Humour is an integral part of social interaction and probably one of the most difficult aspects to master when exchanging in a second language. Cultural and social connotations, experiences and political correctness all contribute to an ever evolving form of communication that we all love to partake in.

By studying British & American humour, and their differences (videos/related articles/series/sketches/stand-up comedians etc...) you will get an insight into what makes these two cultures laugh. Does it make you laugh? Does a global humour exist?

Your final project will be, in groups, to write and perform your own sketch. Don’t worry, there will be a lot of work before hand to prepare you all for this. 


We will be looking at significant moments from the 20th century to the present, and the media’s portrayal of these events.  In this student-centred learning module you will be expected to conduct your own research and present what impact your chosen event has had on society (past & present), as well as examining the differences in media coverage. Every student is expected to participate in class discussions and debates (continuous assessment), and to thoroughly research your chosen event outside of class.


We will be looking at significant moments from the 20th century to the present, and the media’s portrayal of these events.  In this student-centred learning module you will be expected to conduct your own research and present what impact your chosen event has had on society (past & present), as well as examining the differences in media coverage. Every student is expected to participate in class discussions and debates (continuous assessment), and to thoroughly research your chosen event outside of class.


This course will focus on the historical and structural basis of the American political system as well as current manifestations, notably the upcoming 2020 elections. Key voter issues such as immigration and gun control will be examined in light of their constitutional and cultural importance. Students will also analyze the role of demographics, special interest groups, campaign financing and the media in shaping the American political landscape. Continuous assessment based on in-course participation and prepared activities.