ENG1004 - Society, Culture, Language


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 14 days

Course content

Course content

This course will offer an introduction to the history, politics, and/or culture of one or more Anglophone societies during a specific historical period. The course will introduce students to appropriate research methods for the study of society, politics, and/or culture. The course will also provide students with an opportunity to work with a range of sources and texts so that they can start to develop their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. The course provides the basis for further studies in history and/or culture in the English degree program.

A more detailed description of the academic content will be available along with the reading list at the beginning of the semester.

Learning outcome

Learning outcomes


Candidates who have passed this course

  • have broad knowledge of the history, politics and/or culture of one or more Anglophone societies
  • have an overview of important debates about the specific themes that the course focuses on
  • have an awareness of different texts and sources used in the study of society, politics and/or culture


Candidates who have passed this course

  • can explain political, social, and/or cultural issues from historical and contemporary perspectives
  • can analyze and discuss a range of texts and sources both in the classroom and in different forms of academic writing
  • have explored important scholarly practices such as close reading, evaluating texts and sources, and the dissemination of knowledge
  • can produce independent pieces of work that follow the requirements of academic writing in relevant disciplines

General competence

Candidates who have passed this course

  • have started to develop their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills in history and/or culture
  • can recognize different interpretations of broad historical and cultural developments in Anglophone societies
  • are able to demonstrate a good command of English

Learning methods and activities

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. Students are required to use the course learning platform regularly.

Students should expect that this 7.5 credit course equates with approximately 10 hours of work per week, including teaching time.

Obligatory Assignment

1 written assignment (approx. 1000-1500 words). Students with the MLSPRÅK program may be assigned a separate obligatory assignment.

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 written assignment (1000-1500 words)

Further on evaluation

About the assessment

The course is assessed by a written home exam of ca. 1500 words, which amounts to a three-day workload, completed within a 14-day period. Other exams may be scheduled within the same period. The exam must be answered in English.

Course materials

Course materials

Students should make every effort to attend all teaching sessions as the exam may test knowledge of concepts that are not discussed in the written course materials. Curriculum/reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ENG6011 3.0 AUTUMN 2017
ENG6017 3.0 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English Language
  • English
  • English Cultural Studies
  • English Linguistics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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