Reading and Responding

Summary

Admission requirements

The special prerequisites for this course, besides basic eligibility for university studies and are a pass mark from the following upper secondary school courses: English B.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2017, autumn 2016

Course Code:
EN218A revision 4
Level of specialisation
G1N
Main fields of study:
English
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
10 June 2016
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
29 August 2016
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
11 February 2015

Entry requirements

The special prerequisites for this course, besides basic eligibility for university studies and are a pass mark from the following upper secondary school courses: English B.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

Together with Academic Writing and Rhetoric I (EN208E), Introduction to English Grammar (EN221E) and Phonetics (EN220E), the course constitutes the level 1-30 within the main subject of English.

The course overlaps with English I (EN101E).

Contents

Reading and Responding is an introduction to the analysis of literature in English.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
After finishing the module, the student:
1. recognises and understands conventional terminology employed in the analysis of literature in English, and
2. has some understanding of literary genre and history.

Skills and ability
After finishing the module, the student:
3. can employ conventional terminology in the analysis of literature in English
4. demonstrates ability to work to agreed timetables, manage workloads, and meet deadline
Critical skills and approach
After finishing the module, the student:
5. is critically aware of his or her own cultural standpoint in literary analysis.

Learning activities

The course will contain a series of lectures, and seminars in which students will apply concepts to the reading of a substantial number of literary texts. Students will also respond to texts in writing.

Assessments

Reading and Responding is examined by a written exam (5 credits) and a portfolio (2.5 credits).

The portfolio assesses learning outcomes 3 and 4. The exam assesses learning outcomes 1-5.

Grading system

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

Course literature and other teaching materials


Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart: Authoritative Text, Contexts and Criticism. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre: Authoritative Text, Contexts and Criticism. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2001.
Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.
Milton, John, Paradise Lost. Available at http:www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/pl/book_1/text.shtml
Peck, John, and Martin Coyle. A Brief History of English Literature. 2 Rev. ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013.
Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Further material will be supplied online via It's Learning.

Please note that these editions have been chosen because they contain scholarly material that we will use in the course. The first text on the course is Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and you should have read it by the time the course starts.

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give oral and written feedback at the end of the course. A summary of the results will be made available in the school's web-pages.

Student participation takes place through the course council.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department School of Arts and Communication.

Further information

Studentservice, K3 - Malmö högskola,

Application

06 November 2017 - 14 January 2018 Day-time 50% Malmö Schedule This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 11000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 11000 SEK