BAAmerican Society and Culture (Double-Subject Study Programme)

Credit points: 0
Contact hours: 60
Type: Practical Classes

Instructor

Lara Burazer, PhD

Course Description

Aims and Specific Competences:

  • studying American culture and society
  • developing cultural and intercultural awareness, understanding and tolerance
  • working on the four skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking
  • expanding vocabulary
  • encouraging and developing critical thinking

Content:

American culture, geography, history (colonization, independence, settlement, immigration), society (basic values, religion, ethnic diversity, politics, education, economy), culture (film, music, television), sport.

Course Literature:

  • Popular and expert texts based on the teacher’s and the students’ choice.
  • Datesman, Maryanne Kearny, JoAnn Crandall and Edward. N Kearny. 1997. The American ways: an introduction to American culture. New York: Longman.
  • Henderson, S. 2009.  Aspects of American History. London, New York: Routledge.
  • Mauk, David and John Oakland. American civilization. London: Routledge.
  • Whitney, F., N. Click. 1994. An Outline of American History. Washington, D.C.: United States Information Agency.
  • Legal sources: The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States.

Grading:

The final mark is comprised of the following: test, written assignment and oral presentation.

Grading scale of 6-10 (pass) and 1-5 (fail), in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana and with the examination system of the Faculty of Arts.