Current Cultural Affairs
(A kultúra időszerű kérdései) in spring 2015
, Wed 15:30–17:00
description & set texts
Current Cultural Affairs. The aim of this course is to focus on cultural perspectives and practices within various societies in the 21st century. Developments within Hungary, Europe and the wider world will be of relevance but some emphasis will be placed on relating issues to English speaking cultures. There are no set texts but participants will be expected to follow current affairs closely through the media. They will be required to research, prepare and present topics on contemporary cultural issues of their own choice that lead to group discussion and debate, and also submit a term paper based on this work. All members of the group will be encouraged to participate fully and play an active role in all classes. The course will demand integration of all language skills but effective communication within classes will be of primary concern.
requirements & assessment
Evaluation and final grades will be based on 1) attendance 2) preparation for and participation in all class activities 3) language skills 4) presentations and handouts 5) written feedback.