ENL-10030 - British Cultural Studies
Coordinator: Alison J Long Tel: +44 1782 7 33146
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2021/22

The central theme of the module will be an examination of Britishness: what it is and how it has developed over time. The module will examine British culture at the local level (The Potteries and regional dialects), the national level (the political system and the monarchy) and the international level (Britain's place in the world). This module is open only to students with a non-British educational background, or by prior arrangement with the module tutor.

Aims
- To develop awareness of a variety of aspects of British culture
- To develop self-confidence in dealing with various aspects of British culture


Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a critical awareness of a variety of aspects of British culture: 1,2
reflect upon the differences they identify between British culture and their home culture: 1
1
reflect upon the norms and values of a variety of social groups:

Study hours

22 hours of classes (a mixture of informal lectures, discussion groups and pairwork)
41 hours private study
50 hours reflective journal preparation
37 hours video preparation

School Rules

This module is open only to students with a non-British educational background, or by prior arrangement with the module tutor.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Reflective Analysis weighted 70%
Reflective Journal
Students produce an analytical account detailing their experiences of British culture. This will take the form of eight weekly journal entries each consisting of not less than 180 words each.

2: Project weighted 30%
Video Project
In groups, students produce a 10-15 minute video documentary about one of the themes covered during the input sessions. All videos will be presented for public viewing.