Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Sweden on Stage: Contemporary Drama and Performance, 7.5 credits
(Plats på scen: samtida dramatik och scenkonst i Sverige, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1050LV
Subject area: Comparative Literature
Main field of study: No main subject
Academic school: School of Culture and Education
Disciplinary domain: Humanities 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: A (introductory)
Progressive specialisation: G1N (First cycle. Entry requirements: completed upper secondary education)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

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

2. Entry requirements

General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level) (Specific entry requirements 2, exemption provided for modern languages).
General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A2, exemption provided for modern languages).

3. Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • describe a variety of genres in Swedish contemporary drama
  • analyse different types of dramatic narrative in contemporary Swedish drama and theatre
  • describe the historical and political contexts of Swedish contemporary drama
  • analyse and interpret a dramatic text and communicate this orally and in writing in an academic context

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course introduces the student to contemporary Swedish drama and theatre. The course literature includes plays for youths, children and adults and dates from the 1980s to the present day. The plays are studied in a historical and political context.

    The aim of the course is to introduce the student to a critical approach to drama, theories and secondary literature.

    • Sweden on Stage: Contemporary Drama and Performance, 7,5 credits
      ( Plats på scen: samtida dramatik och scenkonst i Sverige, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Sweden on Stage: Contemporary Drama and Performance, 7,5 credits
      ( Plats på scen: samtida dramatik och scenkonst i Sverige, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    The course consists of seminars and lectures.

    6. Examination format

    The course is examined through a take-home exam and active participation in seminars.

    The course has a mandatory attendance of 80% of the seminars. A student may compensate for a single missed seminar via written assignments.
     The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

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

    7. Reading list

    If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
    Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
    HT 20192019-05-07Ämnesrådet för litteraturvetenskap

    8. 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.

    9. 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 1046LV, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).