English translation of course syllabus

Literature and Culture II, 7.5 credits

(Litteratur och kultur II, 7,5 högskolepoäng)

Course code EN005G
Subject area English
Main field of study English
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 Spring semester 2024


This course syllabus was validated by the Management Board of the School of Culture and Education at Södertörn University on 2022-02-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance. This course syllabus was revised by the Management Board of the School of Culture and Education at Södertörn University on 2023-08-24.

Entry requirements

General requirements for university studies
You also need: English 6

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student can:

Knowledge and understanding 

  • provide an overview of important themes in modern and contemporary literature from the English-language regions of North America and the Caribbean
  • on a basic level, describe how literature from North America and the Caribbean relates to national as well as global cultural and societal conditions
  • identify literary genres and relate them to the concept of canon


Competence and skills

  • produce close readings of literary and cultural texts
  • write short scholarly texts with a clear structure and a formal style
  • deploy analytical and argumentative skills in spoken and written English


Judgement and approach

  • reflect on English-language literature from North America and the Caribbean from historical and cultural perspectives

Course content, modules and examinations

The student is introduced to a selection of texts and contexts in English-language literary and cultural studies, with a focus on North America and the Caribbean. The student broadens their understanding of literary production and genres such as fiction, drama and hip-hop, as well as their knowledge of historical and societal contexts in the English-speaking world. Close reading skills are consolidated. Finally, the student further develops their ability to discuss literature and culture in a self-reflective manner and to produce proficient written and oral analyses following fundamental academic conventions.

1001, Literature and Culture II, 7.5 credits

(Litteratur och kultur II, 7,5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

On-campus course: If the course is offered on campus, teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars.

Distance course: If the course is offered remotely, teaching is in the form of images and texts via the university's study web, as well as active participation in online discussions. Access to a computer with an internet connection is a prerequisite for taking the course.

Examination format

On-campus course: Written examination, written hand-in assignments, oral presentations, active seminar participation and attendance at lectures.

Distance course: Active participation in online discussions, written assignments and oral examination.

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

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

This course corresponds in full to the module with the same name in the course syllabus for English A EN027G.