Course Title : British History and Culture
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
(hours/week)
Lab
(hours/week)
Credits ECTS
ELL 315-1 B 5 4 0 0 4.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description A course that seeks to teach students the main elements of Modern British Culture and History
Objectives 1. To teach students the importance of class in understanding how English people think and behave. 2. To teach students the history of Britain from the end of the Roman occupation up to and including the Industrial Revolution. 3. To allow students to appreciate and understand how this history has made the society/ body politic that is in evidence in Britain today and how it has influenced the nature of British people. 4. To show students how British people interact and why they choose the forums and ways they do. 5. To encourage students to ask questions and draw conclusions about their own culture and compare it with British culture 6. To teach students the essence of Englishness. 7. To teach them what effect globalization has or hasn’t had on Englishness
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction
2Diamers - the Weather
3Greeting each other
4Humour
5Linguistic Class Codes
6Mobile phones
7Social talk
8Midterm Exam
9Home
10Home
11Driving
12Work
13Play
14Food
15Rites of Passage
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1To be able to appreciate the importance of class in understanding how English people think and behave.
2To have an understanding of the history of Britain from the end of the Roman occupation through the Dark Ages and especially since the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions.
3To be able to appreciate and understand how this history has made the society/ body politic that is in evidence in Britain today and how it has influenced the nature of British people.
4To be able to identify how British people interact and why they choose the forums and ways they do.
5To be able to identify how their culture and British culture is different and the same and why it is so and to try to ask the same type of questions about their own culture as are being applied to British culture and society in this course.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms125
Quizzes115
Projects120
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 155
Midterms 133
Final examination 155
Other 000
Total Work Load 119
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.76
ECTS 5

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