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English BA (B), 30 Credits


General data

Code: EN006G
Subject/Main field: Engelska
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (B)
Credits: 30
Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Humanities
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Established: 9/11/2006
Date of change: 5/9/2014
Version valid from: 8/28/2014

Aim

The student should develop and increase the ability to use oral and written English as well as develop knowledge of English linguistics English-speaking countries’ transatlantic and global culture and literary history and use this knowledge to interpret and make comparisons.

Course objectives

After completing the course the student should be able to:
- show a more developed ability to understand, produce and critically evaluate spoken and written English of different levels and styles
- with the support of relevant terminology understand, apply and show a developed command of general linguistic theories and the historical development of the English language
- show a developed ability to read, understand and analyse cultural and literary texts in relation to the transatlantic world’s literary and cultural historical eras
- show a developed ability to read, understand and analyse individual literary texts in their global contexts
- show an increased ability to contribute constructively to his/her studies, both individually and in group, as well as plan her/his studies over the short and long term
- demonstrate the ability to search for, evaluate and select information from the Internet, library resources and other sources.
- demonstrate the ability to search for, evaluate and select information, as well as independently use language tools, dictionaries, grammars and corpora.
- write a supervised linguistic research paper that investigates a relevant area of linguistics, and to oppose another student’s research project
- show the ability to collaborate with other students to develop, improve and critically evaluate his/her and other students’ oral and written proficiency in English.

Content

The course consists of four modules:
- English Literatures in the Transatlantic World, 7,5 credits
- Language Survey, 7,5 credits
- English Literatures in a Global Perspective, 7,5 credits
- English B Research Paper, 7,5 credits

Entry requirements

Admission to the course normally requires 22,5 credits from English GR (A), 30 credits

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Teaching forms include lectures, exercises and group exercises.

The course is designed so that student learning occurs within a process. This means that the majority of the modules include obligatory group work and written or oral discussions. All hand-in assignments (group and individual) and group discussions should be completed according to the specific module’s schedule.

Examination form

The course is examined through continuous assessment of oral and written assignments.
1. English Literatures in the Transatlantic World, 7,5 credits
Examined through oral and written tasks that are continuously assessed throughout the module.

2. Language Survey, 7,5 credits
Examined partly through oral and written tasks which are continuously assessed and partly through written assignments and a final written examination

3. English Literatures in a Global Perspective, 7,5 credits
Examined through oral and written tasks that are continuously assessed throughout the module.

4. English B Research Paper, 7,5 credits
Examined through written and oral and tasks that are continuously assessed throughout the module.


Students are entitled to scheduled examination opportunities during the course period as well as two extra opportunities within one year. Extra examination opportunities are based on the same course literature. Students who have failed an examination or the course twice have the right to another examiner. A student who has passed an examination or course is not allowed re-examination in order to gain a higher grade.

Link to specific subject grading criteria: www.miun.se/betygskriterier

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading


Required literature

Course unit 1

Author: Brontë, E
Title: Wuthering Heights
Edition: 1994
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Comment: 288 sidor. Eller annan upplaga

Author: Chopin, K.
Title: The Awakening
Edition: 1986
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Comment: 287 sidor. Eller annan upplaga

Author: Fitzgerald, F.S.
Title: The Great Gatsby
Edition: 1994
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Comment: 188 sidor. Eller annan upplaga

Author: Shakespeare, W.
Title: Macbeth
Edition: 1997
Publisher: Arden
Comment: 256 sidor.

Course unit 2

Author: Barber, Charles, Joan C. Beal and Philip A. Shaw.
Title: The English Language: A Historical Introduction
Edition: 2009, 2nd edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Comment: The English Language: A Historical Introduction finns även som E-bok

Author: Trudgill, Peter
Title: Sociolinguistics, An Introduction to Language and Society
Edition: 2000
Publisher: Penguin, 4:e upplagan
Comment: 222 sidor.

Course unit 3

Author: Coetzee, J.M.
Title: Disgrace
Edition: 2000
Publisher: Random House
Comment: 219 sidor. Eller annan upplaga

Author: Grace, Patricia
Title: Potiki
Edition: 1995
Publisher: Univeriety of Hawaii press
Comment: 192 sidor. Eller annan upplaga

Author: Ngugi wa Thion'g'o
Title: A Grain of Wheat
Edition: 1987
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Comment: 257 sidor. Eller annan upplaga

Author: Roy, Arundati
Title: The God of Small Things
Edition: 1998
Publisher: Harper Collins
Comment: 339 sidor. Eller annan upplaga

Author: Walker, Alice
Title: The Color Purple
Edition: 2003
Publisher: Harvest Books
Comment: 300 sidor. Eller annan upplaga

Course unit 4

Title: Ingen obligatorisk litteratur

Stencilerat material tillhandahålls av avdelningen.
Kompendium i språkhistoria tillhandahålls av avdelningen.

Other information

För lärarstuderande antagna till ULÄRY (före 1 juli 2007) finns möjlighet till konvertering av den sjugradiga betygsskalan till tregradig betygsskala.
For trainee teachers registered on ULÄRY (before 1 July 2007) it is possible to convert the seven grade scale to the three grade scale.