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

This course will address issues of cultural and social relevance, drawing on methodologies and concepts from sociolinguistics and/or translation studies and/or historical studies and/or literary studies. A more detailed description of the academic content will be available in the reading list at the beginning of the semester.

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course

- have knowledge of specific English-speaking societies and their unique societal, cultural and/or sociolinguistic traits.


Candidates who have passed this course

- are able to reflect on the intersection between society, culture, history and/or language.

- are able to write independent analyses using relevant theory and secondary materials.

General competence

Candidates who have passed this course

- are able to demonstrate a good command of written English.

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.

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 (approx. 1500 words)

Further on evaluation

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

Course materials

Students should make every effort to attend lectures as the exam may test knowledge of concepts that are not discussed in the course materials. The 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 2023

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





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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