ENG1510 – Britain since the 1960s
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
In this course, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of contemporary British civilisation will be studied in the light of developments since the 1960s. Britain's relations with Europe and the rest of the world before, during, and after the Thatcher period will be examined and discussed. Special emphasis will be put on plitical and constitutional change since 1997, i.e. since the Blair government took office. Other aspects of British civilisation dealt with in this course are the mass media, art and architecture, fiction and drama.
This course offers greater and more detailed insight into modern British history, culture and society than the survey course in British Civilisation (ENG1505) on which it is based.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Admission to the course is required.
Recommended previous knowledge
It is strongly recommended that students take the survey course ENG1505 – British Civilisation before they begin their study of Britain since 1960.
The course is taught throughout the semester with 3 hours per week, one hour lecture and a double group. There is a mid-term break (one week in autumn term, two weeks in spring term) during which the students are expected to prepare obligatory assignments (see below) and otherwise study on their own. The students are supposed to attend the course regularly
Students must turn in an essay of 5 standard pages by a stated deadline during the semester. Feedback will be given. The essay has to be accepted by the tutor before the student is allowed to sit for the exam. Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the two consecutive semesters when the course is given. The evaluation is based on a 4-hour written exam.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.