English III within the Teacher Education Programme for Secondary School and Upper Secondary School, second subject
30 credits cr.
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This course is part of the Teacher Education Programme for Secondary School and Upper Secondary School with English as a second subject.
The course builds on skills acquired in English I and English II.
Information for admitted students spring 2024
Registration is mandatory and will be open in Ladok for admitted students between 27 December and 4 January. You need to register on time to confirm and keep your place. The eligibility criteria for the course are stipulated in the syllabus.
Important: As of 1 January 2024, you must temporarily log in to Ladok in a different way than you normally do. Instead of using your regular university account, you must use eduID or your account on antagning.se. Read more: Temporary way to log in to Ladok starting in the New Year.
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.
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, VT24 (pdf) (185 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 in English linguistics or in English language literature (15 credits)
Students due to take the course are asked if their preferred specialisation is linguistics or literature for their degree project. This module runs across the term. As well as a series of seminars, meetings with the assigned supervisor will be set up individually. The exact schedule (dates and times) for the ventilation seminars at the end of term will depend on the number of participating students.
Degree Project - Literature, VT24 (pdf) (258 Kb)
Degree Project - Linguistics, general information, VT24 (pdf) (155 Kb)
Degree Project - Linguistics, seminar series description, VT24 (pdf) (236 Kb)
The teaching comprises lectures, workshops and seminars, as well as 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 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.
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 in English linguistics or in English language literature: Degree project, formulated together with the supervisor and ventilated at the end of term.
Examiners, HT23 (pdf) (118 Kb)
Examiners, VT24 (pdf) (151 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 2024
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.
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.
Module 3 (Degree project)
Students write their degree project in either linguistics or in literature.
Meetings with the assigned supervisor will be set up individually. The exact schedule (dates and times) for the ventilation seminars at the end of term will depend on the number of participating students.
Spring term 2024
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 spring term, preferences and topic suggestions need to be submitted by 2 January.
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 spring 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.