ENG-3070 Varieties of English - 10 ECTS
This course is mandatory for students in the master's programme in English acquisition and multilingualism and elective for 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 meet the admission requirements for the master`s programme in English Acquisition and Multilingualism.
Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification, in English language, or a degree combining English language and literature, with a minimum of 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 who have taken this course will have the following learning outcomes:
The student has:
- general knowledge of varieties of English across the world
- more specific knowledge of one or more varieties of English, in terms of linguistic structure
- general knowledge about the spread and diversification of English
- general knowledge of theoretical approaches to variation, language contact and language change.
The student is:
- able to compare and contrast varieties of English with reference to different aspects of linguistic structureable to discuss theoretical and methodological issues related to language variation, language contact and language change, both orally and in writing.
Lectures, seminars, hands-on work with language data. The course is taught 2 hours per week for 13 weeks.
Quality assurance: All courses undergo a halfway evaluation once in a 2-year period at the master´s level. The Programme Board determines which programme options will be evaluated per year, and which courses will be evaluated by the students and the teacher per year.
The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:
One short paper and one short presentation in the first half of the semester and a longer presentation towards the end of the semester. The longer presentation should be connected to the term paper.
The exam will consist of:
Assessment method: Term paper (4000-5000 words).
Performance in the course will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. 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 for a re-sit examination is January 15th for the autumn semester and August 15th for the spring semester. For the re-sit exam the student may submit a revised version of his/her term paper.