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Selected Topic in English Linguistics V

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeENG347
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

ENG347 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 should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student should:

- have detailed insight into the theoretical and methodological approaches for the topic that has been covered and have knowledge about the state of current research in this field.


The student:

- can apply his or her knowledge and skills in teaching, dissemination of research or for informative purposes.

- has developed his or her ability to express 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


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 programme in Foreign Language Teacher Education at the University of Bergen

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars: up to 16 hours.

In the case that less 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 must attend supervision and uphold the deadlines that are specified by the course instructor.

Compulsory assignments are valid in the teaching semester and in the following semester.

Forms of Assessment

The exam in the course is a supervised term paper of around 4000 words (not including the bibliography etc.) Students must attend supervision and uphold the deadlines that are specified by the course instructor. Students who do not comply with these guidelines, lose to right to take the exam 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

Not relevant.

Grading Scale

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

Assessment Semester

The exam in ENG347 is given each 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 December for the Spring 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 Coordinator

The 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.