Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
British Literature , 6 credits
(Brittisk litteratur, 6 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1113EN
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: B (intermediate)
Progressive specialisation: G1F (First cycle. Entry requirements: 0-60 credits from first-cycle courses)
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 2018-05-31 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

English A, 30 credits, or the equivalent

3. Learning outcomes

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

  • provide a general account of the history of primarily British literature, but also of other English-speaking regions
  • describe and use appropriate terminology to discuss central issues within the field of British literature, with a focus on the interactions between cultural, societal, and political phenomena.
  • describe important conventions of genre and fundamental patterns in academic analyses in literature.
  • write English-language literary essays with a substantial degree of linguistic precision
  • conduct close readings of literary works in their historical and social contexts
  • give and respond to constructive criticism
  • use correct citation and reference techniques
  • reflect on the conditions of humanities studies and their own role as a producer of knowledge
  • critically discuss different theoretical reasons for reading literature from a historical perspective.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The student learns fundamental concepts in literary and cultural theory. The theme and orientation of the course may vary from semester to semester, but important works from the Renaissance to the modern period are always studied. The objective is for the student to be able to describe, in both speech and writing, the place of the work in the history of English-language literature and culture, focusing on individual works and their cultural contexts.

    • British Literature , 6 credits
      (Brittisk litteratur, 6 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, British Literature , 6 credits
      (Brittisk litteratur, 6 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars. All teaching is conducted in English to improve oral and written proficiency. The course literature is in English.

    6. Examination format

    Written examination, seminar participation, written and oral assignments and compulsory attendance at lectures.

    If a student is absent for more than 20% of all teaching, i.e. 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 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.