ENGLISH – PROGRAMME SUBJECT IN PROGRAMMES FOR SPECIALIZATION IN GENERAL STUDIES (ENG4-01)

Main subject areas

Language and language learning

International English

The main subject area deals with knowledge of the English language and with various strategies for promoting personal language learning. It includes the knowledge of fundamental characteristics of English usage, as well as varieties of English outside the Anglo-American core area. Furthermore, it involves knowledge about the way language is constructed at the sentence and text level and an awareness of linguistic tools in a variety of genres. It involves a development of language skills, with an awareness of one’s own learning goals and strategies.

Social Studies English

The main subject area deals with knowledge of the English language and the selection and evaluation of various strategies for promoting personal language learning. It includes knowledge and basic characteristics of English usage and the relationship between language, culture and society, and the application of linguistic tools for different types of texts. Evaluating one’s own language learning in terms of a set of goals is also included in the main subject area.

English literature and culture

The main subject area deals with knowledge about the English language and the choosing and assessment of different strategies for promoting personal language learning. It includes the knowledge of fundamental characteristics of English usage, as well as the relationship between language, culture and society, and the use of linguistic tools and stylistic devices in literary texts. An evaluation of one’s own language learning in terms of a set of goals is also included in the main subject area.

Communication

International English

The main subject area deals with the understanding and communication of meaning through language. It includes the development of written and oral language skills. The main subject area also covers the way texts are put together and communication through texts that contain text, sound, images and movement – called composite texts – and through the development of terminology and a general vocabulary within specific subject areas. The adaptation of usage to differing social, cultural and professional situations is a key aspect of the main subject area.

Social Studies English

The main subject area deals with the communication of meaning by means of language. It is about the development of written and oral language skills, and about building a well-developed, nuanced vocabulary so that one can communicate about social issues. Communication also involves precise and coherent expression in a number of oral and written genres, including composite texts. The adaptation of usage to different social and cultural situations is included in the main subject area.

English literature and culture

The main subject area deals with the communication of meaning by means of language. It is about the development of written and oral language skills, and about building a well-developed, nuanced vocabulary so that one can communicate about social issues. Communication also involves precise and coherent expression in a number of oral and written genres, including composite texts. The adaptation of usage to different social and cultural situations is included in the main subject area.

Culture, society and literature

International English

The main subject area deals with key themes related to international cooperation, cultural understanding, literature, different kinds of media and cultural expressions drawn from the English-speaking world. It is concerned with challenges facing international society, and with communication that spans cultural distinctions and dissimilar value systems.

Social Studies English

The main subject area deals with key issues related to culture and society in the English-speaking world, and covers factual prose, literature and other cultural expressions. It deals with political, social and economic circumstances in a number of English-speaking countries, with an emphasis on Great Britain and the United States. It also covers historical events and processes that have affected the development of society in Great Britain and the United States. Furthermore, it is concerned with current issues and regional and international conflicts in the English-speaking world.

English literature and culture

The main subject area deals with key issues related to literature and culture in the English-speaking world, and includes literary texts and other artistic means of expression, such as visual art, theatre, music and architecture from various time periods and different parts of the world. It is about the relationship between text, culture and society. In addition, the main subject area covers historical processes that have led to the spread of the English language and Anglo-American culture, as well as current issues in international culture and the world of news.

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