ENG-1120 Introduction to American Studies - 10 ECTS
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.
This course is available for inbound exchange students. There are no academic prerequisites to add this course to your Learning Agreement. A good command of oral and written English is recommended.
Do you have questions about this course? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=510412
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 obligatory coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the final exam.
The exam will consist of:
A 6-hour written (digital) school exam in WISEflow.
Performance in the course will be assessed with the grades A-F. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in in the beginning of the following semester in cases of grade F. A postponed examination 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 deadline for registering (via the Studentweb) for the re-sit/postponed examination is 15 January (for autumn semester exams). The new exam date will be announced in the Studentweb approximately in the beginning of February (for autumn semester exams).
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: ENG-1120
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for språk og kultur