ENL-10030 - British Cultural Studies
Coordinator: Fiona L Webb Tel: +44 1782 7 34011
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Barred Combinations


Description for 2019/20

The central theme of the module will be an examination of $¨Britishness&ę: 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).

- To develop awareness of a variety of aspects of British culture
- To develop self-confidence in dealing with various aspects of British culture
- To allow students to pursue a particular area of interest connected with the course material

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a critical awareness of a variety of aspects of British culture: 1,2,3,

reflect upon the differences they identify between British culture and their home culture: 1,2,3,

demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a particular aspect of British culture: 1,2,3,

reflect upon the norms and values of a variety of social groups: 1,2,3,

Study hours

22 hours of classes (a mixture of informal lectures, discussion groups and pairwork)
33 hours private study
30 hours reflective journal preparation
25 hours video preparation
40 hours portfolio 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: Project weighted 25%
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.

2: Portfolio weighted 35%
A portfolio of not less than 1650 words on a theme negotiated with the course tutor
1. A rationale for choosing a particular topic: 200-300 words 2. Research questions: 50-100 words 3. Literature review: 800-1000 words 4. Results: 200-300 words 5. Reflection: 400-500 words

3: Reflective Analysis weighted 40%
Reflecting upon time spent in the UK
Students produce an analytical account detailing their experiences of British culture. This will take the form of nine weekly journal entries each consisting of not less than 150 words each.