design of the slides that will accompany the oral presentation; students are asked to follow the guidelines and ideas outlined by the lecturer.


      The students will be evaluated according to a Rubric that will have been previously agreed upon. The model rubric is included in this document. Please note that the section "Below expected level" will be awarded 0,25 points, the section "At Expected level" wil be awarded 0,5 points and that the section "Above expected level" will be given 1 point. The sections with the symbol (x2) are given twice the points specified above.

      The feedback for the presentation will be only given individually and during office hours.




       Your final writing will be a complete analysis of at least ONE piece of art (painting, sculpture, architecture, installation, performance, digital art, etc.)

      The writing will be word-processed, 1,5 spaced, written in Times New Roman/Arial/FreeSans 12 pt. The text will be justified and the margins will be 2 cm on all sides.

      ALL PAGES must be numbered (bottom-right corner, arabic numeration).

      The titles of the sections must be written with the same font and size, in bold and preceded by an Arabic numeral, full-stop and hyphen (1.-). The sections must be numbered consecutively and the subsections will be numbered following this model:1.1; 1.1.1;; etc

      A cover CAN be included, along with an index. Both need to be at the beginning of the document.

      It is COMPULSORY to include a bibliography, where you need to add the works cited and consulted. Please follow the MLA guidelines for citation and bibliographical information.

      The writing MUST be handed in, TWO WEEKS prior to the end of the course; it will be uploaded to the relevant section in the OCW platform and it can either be a .doc document, an .odt or a .pdf.

      Students are encouraged to send in ONE DRAFT before they send in the final version of the writing; it is recommended that this draft follows the guidelines given for the final writing. This draft can be uploaded to the relevant section of the OCW platform up to THREE WEEKS before the end of the course. After that time, no drafts will be accepted.