Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course aims to give students insight into central topics in modern English linguistics and to introduce students to linguistic theories and/or methods for the scientific description of Present-Day English.
ENG223 is an elective course in the specialization in English at the 200-level.
Students specializing in linguistics, in addition to ENG223, take the following courses:
- ENG261 (term paper in the history of English) and
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- has developed analytic skills and an academic approach to language
- has developed a basic understanding of one of more linguistic theories
- can apply linguistic methods to shed light on aspects of the English language.
- have developed a critical and independent approach to central linguistic questions
- can express themselves in correct academic English
Required Previous Knowledge
While there is no formal requirement, the reading list and teaching presuppose that students have in-depth knowledge of English grammar and phonetics, which corresponds to good results in ENG114, ENG115, ENG107, ENG108/118 and ENG109/119.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Specifically, it is highly recommended that students have completed EXFAC00SK Basic Linguistics, ENG100, ENG114, ENG115, ENG107, ENG108/118 and ENG109/119 with a good result, or have equivalent knowledge (cf. Required Previous Knowledge).
For students with a background other than the Norwegian school system, a level of competence in English corresponding to C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is recommended.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
The course is open to all students admitted to the University of Bergen.
For exchange students:
Applicants have to document English language proficiency to access the course. Students should hold a level of C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR). For valid tests, please see uib.no/exchange.
Teaching and learning methods
Seminars: up to 24 hours (normally 2 hours per week for 12 weeks).
In the case that fewer than five students register for a course, the organized teaching may be adapted to fit the number of students. If this occurs, students will be informed at the start of the semester, and before the registration deadline 1. February/1. September.
Students are expected to take part in and actively contribute to teaching. This expectation is also the basis for the preparation towards the exam.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
There are no compulsory assignments, but the students will be given a written task, and it is recommended that students complete this task.
Forms of Assessment
In the fall semester 2020, the form of assessment has been changed from 4-hour school exam to 5-hour take-home exam, as a measure to prevent transmission of the corona virus. All aids/support materials are allowed during the take-home exam.
Examination Support Material
All aids/support materials are allowed during the take-home exam.
The exam is marked on the grade scale A-F, where F is a fail.
An exam in ENG223 is offered each semester - the regular exam at the end of the spring semester and the re-take exam in the middle of the fall semester.
The reading list is comprised of general topics in modern English linguistics. The reading list will be available by 1 December for the Spring Semester.
The teaching is evaluated in accordance with the quality control system of the University of Bergen.
The Programme Board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study programme, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.
The Programme Board for English
The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Humanities has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study programme.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.
Type of assessment: Written examination at home
- 09.10.2020, 09:00
- 5 hours
- Examination system
- Digital exam