The Contemporary English-Speaking World 2009

Course Description

The course reflects recent changes in the field of English literature and culture. English is no longer primarily restricted to Great Britain and the United States, but has now expanded to encompass the entire world. Literature written in English now reflects global multicultural values, which challenge the old literary and cultural boundaries. The course will attempt to explore this wide spectrum by presenting a comprehensive variety of texts: novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction, together with the history of the English-speaking world over the last 30 years as a backdrop. The contemporary historical framework of the course will be used as a basis for contrast and comparison in later courses with more historical perspectives.

Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment (mid-term examination) comprises a written or oral examination and/or submissions and will count for 40 percent of the final grade. The final written examination counts for 60 percent of the final grade. Students must receive passing marks in both the mid-term and final examinations. Grades will be given on a scale from A to F, where E is the lowest passing grade and F represents a failing grade.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Peter Fjågesund <> - 27/01/2012