ENG2303 - Literature and Society


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 7 days

Course content

Through a survey of selected central texts, or by paying attention to a more specific genre or time period, this course focuses on the formal, historical and thematic relations between the literary works of a particular Anglophone society. Each work will also be examined as an independent literary product, and, where relevant, its economic, social and political contexts will be explored.

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 selected texts from an Anglophone society.

- are familiar with the formal, historical, and thematic relationships between the literary texts and society.

- have insight into each work as an independent literary creation.


Candidates who have passed this course

- are able to explain the texts' relevant economic, social, and political contexts.

- are able to write an independent literary analysis in advanced English, using relevant secondary sources and academic writing conventions.

- can conduct research using digital tools.

General competence

Candidates who have passed this course

- recognize the importance of critical reflection on the relationship between literary productions and society.

- can critically evaluate the credibility and relevance of different sources of knowledge.

- develop stronger oral and writing English skills that expand beyond the literature classroom.

- develop stronger analytical skills.

- develop media literacy.

- can engage in a critical reflection of diverse cultural works from diverse Anglophone social contexts.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/seminars. 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

  • Written work (ca. 2000 words in total)

Further on evaluation

The course is assessed by a written home examination (7 days), approx. 3000 words.

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


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: 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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