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Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level), Social Sciences A (basic level) (Specific entry requirements 6).
General entry requirements and basic level social sciences (equivalent of Swedish course Social Sciences 1b / 1a1+1a2) (Specific entry requirements A6).

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)

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  • Closed... SS18 week 03-22, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-42007

English A

Course 30 credits

In the A course, like in all our courses, you acquire both practical and theoretical knowledge. You learn how to discuss topics relevant to Anglophone cultures and societies, analyze contemporary English-language novels, and practice academic writing. Studying English helps you improve your oral and written proficiency. You also study language analysis, text analysis, grammar, as well as English-language literatures and cultures.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: spring semester 2018

Course design

Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars. All teaching is conducted in English for students to develop their oral and written proficiency. The course literature is in English.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student is able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • describe cultural and social conditions in the modern English-speaking world
  • display an understanding of English as an academic discipline, and questions that are central to the various orientations within the study of English, including English in a global context
  • define and apply linguistic concepts and argumentation
  • provide a general explanation of the structure of English
  • provide example of fundamental tools and concepts for the analysis of modern texts and discourses
Competence and ability
  • use fundamental grammatical concepts
  • apply fundamental tools and concepts in the analysis of different genres of literary texts
  • orally communicate, discuss and convey information in English
  • write academic texts of a clear structure and formal style
Evaluation and attitude
  • relate to examples of how social, economic and political factors influence and are influenced by linguistic and cultural variations


English in a Global Context
1001: Written examination, written assignments, oral presentations, lecture and seminar attendance

Grammar A
1002: Written examination, lecture and seminar attendance
1003: Written examination, lecture and seminar attendance

General Course in English Linguistics
1004: Written examination
1005: Written assignments, oral presentations, lecture and seminar attendance

Literature and Culture
1006: Written examination, written assignments, oral presentations, lecture and seminar attendance

If a student has missed more than 20% of the seminars and lectures on a course module the student can only compensate this by, on another occasion, attending the seminars and/or lectures required to reach a minimum level of 80% overall attendance.

At least 18 of 30 points must be awarded pass with special distinction (Väl godkänd) in order for this to be the final course grade.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2018

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