Course Catalog 2011-2012
KIE-3456 Society and State, English Advanced Web Course, 3 cr
Lang level: C1
|Study type||Hours||Time span||Implementations||Lecture times and places|
Completion of several shorter assignments and one longer assignment, as directed by the teacher.
Principles and baselines related to teaching and learning
There will be one optional meeting at the beginning of each course, but then all the work will be carried out in the Moodle environment.
Students will receive and internalise up to date information on and a critical view of contemporary UK society and institutions and be able to compare them with those of other countries; they will gain an insight into working life, business, industry and culture in the UK and be able to interpret current issues, develop critical thinking and research skills, practice and develop reading comprehension, listening comprehension and writing skills. By the end of the course students will be capable of researching and writing a competent academic paper in English.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||Introduction: UK identity formation; regions, language and culture; history as part of identity formation; current issues in identity such as Islamic identity; immigration, population expansion||Language skills: reading and listening comprehension, writing a short assignment (c. 2 pages); research skills: locating and evaluating new source material, development of critical thinking about the issues featured|
|2.||Education: overview of education system in the UK, particularly in England and Wales, with the focus especially on higher education||Ditto|
|3.||Politics and the economy: Thatcherism and its effects in the UK and elsewhere||Ditto|
|4.||Business and industry in the UK, corporate culture and working in the UK||Ditto|
|5.||Employment and unemployment in the UK and the EU||Ditto|
|6.||The environment. Environmental problems. Threats and opportunities. Carbon footprint||Ditto|
|7.||Science and technology in the UK: history of development and current issues in the field||Ditto|
|8.||Central and local government: conflict between the centre and the periphery||Ditto|
|9.||Health, medicine and social care. Current issues in the medical field. The NHS||Ditto|
|10.||Living in the UK: housing, leisure, sport, the class system.||Ditto|
|11.||Writing in English: how to write academically and present a paper; referencing; plagiarism|
Evaluation criteria for the course
Continuous assessment of 3 shorter assignments and one longer one. The final grade will be derived from all of these, but greater weight will be placed on the final,longer assignment.
Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course
|Type||Name||Author||ISBN||URL||Edition, availability, ...||Examination material||Language|
|Other online content||Course content online||Teachers own material||Suomi|
Prerequisite relations (Requires logging in to POP)
Correspondence of content
There is no equivalence with any other courses
More precise information per implementation
|Implementation||Description||Methods of instruction||Implementation|
|The Society and State Summer course in Moodle will be done online by distance learning. There are no classroom sessions. It will open on 1st June and finish on 15 August. We will enrol students who are accepted into the course so all you have to do is go to Moodle and if you can access the course you are in. John.|