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Course description
  CULTURE OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

This subject explores the main cultural manifestations of the United Kingdom and the United States, examining the principal geographical and social features, as well as the events and processes that have shaped the social and cultural development of both these English-speaking countries since 1945.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Foreign language skills.
  • CG10 : Recognition of cultural diversity and equal opportunities.
  • CG2 : Computer and information technology skills.
  • CG4 : Critical reasoning.
  • CG5 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG6 : Capacity for teamwork.
  • CG7 : Capacity for organisation and planning.
  • CG8 : Creativity and capacity for initiative.
  • CG9 : Problem-solving and decision-making.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Understand human behaviour in society using specific methods and techniques of analysis and, in this way, develop the ethical commitment to gender equality and a special capacity for interpersonal relationships.
  • CE2 : Understand History and the major artistic and philosophical currents of Mankind, particularly the classical foundations on which European cultural reality is based, and be able to transmit them by promoting the social value of culture.
  • CE3 : Master one or more foreign languages to facilitate access to the production and interpretation of cultures in their diverse expressions, especially contemporary culture, cultural diversity and its management.
  • CE5 : Assess and interpret the cultural diversity of the Region of Valencia, contrasting the indigenous cultures of the region with other cultures with which relations and contacts are established, using the official languages as the vehicles for interaction.
  • CE7 : Make creative entrepreneurial use of the basic principles of the public and private organisation and management of ICTs to evaluate, create and carry out cultural dissemination projects.
  • CE8 : Acquire skills to prepare and display content related to the human and social sciences for dissemination and for educating secondary school children, using personal skills and ICT.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

1. To strengthen one's active and passive English language skills by studying the culture of English-speaking countries.
2. To put into practice the knowledge acquired in the theory classes and other learning activities in oral presentations and debates.
3. To describe, analyze and contrast the geographical and social diversity of the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the main issues that concern their citizens.
4. To describe and analyze the main events and processes that have determined the social and cultural development of the United Kingdom and the United States.
5. To organize and process information and ideas about the culture of the United Kingdom and the United States, and expound these ideas in a critical manner in written and spoken English.
6. To understand and value the importance of culture in the study of English language and literature.

 

 

General

Code: 29067
Lecturer responsible:
BELLIS ., CLIVE ALEXANDER
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 0,60
Practical credits: 1,80
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 0,6
    Practical credits: 1,8
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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