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ENG-3106 Short Fiction in English - 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 Norwegian grading system) 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 a thorough understanding of the required primary texts and knows how to relate them to the broader literary historical contexts and critical perspectives in question.
- The student has advanced knowledge of how chosen literary historical, social and cultural contexts have shaped the development of the short story genre.
- The student has a strong understanding of the central questions of short fiction theory and knows how to relate them to the analysed texts.
- The student can analyse formal, stylistic and thematic features of the required primary texts using relevant theoretical concepts in a precise and independent manner.
- The student can articulate well-researched, independent insights about significant developments of the short story genre.
- The student can present their ideas in a clear, coherent manner and support them with close readings of the texts.
- The student can engage critically with secondary sources in their written work and is able to cite the sources correctly.
- The student can use academic English confidently, in both spoken and written form.
Each student must:
- hand in an academic blog of 1200-1500 words and write a response to another student’s post (about 200 words).
- hold a 10-15 minute presentation
- hand in a draft of the term paper (about 5-6 pages; 1.5 spacing, font size 12).
The coursework requirements must be approved before the student can take the final exam.
Term paper (12-15 pages; 1.5 line spacing, font size 12).
Performance in the course will be assessed with the grades A-F. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of an F-grade. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. The deadline to register for a re-sit examination is 15th January for the autumn semester and 15th August for the spring semester. In the event of a re-sit examination, the student can submit a revised version of his/her term paper within a given deadline.