ENG1302 - Literature: Drama and Poetry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours F

Course content

Course content

This course is a genre-based introduction to poetry and drama in English. Presenting important English-language literary texts, the course explores a selection of poems and plays so as to illuminate the different forms and techniques found within these principal generic categories. The course also provides an introduction to specialist terminology used within literary criticism.

Learning outcome

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course

  • are familiar with a variety of significant English-language poems and plays
  • have knowledge of different genres of English-language drama and poetry
  • have insight into how genre conventions and expectations associated with drama and poetry convey meaning
  • are familiar with and able to use the English-language terminology associated with drama and poetry
  • may become familiar with basics of library research


Candidates who have passed this course

  • are able to write a literary analysis in correct English
  • are able to read dramatic and poetic texts in a critical and independent manner

General competence

Candidates who have passed this course

  • have oral and written competence in English that expand beyond a literature classroom
  • develop introductory cross-cultural literacy
  • can engage in a critical reflection of diverse cultural works

Learning methods and activities

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminar sessions and supervision.

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.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 written assignment, approximately 1000 words/2.5 pages

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

  • One written assignment, approx. 1000 words/2,5 pages

Further on evaluation

About the assessment:

The exam must be answered in English. Information about which dictionaries students are allowed to consult during the exam will be available in the reading list at the beginning of the semester.

Course materials

The specific pensum will vary, but will include: a selection of poetic and dramatic texts from a range of different periods and English-language cultures; material offering guidance on the study of literature; a dictionary of literary terms. The curriculum/reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ENG1301 7.5 SPRING 2006
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 Literature
  • English
  • English Literature
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 F INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 F 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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