Diverse English Speaking Cultures

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Diverse English Speaking Cultures

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ICCM112

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    The new millenium’s blending of backgrounds and ethnicities from the perspectives of language and literature; selected readings from writers representing a variety of English speaking cultures across the world; discussion and compositions about specific themes such as identity, prejudice, the individual and society, and gender roles as they are embodied across these cultures.

    Course Objectives:

    The course aims to give students an awareness and appreciation of literature across Englishspeaking cultures, develop their skills in reading such literature and equip them to critically discuss issues as they occur across various themes and contexts, both orally and in writing. Students will also be prepared to assimilate the knowledge gained from this course with upper-level courses within the division.

    Teaching Methods:

    Classes take an informal, participative format as the instructor facilitates informed reading and discussion, prior to the presentation of culminating written assignments. Within this framework, groups and individuals will take on project work in conjunction with oral and written presentation.

    Teaching Media:

    The primary texts are print-based literature with standard classroom and multimedia support.

    Measurement and evaluation of student achievement:

    MUIC standard grading criteria: 90% and above is grade A.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations