Level of Study
Place of Instruction
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.
On completion of the course the student has the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- 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.
- 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
- 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
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
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
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.
The exam is marked in the grade scale A-F, where F is a fail.
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.
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.
The teaching is evaluated in accordance with the quality control system of the University of Bergen.
The Program Board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study program, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.
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
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam