Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Theoretical Approaches to Linguistics, 7.5 credits
(Teoretiska perspektiv inom lingvistik, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1119EN
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: C (supplementary)
Progressive specialisation: G2F (First cycle. Entry requirements: minimum 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, and English B, 30 credits, or equivalent

3. Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student is able to:
  • identify, describe and compare the advantages and disadvantages of different theories and methods for analysing language
  • independently identify and formulate questions about English-language linguistics
  • write with a high degree of linguistic precision in academic writing
  • discuss linguistic issues at a scholarly level
  • problematise choices and application of methods and theories and defend their own choices
  • reflect on the possibilities and limitations of scholarly analyses

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The student broadens their linguistic knowledge and deepens their understanding and application of methods and theories for the scholarly study of language. The student deepens and broadens their knowledge of modern linguistic analysis and theory. The application of theory and terminology is practiced both individually and in small groups. This course presents theories and concepts within such areas as sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics. During the course, the student learns to understand and apply linguistic concepts and methods.

    • Theoretical Approaches to Linguistics, 7,5 credits
      (Teoretiska perspektiv inom lingvistik, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Theoretical Approaches to Linguistics, 7,5 credits
      (Teoretiska perspektiv inom lingvistik, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

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

    6. Examination format

    Seminar participation, written hand-in assignments and oral presentations, as well as 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

    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.