Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Introduction to Business English, 7.5 credits
(Introduktionskurs i affärsengelska, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1106EN
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 the course, the student will be able to:
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of Business English, including vocabulary, correspondence and reports
  • understand and produce both written and spoken English in an appropriate and comprehensible way
  • adapt his or her own language style depending on audience, context and communicative goals
  • account for how intercultural relations affect English as a business language
  • discuss the importance of language in a business context

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The aim of the course is to provide the student with basic knowledge of Business English and deeper understanding of the role of language in the business world. The student will learn to use both written and spoken language in various business contexts and for various purposes. The student will practice writing reports, letters or other forms of correspondence, and will also get experience making presentations for various audiences, all the while developing a business-specific vocabulary.

    • Introduction to Business English, 7,5 credits
      (Introduktionskurs i affärsengelska, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Introduction to Business English, 7,5 credits
      (Introduktionskurs i affärsengelska, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars, including oral presentations. All teaching and course materials are in English.

    6. Examination format

    Active participation in seminars and continuous assessment of written assignments and oral presentations.
     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 2020VT 20202019-12-04Engelskans Ämnesråd
    HT 20202020-05-06Engelskans 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 1065EN, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).