British Area Studies. Historical and Contemporary Aspects - Hochschule Flensburg
Dr John Ward
Title of course
British Area Studies. Historical and Contemporary Aspects
Degree: Bachelor and Master
Date start of the course: Feb 2021
Date end of the course: July 2021
Time: tbc, weekly
Subject area: Universal
A historical timeline and a list of key events. An unseen authentic historical source to be used as a reading comprehension exercise. Students prepare a 20-minute presentation on any topic mentioned in the course, followed by a Q/A session.
Conditions of Participation
Completion of an oral presentation. Participation in Q/A sessions. The “unseen“ is not part of the examination process.
Mini-presentaion/ outline of course by lecturer. Students will be encouraged to speak as much as possible, formally with regard to presentations, and informally in Q/A sessions. Linguistic inaccuracies will be corrected as necessary by the lecturer.
Learning outcomes / Competences
Students will have a better understanding of some of the key historical and contemporary issues in Britain. They will also be more familiar with some academic conventions in the UK, such as the unseen reading comprehension exercise.
Forms of examination
Completion of oral presentation
Conditions for allocation of credit points
Completion of oral presentation. Regular attendance