OOOK105 English for Political Scientists (level C1.1)


The course is designed for students in Political Science in English at New Bulgarian University. The syllabus covers the skills needed for English for Specific Purposes(ESP) courses. The materials are developed to practise dealing with political contents, IR, EU politics,etc. The students build up their receptive and productive skills in English, vocabulary for politics, academic writing and speaking. The course consists of 150 academic hours and is divided into 10 units, each of which contains reading,listening, vocabulary and writing sections. The materials are developed and adapted from authentic texts. Grammar is discussed in context.

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Politics and Society


преп. Росица Иванова  

Описание на курса:


Students develop competencies in academic English, and learn how to deal with specific vocabulary and input. Focus is placed upon differenttypes of academic writing, such as essaya, reports, abstracts, papers, etc.Furthermore they practise speaking in public and giving presentatios.the course also emphasises on building up skills related to critical thinhg and critical approaches to a text. At the end of the course students will be able to express themselves, both orally and in writing and feel more confident and familiar with the contents covered in their studies.
Предварителни изисквания:
Students must have B2 level and above to enroll in this course.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Unit 1: Beginning theories

Unit2: What is politics?

Unit 3: The State

Unit 4:Conceptions of Power

Unit5: Political Identity, Socialisation and Culture

Unit6: Political Parties

Unit7: Conceptions of Justice

Unit8: The New World Order

Unit 9: EU Politics

Unit 10: EU Institutions

Литература по темите:

The course materials are developed and adapted by Rossitsa Hristova

designed as a book of English for Political Science ( published by NBU)

Средства за оценяване:

Continuous assessment GPA of three written tests, a presentation, final test and participation in class