Introduction to British and American Culture & Society VB2 XHNV HCM

I. Mục tiêu môn học- giáo viên- cảm nhận chung

1, Objectives of the course

General knowledge of culture & society of the UK & the US (understand & evaluate)

High-order thinking skills: analysis, synthesis, explanation, comparison, critical thinking,…

Teamwork & presentation skills

Attitudes: sense of self-discipline, self-directed learning, active learning, cultural sensitivity, cultural tolerance,

2, Instructor

MS. Mộng Hà M.A. & M.Sc
Mail: ndmongha@hcmussh.edu.vn , ndmongha@gmail.com
Mobile phone: 0919694811
Office hours: Monday afternoon, Block C, DTH Campus (Office of Educational Testing & Quality Assurance) or Thursday in Linh Trung

II. Course plan, format đề thi và cách tính điểm, tài liệu học, tài liệu tham khảo

1, Course plan (Syllabus )

W1: Introduction: – What is „Culture“?- Characteristics & components of culture/The physical setting of British Civilization (group 1)

Lecture in PDF version: Week 1- Geography -Intro to British & Ame Culture-W1-2014
W2+3. The historical setting of British Civilization (group 2)

Lecture in PDF version: Week 2,3- British History

W4. The people and society (religions, tradition, festivals, food/drinks/clothing, housing…) (group 3)

W5. The British legacy, political sytem
Welfare (group 4)
W6. The British system of education (group 5)
W7. The British media, arts, (group 6)
Sports & Entertainment of the UK (group 7)
W8. Quiz 1/minitest 1 + students presentations
W9. The physical setting of the USA (group 1)
W10. The historical setting of the USA (group 2)
W11. The people & the political sytem (group 3)
W12. The US system of education (group 5)
Business & economy (group 4)
W13. The American society (media, arts, religions, festivals, food/drinks/clothing…) (group 6)
Sports & Entertainment of the USA (group 7)
W14. Quiz 2/ Minitest 2 – students‘ presentations

2, Format đề thi và cách tính điểm

Midterm score: 30% of final grade

  • Punctuality, participation & class contribution + Groupwork and 2 group presentations (50%)
  • 2 Mini-tests/Quizzes (50%)

Final score: 70% of final grade

  • Part 1: British culture (50%)
  • Part 2: American culture (50%)

passing grade: 5/10

check attendant everyday

3, Tài liệu học

  1. Mc Dowall, D. Britain in close-up, Longman, 1999
  2. O‘Driscoll, J. Britain, OUP, 1995
  3. Gargood, C. Aspects of Britain & the USA, OUP, 1992
  4. Elaine, Kirn. About the USA, Washington D.C., 1989
  5. Gargood, C. Aspects of Britain & the USA, OUP, 1992

britain in close up

sách: Mc Dowall, D. Britain in close-up, Longman, 1999

britain

Sách : O‘Driscoll, J. Britain, OUP, 1995

4, Tài liệu tham khảo/ Reference 

 British culture

  1. Sheerin, S. Spotlight on Britain, OUP, 1997
  2. HF Brookes, Life in Britain, Heinemann, 1988
  3. Crowther, J. Oxford Guide to British & American culture, OUP, 1999
  4. Bromhead, Peter: Life in modern Britain, Longman
  5. Christopher, David P., British culture: an introduction. Routledge, 2006
  6. Johnson Paul. 20thC Britain: economic, social & cultural change, Longman 1996
  7. Oakland, J: British Civilization, Routledge, 1998
  8. Addition, P. & Jones H. A Companion to contemporary Britain. Blackwell, 2005
  9. Mc Dowall, D. An illustrated History of Britain. Longman, 2000.

http://www.projectbritain.com/ (good)

http://www.britainexpress.com/History/english-culture.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:British_culture

Other websites on British culture

http://www.britishcouncil.org/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/

http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/publicpolicy/introduction/society.htm (ok)

www.users.globalnet.co.uk

http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Britain.htm (good)

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/learning_english/activities/aez/resources/british_culture/ (ok)

http://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/ (ok)

http://www.learnenglish.de/culture/foodculture.htm (ok)

http://british-culture.com/ (ok)

American culture

1.Douglas K Stevenson. American Life & Institution, Germany, 1996

2.Elaine, Kirn. About the USA, Washington D.C., 1989

3.Ethel Tiersky. The USA Customs & Institutions, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1990

4.Gargood, C. Aspects of Britain & the USA, OUP, 1992

5.Datesman M.K. American ways, Pearson Education, Inc. 2005

6.Luther S. Luedtke, Making America, 1990 (optional)

7.Falk, Randee. Spotlight on the USA. OUP, 1993 (optional)

8.Crowther, J. Oxford Guide to British & American culture, OUP, 1999 (optional)

9. American Identities (optional)

http://www.america. gov/multimedia/

http://www.lifeintheusa.com/religion/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_culture

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