Introduction to English Grammar

Course - first cycle - 7.5 credits

Overview

Admission requirements

General entry requirements + English B.

For Swedish Upper Secondary Grades merit rating will be calculated according to Områdesbehörighet 6/A6

Selection:

credits 32% final grades 34% national university aptitude test 34%

Description

Introduction to English Grammar will provide you with a basic understanding of the workings of English grammar. You will gain this understanding through the study and analysis of the structure of English sentences. This explicit knowledge of the rules of language use will enable you to analyze and improve your own writing in English.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2015, autumn 2014, spring 2014, spring 2013, autumn 2012

Course Code:
EN221L revision 1.1
Level of specialisation
G1N
Main fields of study:
English
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
09 February 2015
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
01 September 2012
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
28 February 2012

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English B.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is part of English as a main subject at the 1-30 credit level. It can also normally be included as part of a general degree at undergraduate level.

Purpose

The aim of Introduction to English grammar is for students to develop understanding of grammatical terminology and to develop the ability to analyze English sentences in terms of form and function. In addition, it aims for students to develop the ability to write standard academic English at a level of correctness that reflects the analytical level of the course.

Contents

'Introduction to English Grammar' deals with formal and functional aspects of grammatical structures in English and the analytical tools for describing these. In particular, the course focuses on the grammar of standard academic English.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
After successfully completing the module, the student:
1. knows and understands the terminology of grammatical analysis with regard to both form and function
Skills and ability
After successfully completing the module, the student:
2. can analyze English sentences in terms of grammatical form and function
3. can write standard academic English at a level of grammatical correctness that reflects the analytical skills gained in the course
4.can work to agreed timetables, manage workloads, and meet deadlines
Critical skills and approach
After successfully completing the module, the student:
5. can critically evaluate their own production with regard to appropriateness of register
6. can take responsibility for their own learning by utilizing available support in the practicing and acquisition of analysis skills and proficiency

Learning activities

Learning activities are lectures, seminars, and self-study. The lectures introduce the topics of the course and lay a foundation for the self-study of the literature and for the work with the grammar exercises. The seminars focus on the grammar exercises and provide feedback on the students' understanding of the issues at hand.

Assessments

There are two graded exams: one mid-term exam and one final exam.
Mid-term exam (Grammar): 3 credits (partial examination of LOs 1, 2, 4, 6) graded A-E
Final exam (Grammar and Proficiency):
Part 1: Grammar: 3.5 credits (LOs 1, 2, 4, 6) graded A-E
Part 2: Proficiency: 1 credit (LOs 3, 4, 5, 6) graded Pass-Fail
All three parts (the mid-term exam and the two parts of the final exam) must receive a passing grade for the student to receive a passing grade for the course as a whole.
Students who do not pass the regular course exams have the minimum of two re-sit opportunities. Re-sits follow the same format as the original exams.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Hopper, P., & Hudson J. (In preparation.) English Grammar. Will be published on the homepage for the course.

Additional material in the form of articles and other shorter texts can be included.

Recommended supplementary literature:
Crystal, D. 2004. Rediscover Grammar. 3rd edition. Harlow: Pearson Education. ISBN 0582848628

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

If a course is no longer offered or has undergone major changes, students will be offered two re-take sessions based on the syllabus in force at registration during a period of one year from the date of the implementation of the changes.

Other Information

Language of instruction is English.

Contact

Further information


The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Department of Language and Linguistics.