ENG3110 - Special Subject in English Language


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
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 couse
- 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.
- are able to write substantial analytical and/or argumentative texts on topics 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.
Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

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

Further on evaluation

Assessment: Term paper (approx. 2500 words/5-6 pages).

In semesters where ENG3110 is not taught, NTNU will not be offering a resit examination.

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.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 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.