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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)

Information about application for exchange students

  • 15/03/2018 AS18 week 45-50, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-42347
  • 17/09/2018 SS19 week 14-18, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-42348

Creative Writing and the Reflective Essay

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

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 their 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 autumn semester 2018

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