ENG1303 - Literature: Prose Fiction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours HJELPEMIDD

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 and able to use the English-language terminology connected to literary prose.
- can write a text which analyzes literary works in correct English.
- are able to read literary prose texts critically and independently.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminar sessions and supervision. Students are required to use the course learning platform regularly.

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.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 2006-08-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD 2018-11-30 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 HJELPEMIDD
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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