Cultures of the USA and the UK

Course title: Cultures of the USA and the UK (EN 1 J08)
ECTS: 5 credits
Language of instruction: English
Duration: one semester – 5th (winter 2016/17))
Instructor: Dr Kristijan Nikolić
Status: obligatory
Form of tuition: 1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of seminar
Enrolment requirements: CEL 3 and Analysis of English Texts
Exam: written
Content: This course deals with customs, institutions and values of the UK and the USA. The readers will enable students to get to know various aspects of these two societies, such as politics, multiculturalism, education and art. Students will prepare their own presentations of various topic concerning UK and US culture and present them during the seminar
All students must attend the lecture on Wednesdays 11:45 to 12:30 and one of the seminar groups (you may choose the group you wish to attend). Please wait for the schedule to be announced.
The classes start on the 5th of October. There will be no “upisivanje u grupe”, you will choose one of the three seminar groups, once the schedule is announced.

Obligatory literature: (The Reader):

NOTE: please do not copy the reader from the copy shop before the first lecture,
the 5th of October 2015 at 11:45 obligatory for all students, when you will be given instructions.
The old reader is out of date.

1) Mauk, David and Oakland, John. 2009 (Sixth edition). American Civilization:
An Introduction . Routledge. London and New York.
2) Oakland, John. 2011. (Eighth edition). British Civilization: An Introduction.. Routledge. London and New York.
Way of instruction: The course is a combination of lectures and seminars. Students must attend the classes regularly (have no more than three absences). They must prepare for classes and write assignments as instructed. Instructors and students will also communicate through Omega and e-mail.

Table of contents (topics to be covered in class):

United States    
1. The people: settlement and immigration
2. The people: women and minorities
3. Political institutions: the federal government and elections
4. Political institutions: state and local government
5. The legal system
6. Education
7. International relations

Continuous Assessment
The United  Kingdom
1. The British context and Brexit
2. The people and geography
3. Politics and government
4. The legal system
5. The economy and London
6. Media
7. Education

Continuous assessment


  • Former course title: Societies and Cultures of the English-speaking World