ENG3423 - Special Subject
This course explores a topic of central importance within the field of literature or cultural history, or an interdisciplinary topic. The course may build upon themes explored in lower-level courses. A more detailed description of the academic content will be made available in the reading list at the beginning of the semester.
Candidates who have passed this course
- have in-depth understanding of a topic of central importance in literature or cultural history, or an interdisciplinary topic.
- 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 the topic(s) 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 is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).
Further information regarding the course will be given on Blackboard in the beginning of the semester.
- 3 assignments
Further on evaluation
Term paper, 3500 words and oral examination, 30 minutes.
The term paper counts 60 % and the oral examination counts 40 % of the final grade.
The oral examination may test the candidate's knowledge of the entire curriculum.
If a student fails one part of the exam, they must retake only that part of the exam. If a student retakes a passed exam, they must retake all parts of the exam.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Bachelor's degree with specialisation in English.
Curriculum/reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester.
Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
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- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.