Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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,
22 hours of classes (a mixture of informal lectures, discussion groups and pairwork)33 hours private study30 hours reflective journal preparation25 hours video preparation40 hours portfolio preparation
This module is open only to students with a non-British educational background, or by prior arrangement with the module tutor.
1: Project weighted 25%
Description of Module Assessment
Video ProjectIn 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 tutor1. 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 words3: Reflective Analysis weighted 40%
Reflecting upon time spent in the UKStudents 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.