ENG-3105 Border-Crossing Narratives - 10 ECTS
This course is intended for students in the MA programme in English literature and students in the master's programme in education year 8-13 (lektorutdanninga, studieretning engelsk). This course may be taken as a single course by students who qualify for admission to the MA programme in English Literature.
This course fulfils the Literature and Society requirement for the MA in English Literature.
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).
- Students have an advanced working knowledge of contemporary narratives of border formation and border crossing, both from a national and global perspective.
- Students recognize the significance of both the theoretical and physical role of borders in an appreciation of works of literature, contemporary politics and aesthetics, and in the patterns of global migration of peoples.
- Students can analyze crossing narratives in which physical, medial, and symbolic borders are crossed in literary texts.
- Students can articulate the broader ways in which border crossing texts applies to their own culture, global culture, and their own lives.
- Students can compare and synthesize the theories presented.
- Students can demonstrate their ability to relate to theoretical concepts both orally, through class participation, and in written form, in their responses and papers.
- Students can locate, cite, and intelligently incorporate several sources into their final paper and shorter essays.
Coursework requirements: Two short papers during the semester. The first will be a response paper of 2-3 pages, and the second will be an analytical paper of 4-6 pages.
Final assessment: A term paper of approx. 12-15 pages (1.5 line spacing in 12-point font).
The exam will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit exam is offered in the beginning of the following semester in cases of grade F/fail. A postponed exam is offered in the beginning of the following semester if the student is unable to take the final exam due to illness or other exceptional circumstances. The registration deadline for re-sit/postponed examination is January 15 for courses offered in the autumn semester and August 15 for courses offered in 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.