Cultural Institution: History and Art.

Catalogue des cours de Institut Mines-Télécom Business School






1ère Année Management,Bachelor 1ère année,1ère Année Télécom







Crédits ECTS


Heures programmées


Charge de travail




  • Langues et Sciences Humaines

Equipe pédagogique


Students will work on the History of Art and Cultural Institutions which encompass all the arts
from live performance (music, drama) to exhibiting artefacts and providing documentation to
the public. The topics discussed include the history of museums, the meaning of Heritage
through the ages and some Art History. Following a series of brief lectures, students will
perform various tasks both individually and in groups as well as specific language exercises in
relation to the subject studied to help develop their writing and public speaking abilities.

Acquis d'apprentissage

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
 Write structured compositions
 Produce complex but clear sentences appropriate to academic genre
 Exercise judgement and flexibility in expressing complex ideas
 Construct logical arguments and use techniques to conduct and engage in reasoned debate
 Conceive, plan and deliver academic presentations
 Make use of enhanced vocabulary taught in class
 Speak articulately to an audience
 Interact effectively in an online ‘classroom’ and webinar setting


Learners will aim to master the fundamental language of academic English and work to apply
this knowledge in the creation of academic-style documents fit for purpose in an
international university.
 Learn about art and develop linguistic creativity through the study and description of works
of art to broaden general knowledge and improve formal language skills.
 To develop listening and speaking skills in order to improve verbal communication and
speaking to a public in parallel with a study of different topics related to History of Art and
Museum studies.
 To alternately introduce techniques about the writing process related to multi-paragraph
essays and papers and supervise the development of the students’ writing including peer
review to improve written communication.
 To study verb forms and expand vocabulary.
 To draft a professional CV and letter of application.

Attentes du cours

Classroom expectations:
The participation grade will be based on the following criteria:
• Punctuality: on-time and ready to work (non-disruptive in time-keeping)
• Motivation: Only speaking English in Class, no use of translation tools
• Professional: Appropriate setting, actions and interaction for professional context.
• Engagement: Participating appropriately in whole-class activities
• Focus / Responsiveness: Remaining focused during teacher input and on class tasks. Responds immediately and appropriately when asked.
• Committed to Homework: Homework delivered on time and to the best of your ability.
• Positive: Contributing to positive class atmosphere

General rules for ‘live’ sessions:
Think ‘COPP’: Camera On (Mic. off unless contributing), Professional, Positive.

Attendance will be taken at the beginning, end, and at random intervals during the class. If a student arrives late, or experiences technical problems, it is the student’s responsibility to signal this to the teacher immediately, and to the Helpdesk if necessary. Absences and lateness, as with any lack of participation, will affect the final grade. Severe lateness will be treated as absence.


B1: The coure of ROBIC


All Grading will be on a scale of 0 to 20, unless otherwise stated.

1/3 CF: A written response to given input, produced in an academic style
1/3 CC: Selected Classroom assignments, as detailed by the teacher.
Continuous assessment with minimum required writing and speaking tasks: two written
assignments, and one presentation of approximately 10 minutes, draft a quality CV or letter of
application as well as an overall participation grade. Presence is compulsory. Unexcused
absence can contribute to failure to validate the course.
1/3 PP: Presence & Participation (each representing 50% of the PP grade)

Presence: Students will receive credit for attending class regularly, up to a maximum of 1/6 of their total grade. Unjustified absences will thus have a direct impact on student’s overall grade.
Participation: Students will be assessed on their participation in class, according to the criteria in ‘classroom expectations’

Validating the tandem programme will add 2 bonus points to a student’s CC grade (CC) of the corresponding language course.
It is the responsibility of the student to make up for any missed work in order to avoid these absences further impacting final grades.

CEFR Grade (A1-C2)
Students will be continuously assessed as to their language level relative to the CEFR criteria.
There is NO DIRECT RELATION between a student’s CC/CF/PP and their CEFR level.

For more information, please refer to the LSH website.

Approches pédagogiques

The classroom experience will involve written assignments, short lectures, text and picture
analysis, group discussions, debates, presentations, acting, descriptive writing, grammar
activities and vocabulary building tasks (individual and in small groups) with some emphasis
on pronunciation and techniques to improve elocution and articulation.


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Fiche mise à jour le 16/09/2020