MASTER 1 Semestre 1 BRITISH Année 2011-2012 CIVILIZATION Course organisation There will be a series of lectures during the semester addressing issues on British Civilization. During lectures, students are required to practise listening and note-taking skills. Course content The course will emphasize the use of material which is connected to British Civilization, with particular attention to economic and historical fields, but will also study other aspects such as art or literature. It must be stressed that this is primarily a course given by a teacher of ENGLISH. Our main language objectives are: to increase fluency in writing and listening. to prepare students for seminars and written examinations (academic papers). to raise awareness of language, structures and vocabulary related to subject areas. to provide lecture listening and note taking practice. Course detail The seminar will deal with listening, reading and writing activities. Emphasis will be placed on note-taking, appropriate academic style and presentation practice. Grammar needs will be dealt with within the framework of the material being used. Examination There will be two papers dealing with one of the topics studied during the class lectures . They will consist in a commentary or questions on one or several documents : a text, a picture, statistics, etc. or general questions. There will be questions on the vocabulary as well.