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Välkommen till kursen Engelska för ämneslärare 31-60 hp (campus)

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

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Period for course registration in Ladok: 1 January–14 January

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Course information

Course information
Course and application code

ENG311 22501

Study period and pace

This course is a full-time course given between weeks 03–22.

Syllabus and reading list

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Course co-ordinator

Lisa Johansson



Questions about registration and admission


Welcome to English 31-60 cr.!

My name is Lisa Johansson and I am the course coordinator for this course. Please contact me if you have any questions about the course.
You will study five modules in total within this course.

0010 Survey Course in American Literature 7.5 cr.
0020 Survey Course in British Literature 7.5 cr.
0030 Literary Text Translation 3.5 cr.
0040 Survey Course in Linguistics 7.5 cr.
0050 Topics in Linguistics 4 cr.

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 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. All modules also feature compulsory written and oral assignments (examinerande uppgifter). The modules in Linguistics and Translation end with written exams, for which you must register in Ladok no later than ten days before the exam date. Consistent with the principles of continuous assessment, all five modules feature compulsory assignments throughout their respective periods. More information about the content and assessment procedures for individual modules will be published by the instructors on the course site in Canvas. Teaching usually consists of lectures and seminars, but each module has its own structure and policy with respect to the forms of teaching.

You should order all your course books in good time. A good idea is to get hold of the books indicated in the syllabus (kursplan) as soon as possible. Only a selection of all the titles included in the bibliography for “American Literature” will be studied this term:
R.W. Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance”, Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself”, The Scarlet Letter by N. Hawthorne, “The Purloined Letter” by E.A. Poe, “Bartleby, the Scrivener” by H. Melville, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story "The Yellow Wall-paper", a selection of poems, The Great Gatsby by S. Fitzgerald, and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. You should also get hold of the fifth edition (2016) of An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory by A. Bennett and N. Royle.
In the British literature survey, the following titles will be read: Pride and Prejudice (by Jane Austen), Moll Flanders (Daniel Defoe), Hard Times (Charles Dickens), Sons and Lovers (D.H. Lawrence) and Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare). Make sure you order these titles in good time before the module starts.

Please note that the Translation module features the latest edition of this book:
Munday, J., Ramos Pinto, S., Blakesley, J. (2022). Introducing Translation Studies. Theories and Applications. Taylor Francis.

Since this course runs full-time, 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 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.

The course is given by the Faculty of Education and Business Studies

Written exams

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.

Service and Support


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.

Free Microsoft Office

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.

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Student Centre

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Student Support

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Published by: Monika Karlsson Page responsible: Maria Strand Updated: 2023-11-27
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