Course Code: RE117 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Language and literature • Field of study: Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Gabriel Dan Bărbuleț
Seminar tutor: Gabriel Dan Bărbuleț
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

Definition, description and explanation of key concepts, theories, methods specific to the study of English;
Using concepts specific to the field in order to explain the fundamental linguistic phenomena specific to the field;
Application of principles, basic rules for understanding a written / oral or to express in writing/ orally in an appropriate manner, respectively, taking into account all elements involved (linguistic, socio-linguistic, pragmatic, semantic, and stylistic).

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Unit 1 - Introductory Course Unit 2 - Historical perpectives: Unit 3 - Multicultural Britain Unit 4 - Family Life Unit 5 - Gender Unit 6 - Youth Unit 7 - Education and Work Unit 8 - Leisure Unit 9 - Sport Unit 10 - The United Kingdom Unit 11 - Media Unit 12 - History of Britain Unit 13 - Class System Unit 14 - British Customs and Traditions

Teaching methods:

Elicitation, Cooperative learning, Discussion and survey, Team-based learning, Active learning systems, Active listening.

Learning outcomes:

Developing some understanding of the role of logic and discourse representation as a tool in describing and analysing the British culture and civilization; having been introduced to, and reflected upon, a number of key topics in British Culture and Civilization having developed critical reading skills and ability to initiate own research.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Combined oral and written examination to verify the quality and correctness of information assimilated. (50%+50%).

Recommended reading:

Caimi Enrica, Dolman Jane, Smith Gareth, P. (1998) - English and American Civilization, La Spiga Languages, Milan
Musman Richard, Vallance-Adrian (1989) - Britain Today, Longman Group Ltd.,London
Sharman, E.(2004) Across Cultures. Longman Group Ltd., London
O’Driscoll, J. (2007) Britain. Oxford University Press.
Robert Armstrong, (2005) Protestant War: The ‘British’ of Ireland and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, Manchester: Manchester University Press.