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English II

After English 1, we hope you will continue on English 2.

Building on skills acquired in English I, English 2 allows you to further develop what you studied in both English linguistics and English literature. After completing English 2, you have the opportunity to specialize further in your preferred discipline within our Bachelor’s or English 3 courses.

Information on registration spring 2022

Registration

If you are admitted and have accepted an offer of a place, please note that you also need to register in January. Registration is mandatory and will be open in Ladok for admitted students between 3 - 12 January. You need to register on time to confirm and keep your place.

Registration is done online. Once you have an activated university account, you can register online through Ladok if you are accepted to the course without conditions.

Ladok for students

If you are conditionally admitted, the conditions have to be fulfilled in order to register and start the course. Contact our Student Affairs Office in January when registration opens, if you have questions. Note: if you are participating in the English 1-LIN1 re-take in January, we can assist with registration after 12 January. Contact studexp@english.su.se when your grade is available.

Athena

After registration you will get access to Stockholm university's web-based learning platform Athena where course material from teachers will be made available. You use log-in details on Athena as for your university account.

Athena

Teaching at our department

See the information under "schedule".  We are planning most teaching and examination on campus but larger lectures via the e-meeting service Zoom.  Zoom is free of charge for all students at Stockholm University. Familiarise yourself with using Zoom, if you have not used it before. 

Our teaching on campus takes place on the main campus of Stockholm University - Frescati Campus - usually in rooms located in "Södra Husen". The university has gathered information on how to find your way on campus.

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  • Course structure

    English 2 (30 credits) comprises four modules (7.5 credits each).

    We do not recommend printing module descriptions as some changes can take place before the course starts. Course material will be made available on Athena, which registered students will get access to at the start of the course.

    Modules

    Linguistics 2A (7.5 credits)
    This module elaborates on the concepts of English linguistics that were introduced in English I, and aims to provide students with increased insights into English linguistics, especially phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, grammar, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. Students will learn to understand and apply linguistic models, concepts and methods of analysis in the above-mentioned areas.

    Module description: LN2A, VT22 (pdf) (240 Kb)

    Literary Cultures 1340-1832 (7.5 credits)
    Within this module, various genres of English-language literature from the period 1340-1832 are studied. Terms and analytical concepts that the students acquired in English I 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: LT2A, VT22 (pdf) (312 Kb)

    Linguistics 2B (7.5 credits)
    This module proceeds from the concepts and skills in linguistics and academic writing that students have acquired in English I, and seeks to give students further knowledge about different linguistic methods of analysis. Students are given the opportunity to use this knowledge, as well as the linguistic models and concepts discussed in Linguistics 2A. Within the module, students conduct a linguistic investigation that is accounted for in speech and in writing.

    Module description: LN2B, VT22 (pdf) (298 Kb)

    Literary Cultures 1832-Now (7.5 credits)
    This module focuses 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 in Literary Cultures 1340-1832 is 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, HT21 (pdf) (325 Kb)

    Teaching format

    The teaching comprises lectures, workshops and seminars. 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 teaching sessions 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.

    As a student of English, it is essential that you plan your studies carefully and start reading in good time before a lecture, workshop or seminar to be in phase with the teaching.

    Assessment

    Linguistics 2A: A final sit-down examination.

    Literary Cultures 1340-1832: One written assignment and a sit-down examination in practical text analysis.

    Linguistics 2B: A linguistic research paper and an oral presentation.

    Literary Cultures 1832-Now: One written assignment and a sit-down examination in practical text analysis.

    Examiner

    Examiners, VT22 (pdf) (105 Kb)

  • Schedule

    The 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.

    Students will be placed in even sized groups at the start of term, as it will depend on the number of registered students. Please note that the schedule is the same for all groups for the first module (LN2A). Once the course has started you will be able to see on Athena which group you are in for the modules running later in the term. Log-in to Athena with your university account.

    Athena

    In spring term 2022, we are planning for seminars and workshops, as well as examinations, on campus. Larger lectures will be given via the e-meeting service Zoom. In the schedule, you will see which lectures are given via Zoom and which teaching will take place on campus. However, given the current situation with the pandemic, recommendations may change at short notice. It is important to check this course site regularly for updates ahead of next term.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    See the module descriptions under "course structure" for more details on readings.

    Module descriptions for spring term 2022 will be available before the start of term.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Study Counsellor

    Student Affairs Office

    Module coordinators (autumn term 2021 and spring term 2022):

    Linguistics 2A: Kathrin Kaufhold

    Literary Cultures 1340-1832: Joakim Wrethed

    Linguistics 2B: Špela Mežek

    Literary Cultures 1832-Now: Bo G Ekelund