17.08.2006

Module 5: Language, Culture and Society EKIS500

Advanced Studies

EKIS501 HISTORY OF IRELAND 5 pts
Michael Coleman.

Prerequisites: none


Target Group:
Subject/Advanced students – but all students welcome

Aim and Content: This 26-hour option will examine the multicultural and political history of Ireland from earliest times to the present. A major focus will be on the 20th and early 21st centuries, up to the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. Relations between Ireland and England/Britain, between different ethnic traditions within Ireland, and between Ireland and America, will be key concerns. The course will also seek comparative perspectives with Finnish history.

Mode of Study: lecture and readings. Comment and discussion welcome in class.

Assessment: Written examination (no books).

Readings:

1) Moniste: History of Ireland (course outline, Copy Shop).

2) A relevant book chosen by student (obligatory exam question).

3) Optional readings (see bibliography, and ask lecturer).


EKIS503 ENGLISH SOCIETY THROUGH DRAMA 5 pts
Eleanor Underwood

Prerequisites: Students should have completed “British and American History”, “A Century of Social Change” and “Education and Society” before registering for this course.

Target group: Any Advanced level students who are interested in English society and in exploring through plays how society has changed since the early 20th century.

Aim and content:  The aim of the course is to deepen students’ understanding of English society today and social history, using plays as snapshots of their time.  The six plays used in the course each reflect their era in various ways and will lead to discussion of different aspects of English society, including language, women’s position and class.

Mode of study: Group and whole class discussions and presentations.

Assessment: Contribution to classes 50% and final essay 50%.

Required reading:

Bernard Shaw (1916), Pygmalion. Available online at http://pd.sparknotes.com/lit/pygmalion/
R.C. Sherriff (1928), Journey’s End
J. B. Priestley (1946), An Inspector Calls
John Osborne (1956), Look Back in Anger
Alan Bennett (1991), A Question of Attribution
David Hare (2003), The Permanent Way


EKIS504 ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE 5 points
Sirpa Leppänen

Prerequisites: Introduction to Language Study, (Variation and change; Sociolinguistics).

Target group: This is an advanced course suitable for both future EFL teachers and other language experts.

Aim and content: This course has three main aims. Firstly, it outlines the development and characteristics of English as a global language - the variation, change and diversification of English in different regions, societies, communities and settings in the world. Of particular interest here is also the role and use of English in Finland. Secondly, it provides an overview of issues around and debates on the impact of the spread of English in the world.  Thirdly, it familiarises students with some sociolinguistic and discourse-pragmatic approaches to studying English as a global language. The course is related to an on-going research project in the department which investigates the uses and functions of English in modern Finland (see http://www.jyu.fi/varieng ).

Mode of study: Lectures, readings, assignments.

Assessment: Course portfolio.


EKIS505 AMERICAN INDIANS: CULTURES AND HISTORIES 5 pts
Michael Coleman

Prerequisites:  British and American History.

Target Group:  Subject/Advanced students. But all students welcome.

Aim of course: Through critical analysis of texts (literary, visual, electronic) to explore the complexities of American Indian cultures and histories, past and present.

Mode of study: Assigned readings and projects. Presentation of reports. Participation in class discussion.

Assessment: Based on written work, class presentations, and participation.

Readings:

1)  Moniste: American Indians: histories and cultures (Copy Shop).

2)  Suggested readings, assignments given in class.


EKIS506 SCOTLAND IN POETRY, SONG AND TEXT 5 points
Donald Adamson

Prerequisites: (i) British and American History; (ii) Modern Cultural History OR A Century of Social Change; (iii) a literature course at Subject Studies level.

Target group: Advanced students.

Aim and content: To examine Scotland’s culture, history, myths and legends as expressed particularly in poetry and song.

Mode of study: Presentations based on texts and on basic research into historical/cultural background; class discussion; a final essay on completion of the course.

Assessment: Based on the quality of presentations and the effort put into them; attendance (mandatory); participation in discussion; final essay.

Required reading: Texts will be made available for photocopying, or they will be available on the Internet. There may be possibilities for students to choose their own texts after consultation.


SELF-STUDY OPTIONS:

Examiner: Arja Piirainen-Marsh

Bilingualism (3-5 pts):
• Colin Baker, 1993. Foundations of bilingual education and bilingualism. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. (2 pts)
• Suzanne Romaine, 1995. Bilingualism. Oxford: Blackwell. (2 pts)
• Colin Baker, 1996. A Parents’ and teachers’ guide to bilingualism. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. (1 pt)

KLSS901 EUROOPPALAISEN KULTTUURIN JUURET
Outi Merisalo ja useita muita opettajia


KLSS903 KIELIKONTAKTIT
Vesa Jarva ja useita muita opettajia.


KLSS108 KIELI JA IDENTITEETTI
Sari Pöyhönen


Lisätiedot laitoksen yhteisistä kursseista (KLS----) Korpissa.



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