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British Life and Institutions

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: 1.2.D3.EPC.34 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: British Life and Institutions
Jednostka: Instytut Filologii Angielskiej
Grupy: Katalog przedmiotów dla studiów krótkoterminowych (Erasmus+ lub inne umowy o współpracy)
Punkty ECTS i inne: 2.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:

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Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

An introduction to the most significant information and issues concerning identities, economy, society, modern politics, and culture of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

Course content:

1. National symbols, national identities, and geography. The UK, the British Isles, Great Britain, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland. Area. Physical features. Rivers. Lakes. Mountain ranges and highest peaks. Climate. Natural resources. Geographical regions. National parks. The North/South divide.

2. Society: Population: distribution, metropolises and migration trends. The North/South divide. Social classes. Immigration from Europe and from outside Europe.

3. Socio-economic issues. Structure of the economy: agriculture, industry, services. Financial centres and banks. Trade unions. The welfare state. Health.

4. Political System (1). The constitutional framework. The Crown: its political, social, economic and symbolic roles. The executive branch: the Government and the Opposition. The Civil Service. Local government. The political parties. Elections.

5. Political System (2). The legislative branch: the functions, structure and working of Parliament. The judicial branch: the courts, criminal proceedings, and lawyers. The common law. The police and crime.

6. Churches and religion. The status of churches. The Church of England. The Church of Scotland. The Church of Ireland. The Roman Catholic Church.

7. Education. The educational system. The state sector. The independent sector. Higher and further education.

8. The Mass Media. The press: broadsheets and tabloids. The press and political bias. Radio and television. The status of the BBC.

9. Private life and leisure. Holidays, customs, sports, tourism, cuisine.

10. Cultural Life. Fine arts: painting, sculpture, theatre, and cinema.

11. Wales and Scotland. Historical background. Specificity of the territorial divisions. Devolution processes in Wales and Scotland. Welsh and Scottish culture.

12. Northern Ireland. Historical background. The Troubles. The Peace Process. Current developments in Northern Ireland. Devolution process. Northern Irish culture.

13. Britain and the World. British foreign and defence policy. The Commonwealth. Britain and the United States. Britain in Europe.

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

O’Driscoll, James. Britain. Oxford: OUP, 2009.

Efekty kształcenia: (tylko po angielsku)

Knowledge: Graduate knows

1.the geography, social issues, political system, economy, education, religions, and cultural phenomena of the UK. k-W-3 / P6S_WG

2. the similarities and differences between the nations and countries constituting the UK and modern civilisational phenomena taking place in the UK in the wider political, social, and economic contexts of Europe and the world. k-W-4/P6S_WG

Skills: Graduate can

3. recognise various signs of Britishness.and relate and compare various British phenomena and social and cultural attitudes to Polish reality. k-U-1/P6S_UW

4. interpret UK activity in processes taking place in the European Union and the wider world. k-U-3/P6S_UW

Social competences: Graduate

5.is aware of difference and multicultural character of the UK k-K-1/P6S_KK

6.shows sensitivity, tolerance, and acceptance of foreign customs and attitudes. k-K-2/P6S_KO

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

1. Oral presentation on a selected topic (50%)

2. Final written test (50%)

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2018/2019" (zakończony)

Okres: 2018-10-01 - 2019-02-08
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Tomasz Gornat
Prowadzący grup: Tomasz Gornat
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2019/2020" (jeszcze nie rozpoczęty)

Okres: 2019-10-01 - 2020-02-09
Wybrany podział planu:


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zobacz plan zajęć
Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: (brak danych)
Prowadzący grup: (brak danych)
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
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