English translation of course syllabus

English C, 30 credits

(Engelska C, 30 högskolepoäng)

Course code EN022G
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 2022

Validation

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.

Entry requirements

English A, 30 credits; and English B, 30 credits, or equivalent. English 6 or the equivalent.

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student can:

Theoretical Approaches to Linguistics

Knowledge and understanding 

  • independently explain issues, methods, and theories within scientific research of the English language
  • critically discuss linguistic theories in speech and writing with a high degree of linguistic precision

 

Competence and skills 

  • identify and collect primary material and secondary sources
  • identify the advantages and disadvantages of various linguistic theories for the analysis of primary material
  • independently formulate research questions relevant to English linguistics
  • use correct and nuanced academic English in discussions of the English language

 

Judgement and approach 

  • problematise choices and applications of linguistic methodology and theory, and defend their own choices
  • independently evaluate both primary material and secondary sources for the linguistic analysis of the English language
  • critically reflect on the possibilities and limitations of scholarly analyses within the field of English linguistics
  • evaluate their own needs for further knowledge from the field of English linguistics


Theoretical Approaches to Literature

Knowledge and understanding 

  • critically discuss various theories and methods for the analysis of literature and culture 
  • independently identify research-oriented questions about English literary studies

 

Competence and skills 

  • contribute, in both spoken and written form, to scholarly discussions and debates pertaining to English-language literature
  • independently explain their choice of methods and theories when writing literary essays
  • write advanced academic texts in English
  • formulate research questions within the field of English literary studies

 

Judgement and approach 

  • independently evaluate applications of literary methods and theories
  • critically evaluate the possibilities and limitations of scientific inquiry within English literary studies
  • evaluate their own needs for further knowledge from the field of English literary studies

 

Essay

Knowledge and understanding 

  • independently account for different methods and theories in the field of English literature or English linguistics
  • identify issues related to in-depth research in English literature or English linguistics

 

Competence and skills 

  • independently formulate a research question relevant to the field of English literature or English linguistics
  • account for choices of methods and theories as a basis for writing the advanced-level essay in the field of English literature or English linguistics
  • in a methodological manner, search for, interpret, and evaluate primary material and secondary sources
  • express themself with a high degree of precision in academic writing

 

Judgement and approach 

  • assume a critical approach to their own and others’ work
  • reflect critically on the possibilities and limitations of scholarly analyses 
  • evaluate critically the ethical and political aspects of humanities studies

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 knowledge of literary studies and linguistics and deepens their understanding and application of methods and theories for the scholarly study of literature and language. 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 also 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, poststructuralism, critical and cultural theory, and gender studies. With the departure point in various literary fields, the student also applies theory to the analysis of literary texts.

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 or literary studies. In seminars and with individual supervision, the student develops their knowledge of how to pursue research and write an academic essay. The student is to adopt a scholarly approach and train their ability to formulate a problem and build an argument in relation to other research in the subject area. When defending their essay at the end of the course, 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 seminars and individual supervision.

Examination format

Theoretical Approaches to Linguistics

1001: seminar attendance, written assignments, essay and oral presentations

Theoretical Approaches to Literature

1002: seminar attendance, written assignments, essay and oral presentations

Essay

1003: Essay, individual supervisions, 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 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.