• 2nd Year - Civilization of the Language 2019-2020

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    2nd Year - Civilization of the Language

     1st SEMESTER (S.3)

    The Origins and Historical Shaping of Modern England

    1. Course Description

    The 2nd-Year course of Civilization of the Language is a more focusing continuation of the 1st-Year Cultures of the Language course. It mixes descriptions and explanations of historical, cultural, and social events and issues in relation with Britain and the United States. The course is divided into two parts. The first semester tackles British Civilization. It emphsizes the social, cultural, and political formation of England and its people.

    2. Objectives of the course

     

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    2nd Year - Civilization of the Language

     2nd SEMESTER (S.4)

    The Origins and Historical Shaping of Modern America

     

    1.Presentation of the Course

    The 2nd-Year course of Civilization of the Language is a more focusing continuation of the 1st-Year Cultures of the Language course. It mixes descriptions and explanations of historical, cultural, and social events and issues in relation with Britain and the United States. The course is divided into two parts. The first semester tackles British Civilization; the second semester sheds light on some critical aspects of American Civilization.

    2. Objectives of the Course (Part II: American Civilization)

    This course aims at providing 2nd year students of English Language Studies with the basic knowledge regarding the origins and inception of the United States of America. The course introduces an overview of North American geography and people. It then emphasizes the era prior to the birth of the USA, the different European projects, events, and peoples that shaped modern American society.

    3. Content (tentative)

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    LECTURES

     HANDOUT

    Jan. 26, 30 , 2020

    - Introduction to the Course, An Overview of the Programme

    1. Introduction to American Geography 1 (geographic regions, climatic regions)

     

    civ.L.2.lecture1.docx

    Feb. 2, 6, 2020

    2. An Introduction to American Geography 2 (important towns and rivers, Megalopolis)

     

     

    Feb. 9, 13, 2020

    3. An Introduction to the American People (immigration and the Notion of Melting Pot, individualism, mobility)

     

     

    Feb. 16, 20, 2020

    4. Pre-Columbian America: Native Americans (origins, different tribes, life, social organizations)

     

     

    civ.L.2.Lecture4.docx

     

    Feb. 23, 27, 2020

    5. Discoveries & Explorations (Discoveries: Spanish, Portuguese, French, English…, explorations and early settlements)

     

    civ.L.2.Lecture5.docx

    March 01, 05, 2020

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    March 08, 12, 2020

    6. The Colonial Period 1 (First settlements: Virginia Bay Colony – Plymouth Colony – Massachusetts Bay Colony)

     

      

    civL.2.Lecture6-7.docx

    March 15, 19, 2020

    7. The Colonial Period 2 (thirteen colonies: inception, life, religion, political organizations)   

     

     

     

    8. The Colonial Period 3 (relationship with the natives, slavery during the Colonial Era, English, French, and Spanish rivalries in North America)

     

     

     

    9. The American Revolution (causes, consequences)

     

     

     

    10. The Early Years of the Republic and the Making of the Constitution

     

     

    11. Revision 1

     

     

    12. Revision 2

     

     

    NEW AND IMPORTANT/ RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS 

     Paper template (please download the template)

    Télécharger « paper-templateL.2.docx »

    GROUPS 3 & 4

     

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    4. Evaluation

    Continuous:

              - Two short mid-term quizzes (15 minutes) (6pts + 6pts)

              - short research assignment (group work) (5 pts) + participation (3pts)

    Final Achievement Test of 1h30

    one or two of the following:

    - Gap-filling

    - MCQs (with negative marking)

    - identifications of items (20 to 30 words)

    - Paragraph writing (150 to 200 words) 

    5. Some Course Material  

    - Physical Map of the USA :     Télécharger « usa-physical.jpg »

    - Regions : 


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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