Welcome to the course English / Engelska (1-30) 30hp (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.

Course information

This course is a full-time course given between weeks 36-03.
Name of course

English 1-30

Course code

ENG019

Application code

12518 campus 100%

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Business Studies

Course co-ordinator

Henrik Kaatari

henrik.kaatari@hig.se

026-648500 (växel)

Course administration

Monika Karlsson

studentsupport@hig.se 


Register on your course!

In order to register on your course, you first need to create a user account. Read more about how to activate your user account in our guide, "Five steps to get started".

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.

Period for course registration: 26 aug - 1 sep

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

The five modules of this course will be taught as follows: “Language Structure” will be taught throughout the first part of the term (weeks 36-45 or period 1) and “Culture, Ethnicity, Identity” will be taught in parallel, from week 36 to week 43; then “World English” runs for three weeks (44-46). In the second half of the term, you will study “Contemporary Literature in English” (weeks 46-03) and “Written Communication” (weeks 46-52). These are called modules for administrative purposes, but, since they cover quite different areas, are taught by different lecturers, and are assigned a number of credits each, they enjoy a certain degree of autonomy, which justifies referring to them as “courses”, in everyday speech.

You will study Language Structure, Written Communication, and World English together with students enrolled in the Upper Secondary School Teacher Training Program. The first five weeks of the module Contemporary Literature in English will also be studied together with the teacher trainees. The Culture module will be taught online, together with the English 1-30 distance group.

Language Structure ends with a written exam on the HiG campus or at any authorized exam location, but, consistent with the principles of continuous assessment, all of the 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. All of the five modules include student participation in their assessment procedures. The teaching usually consists of lectures and seminars, but each module has its own structure and policy with respect to the forms of teaching. For example, Written Communication has virtually no lectures, given its focus on writing practice, while Language Structure features a mixture of lectures and seminars.

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) during the summer vacation. Only a selection of all the titles included in the bibliography for the module “Contemporary Literature in English” will be studied this term. Those texts are: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes, and David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon. In order to reduce your workload during the second period of this term, I strongly recommend that you start reading the novels before the module starts.

Since this is a full-time course, 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.

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 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 (Language Structure, Written Communication, and Contemporary Literature in English), four seminars in Culture, Ethnicity, Identity and three in World English.

Communication

On Blackboard, you will find specific information, such as detailed course descriptions, class schedule, 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 enrollment in the course on Blackboard are separate things). Follow the instructions under the heading “Five steps to get started”. 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”).

A few of the meetings for this course are online; they 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, and you do not need to download any special software. Please note that you need to have a headset, a microphone and a webcam to be able to fully participate in our Zoom sessions. If you need support with any technical issues concerning Blackboard and Zoom, contact the support service through the university website (www.hig.se). Go to Student/Stöd, support och service/It-stöd och support.

The syllabus (kursplan) is a legally binding document for teachers and students alike. Students should therefore refrain from requesting instructors to change the course content or shorten the reading list, for example.

Cheating and plagiarizing are serious academic offences, which result in failing the module in question and being reported to the college’s disciplinary commission. To learn about plagiarism and get basic information on how to avoid it, please read the disclaimer posted on Blackboard carefully before the beginning of the course; print it, sign it, make a copy/take a picture, and upload it to Blackboard.

Plagiarism

Written exams

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 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.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

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.

General information

Hig.se/student
Hig.se/student is our student webpage where you can find useful links and information about your studies. Here you will also find a news feed where we publish study-related news.

IT support
You can contact IT support if you encounter any problems with your user account or any other IT related problems. The IT support is open for visits 09.00-15.00 in the Student Centre, building 22, Monday to Friday. You can also contact them by telephone +46 26 64 88 00 or e-mail itsupport@hig.se

Library
The library is located in the middle of the campus and is open to everybody. Welcome to the library to activate your entrance card as a library card. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

Student support
Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, student health and welfare and support for students with disabilities.

The Student Centre
At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff who can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You can also find a café in this area and a TV displays showing study-related information and the daily timetabling. You can contact the Student Centre by e-mail at studentcentrum@hig.se

Web meetings with Zoom
Zoom are a services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.

Publicerad av: Monika Karlsson Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2019-06-17
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