英国文学

文章来源:上海科技大学通识教学中心发布时间:2018-01-08浏览次数:54

课程信息


课程名称:英国文学   British literature

课程代码:GEHA1037

课程学分:2

课程简介


        英国文学史涵盖了英国文学的发展,特别侧重于文学如何反映公众的情感以及文学是如何成为发展英语的工具。

        通过分析文学的来源,学生会发现文学与作者的角色是如何从罗马入侵到早第二十世纪中期后殖民主义之间发生变化的。每一堂课都有一个在更大时间范围内的单独焦点,因此学生在两到三节课内将逐渐接触到某个历史时期的主题。在课程结束时,学生们将能够理解英国历史上的关键事件如何塑造英国文学,并最终形成公众思想。

        在该课程中,学生将获得分析技巧并反复接触文学词汇,这些词汇将形成学生在课堂中参与的讨论,角色扮演,辩论和历史调查的基础。通过对英国历史知识的理解和对文学作品评价的历史考察,学生将对英国历史上影响作家的因素有更深层次的了解。学生必须阅读一部英国文学作品,并在每周的课程中提交相应读后感。在课程结束时,学生将基于他们选择的书提交一篇来源分析文章。此外,学生将在课程中定期完成写作作业。这些设计是为了评估和培养他们分析性的子技能,如批判性阅读、独立思考、语言分析和推断意义。学生如果能够理解文本、语言和历史意义之间的相互作用,辅以突出的学术结论,将获得高分。


British literary history covers the development of British literature over time, specifically focusing on how literature reflects public sentiment and how literature has been a vehicle in progressing the English language.

 Through analysing literary sources, students will discover how literature and the role of the author have changed from the time of the Roman invasion to early-mid 20th century postcolonialism. Each lesson has an individual focus from within a broader period, thus students are gradually exposed to the themes of historical periods of time over two or three lessons. By the end of the course students will be able to understand how key events in British history shaped British literature and, ultimately, public thought.

Over the duration of the course students will acquire analytical skills and be repeatedly exposed to literary lexis that will form the basis of the discussions, roleplays, debates and historical investigations they will engage in during class. By understanding British historical knowledge and considering historical circumstances when assessing works of literature, students will have a deep-rooted understanding of the factors that influenced writers throughout British history. Students are required to read a piece of British literature over the duration of the course, coming to class each week with several observations from their reading that week. At the end of the course, students will submit a source analysis essay on their chosen book. Additionally, students will be assigned writing assignments periodically over the course. These are designed to assess and develop analytical sub-skills such as critical reading, independent thinking, language analysis and inferred meaning. Students that are able to comprehend the interaction between texts, language and historical significance with prominent scholarly conclusions will achieve high grades.


授课教师

Jack Webster
       Jack Webster来自英格兰默西塞德郡德比,并于
2015年来到中国。他是上海科技大学的一名英 孚教育合作部门的英语老师。

      他已经教授过各种种类的英语课程,并始终将责任心和决心镌刻在自己的心中。为了最大限度地激发学生的潜能,他通过营造一种互动和拟真的教学环境来促进学生自己去发现和学习。他专精于教授英国文学和历史,他认为这两方面能够有效地促进学生的批判性思维和独立判断能力。这些基础技巧都是学生将在将来的教育和工作发展中所必须的。他的研究方向是集体身份的形成、语言的形成和语言身份。他曾在这些方面做过许多讲座,并在将来会继续下去。

       在英孚教育学术合作部门里,他还参与到创意课程的设计和完善中,这些课程被包含在上海ESL教育中。这些课程旨在通过将当下的教学方式和源于学生、关于学生的话题相结合来标准化大学ESL的学习体验,以培养学生的核心语言技巧。

       在开始英语教学生涯之前,他在德比大学进修历史,并以第一荣誉学士的身份毕业。他作为专业教师的生涯开始于意大利,在那里的经历让他下定决心要继续在海外教学。从那时起,他考出了许多的教师资格证,包括一份剑桥英语教学资格,并且他还在继续积极获得更多证书。

       Jack非常高兴能够在上海科技大学工作,并且他对于继续在这所当代前卫的大学中继续他的职业深造抱有非常大的热情。


Jack Webster is from Merseyside, England, and moved to China in 2015. He is an English language teacher with EF Academic Partnerships based at ShanghaiTech University.

He has experience teaching a wide range of English language courses, and employ conscientiousness and determination in his work. So as to maximise students’ potential, he tries to facilitate student discovery by creating an interactive, stimulating environment. He has particular expertise in British literature and history, two disciplines he believes encourage critical thinking and independent judgement. These are fundamental skills students require for further educational and professional development. His specific research interests lie in the formation of collective identities, the development of language and language identity. He has experience delivering lectures on these subjects and will deliver more in the near future.

Within EF Academic Partnerships he is also involved in the development of innovative courses that are taught across the ESL field of teaching in Shanghai. These courses aim to standardise the ESL learning experience at universities by pairing contemporary teaching techniques with relevant, engaging topics to develop a student’s core language skills.

Before he began teaching he studied History at the University of Derby, achieving first class honours. His professional teaching career started in Italy, an experience that gave him the desire to continue teaching abroad. He has since attained several teaching qualifications, including a Cambridge English teaching certificate, and he is currently in the process of achieving more teaching qualifications.

Jack is delighted to work at ShanghaiTech University, and he is enthusiastic about continuing his professional development at this contemporary, progressive university.



       

       





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