School of Letters Department of Humanities Literature Course
English Linguistics & Literature Major
Major (Credit 2)
選択科目
Intended Year:
Intended School:
英米研究
British/ American Studies
Sub Title  At home, at work, at play: the underside of American and British cultures
外国人教師 Edmundo Cruz LUNA
Numbering Code: LET-HUM3593E
Course Code:
2018 FallTerm
weekly Tue5
Ito 202 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview This course is designed to help students get acquainted with the diversity of American and British cultures, especially as these cultures have a direct impact on their understanding of the English language. As one will discover, these cultures have plenty in common – but they show some striking differences as well. This course is designed to show the diverse peoples, traditional cultures, and the current social and cultural diversions (e.g., pop culture, music, and humor) that have made a mark in both America and Britain.
Keywords : USA, UK, American cultures, British cultures, lifestyles, pop culture, music, humor
Prerequisites :
Required Ability :
Course Plan Textbooks : There will be no official textbook for this course. Rather, supplemental readings to the main lectures will be provided. Students will also have ample opportunities to discuss certain facets of US and UK cultures in class.
Reference Books :
Course Handouts : Handouts will be made available in a dedicated Dropbox folder.

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 Introduction: What is culture? What do people know about the US and UK? "Two countries separated by a common language"
2 What is the "typical" American life like? What is a typical "American"?
3 Life in the US: Communication and communicative practices
4 Life in the US: Entertainment other than the "glitz of Hollywood"
5 Food Traditions in the US
6 Life in the US: Looking Back 1 - Native Americans
7 Life in the US: Looking Back 2 - African-Americans and other immigrant groups
8 Midterm exam
9 What is the UK? Why does the UK still matter? Start planning for your presentations: choose who you want in your group, and narrow your topic of interest. I will give you a list of possible topics.
10 Life in the UK: at work and at play
11 US and the UK: Subcultures and marginalization Presentation proposals due
12 US and the UK: Pop culture
Humo(u)r 1
13 US and the UK: Humo(u)r 2
Music 1
14 US and the UK: Music 2
15 Final presentations - Conclusions

Suggestion for success (Specific) : Please let me know if you are having difficulties comprehending the material - I am free to talk whenever I am in my office. I can also make appointments via email.
Study Consultation (Office Hours) :
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
B_B1-c [外国語運用能力]
Students will be required to understand American and British cultures as they should be understood - in _their_ home language, English.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, fall below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
B_B1-f [批判的討論]
Students will be required to critically discuss various cultural issues prevalent in both the US and UK.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, fall below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
GPA Evaluation
A B C D F
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation
Standpoint→
Evaluation Method
B_B1-c
[外国語運用能力]
B_B1-f
[批判的討論]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
In-class contribution 25%
Class tests 35%
Presentation 40%

Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Various class assignments throughout the semester: 25%
Midterm exam: 35%
Final presentation: 40%
Others Others :

教職 : 教職(英語)
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