Specialisation in Literature

Summary

Specialisation in literature examines a field of specialisation chosen by the teacher. The aim is that students learn about a particular specialisation and gain competence to conduct a critical discussion within the specialisation, thus also an ability to recognise other relevant topics of inquiry within literary studies, and a skill to begin conducting discussions with other topics.

Admission requirements

Basic eligibility for university studies and the higher education courses English I, 30 credits (en101E/A).

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2018, autumn 2017

Course Code:
EN242A revision 3.1
Level of specialisation
G1F
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
22 February 2017
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
28 August 2017
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
22 February 2017

Entry requirements

Basic eligibility for university studies and the higher education courses English I, 30 credits (en101E/A).

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course can normally be included as a part of a general degree at undergraduate level.

Purpose

Specialisation in literature examines a field of specialisation chosen by the teacher. The aim is that students learn about a particular specialisation and gain competence to conduct a critical discussion within the specialisation, thus also an ability to recognise other relevant topics of inquiry within literary studies, and a skill to begin conducting discussions with other topics.

Contents

With reference to a number of literary texts, the students learn how to locate and join a current discussion of a field of specialisation and how to find literary evidence and critical support for the discussion. The specialisation, critical discussions and the literary texts analysed will be chosen by the teacher.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:
After completing this course, the student

1) has knowledge of the topic of the specialisation;

Competence and skills:
After completing this course, the student

2) can analyse literary texts with a particular attention to the field of the specialisation;
3) can discuss the topic of the specialisation with reference to a number of literary texts;

Judgement and approach:
After completing this course, the student

4) can independently locate and discuss critical sources that pertain to the specialisation.

Learning activities

Learning activities are lectures, seminars, written assignments, self-studies of course literature and independent work on a particular topic.

Assessments

The course is examined through one timed exam (3,5 credits) and one written assignment (4 credits). The exam assesses learning outcomes 1-3, and the written assignment learning outcomes 1-4; both are graded U-A.

Grading system

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

Course literature and other teaching materials


The Faber Book of Modern Verse, ed. Michael Roberts (Faber & Faber 2009)
Rebecca West, The Return of the Soldier (Virago 2010)
Andre Breton, Nadja, trans. Richard Howard (Penguin 20th Century Classics 1999)

D.H. Lawrence, The Woman Who Rode Away/St. Mawr/The Princess, ed. Paul Poplawski (Penguin Classics 2006)

Elizabeth Smart, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (Fourth Estate 2015)

Other texts to be made available via Its Learning

Note! The reading list will be updated every year in May/June (course start autumn semester) depending on area of specialisation.

Course evaluation

The course is concluded with an individual course evaluation focusing on the goals of the course. The evaluations are summarized and made available to the students at the completion of the course.

Interim rules

In a case when a course is no longer given, or the contents have been changed essentially, the student has the right to two opportunities during a one year period to be examined according to the course plan which was valid at the time of registration. The exam opportunities are set by the department and it is the student’s responsibility to contact the department to find out how and when the re-examination will take place.

Other Information

The language of instruction is English.

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

12 November 2018 - 20 January 2019 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

28 August 2017 - 05 November 2017 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