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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:


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)

1. Bogdanor, Vernon. Devolution in the United Kingdom. Oxford: OUP, 2001.

2. Childs, Peter, and Mike Storry, eds. Encyclopedia of Contemporary British

Culture. London: Routledge, 1999.

3. Harvey, Paul, and Rhodri Jones. Britain Explored. Harlow: Longman, 2002.

4. McDowall, David. Britain in Close-up. Harlow: Longman, 2003

5. Mulholland, Marc. Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: OUP, 2003.

6. O’Driscol, James.. Britain. Oxford: OUP, 2009.

Efekty kształcenia: (tylko po angielsku)

Knowledge: Graduate knows and understands

1. in the advanced degree – selected facts, objects and phenomena of language and connected methods and linguistic theories explaining complex dependencies between them, forming the basic general knowledge in the field of English philology, forming its theoretical basis, and selected issues of the detailed knowledge of linguistics, literature and culture studies - P6S_WG.

2. methods of analysis and interpretation of texts and culture products, within selected traditions, theories and research schools in linguistics, literature and culture studies - P6S_WG.

Skills: Graduate can

3. use their philological knowledge - formulate and solve complex and unusual problems concerning the use of language as well as linguistic, literature and cultural knowledge, and perform tasks in not fully predictable conditions thanks to:

- proper selection of sources and information drawn from them, evaluation, critical analysis and synthesis of that information

- selection and use of appropriate methods and tools, including advanced information and communication techniques (ICT) - P6S_UW.

4. recognize texts and other creations of culture and carry out their critical analysis and interpretation with the use of standard philological methods allowing for an assessment of their relevance and impact in the historical and cultural process - P6S_UW.

Social competence: Graduate is ready to

5. critically assess their philological knowledge and recognize the importance of knowledge of the language in solving cognitive practical problems - P6S_KK.

6. participate in cultural life and use its various forms - P6S_KR.

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" (w trakcie)

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:

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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