20 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR



Aims/Description: This core content module will introduce students to salient aspects of the country's history, society, politics and culture through the study of a range of key texts and media. It will focus on key historical events, the values and ideas that inform these societies today and enable students to learn the interpretative methodologies specific to a range of cultural forms. It will provide them with a sound understanding of disciplinary studies, both within the language(s)/culture(s) they have chosen to study and, more broadly, within the discipline of Languages and Cultures today. It aims to facilitate the students' transition to University study, to complement the core language modules (which also cover some aspects of culture) studied at Level 1, in addition to serving as the solid foundation for more advanced study and specialisation at Level 2 and onwards. There will be opportunities for synoptic assessment in connection with the relevant language module.

Staff Contact: WATT SOPHIE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Languages and Cultures):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK