Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Grammar A, 7.5 credits
(Grammatik A, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1108EN
Subject area: English
Main field of study: English
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 2019-06-28 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level), Social Sciences A (basic level) (Specific entry requirements 6).
General entry requirements and basic level social sciences (equivalent of Swedish course Social Sciences 1b / 1a1+1a2) (Specific entry requirements A6).

3. Learning outcomes

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

  • analyse and understand the syntactic structure of language in general and of the English language in particular
  • define and apply syntactic concepts, rules and methods
  • provide a general explanation of the syntactic structure of English
  • apply fundamental concepts and methods in the syntactic analysis of language

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course aims to develop the student’s understanding of language structure and mastery of English grammar in both speech and writing. During this course, the student deepens their knowledge of grammar - both English grammar and in general. The course consists of two parts. The ability to analyse and understand the general structure of language is developed in the first part, "Basic Language Analysis". In the second part, "Applied Grammar", the focus is on proficiency in English, and the ability to understand and apply grammar rules of English. Written exercises are an important element in the language training.

    • Grammar A, 7,5 credits
      (Grammatik A, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Grammar A: Basic Language Analysis, 3 credits
      (Grammatik A: Språklig analys, 3 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

      1002, Grammar A: Applied Grammar, 4,5 credits
      (Grammatik A: Tillämpad grammatik, 4.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars.

    6. Examination format

    Grammatik A
    1001: Written examination, seminar and lecture attendance
    1002: Written examination, seminar and lecture attendance

    If a student has missed more than 20% of the seminars and lectures on a course module the student can only compensate for this by, on another occasion, attending the seminars and/or lectures required to reach a minimum level of 80% overall attendance.
     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 2019VT 20202019-05-08Engelskans 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.