Level of Study
Objectives and Content
ENG349 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 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, 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 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
Forms of Assessment
The exam in the course is a seven-day take-home exam on a topic specified by the course instructor, with a following oral exam. The exam paper is 3000 words (±10%) (excluding the bibliography etc.).
The oral exam may adjust the final grade for the home exam up or down by one on the grading scale.
The home exam must be approved before the student can take the oral exam. The candidate will be tested both in the exam paper and in entire reading list during the oral exam. Students who received an F (fail) in the oral exam, also received an F as their final grade.
Examination Support Material
The exam is marked in the grade scale A-F, where F is a fail.
The exam in ENG349 is offered each 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 December for the Spring 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.
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.
Type of assessment: Take-home examination and oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline
Exam part: Take-home examination
- Assignment handed out
- 28.09.2020, 09:00
- Submission deadline
- 05.10.2020, 13:00
- Examination system
- Digital exam
Exam part: Oral examination