ENG-3118 Satire's Art of Persuasion - 10 ECTS
Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification, in English literature, or a degree combining English literature and a closely-related discipline (minimum 80 ECTS in English). An average grade equivalent to C or better in the English coursework (80 ECTS) is required.
Application code: 9371 - Enkeltemner på masternivå (Nordic applicants).
The students have the following learning outcomes:
The student has:
- An advanced working knowledge of concepts of satire as genre and method
- A good understanding of the political, historical, cultural, and literary contexts in which satirical discourse is produced.
- Clear insight into the aesthetic elements and rhetorical functions of satire.
- Ability to appreciate the role of the reader in interpreting meaning.
The student is able to / can:
- Articulate the ways in which satirical representation relates to historical and ideological contexts, using appropriate terminology.
- Consider the ways in which reading and writing can contribute our ability to engage in ongoing societal debates.
- Use relevant critical approaches to develop independent insights about particular texts.
- Explain their ideas in a succinct, coherent manner and support them with close readings of the texts.
- Analyze primary and secondary texts, make connections between them, and cite them properly.
The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:
Each student is required:
- To give an oral presentation or a lead a discussion of a topic (10 minutes).
- To write a mid-term paper (1500-1800 words, submission after about nine weeks).
- To attend 80% of the class sessions (three double lecture hours may be missed). For students who miss more than 3 class meetings (or who wish to take the course as distance students), it will be possible to submit a 500-word response paper addressing the topic for each class meeting missed.
The exam will consist of:
A research-based term paper of approximately 12-15 pages. The paper must be significantly different from the mid-term paper. In other words, it cannot focus on the same texts.
All written work is based on the following standard: Times New Roman, 12, 1,5, 2,5 cm.
Performance in the course will be assessed with the grades A-F. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of an F-grade. The deadline to register (in the Studentweb) for a re-sit examination is January 15th for the autumn semester and August 15th for the spring semester. In the event of a re-sit examination, the student is allowed to submit a revised version of his/her term paper within a given deadline.