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ENG-3192 Literary and Cultural Theory - 10 ECTS
Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for courses offered in the autumn semester and 1 December for courses offered in the spring semester.
Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for courses offered in the autumn semester and 1 October for courses offered in the spring semester.
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 Norwegian grading system) in the English coursework (80 ECTS) is required.
Application code: 9371 - Enkeltemner på masternivå (Nordic applicants).
- Students will acquire a working knowledge of significant movements in twentieth century literary theory.
- Students will recognize the significance of theoretical thought to the appreciation and understanding of literature and culture.
- Students will learn methods of applying literary and cultural theories to works of literature;
- Students will develop an ability to articulate the broader ways in which literary theory applies to their own culture, global culture, and their own lives;
- Students will learn to compare and synthesize the theories presented;
- Students will demonstrate their ability to relate to theoretical concepts both orally, through class participation, and in written form, in their responses and paper; and
- Students will locate, cite, and intelligently incorporate several sources into their final paper and shorter essays.
Five short written responses (1-2 pages) to the reading materials. The obligatory coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the final exam.
This course requires regular attendance. However, a distance learning version of the course will also be available. 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.
A term paper of 12-15 pages.
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 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 (in the Studentweb) for a re-sit examination is 15 January (for courses offered in the autumn semester) and 15 August (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.