Englanti: Society and State (3 op) - KENG9217 - kevät 2019


Yhteiskunta ja valtio



Vastaava yliopisto ja tiedekunta/yksikkö

Vaasan yliopisto – Filosofinen tiedekunta


Kevät 2019. Verkkotyöskentelyä Moodlessa 28.1 – 21.4 2019.

Ilmoittautuminen ja hintatiedot

Opintojakson hinta on 105€. Ilmoittautumisen yhteydessä maksetaan verkkomaksuna Tampereen kesäyliopistoon 75. Vaasan avoimen yliopiston rekisteröintimaksun 30€ opiskelija maksaa Vaasan avoimeen yliopistoon ILPA-rekisteröitymisen yhteydessä. Ohjeet ILPA-rekisteröitymisestä lähetetään sähköpostilla ennen opintojakson alkua.


John Shepherd

Prior studies

Reading and Writing Skills and Oral Skills or equivalent knowledge of English



Learning outcomes

Students completing the course successfully will be able to:

  • understand and explain the political and legal organization of the target country
  • find and locate source material and evaluate and use it for own purposes in writing
  • write a competent academic paper in English on relevant topic of interest


This course provides up-to-date information on and a critical view of an English speaking country’s society and institutions and compares them with those of other countries. The students will gain insight into the working life, business, industry and culture of contemporary UK or other English speaking country by interpreting current issues. The students develop critical thinking and research skills, and in addition practice and develop their reading, listening and writing skills.

The content is formed around the following topics: identity formation; education; politics; business, industry and the economy; corporate culture and working life; employment and unemployment; the environment and environmental problems and solutions; science and technology; central and local government; health, medicine and social care; the media; living in the country – housing, leisure, sport, and the class system. There is, additionally, a unit on how to write academically and how to structure and present a paper.


30 hours online.

Completion and evaluation of the course

Students are expected to participate actively in discussions in class and/or online and complete a series of assignments. The final grade will be determined by:

1. Attendance and participation online

2. Writing 3 shorter essays or source review assignments prior to a longer, final paper (min. 2500 words), related to society and state in the UK or other English speaking country

Evaluation: 1-5 / failed.

Study materials

1. Oakland, J. (latest edition). British Civilization: An Introduction. Routledge: London and New York

2. Online materials and sources as suggested by the course instructor.


Lisätietoja opinnoista saa koulutussuunnittelija Anu Urhemaalta p. 040 706 5606 ja koulutuskoordinaattori Vappu Saloselta p. 040 081 3717.

John Shepherd
There are available places on the course
28.1.2019 - 21.4.2019
Enrollment begins
19.6.2018 00:00
Enrollment ends
Credits 3
Course fee 105,00

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