Economic, legal, social and political issues in English-speaking countries

lmult2421  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Economic, legal, social and political issues in English-speaking countries
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Prerequisites
B2 level of listening and reading and B2 level of speaking (Common European Framework of Reference).
Main themes
The course touches on the economic, legal, social and political issues in English-speaking countries. It describes the political institutions and the different actors (parties, trends) and tackles the important legal questions discussed in society. During the course, we will describe the major recent social trends by studying the different participants (employers, trade unions, etc.) Finally, the economic underpinnings of the country will be tackled (finance, employment, the structure of companies, management, etc.), in order to speed up the economic immersion in the economic life of these countries. This course also has a seminar component (15 hours) where different aspects of the course are discussed in English using articles and videos.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 By the end of the course, students should have acquired a solid knowledge of the economic, legal, social and political issues in English-speaking countries. They should be able to describe in detail the political institutions, the different social actors (employers, trade unions, etc.) and the important social questions discussed in the English-speaking countries.
 
Content
The course explores the economic, legal, social and political issues in English-speaking countries using a variety of sources: newspaper articles, videos, internet sites, etc. There is a lot of emphasis on the analysis of current events.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  1. The teacher will, whenever possible, invite members from the business, diplomatic and journalistic world to come and speak to the students.
  2. Part 2 of the course (15 hours) is taught by the Institut des Langues Vivantes (ILV).
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written and/or oral examination: the written part consists of a case study that the student will write on a legal, social or political topic chosen by the student. The oral part of the exam will be based on the formal lectures (30 hours).
 
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