Title of course
British Culture (BC) Course code
SFB40302 ECTS credits
1 semester Semester
1st semester / Autumn Language
English Forms of instruction
Lectures and seminars Contact hours per week
Henrik Bøhn / Magne Dypedahl, firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
The purpose of this course is to make students familiar with basic aspects of British culture. The aim is to give students a deeper understanding of social, political, economic and historical forces that have shaped the values and behaviour of people in the United Kingdom.
· An overview of British history
· Key topics in the study of British culture
· One novel (First Among Equals)
Each student has to hand in two essays on given topics. The essays will account for 20 per cent of the overall mark. If the papers are not handed in on time, they will automatically be given the mark F (fail).
None in particular apart from intermediate knowledge of English.
- Oakland, John. (2002). British Civilization: An Introduction (5th edition). London: Routledge.
- Archer, Jeffrey. (1997). First Among Equals. London: HarperCollins.
A four-hour written exam is given at the end of the semester. Relevant topics for the exam will be announced the day before. See above for obligatory course work.