Syllabus

Title
4038 Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunikation IV - Englisch / Life in Britain and the U.S.
Instructors
ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexander Beer, Ass.Prof. Dr. Martin Herles, B.A.
Contact details
  • Type
    LVP
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
02/23/22 to 03/02/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/09/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 03/16/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 03/23/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 03/30/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 04/06/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 04/20/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 04/27/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 05/04/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 05/11/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 05/18/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 05/25/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 06/08/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14
Wednesday 06/15/22 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM TC.5.14

Contents

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.

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.

Attendance requirements

Since this class is held in an LVP format, attendance is generally not required, regardless of whether classes can be held on campus or not. Obviously, however, we highly recommend attending any sessions that do take place as well as processing all inputs that will be provided throughout the semester.

If possible under WU regulations at the time, classes will generally be held in person & on campus; in such case, registration procedures may become necessary, which will be discussed as and when appropriate. Individual sessions may be held online (to be announced ahead of time), but no session will be offered simultaneously in person and online.


 

Teaching/learning method(s)

Lecture style; students' participation is encouraged

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

Assessment

Written exam offered at various dates starting in the final session of class. NOTE: Registration for the course is required for the exam.

The exam will be based on the coursebook (see "Literature") plus all materials uploaded to learn@wu throughout the semester.

 

 

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Registration required during the period of registration. Please visit the website of the Institute for English Business Communication for details on procedure and deadlines: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/ebc/student-platform/bachelor/ebc4/


Readings

1
Title: Life in Britain and the U.S. (Lecture notes compiled by A. Beer and M. Herles)

Publisher: Management Book Service
Edition: latest edition
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Script

Availability of lecturer(s)

Please refer to the homepage of the Institute for English Business Communication: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/ebc/contact/

Unit details

Unit Date Contents
1

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

Last edited: 2021-10-27



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