Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Creative Writing and the Reflective Essay, 7.5 credits

(Kreativt skrivande och den reflekterande essän, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1190SV
Subject area: Swedish
Main field of study: Swedish
Academic school: School of Culture and Education
Disciplinary domain: Humanities 100%
Grading scale: G
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 2018-06-12 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

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

Knowledge and understanding
  • describe the characteristics of essays
  • describe the process theory of writing

    Competence and skills
  • discuss and analyse texts
  • formulate a reader response
  • formulate a theme and develop this as an essay, based on the course literature

    Judgement and approach
  • evaluate their own and others’ strategic writing choices
  • evaluate creative writing as a working method.

4. Course content, modules and examinations

This course focuses on the essay as a genre and aims to provide students with practice in collecting themes and generating ideas. Students articulate themes on the basis of the literature and write essays using these. Students discuss each other's texts and rework their own texts following critique from peers and the teacher.

  • Creative Writing and the Reflective Essay, 7,5 credits
    (Kreativt skrivande och den reflekterande essän, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    1001, Creative Writing and the Reflective Essay, 7,5 credits
    (Kreativt skrivande och den reflekterande essän, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
    Grades permitted: U/G
    Academic discipline: Humanities 100%

5. Course design

The course consists of lectures, seminars, group assignments, and individual written assignments.

6. Examination format

Active participation in seminars and written assignments. Absence from no more than 20% of the seminars may, after consultation with the examiner, be compensated for via written hand-in 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 20182018-05-24Program- och ämnesråd för svenska
VT 2019VT 20192018-11-15Program- och ämnesråd för svenska
HT 2019HT 20192019-05-16Program- och ämnesråd för svenska
VT 2020VT 20202019-11-18Program- och ämnesrådet för svenska
HT 20202020-05-14Program- och ämnesråd för svenska

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.