ENG3110 - Special Subject in English Language


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

The course explores a topic of central importance within the field of English linguistics/language studies (e.g. syntax, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, translation studies), or an interdisciplinary topic spanning more than one of those subfields. The course may build upon themes explored in lower-level courses.

A more detailed description of the academic content will be available in the reading list at the beginning of the semester. Students will write a term paper linked to the topic of the course.

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course have

- have in-depth understanding of a topic of central importance in a subfield of English linguistics / language studies.

- have critical insight into scientific approaches and methods relevant to the analysis of the subject material.


Candidates who have passed this course

- are able to write substantial analytical and/or argumentative texts on the topic studied in academic English, making appropriate use of relevant theoretical notions and specialist scientific literature from the relevant discipline(s).

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 assignments are only valid for the semester in which the approval is given. All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 written assignment, approx. 1000 words/2.5 pages
  • 1 outline of term paper with literature list approx. 1200 words/3 pages

Further on evaluation

Assessment: Term paper (approx. 2500 words).

It is not possible for students who have passed the exam in ENG3110 to retake the exam in a semester where this course is not taught. Students who did not pass the exam, or who did not complete the exam due to illness may submit the exam in a semester where this course is not taught; however, they will not receive any supervision.

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: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English Language
  • English
  • English Linguistics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 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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