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.

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.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 2023

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





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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