ENG1303 - Literature: Prose Fiction


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

This course is a genre-based introduction to prose fiction in English. Presenting important English-language literary texts, the course explores a range of novels and short stories so as to illuminate the different forms and techniques found within these principal generic categories. The course also provides a short introduction to diverse literary and scholarly approaches to the study of texts.

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course,

  • are familiar with a selection of important works within English-language prose literature.
  • have knowledge of different types of English-language prose.
  • are able to explain how different types of prose convey stories or meanings.
  • are familiar with the English-language terminology connected to literary prose.


Candidates who have passed this course,

  • can write a text which analyzes literary works in correct English.
  • are able to read literary prose texts critically and independently.

General competence

Candidates who have passed this course,

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

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.

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

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 syllabus will vary, but will include: a selection of texts from a range of different periods and English-language cultures representing the main genres of prose literature in English; a selection of critical essays; 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
ENG6012 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
ENG6018 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 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 2023-10-09 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 10
SL310 Sluppenvegen 14 11
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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