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Selected Topic in English Linguistics I

ECTS Credits

10

Level of Study

Master

Teaching semester

Autumn

Place of Instruction

Bergen

Objectives and Content

ENG339 is a specialized course in a topic from English linguistics. The content of the course will vary from semester to semester. The course can for example include topics from applied linguistics, theoretical linguistics, historical linguistics, or a combination of these disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student has the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge
The student
- has detailed insight into the theoretical and methodological approaches within the field covered by the course and be familiar with current research in this field.

Skills
The student
- can apply his or her knowledge and skills in teaching, for the dissemination of research and other information purposes.
- is highly skilled in expressing academic ideas in written and spoken English

General competence
The student
- is capable of developing his or her own competence and specializing in an independent manner.

Required Previous Knowledge

Bachelor degree with a specialization in English, or equivalent.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

None

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

None

Access to the Course

The course is open to students in the master's programme in English and the master's programe 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

None

Forms of Assessment

In the fall semester 2020, the form of assessment has been changed from school exam to a 4-hour written examination from home + 1 hour technical time, as a measure to prevent transmission of the corona virus.

Examination Support Material

In the fall semester 2020, all aids are permitted during the exam.

Grading Scale

The exam is marked in the grade scale A-F, where F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

The exam in ENG339 is offered each semester - the regular exam at the end of the fall semester, and the re-take exam in the middle of the spring semester.

Reading List

The reading list is comprised of up to 750 pages of linguistic texts. In addition to the reading list, the students are encouraged to use recommended further reading and guidebooks.

The reading list will be available by 1 June for the Autumn semester.

Course Evaluation

The teaching is evaluated in accordance with the quality control 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 Administrator

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

Contact

Exam information

  • 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

    Date
    09.10.2020, 09:00
    Duration
    5 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    25.09.2020
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam