Practical English: Culture and Society
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 5EN043
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- English G1N
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Finalised by
- The Board of the Department of English, 19 September 2012
- Responsible department
- Department of English
The syllabus was adopted by the Board of the Faculty of Languages on 2006-12-07 to be in effect as of 2007-07-01.
General entry requirements and English 6 or English B
Upon completing the course students will
- have a good knowledge of culture, social conditions, and political structures in English-speaking countries, with an emphasis on the United States and the United Kingdom
- have an ability in speech and writing to give an account of important aspects of contemporary American and British society and culture.
The courses deals with various aspects of modern social conditions in English-speaking countries with an emphasis on the US and the UK in discussions and presentations based on course books and press and Internet sources.
Group instruction English is the language of instruction.
Examination is done in the form of continuous oral and written assignments and a final written examination. Grades used are either Fail, Pass, or Pass with Distinction.
Students who do not achieve a passing grade on the regular examination will have another opportunity to take the examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.
Students who fail a certain examination twice have the right upon request, following consultation with the head of department, to have another examiner appointed.
The course cannot be counted toward a degree together with the courses English A1 or A32.
If the syllabus or course reading for a component has been changed, students have a right to be examined under the original syllabus and course reading on two occasions during the following semester. Normally this right then expires. Otherwise there are no limitations on the number of examination opportunities.
For transitional regulations in the case of changes in the syllabus, please contact the student adviser.