English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Introduction to Academic Writing in English, 15 credits

(Introduktionskurs i akademiskt skrivande på engelska, 15 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1107EN
Subject area English
Main field of study No main subject
Progressive specialisation G1N (First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements)
Academic school School of Culture and Education
Disciplary domain Humanities 100%
Grading scale AF
Education cycle First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level A
Language of instruction English
Valid from Autumn semester 2018


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Culture and Education  at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A2, exemption provided for modern languages) and English B/English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate basic skills in academic writing in English
  • explain and apply rhetorical strategies in text construction
  • analyse English-language academic texts
  • identify and produce different types of English-language academic texts
  • write formal texts in English with a high degree of grammatical accuracy
  • make use of relevant sources
  • critically analyse English-language texts regarding language, structure and argument
  • constructively critique his or her own writing

Course content, modules and examinations

The course focuses on the basics of academic writing in English. The students practice analysing different types of text, ways of presenting an argument and rhetorical strategies. The students discuss their own and others’ texts, such as reports and short essays, focusing on style and register, as well as issues concerning suitable structure and articulate arguments.

1001, Introduction to Academic Writing in English, 15 credits

(Introduktionskurs i akademiskt skrivande på engelska, 15 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars. All teaching and course literature is in English.

Examination format

  • Obligatory attendance and active participation.
  • Continuous assessment of written assignments.

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

Other stipulations

Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1070EN, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).