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American Culture and Society
M5002 Sport Language and Culture
M5002 Sport Language and Culture

M5002 Sport Language and Culture

The United States is a diverse country with a population of 332 million people, including immigrants from all over the world. Despite having the largest economy, the US faces problems such as poverty, unequal education, and political tensions. The country has a complex history of racial discrimination, but many still choose to become Americans due to its Constitution and Bill of Rights. The English Language Institute of the University of Tennessee presents a series of videos and readings to help students understand American culture, including its positive and negative aspects.


General Course Infromation

Course Details

Course Code M5002
Course Sport Language and Culture
Term Semester 2
Level 1
Lessons 2
Available for Students enrolled in U.S. path programs
Course Description The United States is a diverse country with a population of 332 million people, including immigrants from all over the world. Despite having the largest economy, the US faces problems such as poverty, unequal education, and political tensions. The country has a complex history of racial discrimination, but many still choose to become Americans due to its Constitution and Bill of Rights. The English Language Institute of the University of Tennessee presents a series of videos and readings to help students understand American culture, including its positive and negative aspects.

Course Staff

Course Instructor: Josh Mcguirk, Instructor, English Language Institute, the University of Tennessee

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. List popular sport types in the United States;
  2. Understand and xplain what is university sport
  3. Recall common idioms used in various sport forms in the United States

Learning Resouces

This course may include learning materials from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Learning materials are incorprated into the lesson videos and assignments. You may find other sources on American history of immigration on your own.


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