Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
 
English A, 30 credits
(Engelska A, 30 högskolepoäng)
 
Course code: 1133EN
Subject area: English
Main field of study: English
Academic school: School of Culture and Education
Disciplinary domain: Humanities 100%
Grading scale: G/VG
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 2019 (autumn semester)


1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Culture and Education at Södertörn University on 2019-03-22 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).
Or
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:
Knowledge and understanding
  • describe cultural and social relations in the modern English-speaking world
  • describe and analyse the basic syntactic structure of English
    Competence and skills
  • exemplify basic tools and concepts used in the analysis of modern
    discourse and texts
  • communicate, discuss and convey knowledge as well as complex ideas in English
  • write academic texts with a clear structure and formal style
  • apply basic concepts and methods for syntactic analysis
  • express information related to English grammar both orally and in writing
  • exemplify and apply basic analytical tools and concepts to the analysis of English in relation to different genres of literary texts, in both oral and written forms
  • define and apply linguistic concepts and argumentation
    Judgement and approach
  • clarify and critically reflect on how historical, economic and cultural factors affect and are affected by linguistic and cultural variation in the global context
  • reflect on English as an academic discipline

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course aims to strengthen and develop the student's oral and written skills in English and impart fundamental knowledge about linguistics, literature and culture in the English-speaking world.

    • English in a Global Context, 7,5 credits
      (Engelska i ett globalt sammanhang, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      The student acquires fundamental knowledge about cultural and political discourses in Great Britain, the USA and other English-speaking countries, with the history and effects of globalisation as the starting point. In this module, topics include urban environments, political and cultural institutions and various multicultural issues. Upon completion of the course, the student is able to understand, describe and discuss relevant historical, social and cultural phenomena behind the spread of English and the effects and identities that develop as a result.


    • 1001, English in a Global Context, 7,5 credits
      (Engelska i ett globalt sammanhang, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: U/G/VG
    • Grammar A, 7,5 credits
      (Grammatik A, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      This module aims to develop the student’s understanding of language structure and mastery of English grammar in both speech and writing.
      During this module, the student deepens their knowledge of grammar - both general and English grammar. The module has two parts. The ability to analyse and understand the structure of language in general 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.


    • 1002, Grammar A: Basic Language Analysis, 3 credits
      (Grammatik A: Språklig analys, 3 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: U/G/VG

      1003, Grammar A: Applied Grammar, 4,5 credits
      (Grammatik A: Tillämpad grammatik, 4.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: U/G/VG
    • General Course in English Linguistics, 7,5 credits
      (Översiktskurs i engelsk språkvetenskap, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      The student acquires the fundamentals of modern linguistic theories and their applications. This module includes subjects such as morphology, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and language acquisition, and approaches linguistic variation from geographical, social, cultural and situational perspectives. During the module, the student writes a short essay. Upon completion of the module, the student is able to understand, apply and discuss linguistic concepts, methods and argumentation.


    • 1004, General Course in English Linguistics: Examination, 4,5 credits
      (Översiktskurs i engelsk språkvetenskap: Tentamen, 4.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: U/G/VG

      1005, General Course in English Linguistics: Assignments, 3 credits
      (Översiktskurs i engelsk språkvetenskap: Uppgifter, 3 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: U/G/VG
    • Literature and Culture, 7,5 credits
      (Litteratur och kultur, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      The student reads and acquires knowledge about a selection of texts that illuminate multicultural aspects of the modern, English-speaking world. The student analyses literary texts, primarily from the 1950s onward. The thematic orientation of the module may vary. With the help of literary and/or cultural-theoretical concepts, the student is able to produce written and oral analyses of different types of texts (for example, poetry, prose, drama and film). Furthermore, the student must be able to participate in discussions, present a point of view, make a presentation, and write a literary essay.


    • 1006, Literature and Culture, 7,5 credits
      (Litteratur och kultur, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: U/G/VG

    5. Course design

    Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars.

    6. Examination format

    1001: Written examination, written assignments, oral presentations, lecture and seminar attendance
    1002: Written examination, lecture and seminar attendance
    1003: Written examination, lecture and seminar attendance
    1004: Written examination
    1005: Written assignments, oral presentations, lecture and seminar attendance
    1006: Written examination, written assignments, oral presentations, lecture and seminar attendance

    If a student has missed more than 20% of the seminars and lectures on a module, this can only be compensated for by attending the seminars and/or lectures required to reach a minimum level of 80% overall attendance when the module is offered on another occasion.
     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 2019HT 20192019-05-08Engelskans Ämnesråd
    VT 20202019-12-04Engelskans 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.