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Іі. Зміст курсу

Тема 1. Education:

1. Diversity of education; 2. Aims of education at the Faculty of Social Sciences; 3. Problems that students face adjusting to the educational process; 4. Alternative education; 5. Lifelong Learning; 6. Plagiarism, cheating, and educational attitudes; 7. The social impact of illiteracy.

Grammar: Modal verbs

Writing skills: Essay organization

Тема 2. Work and Employment:

1. Qualities required for professions connected with people; 2. Work and Employment; 3. How to be successful at social work; 4. Work attitude. 5. Applying for a job; 6. The specifics of work at charitable organizations and NGOs; 7. Discrimination and prejudice at work.

Grammar: Conditional clauses; wish/if only clauses; as if/as though to make comparison.

Writing skills: Formal letters (application; CV/ resume). Descriptive essay

Тема 3. Politics:

1. Political systems of the world; 2. Peace, war, and international relations; 3. Ways to influence politics; 4. Elections. Political correctness; 5. Should rich countries help poor countries?6. What can be done about terrorism? 7. The perfect society.

Grammar: Adjective clauses

Writing skills: Summary

Тема 4. Globalization:

1. Positive and negative aspects of globalization; 2. Intercultural communication; 3. Cultural awareness for social connections; 4. Social perception and body language. 5. The power of the Internet; 6. Migration: causes and problems; 7. What does our common future hold?

Grammar: Infinitive

Writing skills: Problem-solution essay

Тема 5. Ethical Values and Religion:

1. Philosophy and God;2. The problem of evil;3. The meaningand mysteries of life;4. Major religions of the world. Freedom of religion;5.Religious instruction in schools; 6. What makes a decent society;7. Conflict management as a prerequisite for social interaction.

Grammar: Gerund

Writing skills: Contrast/comparison essay

Тема 6. Life in Society:

1. The mind and thinking;2.Teamwork and individual contribution;3. Gender differences and roles;4.Peer pressure and teenage cults;5. What makes young people commit crimes. Types of crime. 6.Life stages and rites of passage; 7. Demographic situation in the world.

Grammar: Participle. Showing relationships between ideas. Punctuation.

Тема 7. Nature and Ecology:

1. Enviromental awareness; 2. Environmental problems; 3. Alternative sources of energy; 4. Green consumerism; 5. Hunger; 6. Disasters and relief work; 7. Environmental issues in terms of politics.

Grammar: Parallel structure. Adverb clauses. Punctuation. Paired conjunction. Phrasal verbs.

Writing skills: Cause-effect essay

Тема 8. Art and Society:

1. Art as the reflection of society; 2. Types of art and their significance; 3. The art of storytelling; 4. Books and Films. 5. Music as the universal language; 6. The personality of the artist; 7. Cultural icons and role models.

Grammar: Inversion. Emphatic structures.

ІІІ. Література

Main literature:

  1. M. Velasquez, V. Barry. Philosophy, a text with readings. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth, 1988.

  2. Package of Study Pages for the Department of Social Sciences.

  1. Levine, Deena R and M. Adelman. Beyond language: intercultural communication foe English as a second language: teacher’s manual. Englewoof cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1982.

  2. Soars, J. and Soars, L. Headway: Advanced. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

  3. Soars, Liz and Soars, J. Headway: upper-intermediate. Oxford: Oxford university press, 1987.

  4. Naunton, Jon. Think first certificate. Edinburg: Longman, 2000.

  5. Foll, David and Kelly, A. First Certificate Avenues: Coursebook. Revised edition. Edinburg: Cambridge university press, 1996.

  6. Cotton, D., Falvey, D. at al. Language leader: upper intermediate. Coursebook and CD-ROM. Harlow, England: Pearson Education Limited, 2008.

  7. Evans, Virginia. FCE use of English-2. Newbury: Express Publishing, 2001.

  8. Azar, Betty Shrampfer. Understanding and using English grammar. 2-nd ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1989.

  9. Jones, Leo. New Cambridge Advanced English: student’s book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

  10. Jacobson, Michael D. Pros and cons: a debater’s handbook. 17th ed. London: Routledge [1996], 1987.

Additional literature:

  1. Harmer, Jeremy and Rossner, R. More than words: vocabulary for upper intermediate to advanced students: in 2 books. Edinburgh: Longman, 1997.

  2. Vince, Michael. First certificate language practice: with key. Oxford: Heinemann English language teaching, 1998.

  3. Azar, Betty Shrampfer. Understanding and using English grammar. 3-rd ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999.

  4. Cotton, D. Falvey at al. Language leader: intermediate. Coursebook and CD-ROM. Harlow, England: Pearson Education Limited, 2008.

  5. Miller, H. Nexus. NY Grove Press, 1965.

  6. Blass, L. and Pike-Baky, M. Mosaic 2: a Content-Based Writing Book. New York: Random House, 1985.

  7. Karant, Priscilla. Headlines: an advanced text for reading, speaking, and listening. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1985.

  8. Soars, Liz and Soars, J. New Headway English Course: Upper-Intermediate: Student’s Book. Oxford: Oxford university press, 2002.

  9. Soars, Liz and Soars, J. New Headway English Course: Advanced: Student’s Book. Oxford: Oxford university press, 2002.

  10. Gude, Kathy and Duckworth, Michael. Proficiency Masterclass. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

  11. Kay, Sue and Jones, Vaughan. Inside Out: Upper Intermediate: Student’s Book. Oxford: Macmillan Education, 2001.

  12. Jones, Ceri and Bastow, Tania. Inside Out: Upper Intermediate: Student’s Book. Oxford: Macmillan Education, 2001.

  13. O’Connell, Sue. Focus on IELTS. Harlow, England: Pearson Education Limited, 2002.

  14. Bell, Jan and Gower, Roger. Matters: Upper-Intermediate: Student’s Book. Harlow: Longman, 2003.

  15. Mann, R., Newbrook, J. et al. New proficiency gold. Harlow: Longman, 2002.

  16. Vince, Michael. Advanced Language Practice. Oxford: Heinemann English Language Teaching, 1994.

  17. Wellman, Guy. Wordbuilder. Oxford: Heinemann International, 1998.

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