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British Culture and Society
M4001 British People & Society
M4001 British People & Society

M4001 British People and Society

The course British People and Society is divided into two parts. In our first lecture, The British People, we will cover topics regarding the population and the current social, economic and cultural reasons for the shift in the population of the UK, as well as the shift in the way family units are perceived of. In our second lecture, British Society, we will focus more closely on the individuals and talk about the aspects that define day to day life on a much smaller scale. These include one’s class, manners, habits, behaviour and even language.


General Course Infromation

Course Details

Course Code M4001
Course British People and Society
Term Semester 2
Level 1
Lessons 2
Available for Students enrolled in UK path programs
Course Description The course British People and Society is divided into two parts. In our first lecture, The British People, we will cover topics regarding the population and the current social, economic and cultural reasons for the shift in the population of the UK, as well as the shift in the way family units are perceived of. In our second lecture, British Society, we will focus more closely on the individuals and talk about the aspects that define day to day life on a much smaller scale. These include one’s class, manners, habits, behaviour and even language.

Course Staff

Course Instructor: Alexandra Alexandrou

Course Timetable

Students will be noticed when the course is open.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the groups of people and the families that make up the British world today, as well as the way in which they have helped the UK evolve through new customs and religious practices while also preserving some of the older traditions within the country;
  2. Become aware of the British class system and how this may affect a person’s behaviour, habits, manners and even the way they speak;
  3. Gain full rounded insight of British society and of the people who constitute it with real life examples that help build in depth cultural and behavioral understanding.

Learning Resouces

This course may include additional learning materials from the instructor. You may find them attached alongside your lesson videos.


Assessment

Policy on course assessment is based on the following four principles:

  1. Assessment must encourage learning activities and improve learning methods.
  2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
  3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable.
  4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

Assessment Summary

# Task Credit
1 Lesson Video 25
2 Assignments 50
3 Quiz 25

Assessment Detail

Assessment 1: Attendance

Credit: 25

Assessment on attendance is determined by the total viewing duration in a lesson. For example, to get 25 credits, a 40-minute long lesson video requires a minimum viewing duration of 160 minutes.

Assessment 2: Assignments

Credit: 50

Task: You need to complete a total of 10 questions which come in various forms, including but not limited to cloze, multiple choice, or TRUE/FALSE questions. You will have 3 opportunities to answer each question before your final submission.

Assessment 3: Quiz

Credit: 25

Task: You need to complete a total of 20 questions that are either standalone or under reading material(s). You will not have additional opportunities before your final submission.

Submission

  • Failure to submit: Failure to fufill course attendance requirements, or unable to submit an assignment or quiz on time may incur a fail grade.
  • Resubmission: of an assignment or a quiz after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
  • Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request for a review from your program coordinator. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result.

Course Grading

Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

Grade Mark Description
HD 90-100 High Distinction
D 75-89 Distinction
M 61-74 Merit
P 45-60 Pass
F 0-44 Fail
FNS Fail No Submission