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The Society and Culture of Major English-Speaking Countries

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The Society and Culture of Major English-Speaking Countries Course Description

 

Course Title: The Society and Culture of Major English-Speaking Countries

Course Prerequisites: Comprehensive English/English Reading

Total Semester Credit Hours: 64

Lecture Hours: 64

Experiment/ Computer Hours: 0

Credit: 4

Major: English

Course Description:

This course is an elective course for English majors, which is offered in the third and fourth semester. Generally, it mainly focuses on introducing to students the geographical locations, historical backgrounds, political systems, educational systems, religious beliefs, customs and social life of English-speaking countries, such as Great Britain, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. The aim is to help English majors understand the thinking modes, values and lifestyles of people living in these countries, which, hopefully, can enrich their cultural knowledge, broaden their horizons, train their sensibility and improve their abilities in intercultural communication

Textbooks and Course Materials:

1. 朱永涛, 王立礼.英语国家社会与文化入门[M].北京:高等教育出版社,2011. (Zhu Yongtao, Wang Lili. The Society and Culture of Major English-Speaking Countries: An Introduction, 3rd Edition. Beijing: High Education Press, 2011.)

2. 王恩铭,美国文化与社会[M].上海: 上海外语教育出版社,2003. (Wang Enming. American Culture and Society. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2003.)

3. 邓炎昌,刘润清.语言与文化[M].北京: 外语教学与研究出版社,1994. (Deng Yanchang, Liu Runqing. Language and Culture. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 1994.)

4. 胡文仲,文化与交际[M].北京:外语教学与研究出版社,1994. (Hu Wenzhong. Communcation between Cultures. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 1994.)

5. 余志远,英语国家概况[M].北京:外语教学与研究出版社,1998. (Yu Zhiyuan. English-Speaking Countries: A Survey. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 1998.)

6. 朱世达.当代美国文化[M].北京:社会科学文献出版社,2011.(Zhu Shida, Contemporary American Culture[M], Beijing: Publishing House of Social Science Documents2011.)

7. 谢福之.英语国家概况[M].北京:外语教学与研究出版社,2013-4. Xie FuzhiA Guide to English-speaking Countries[M], Bejing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press,2013-4.

8. 王恩铭.英语国家概况[M].上海:上海外语教育出版社,2013(Wang Enming. English-speaking CountriesA Survey[M]. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2013.)

9. 杰里·布莱克,英国简史[M].武汉:华中科技大学出版社,2016.( Jeremy Bl ,A Short History of Britain[M], Wuhan: Mid-China Science-tech University Press,2016.)

10. 博耶.美国简史[M].北京:外研社,2016Paul S BoyerA Brief History of America[M], BeijingForeign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2016.)

11. 刘世平.加拿大(枫叶之国英汉对照) [M].武汉:华中科技大学出版社,2016. .( Liu Shiping, Maple Country [M], Wuhan: Mid-China Science-tech University Press,2016.)

12. 麦森塔尔.澳大利亚简史[M].上海:上海外语教育出版社,2006. (Stuart Macintyre Enming. A Concise History of Australia[M]. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2006.)

 

Written by: Zhang Xiaogang

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