English History, Language and Culture
By doing this Minor you will become an expert in the histories and cultures of Britain, the USA and the most important countries within the Commonwealth. You will also learn a great deal about their geographies and improve your English across the board.
The first part of the Minor is focused on the histories of the various parts of the English-speaking world (UK, USA and Canada, India and the Far East, Sub-Sahara Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong and the Middle East) as well as their cultures and basic geographies. The student learns to investigate and research historical topics and how to give effective and interesting presentations. Using this knowledge and these skills the student can research background information with current publications from quality English publications and present these at a professional level.
During the second part of the Minor the focus is on written English and Cross Cultural Management: The student can identify the cultural similarities and differences between the various areas. The student can conduct a meaningful and grammatically correct correspondence in correct English. The student can write a report in grammatically correct English at pre-academic level about an issue that is relevant to his/her field of study, using various English sources. The student can give a presentation of the management summary of this report.
Tineke Warmelink-Westerman, phone: (050) 595 2919, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.