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 Department Board, 2 February 2022
- Responsible department
- Department of English
General entry requirements and English 6
Upon completing the course students will
- be able to demonstrate 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 the ability in speech and writing to give an account of important aspects of contemporary American and British society and culture in good English.
The course 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.
Teaching campus course: Teaching takes place through seminars. Virtual meetings may occur. Active participation in the course seminars is mandatory and students must complete all assignments. In cases of absence students will be given the opportunity to complete an extra assignment within the framework of the course period. English is the language of instruction.
Distance learning course: The teaching takes place via web-based tools and platforms. Scheduled virtual meetings may be added. Students must complete all assignments, and attend virtual meetings when they occur, to pass the course. In cases of absence students will be given the opportunity to complete an extra assignment within the framework of the course period. 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.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.
Students who fail a regular examination will be offered a make-up examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.
Students who fail an examination twice have the right to apply to the head of the department for permission to change examiners.
The course cannot be counted toward a degree together with the courses English A1. The course may not be conted towards a degree together with an equivalent course or course module.
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 three occasions during the following three semesters. 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.