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GERM-B450

Anglais : langue, société et culture I

academic year
2020-2021
The health crisis linked to the spread of Covid-19 constitutes grounds of force majeure constraining the University to adapt the assessment methods for some of the course units; Information on the new terms of these assessments will be provided to students through the usual information channels by April 26, 2021.

Course teacher(s)

Isabelle MEURET (Coordinator)

ECTS credits

5

Language(s) of instruction

english

Course content

Thorough study of British and American cultures (cultural literacy, background information on both countries, literature, arts, film, music, etc.). Introduction to practical aspects of contemporary society and insight into political and economic issues (institutions, civilization, multiculturalism, education, current events) through the media (television, press, internet). Notions of journalese and business English. Oral presentations on these topics in seminars.

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

Getting to know British and US cultures and societies; acquiring cultural literacy (key concepts related to the media, politics, institutions); developing speaking skills and presentation techniques.

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures and seminars.

References, bibliography, and recommended reading

Oxford Guide to British and American Culture, Oxford University Press, 2003. Summers, D. Dictionary of English Language and Culture, Harlow, Longman, 2005.

Other information

Contacts

Office : 50, av. F.D. Roosevelt, CP 123, 1050 Bruxelles, tel. : 02/650.40.61. Email: imeuret@ulb.ac.be

Evaluation

Method(s) of evaluation

  • Other

Oral examination and continuous assessment (seminars).

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