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Postgraduate course

Selected Topic in English Literature and/or Culture VII

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeENG337
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Level of Study


Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The course aims to increase students' knowledge of English literature and/or culture and to promote critical and independent understanding of problems related to the study of literature and/or culture.

ENG337 is a specialised course which typically treats a topic in American, British, or World Literatures in English. The contents of the course vary on a semester- to-semester basis. The texts to be studied may represent the literary tradition of a nation, a period, a genre, a specific authorship, a specific topic related to literature or culture or a literary and cultural movement. All texts are to be studied on a critical and theoretical basis.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course:


The student

  • will have further developed his/her general knowledge of the discipline.
  • will have acquired specialised knowledge of the topics treated in the course.
  • will have become familiar with recent research in the field treated in the course.


The student

  • will be able to discuss topics on English literature and culture on an analytical basis, taking both critical and theoretical perspectives into account.

General competence

The student

  • will be capable of working on specific theoretical and methodological problems over a relatively substantial period of time.

will have developed further his/her ability to express academic ideas in English, both in writing and orally.

Required Previous Knowledge

Bachelor degree with specialisation in English, or the equivalent.

Recommended Previous Knowledge


Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

ENG337 overlaps completely with ENG337L.

Access to the Course

The course is open to students enrolled in the Master programme in English and the master's programme in Foreign Language Teacher Education at the University of Bergen.

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars: up to 16 hours.

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.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Students are required to attend supervision and to meet deadlines set by the teacher of the course.

Compulsory assignments are valid for one semester following the semester of instruction.

Forms of Assessment

Course assessment consists of a supervised term paper comprising c. 4,000 words (excluding the bibliography etc.). Students are required to attend supervision and to meet deadlines set by the teacher of the course. Students who fail to adhere to these guidelines forfeit the right to examination in the course. In the re-take exam, the student, who has completed the compulsory supervision in the teaching semester, hands in the term paper without further supervision.

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale

The Department uses a grading scale ranging from A to F. F is a failing grade.

Assessment Semester

Course assessment in ENG337 is offered in the spring and autumn semesters.

Reading List

The reading list comprises a maximum of 700 pages of academic text or textbook material, or literary text corresponding to 6-8 works. Works on literary theory are included. It will also be possible for students to combine academic text/textbook material with literary works into a specialised reading list. In addition to works on the reading list, students should be prepared to consult any recommended auxiliary literature.

The reading list will be available by 1 December for the Spring semester.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated in accordance with the quality assurance system of the University of Bergen.

Programme Committee

The Program Board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study program, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.

Course Coordinator

Programme Board for English

Course Administrator

The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Humanities has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study programme.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Paper

    Submission deadline
    24.09.2021, 13:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam