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Historical perspectives on the study of English


English B

30 hp




This intermediate level course broadens your knowledge by putting a historical perspective on the study of English in conversation with current events. You deepen and expand your knowledge of linguistics and comparative literature, developing all-round competence in the use of English in speech and writing.

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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
Learn to analyse English grammar, literature and language’s relation to power The series of courses in English on the intermediate, B-level course builds upon the A-level courses and broadens students’ knowledge by providing a historical perspective on their study of English. The Linguistic Methods course provides students with hands-on experience of linguistic data collection, such as elicitation and observation techniques, and data-based and data-driven methodologies for analysis. In Language and Power, students deepen their knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods by focusing on discourse analysis to explore linguistic expressions of power in relation to gender roles, political rhetoric, or media production. In Historical Survey Course of British Literature, students are introduced to important works from the Renaissance to the present day, learning to place each work within the history of English-language literature and culture. The B-level also features rotating courses in literature, including Postcolonial Literature and Culture, Historical Survey Course of American Literature, Multiethnic American Literature and Culture, and English Literature and Capitalism. More information about these courses can be found in the English B syllabus. In addition to developing spoken proficiency via oral presentations and participating in classroom discussions, students on the B-level further develop their written skills through instruction on and production of academic texts. Course design Teaching is conducted through lectures and seminars, and assessment takes the form of written examinations, take-home exams, written and oral assignments, as well as attendance at the lectures and seminars.
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.