Scholarly research and writing in English

Course

Essay

15 credits

Autumn / Spring

100%

Campus

On this course, you will plan and complete an extensive research and writing project in English-language linguistics, literature or culture. You will develop your knowledge of how to research and write an academic essay through focused seminars and individual supervision, learning to construct an argument in a scholarly manner.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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Linguistic and cultural knowledge that is useful at work or at home Do you want to work in advertising and PR, translation and interpretation, politics, travel, journalism, international relations, cultural criticism? All these fields require skills in English and knowledge related to different cultures. Studying English at Södertörn University will help you use English, and language in general, in the most effective manner, allowing you to use these skills in advertising, politics or other in professions in which you need a high level of communicative skill. You will also gain the skills you need for employment in a workplace where English is the working language, which makes English a great supplement to other subjects. Studying English brings the opportunity to continue studying at Master’s level and beyond. Read about research in this subject
A scholarly essay in English-language linguistics, literature or culture On this 15-credit course, you will broaden your literary or linguistic knowledge and deepen your understanding and application of methods and theories for the scholarly study of language or literature. You will plan and complete an extensive research and writing project under the guidance of a supervisor, having chosen a topic within English-language linguistics, literature or culture. Your knowledge of how to research and write an academic essay is developed through focused seminars and individual supervision, so that you adopt a scholarly approach to formulating a problem, building an argument and relating this problem to other research in the subject area. Course design The course is taught through lectures, seminars and individual supervision; these are all conducted in English, so you improve your oral and written proficiency. The course literature is in English. Examination is based on your essay, the defence of your essay and your review of another student’s work.
A global language to help you understand the world English is a global language. Learning English opens doors to personal development and future success; you can study or work abroad, gain better understanding of the mechanisms in a multicultural society and think critically about many aspects of current societal and political problems. Learning a foreign language also brings new ways of looking at the problems in the world. English at Södertörn University specialises in teaching and research in English and fields directly linked to the subject, such as linguistics, literature and the culture of English-speaking countries. It encourages critical thinking about the links between historical, social and cultural circumstances, and well as examining how different social groups use language. Another aspect is that of how a language is learned and what influences the process.