British Life and Culture
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
The aims of this module are as follows:
i. To provide the opportunity for students to develop an understanding and
appreciation of key aspects of contemporary British culture and society, within
an historical context.
ii. To introduce students to key cultural and historical sites in England and to
encourage students to visit additional sites independently and to view such
places in an informed and critical way.
iii. To encourage students to make informed, critical comparisons between what
they observe and learn of British society and culture and their own home
societies and cultures.
iv. To provide the inspiration and methodologies to pursue an understanding of
other cultures, languages and ideas.
Topics covered include:
? British National Identity
? The rise and fall of the Monarchy
? British Parliamentary Democracy
? Class and the Education System
? The English Theatre
? The British Press
? Popular Music & Sport
? Britain in the World
? British Cinema
? 10 weekly 2-hour interactive lectures/workshops/screenings, sometimes
integrated with field activities. Runs on Wednesday afternoons.
? 5 group fieldtrips.
? 2 fieldtrip papers (1000 words) (30%)
? Research essay (2000 words) (40%)
? End of module in-class test ? multiple choice/essay (30%)
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.