Period for course registration in Ladok: 15 August - 28 August.
|Course and application code|
|Study period and pace|
This course is a full-time course given between weeks 35-02
|Questions about registration and admission|
You will study five modules in total within this course.
0010 Language Structure 7.5 hp
0020 Written Communication 5 hp
0030 Contemporary Literature in English 7 hp
0040 Language Didactics 7.5 hp
0050 World English 3 hp
Please note that the modules are not taught in the order above, and that some of them are taught in parallel.
You can find the preliminary course schedule with times and dates in Kronox four weeks before the course starts. This course is taught in two formats, distance (Distans) and campus (Normal), so please make sure you find the correct schedule. The first modules’ syllabi and detailed schedules with reading instructions will be available on Canvas two weeks before the course starts.
You are required to attend class in order to receive a passing grade. Studying English at our university does not only involve obtaining subject knowledge, but also improving one’s ability to speak and write English, and this can only take place if students meet their teachers and actively participate in the instruction. Furthermore, most modules feature live, face-to-face, group work. Failure to participate in such activities will make it impossible to attain some of the course objectives. For these reasons, we require attendance, with only minor exceptions. To take exams and pass the course, students must attend all obligatory seminars. All modules also feature compulsory written and oral assignments (examinerande uppgifter). Language Structure ends with a written exam on the HiG campus or at any authorized exam location. More information on the examination format for each module can be found in the syllabus (kursplan).
To participate fully in this course, it is important that you prepare well for the seminars by reading instructed parts of the course literature. You should be able to discuss particular models and issues brought up in the literature rather than topics in general. Therefore, it is important that you get hold of the literature well in time for the relevant sessions. A good idea is to order the books indicated in the syllabus (kursplan) during the summer vacation. You will find a link to the syllabus and reading list in the first section of this online welcome letter. In the module “Contemporary Literature in English”, only three of the novels in the reading list will be studied this term: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. You should also order Teaching Literature to Adolescents by Richard Beach et al. Literature in the Language Classroom by Joanne Collie and Stephen Slater will not be part of the obligatory reading but can be used for additional reading on traditional methods in literature teaching. During the module, the instructor will also select one book of young adult literature based on the students’ proposals. For the other modules, you should order all the titles below the heading “Kurslitteratur”, since this section lists obligatory course literature, with the exceptions mentioned above. The section “Referenslitteratur” lists non-obligatory literature. You do not have to read these books, but they are interesting and relevant texts if you want to study a topic in more depth.
Since the course runs at 100%, you must be prepared to allocate 40 hours of study per week, including class attendance, reading and writing assignments. Studying for 30 credits in one term is like a full-time job.
It is important that you register for the course in Ladok as soon as registration opens. This will give you access to our course page in Canvas two weeks before the course starts. Canvas will be our main digital channel for communication, and this is where you will find material about our course such as the timetable, instructions, assignments, etc. This is also where the different instructors will post general announcements concerning the course and the individual sessions. Your instructors will use the email client to send individual messages when necessary. Therefore, check the Canvas page and your email regularly.
You will meet with your instructors and classmates on campus. The room number for each meeting is indicated in the schedule. Please avoid printing the term schedule, since changes are sometimes made. Instead, access the schedule online and make sure you check it regularly for any changes.
Cheating and plagiarizing are serious academic offences, which result in failing the module in question and being reported to the university’s disciplinary board. To learn about plagiarism and get basic information on how to avoid it, please read this information: https://hig.se/Ext/Sv/Biblioteket/Skriva-och-publicera/Plagiering.html
You will also be asked to take a plagiarism test on Canvas before you can access any of the course material.
The course is given by the Faculty of Education and Business Studies.
Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you didn't register in time, you can not take your exam. No exceptions are made from this rule, we do not accept registrations when the deadline is passed.
If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.
You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.
As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.
The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.
At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at email@example.com
Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.