Syllabus for English in Transition II

Det engelska språket i förändring II

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5EN497
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: English A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2016-05-18
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Revised: 2016-09-14
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Autumn 2017
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits. 90 credits in a language subject.

  • Responsible department: Department of English

Decisions and guidelines

The course is included in the Master's Programme in English.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course students will be able to

  • describe important features of Modern English phonology, lexis, orthography, morphology, and syntax
  • describe important linguistic features that characterize Early Modern English compared with Late Modern English
  • describe important linguistic features that characterize Late Modern English compared with Present-day English
  • discuss features of Modern English in fluent and correct English, both orally and in writing
  • apply his/her knowledge of changes in Modern English phonology to the pronunciation of individual words
  • compare and evaluate different descriptions of Modern English in secondary sources
  • analyse Modern English text phonologically, morphologically, and syntactically
  • categorize lexical innovation in Modern English etymologically with the aid of dictionaries
  • construct a small empirical study of Modern English phonology, morphology, or syntax using appropriate methodology.

Content

The course introduces students to the development of English between 1500 and 1945. The course focusses on the linguistic characteristics of Modern English, with special reference to phonology, vocabulary and orthography, morphology, and syntax. The course also contains a small-scale, independent research task concerning an aspect of Modern English.

Instruction

Group sessions. Instruction, class discussions, and examinations are in English. All teaching materials are in English.

Assessment

Students are examined in the form of oral presentations, written assignments, and a small-scale empirical study. Grades are fail, pass, and pass with distinction.

Students who fail a regular examination will be offered a make-up examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.

Students who fail an examination twice have the right to apply to the head of department for permission to change examiners.

Transitional provisions

Please contact the student counsellor for transitional regulations in connection with changes in the curriculum.

Other directives

If the syllabus or the course literature for a course is changed, students have the right to be examined on the original course syllabus and course literature on three occasions during the following three terms. After these three opportunities, the right normally expires.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2017

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Beal, Joan C. English in modern times 1700-1945

    London: Arnold, 2004

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Nevalainen, Terttu An introduction to Early Modern English

    Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, cop. 2006

    Find in the library

    Mandatory