ENG-1120 Introduction to American Studies - 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.
The students have the following learning outcomes:
- of the history of American literature and culture
- of different literary genres of American writing
- of methods and concepts for the study of literary and cultural texts
- of a variety of samples of fiction, poetry, and drama
- ability to explain one's ideas in a succinct, coherent manner and support them with close reading of texts
- acquisition of advanced skills for the close reading of texts
13 weeks of teaching (4 hours of teaching per week).
Quality assurance: All courses undergo a halfway evaluation once in a 3-year period at the bachelor'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:
Coursework requirements: Assessment of one essay (1200-1500 words) that focuses one or more of the texts on the reading list. In addition, attendance is required at 80% of the group discussion sessions scheduled for one class on most weeks (after the course registration closes). For distance students one additional written assignment replaces the 80% attendance requirement. Coursework requirements are evaluated with approved/not approved.
The exam will consist of: A 6-hour written (digital) school exam in WISEflow.
Performance in the course will be assessed on a graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of F/fail. The deadline to register (in the Studentweb) for the re-sit examination is 15 January (for courses offered in the autumn semester) and 15 August (for courses offered in the spring semester).
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: ENG-1120
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for språk og kultur