Course author and teacher:
WANG Xiaohai

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies - China

Western Society and Culture

EURASIA Thematic Areas: Cultural Issues; The EU Itself

Number of Credits: 2
Level: BA


After successfully completing this course,
should be able to comprehensively and systematically understand the British and American culture, such as each country’s geographical information, history, politics, economy, foreign relations, educational system, mass media, daily life, customs and etiquette, social welfare and other aspects, and understand the relationship between the related subject and this course.
through discussions of various topics included in the textbook, students’ presentations in class, after-class reading, online training, and other forms of learning, the students can be improved in the following aspects: their creative and critical thinking, the ability to cooperate and solve problems, and their communicative competences.
with a deeper comparison between Chinese culture and western culture, students will have a profound understanding of Chinese culture and they are encouraged to take the initiative to use their own fluent foreign language to show the world the best part of Chinese culture.
through the study of western culture, it in turn promotes the improvement of students’ level of English language, and helps students study their professional courses.
On the basis of comprehensive understanding of Chinese and Western culture, students are helped to develop a global vision and cultivate an inclusive attitude towards different cultures and cultural diversity.

Learning Objectives Learning Outcomes Envisaged teaching methods and techniques Accreditation status: Feedback
The learning objectives of the course can be summarized as the following key terms: “imparting knowledge”, “cultivating ability”, “building up confidence”, “developing a global vision”.
• Lectures
• Student presentations
• Discussions
• Videos.
Every semester. The online course was open from June 2018.
Accreditation received.
The students’ evaluation score for this course is 94.21 for the second semester 2018-2019.