|Name of course|
22511 50% distance
Faculty of Education and Business Studies
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Period for course registration: 13 January - 19 January
Om du ska läsa kursen måste du registrera dig i studentladok för att inte förlora din plats. Registreringsperiod är 7 januari till 20 januari. Efter det tar vi in reserver.
Your full commitment to studying this course is crucial. If you have registered but changed your mind about studying this course, you should immediately inform our administrator, Monika Karlsson (email@example.com), that you wish to be removed from the course list; there are applicants on the reserve list who could be admitted to the course within the first two weeks of the fall semester.
We have scheduled a "roll-call" session on Friday, January 17, at 15:00. The session will be online on Zoom. You only need to copy this link to your browser https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/223540669 and have your microphones and webcams ready. Attendance to the roll call session is mandatory. If you cannot attend but are committed to studying this course, contact me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the meeting takes place and briefly explain in writing why you want to study English.
This course consists of five modules that will be taught as follows: “Survey Course in Linguistics” (7.5 credits) and “British Literature” (7.5) will be taught in the spring term. In the first part of the term you will study “Survey Course in Linguistics” (weeks 04-13 or period 1) and in the second half of the term (weeks 14-23), you will study “British Literature Literature”. During the fall term you will study "American Literature" (7.5), “Literary Translation” (3.5) and “Topics in Linguistics” (4).
Students attending courses in English at the University of Gävle are required to attend class in order to receive a passing grade. Studying English at our college 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 in order to accommodate the general course objective that “students should be able to compare and critically evaluate one’s own and others' work”. Failure to participate in such activities will therefore make it impossible to attain a course objective. For these reasons, we require attendance, with only minor exceptions. To take exams and pass the course, students must attend at least eight seminars in each of the 7.5 cr. modules (Linguistics Survey, British Literature, and American Literature) and at least four seminars in Topics in Linguistics and Translation.
The module in Linguistics ends with a written exam, but, consistent with the principles of continuous assessment, all five modules feature compulsory written assignments (examinerande uppgifter) 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 on Blackboard (see “Communication” below). The 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 “British Literature” will be studied this term:
* for the British Literature Survey: Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet", "Moll Flanders" by Daniel Defoe, Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice", Dickens’s "Hard Times", and "Sons and Lovers" by D.H. Lawrence: In addition to these lengthier works, references will be made to the following texts: “The Wife of Bath” chapter from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the epic poem "Paradise Lost" by John Milton, and T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Wasteland”. In week 4, you will read “The Wife of Bath” and "Romeo and Juliet". In addition to reading the play, your instructor, Marko Modiano, recommends that you watch a film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, which will help you understand Shakespeare’s text better.
You should also get hold of the fifth edition (2016) of An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory by A. Bennett and N. Royle. This is the reference book for the literature modules.
Since this course runs at 50%, you must be prepared to allocate 20 hours of study per week, including class attendance, reading and writing assignments. Studying for 15 credits in one term is like a half-time job.
On Blackboard, you will find specific information, such as detailed course descriptions, class schedules, teaching materials, course requirements and assignments. A great part of your work will be carried out via Blackboard, too. It is therefore essential that you enroll in the course on Blackboard as soon as you have been assigned a student account (keep in mind that course registration and enrolment in the course on Blackboard are separate things). Once the module has started, you should check the course site on Blackboard on a daily basis. Important information will be posted by your instructors on the first page of the course site (as “Announcements”). If you have questions about the course in general, contact the course coordinator. If you have questions about a module, you should contact the instructor of that module.
All the meetings for this course are online; most of our classes will take place in "online classrooms" via the web conferencing system Zoom. Access to the digital classrooms will be provided through links posted on the course site on Blackboard. Please note that you need to have a headset, a microphone and a webcam so as to be able to fully participate in our Zoom sessions.
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 fail to register you will only be able to sit your exam if there is a n empty place in the exam hall.
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.
After your course has finished you will be sent a we-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and you comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.
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