Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Introduction to Academic English, 15 credits
(Introduktionskurs i akademisk engelska, 15 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1105EN
Subject area: English
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

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

  • demonstrate understanding of English grammar, vocabulary and expressions
  • discuss strategies for communication in multilingual contexts
  • identify and describe differences between formal/informal English and written/spoken language
  • communicate effectively in English in both writing and speech
  • accurately use grammatical terminology
  • read and correctly summarise academic texts
  • write short essays according to academic convention
  • plan and execute an oral presentation for a specific audience
  • identify his or her own linguistic difficulties and judge his or her need for continued study

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course consists of teaching and exercises in English grammatical theory, oral communication, presentation techniques and academic writing.

    The course aims to provide students with thorough knowledge of English grammar and allow them to practise their ability to understand, analyse and apply grammatical rules. The rules and conventions of English grammar, vocabulary and syntax will be in focus. The student will also write short essays and summaries of academic articles that are evaluated for their linguistic precision, structure and argumentation. Additionally, students will practise participating in academic discussions and prepare for and deliver an academic oral presentation.

    • Introduction to Academic English, 15 credits
      (Introduktionskurs i akademisk engelska, 15 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Introduction to Academic English, 15 credits
      (Introduktionskurs i akademisk engelska, 15 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars. All teaching and course materials/literature is in English.

    6. Examination format

    Active participation in seminars; continuous assessment of written assignments and an oral presentation.
     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 2018HT 20182018-05-09Ämnesrådet i engelska
    VT 2019VT 20192018-11-07Ämnesrådet i Engelska
    HT 2019HT 20192019-05-08Engelskans Ämnesråd
    VT 20202019-12-04Engelskans Ämnesråd

    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 1080EN, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).