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Høst 2019

ENG-1120 Introduction to American Studies - 10 stp


The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Type of course

This course may be taken as a single course. A good command of oral and written English is recommended.

Course contents

The course provides an introduction to American literature and culture. It represents a historical, highly selective survey course of American literature from colonial times to the present, with primary emphasis on texts from the Romantic Age to the present. Texts from the various periods are analyzed closely and discussed in their socio-cultural contexts. The course thus attempts to integrate the study of literature and culture. The major genres of literature are represented in the course, and it provides students with the basic methods and tools of textual analysis, designed to make them more proficient in close reading.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester.


Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification (generell studiekompetanse) or prior learning and work experience (realkompetanse).

A good command of oral and written English is recommended.

Application code: 9199 - Enkeltemner (ikke realfag), lavere grad (Nordic applicants).


Objective of the course

The students have the following learning outcomes: 

Knowledge:

Skills:


Language of instruction

Language of instruction and examination: English.

Teaching methods

4 hours of teaching for 13 weeks.

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.


Assessment

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 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 January 15th (for the autumn semester).


Date for examination

Written test 13.12.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.


Course overlap

ENG-1120 Liberty, Equality and Power: American Culture in Text and Film 10 stp
Lectures Autumn 2019
First lecture: please check the online schedule of classes (above)
Lecture f.aman. Justin Michael Parks
Group 1 (lektorstudenter) Students that belong to the programme "Lektorutdanning trinn 8-13" should register for Group 1 or 2.

f.aman. Justin Michael Parks
Group 2 (lektorstudenter) Students that belong to the programme "Lektorutdanning trinn 8-13" should register for Group 1 or 2.

f.aman. Justin Michael Parks
Group 3 (årsstudium, BA i engelsk, enkeltemne, exchange) Exchange students, enkeltemnestudenter and students that belong to årsstudium or bachelor i engelsk should register for Group 3 or 4.

f.aman. Justin Michael Parks
Group 4 (årsstudium, BA i engelsk, enkeltemne, exchange) Exchange students, enkeltemnestudenter and students that belong to årsstudium or bachelor i engelsk should register for Group 3 or 4.

f.aman. Justin Michael Parks
Exam Written (digital) 6 hour school exam in WISEflow. Date to be announced.