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Registration information

Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level) (Specific entry requirements 2, exemption provided for modern languages).
General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A2, exemption provided for modern languages).

Selection: 1/3 on the basis of upper secondary school grades, 1/3 on the basis of the Swedish University Aptitude Test, 1/3 on the basis of previous university credits (Max. 165 credits may be taken into account)

  • Application AS17 week 44-48, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-42006

Creative Writing, Essay as a Genre

Course 7,5 credits

This course in creative writing focuses on the essay as a genre, and aims to provide students with practice in collecting themes and generating ideas. You will practice on articulate themes from the literature’s point of view and write essays from that. The course also covers writing methods and participation in peer critique groups and teacher’s respons.

The below information comes from the syllabus and is valid from: spring semester 2017

Course design

The course consists of lectures, seminars, group assignments, and individual written assignments.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
Knowledge and understanding

  • describe the characteristics of essays
  • describe the process theory of writing
Competence and skills
  • discuss and analyse texts
  • formulate a reader response
  • formulate a theme and develop this as an essay, based on the course literature
Judgement and approach
  • evaluate his or her own and others’ strategic writing choices
  • evaluate creative writing as a working method.


Active participation in seminars and written assignments. Absence from no more than 20% of the seminars may, after consultation with the examiner, be compensated for via written hand-in assignments.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2017

The above information and syllabus are based on the most recently validated decision. Any previous versions are available here.


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