ENG2502 - Texts, Culture, Context


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

This course will focus on a specific body of cultural texts that are linked through a shared context or contexts – social, historical, ideological or intellectual. It will examine the text-context dialectic – the ways in which texts are formed by the context from which they emerge, and also the ways in which they react back upon this context. The texts involved may all be of the same type or they may be mixed. More detailed information concerning the syllabus will be made available in the reading list at the start of the semester in which the course is taught.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course
- have knowledge of a selection of English-language cultural texts which are connected by a common context or contexts.
- have insight into the mutual relationship between text and context.
- are able to explain how cultural texts are formed by and influence specific contexts.
- are able to write independent literary analysis in advanced English utilizing relevant secondary literary sources.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/seminars, discussions. 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

  • Skriftlig arbeid på ca. 2000 ord/5 sider

Further on evaluation

The course is assessed by a written home examination (7 days), approx. 3000 words/6-7 pages.

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

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


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Digital exam Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination INSPERA 100/100



Spring ORD Home examination INSPERA 100/100
  • * 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.