ENG6018 - Literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course is an introduction to English-language literature with an emphasis on individual literary texts and the genre to which that text belongs. The course focuses both on the text's unique characteristics as well as its inherent features and limitations. At the same time, students will acquire basic skills in practical analysis and interpretation of literary texts.

The course will attempt to place the individual texts in an historical and cultural context - including social issues contemporary to the text as well as the author's life and experience - in order to help students learn to understand, interpret, and analyze the texts. The primary focus, however, will be on the literary texts and selected genres within prose, drama, and poetry.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course:


  • can discuss a selection of works within English-language literature:
  • can discuss different types of English-language literature;
  • are familiar with and able to use English-language terminology connected to textual analysis;


  • can explain how different types of literary texts convey story and ideas or beliefs;
  • can use literary methods of reading texts critically and independently.

General competence

  • can write a text which analyzes literary works in correct English.

Learning methods and activities

The course offers online teaching in a 13-week period. The course has online teaching units, which cover the various topics introduced in the course and utilizes blog, discussion forum, written and/or oral exercises, and supervision. Videoconference tools will be utilized for oral presentations, group meetings, and potentially also online supervision.

Obligatory activities cover various aspects of the course. Students are given feedback on obligatory activities and offered supervision.


This is a fully online course. Information pertaining to access to the course is sent to the email address registered for the student. All communication throughout the run of the course will take place on the course site and learning platform, and NTNU's student email.

Students are required to follow all communication channels used by the course.

Students need access to an updated computer and a good internet connection. Students need access to the necessary equipment for online meetings and to record sound and video in an audiovisual presentation.

Compulsory assignments

  • 2 to 4 assignments

Further on evaluation

Assignments are assessed as approved/not approved, and they are not part of the final examination grade, but all obligatory assignments must be approved in order for the student to qualify to take the exam.

The assessment is based on a term paper. This applies to postponed exams as well.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
- (KENG1-8-13)
English, Continuing Education for Teachers - One Year Programme (FJENGVUÅ)

Required previous knowledge

Students should have knowledge of English equivalent to that of students who have learned English over two years at Norwegian "videregående skole".

Admission to a study program is required: KOMPiS Engelsk 1 8-13 trinn (KENG1-8-13)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ENG6012 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
ENG1303 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS 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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