4042 Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation IV - Englisch / Life in Britain and the U.S.
ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexander Beer, Ass.Prof. Dr. Martin Herles, B.A.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
18.02.2019 bis 27.02.2019
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Mittwoch 06.03.2019 09:00 - 11:00 EA.6.026
Mittwoch 13.03.2019 14:00 - 16:00 TC.3.01
Mittwoch 20.03.2019 14:00 - 16:00 D3.0.233
Mittwoch 27.03.2019 14:00 - 16:00 EA.6.032
Mittwoch 03.04.2019 14:00 - 16:00 TC.3.05
Mittwoch 10.04.2019 14:00 - 16:00 TC.5.27
Mittwoch 08.05.2019 14:00 - 16:00 D5.0.002
Mittwoch 15.05.2019 14:00 - 16:00 D5.0.002
Mittwoch 22.05.2019 14:00 - 16:00 TC.4.01
Mittwoch 29.05.2019 14:00 - 16:00 TC.5.15
Mittwoch 05.06.2019 14:00 - 16:00 TC.5.01
Mittwoch 12.06.2019 14:00 - 16:00 TC.5.15
Mittwoch 19.06.2019 14:00 - 16:00 TC.5.15

Inhalte der LV

Topics include subjects such as major business (incl. retail) organisations, food & drink, leisure activities, cultural characteristics, and the social framework of the two countries. Some interesting language aspects (including dialect(s) and slang) will also be covered.Throughout the lecture contrasts and parallels between Austria, Britainand the United States will be discussed in some detail.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After attending the lecture, students will be able to follow and better understand current developments in Britain and the U.S. in the fields of business, politics, sports and culture. By being exposed to media input (mostly) from those two countries, a general understanding of basic behavioral and cultural idiosyncrasies will be developed and fostered.

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Since this class is held in an LVP format, attendance is generally not required; still, continuous attendance is, of course, highly recommended and may offer the chance for bonus points.


Lecture style; students' participation is encouraged

Additionally, occasional guest lecturers are invited to provide an outside angle

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

A.) WU students: Written exam

NOTE: Registration for the course is required for the exam, which can be taken at the end of the semester at the earliest. For the material covered and the structure of the exam, please see information on the homepage of the Institute for English Business Communication:

B.) For exchange students who take the course for credit, the requirements are: active class participation and a written exam towards the end of the semester- details concerning that exam will be discussed in class.

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

Registration required during the period of registration. Please visit the website of the Institute for English Business Communication for details on procedure and deadlines:


Titel: Life in Britain and the U.S. (Lecture notes compiled by A. Beer and M. Herles)

Verlag: Management Book Service
Auflage: latest edition
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
Art: Skriptum

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Please refer to the homepage of the Institute for English Business Communication:

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte

Basic Data (geography, history, etc.)

Throughout the lecture: current events of cultural/political/etc. significance

Political and Legal System

Social Environment

General Economic Affairs

Retail Sector

Leisure Industry

Zuletzt bearbeitet: 31.10.2018