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English III - literature

Building on skills acquired in English I and English II, the course gives students the opportunity for more in depth study of different aspects of English language literature. The course comprises two optional modules.

Information on registration spring 2022


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 - 9 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.


After registration or before the course starts, 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.


  • Course structure

    English 3 (15 credits) comprises two 7.5 credit modules in English language literature.


    Optional modules in English language literature (7.5 credits each)

    A selection of modules will be given each term and students are asked to submit their preferences. Students take one optional module in period AB and one optional module in period CD. 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.

    Teaching format

    The teaching comprises 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 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.


    Optional modules in English language literature: Two written essays, the second more extensive than the first.


    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.

    Given the current situation with the pandemic, recommendations may change at short notice. It is therefore important to check the schedules and Athena regularly for updates.

    For the first half of the spring term 2022, teaching will be online via Zoom.

    Spring term 2022

    Students take one module in period AB and one module 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 period AB

    Optional modules in period CD

    Schedules are subject to some change in case of unforeseen circumstances.

    Make sure you read the course description with information about each module.

  • More information

    For the spring term 2022, information to admitted students will be sent out in the end of December, asking for preferences of optional modules through an online form. The deadline for submitting preferences is 6 January. We will confirm optional module placements in conjunction with the start of term, as it will depend on the number of registered students and on eligibilty. In January you will also get access to the sites on Athena for the modules you've been placed in.

    Below are the optional modules planned for the spring term 2022. 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 language literature - period AB:
    Literatures of Plantation America, VT22 (pdf) (278 Kb)
    World Literatures, VT22 (pdf) (57 Kb)

    Optional modules in English language literature - period CD:
    Bad Modernisms, VT22 (pdf) (391 Kb)
    Love and its Discontents, VT22 (pdf) (244 Kb)
    Shakespeare, VT22 (pdf) (203 Kb)

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