English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

English C, 30 credits

(Engelska C, 30 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1142EN
Subject area English
Main field of study English
Progressive specialisation G2E (First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science)
Academic school School of Culture and Education
Disciplary domain Humanities 100%
Grading scale AF
Education cycle First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level C
Language of instruction English
Valid from Autumn semester 2020

Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Culture and Education  at Södertörn University on 2019-10-17 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

English A, 30 credits; and English B, 30 credits, or equivalent

Learning outcomes

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

Knowledge and understanding

  • describe, compare and identify the advantages and disadvantages of different theories and methods for analysing language, literature and culture
  • identify and formulate questions about English-language literature or linguistics that correspond to advanced knowledge.

Competence and skills

  • write academic texts with a high degree of linguistic precision
  • discuss linguistic and literary issues at a scholarly level
  • under the guidance of a supervisor, formulate and demarcate a research project suitable for English-language linguistic or literary study
  • search, interpret, use and accurately refer to various sources in an extended, structured essay within the subject of English
  • independently complete a scholarly investigation with clear application of linguistic or literary methodology and theories to English-language research material
  • problematise choices and application of methods and theories and defend their own choices.

Judgement and approach

  • reflect on the possibilities and limitations of scholarly analyses
  • evaluate and satisfy their own needs for further information in the subject of English.

Course content, modules and examinations

A high degree of proficiency in English is developed and exercised during the course, in both speech and writing. The student broadens their literary knowledge and deepens their understanding and application of methods and theories for the scholarly study of language and literature. The student plans and completes an extensive research and writing project under the guidance of a supervisor.

Theoretical Approaches to Linguistics, 7.5 credits

(Teoretiska perspektiv inom lingvistik, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

The student broadens their linguistic knowledge and deepens their understanding and application of methods and theories for the scholarly study of language. The student deepens and broadens their knowledge of modern linguistic analysis and theory. The application of theory and terminology is practiced both individually and in small groups. This module presents theories and concepts within such areas as sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics. During the module, the student learns to differentiate between, and apply, linguistic concepts and methods.

1001, Theoretical Approaches to Linguistics, 7.5 credits

(Teoretiska perspektiv inom lingvistik, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Theoretical Approaches to Literature, 7.5 credits

(Teoretiska perspektiv inom litteratur, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

The student deepens and broadens their knowledge of modern literary analysis by studying important conceptual apparatuses and theories, such as structuralism, post-structuralism, critical culture theory, feminism and new historicism. They also apply the theories to the analysis of various literary fields such as modern poetry, autobiography or the post-colonial novel.

1002, Theoretical Approaches to Literature, 7.5 credits

(Teoretiska perspektiv inom litteratur, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Essay, 15 credits

(Självständigt arbete, 15 högskolepoäng)

In this module, the student chooses a topic within English-language linguistics, literature or culture. In seminars and with individual supervision, the student develops their knowledge of how to research and write an academic essay. The student is to adopt a scholarly approach and train their ability to formulate a problem, build an argument and relate this problem to other research in the subject area. At the seminar, the student has the opportunity to receive and respond to criticism of their own work.

1003, Essay, 15 credits

(Självständigt arbete, 15 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

Teaching is in the form of lectures, seminars and individual supervision.

Examination format

Theoretical Approaches to Linguistics

  • 1001: seminar and lecture attendance, written assignments and oral presentations

Theoretical Approaches to Literature

  • 1002: seminar and lecture attendance, written assignments and oral presentations

Essay

  • 1003: Essay, defence of essay and review of another student's essay

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

The number of times a student may undergo examination of the essay is limited to five (5), including the course's scheduled examination. This limitation applies only to the essay and the public discussion of the essay

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module. In order to be awarded the grade A for the whole course, the student must get A for the Essay module. In order to be awarded the grade B for the whole course, the student must get at least B for the Essay module.

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

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.