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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 2018/19))
Instructor: Dr Kristijan Nikolić, Dr Alexander D. Hoyt
Status: obligatory
Form of tuition: 1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of seminar
Enrolment requirements: CEL 3 and Analysis of English Texts
Exam: continuous assessment
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
Attendance:
All students must attend the first lecture  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 in 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 first lecture is 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The old reader is out of date.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

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

 

Cultures of the USA and the UK (2015/16)

Course title: Cultures of the USA and the UK (EN 1 J08)
ECTS: 5 credits

Language of instruction: English
Duration: one semester – 5th (winter)
Instructor: dr. sc. Kristijan Nikolić, Tea Raše
Status: obligatory
Form of tuition: 1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of seminar
Enrolment requirements: CEL 3 and Analiza engleskih tekstova
Exam: written (two continuous assessment or exam)
Content: This course deals with customs, institutions and values of the UK and the USA. Two 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 topics concerning UK and US cultures and present them in the seminar.

Obligatory literature:
1) Mauk, David and Oakland, John. 2009 (Fifth edition). American Civilization:
An Introduction
. Routlege. London and New York.

3) Oakland, John. 2011. (Seventh edition). British Civilization: An
Introduction.. Routledge. London and New York.

Additional literature:
1) Giles, Mick, ed. 1993. Modern American Culture: An Introduction. London and New York. Longman.
2) An Outline of American Government. 1989. Washington DC. US Information Agency.
3) Luedtke, Luther S. ed. Making America. 1987. The Society and Culture of the United States. Washington. US Information Agency.
4) Campbell, Neil and Kean, Alasdair. 1997. American Cultural Studies: An Introduction to American Culture. London and New York. Routledge.

Way of instruction: The course is a combination of a lecture and a seminar. Students must attend the classes regularly (have no more than three absences during the semester). They must prepare for classes and write assignments as instructed. The instructor and students will also communicate through Omega and e-mail.

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

The United Kingdom
1. The British context

2. The people
3. Politics and government
4. International relations

5. The legal system
6. The economy
7. Media
8. Education

Continuous assessment 1

The United States
1. The people: settlement and immigration

2. The people: women and minorities
3. Political institutions: the federal government / state and local government
4. Economy
5. Foreign policy

6. The legal system
7. Education
8. The media

Continuous Assessment 2

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

Semantics of the English language

Course title:  Semantics of the English language
Name of course coordinator
: prof. dr. Milena Žic Fuchs
Name of lecturer: 
prof. dr. Milena Žic Fuchs
Number of credits: 
6
Language of instruction:
English
Semester:
  5 (autumn)
Status:
  obligatory
Type of course:
4 periods, lecture
Prerequisites:
  Syntax (both) and Introduction to the Linguistics of the English language
Assessment method:
Written
Course contents:
The course introduces students to the complex issues of meaning 1) on the level of lexemes or words, 2) on the paradigmatic level, or the vocabulary structure and 3) to the relationship between semantics and syntax, or the relationships on the syntagmatic level. Basic traditional semantic concepts are discussed, such as homonymy, synonymy, polisemy, antonymy, as well as traditional theoretical approaches such as componential analysis and field theory. Particular attention is paid to the traditional approach to metaphor and metonymy, with an introduction to the new views of these language phenomena arising in cognitive semantics. The complexity of the relationship between semantics and syntax, or meaning on the syntagmatic level, is analyzed on the level of the sentence as well as smaller syntagmatic units such as collocations.
Objectives of the course:
  The objective of the course is to introduce students to the complexities of meaning phenomena, as well as to different theoretical frameworks, both traditional and contemporary.

Course schedule:

Week Topic
1. Orientation, syllabus. What is semantics? Short historical overview. Semantics and other related disciplines.
What is meaning? The nature of linguistic meaning. Types of meaning.
2. Functions of language and their relation to meaning.
Traditional terms in Semantics: Homonymy. Polysemy. Synonymy.
3. Is Semantics a science?
Contemporary approaches: the scientific approach to meaning. Methods and possible approaches.
4. Methods of semantic analysis: Componential Analysis. Types of meaning relations.
Triangles of meaning.
Traditional and contemporary approaches to Componential Analysis.
5. Semantically related lexemes: organization on the paradigmatic level
Semantic or lexical fields
Antonymy
6. REVISION
TEST 1
7. Hyperonyms and hyponyms
Taxonomies
8. Introduction to Cognitive Semantics
The notion of prototype and its relevance for meaning
Categorization
9. Scenes and frames
Knowledge of language and knowledge of the world
Categories: prototypes and schemas
10. Traditional and contemporary approaches to metaphor and metonymy.
11. Semantics and grammar.
12. Semantics and pragmatics.
Use of corpora in semantic research.
13. Termin rezerviran za neku od tema.
14. Termin rezerviran za neku od tema
15. FINAL REVISION
TEST

Recommended reading (obligatory):
Leech, G. N. (1978), Semantics. Penguin
– Lyons
, J. (1981), Language and Linguistics. Cambridge University Press
– Palmer
, F. R. (1976), Semantics – A New Outline. Cambridge University Press
– Žic Fuchs, Milena (1991), Znanje o jeziku i znanje o svijetu. Filozofski fakultet, Odsjek za opću lingvistiku i orijentalne studije

Recommended reading (optional):
– Lyons
, J. (1981), Language, Meaning, Context. Fontana
– Lyons
, J. (1995), Linguistic Semantics, An Introduction, Cambridge University Press

 

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Societies and Cultures of the USA and UK – archive

Course title: Societies and Cultures of the USA and UK (EN 1 J08)
Course title changed to: Cultures of the USA and UK
ECTS: 5 credits
Language of instruction: English
Duration: one semester – 5th (winter)

Instructors: mr. sc. Vesna Beli, dr. sc. Kristijan Nikolić
Status: obligatory
Form of tuition: 4 hours of workshop (excercies) a week
Enrolment requirements: CEL 3 and Analiza engleskih tekstova
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.

Obligatory literature: (Reader 1, US, i Reader 2, UK made of):
1) Giles, Judy and Middleton, Tim. 1999. Studying Culture – A Practical Introduction. Oxford. Blackwell. (Poglavlje What is Culture?).
2) Mauk, David and Oakland, John. 2009 (Fifth edition). American Civilization:
An Introduction
. Routlege. London and New York.

3) Oakland, John. 2011. (Seventh edition). British Civilization: An
Introduction.. Routledge. London and New York.

Additional literature:
1) Giles, Mick, ed. 1993. Modern American Culture: An Introduction. London and New York. Longman.
2) An Outline of American Government. 1989. Washington DC. US Information Agency.
3) Luedtke, Luther S. ed. Making America. 1987. The Society and Culture of the United States. Washington. US Information Agency.
4) Campbell, Neil and Kean, Alasdair. 1997. American Cultural Studies: An Introduction to American Culture. London and New York. Routledge.

Way of instruction: The course is of a seminar type. Groups are made of up to 15 students. 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 (chapters to be covered in class):
The United States (Reader 1)
1. The American context
3. The people: settlement and immigration
4. The people: women and minorities
5. Political institutions: the federal government
6. Political institutions: state and local government
8. The legal system
11. Education
13. Religion
Continuous Assessment

The United  Kingdom (Reader 2)
1. The British context
3. The people
4. Politics and government
6. The legal system
7. The economy
8. Social services
9. Education
11. Religion
Continuous assessment