521 English Studies, 1 year programme, bachelor

Target Group and Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet general admission requirements in order to take this study programme . The target group includes all applicants who are interested in acquiring a solid basic competence in English, for use in teaching or other areas that require a good understanding of the language.

Aim of the Programme

The study programme provides a broad introduction to British and American literature and culture, an understanding of how the language is used in other parts of the English-speaking world, and insight into English grammar, phonetics and the spoken language. The use of the subject in teaching and communication is also stressed. The one-year study programme provides teaching competence in English sufficient for teaching in lower and upper secondary schools.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
2010 Practical English 5.00 O 5  
2011 Essay Writing 5.00 O 5  
2009 The Contemporary English-Speaking World 10.00 O 10  
2005 Introduction to English Language 10.00 O 10  
2008 American Literature and Culture
10.00 O   10
2007 British Literature and Culture
10.00 O   10
2006 Sounds and Structures of the English
10.00 O   10
Total: 30 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme consists of six courses, each worth 10 ECTS credits. Three of these courses will be taken during the autumn semester, and the other three during the spring semester.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars, written and oral project work and submissions. Part of the teaching is compulsory. Please see the individual course plans for details.

Telemark University College collaborates with other universities and university colleges about the Norwegian Study Centre in York, and the students will have an obligatory two-week stay at the Centre. This forms a part of the practical language training and of the study of British literature and society. Students who are prevented from going to York can apply for an exemption, but will instead be given a two-week written project. The project needs to be given a pass for the student to obtain a pass mark in the course 2007 British Literature and Culture. On certain conditions, the State Educational Loan Fund may offer an additional loan to cover part of the expenses of the stay. Total fixed expenses (travel, board and lodging, course fees) will probably be around NOK 6,000.

Assessment Methods

All of the courses will have both continuous and final assessment. At the beginning of the study programme, students will be provided with details concerning the written and oral assessments.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Eline Flesjø <eline.flesjoSPAMFILTER@hit.no>,Øystein Heggelund <oystein.heggelundSPAMFILTER@hit.no> - 04/09/2013