Type of course: Compulsory
Level of course: Intermediate
Year of study: II
Number of credits: 3
Course coordinator: Lyudmila Liginchenko
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching language: English
Prerequisites: Intermediate level of English.
- obtain knowledge on various aspects of American culture
- become familiar with current issues of contemporary American culture and society
- be able to select and analyse texts searching for the necessary information
- obtain experience in teamwork and group discussions
- be able to develop a positive attitude to a foreign culture and people
- American History
- State System and Local Government
- Geography and Economy
- Religion (past and present)
- Family Institution
- Ethnic Diversity and Immigration Policies
- American-Russian Relations (history)
- Tokareva N., Peppard V., WHAT IT IS LIKE IN THE USA? Moscow, 1998.
- Fiedler E., etc. AMERICA IN CLOSE-UP, Longman, 1996
- Stevenson D., AMERICAN LIFE AND INSTITUTIONS, Verlag, 1998
- Falk R., SPOTLIGHT ON THE USA, Oxford, 1993.
- An Outline of American History, USIA, 1994
- An Outline of American Geography, USIA, 1994
- Garwood Ch., etc. ASPECTS OF BRITAIN AND THE USA, Oxford, 1994.
- Burova I., GLIMPSES OF AMERICAN HISTORY, S.-Petersburg, 1997
- Golitsynsky Y., THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, S.-Petersburg, 1999
- Pavlotsky V., DISCOVERING AMERICA, S.-Petersburg, 1997
The course is based on lectures (18hours), seminars and teamwork (16 hours). As parts of the syllabus will be covered by lectures alone, attendance is mandatory.
The students are evaluated based on their attendance, their language skills, as well as their knowledge of the topics covered by the course. In order to be able to get the required credit, the students will have to complete all the class assignments (reports, presentations, written tests) in a satisfactory manner. The final exam will be held around mid-June.