English III for teaching at Secondary Schools
30 credits cr.
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This course is part of the Teacher Education Programme for Secondary School with English as a first subject.
The course builds on skills acquired in English I and English II.
Information for admitted students autumn 2023
Registration is mandatory and will be open in Ladok for admitted students between 7 and 15 August. You need to register on time to confirm and keep your place. The eligibility criteria for the course are stipulated in the syllabus.
After registration you will get access to Athena, where course material from teachers will be made available.
The course includes 3 modules. One module is obligatory. For the other modules, students select a preferred specialisation (English language literature or English linguistics) ahead of each term. Different optional modules are given within the two specialisations each term. The degree project is written within the chosen specialisation.
Eligibility criteria are stated in the syllabus ("kursplan").
Module 1: Literary Cultures 1832-Now, LT2B (7.5 credits)
The module is obligatory within the course and runs in period AB.
This module focuses on literature in English from different genres and different parts of the world from the period 1832 to the present. Terms and analytical concepts that the students acquired in English I and English II are used and expanded upon. In addition, students gain historical and critical perspectives on literary texts. Special emphasis is placed on the students’ own ability to use English in speech and in writing to critically analyse the texts in question.
Module description: LT2B, VT23 (pdf) (270 Kb)
Module 2: Optional module in English linguistics or in English language literature (7.5 credits)
A selection of modules will be given each term and students are asked to submit their preferences. Students take one optional module in period CD within the same specialisation (linguistics or literature) as their degree project. The number of optional modules that will be given is subject to change, depending on the number of registered students.
Module descriptions with reading lists for the optional modules can be found under "More information" below.
Module 3: Degree project (15 credits):
The purpose of the degree project is to give the students the opportunity to independently identify and formulate a research question within a chosen field of study in linguistics or literature and to seek, collect, evaluate and interpret relevant information in relation to this research question and present this in a research paper. Students will attend some seminars related to the degree project. As well as a series of seminars, meetings with the assigned supervisor will be set up individually.
Degree Project - Literature, thesis information, VT23 (pdf) (73 Kb)
Degree Project - Linguistics, seminar series description, VT23 (pdf) (281 Kb)
Degree Project - Linguistics, general information, VT23 (pdf) (234 Kb)
The teaching comprises seminars and individual supervision for the degree project. Active participation is expected from students in all teaching formats in order to pass the examination. Students will often work with different tasks and assignments during the seminars in preparation for the examination. Apart from scheduled teaching, time will be spent reading course literature and completing mandatory assignments. Full-time students are expected to spend about 40 hours per week on their studies.
Module 1 (Literary Cultures 1832-Now, LT2B): One written assignment and a sit-down exam in practical text analysis.
Optional modules in English language literature: Oral assignments and written assignments.
Optional modules in English linguistics: Oral assignments and written assignments.
Degree project: Degree project, formulated together with the supervisor and ventilated at the end of term.
Examiners, HT22 (pdf) (122 Kb)
Examiners, degree projects, HT22 (pdf) (105 Kb)
Examiners, VT23 (pdf) (115 Kb)
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Spring term 2023
Schedules are subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Make sure you read the course description with information about each module.
Obligatory module - period AB.
Literary Cultures 1832-Now (LT2B)
Module 2 (Optional modules)
Students take one module in either linguistics or in literature in period CD. The number of optional modules that will be given is subject to change, depending on the number of registered students.
Optional modules in linguistics
Optional modules in literature
Module 3 (Degree project)
Degree Project in English language literature
Degree Project in English linguistics
Note that the exact schedule for the defence seminars will depend on the number of participating students. The schedule is also subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances. Meetings with the assigned supervisor will be set up individually.
Autumn term 2023
Students due to take the course are sent an online form that asks for preference in terms of the optional module and topic suggestions for the degree project within the chosen specialisation. Ahead of the autumn term, preferences and topic suggestions need to be submitted by 15 August.
Placements in optional modules will be confirmed in conjunction with the start of term, as it will depend on the allocation of supervisors as well as on eligibilty. After registration and when the allocation in optional modules is done, you will get access to Athena, where course material from teachers will be made available. You will receive information on who your degree project supervisor is at the first seminar with the coordinator for your specialisation - linguistics or literature (see the schedule for details).
Below are the optional modules planned for the autumn term 2023. Note that the number of optional modules that will be given is subject to change, depending on the final number of registered students.
Optional modules in English linguistics - period CD:
English Language and Education
Global Discourses and the Media
Optional modules in English language literature - period CD:
The Art of Crime
Love and its Discontents
Degree project coordinator (literature): Giles Whiteley
Degree project coordinator (linguistics): Špela MežekStudent Affairs Office
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