Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Introduction to Academic Writing in English, 15 credits

(Introduktionskurs i akademiskt skrivande på engelska, 15 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1107EN
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

On completion of the course the student will be able to:
• demonstrate basic skills in academic writing in English
• explain and apply rhetorical strategies in text construction
• analyse English-language academic texts
• identify and produce different types of English-language academic texts
• write formal texts in English with a high degree of grammatical accuracy
• make use of relevant sources
• critically analyse English-language texts regarding language, structure and argument
• constructively critique his or her own writing

4. Course content, modules and examinations

The course focuses on the basics of academic writing in English. The students practice analysing different types of text, ways of presenting an argument and rhetorical strategies. The students discuss their own and others’ texts, such as reports and short essays, focusing on style and register, as well as issues concerning suitable structure and articulate arguments.

  • Introduction to Academic Writing in English, 15 credits
    (Introduktionskurs i akademiskt skrivande på engelska, 15 högskolepoäng)

    1001, Introduction to Academic Writing in English, 15 credits
    (Introduktionskurs i akademiskt skrivande på 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 literature is in English.

6. Examination format

Obligatory attendance and active participation.
Continuous assessment of 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 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 1070EN, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).