ENG2502 - Texts, Culture, Context


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
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.


Candidates who have passed this course

- 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.

- can conduct research using digital tools.

General competence

Candidates who have passed this course

- can engage in critical analysis of different cultural productions.

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

- develop stronger oral and writing English skills.

- develop stronger cultural literacy skills.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/seminars, discussions. 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, approx. 2000 words/5 pages

Further on evaluation

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

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be announced 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 Cultural Studies
  • 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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