General entry requirement (with the exemption of Swedish language) and specific entry requirement of English B from Swedish upper secondary school (A6/6), or equivalent.
Subjects of English (15 credits) EN234A
Shakespeare: An Introduction (7.5 credits) EN120E
Studying the English language (7.5 credits) EN121E
Reading and Responding (7.5 credits) EN218A
Academic Writing and Rhetoric (7.5 credits) EN208L
Introduction to English Grammar (7.5 credits) EN221L
Phonetics (7.5 credits) EN220L
Culture, Narrative and Representation (7.5 credits) EN237A
Semantics (7.5 credits) EN236L
Researching Literature (7.5 credits) EN238A
Academic Writing and Rhetoric II (7.5 credits) EN209L
Specialization* electives (30 credits)
Study abroad (30 credits)
Specialization electives (30 credits)
Study abroad (30 credits)
English III, Linguistic Option (30 credits) EN113L
English III, Literary Option (30 credits) EN113A
The Bachelor in English Studies is a program that aims to reflect the diversity, eclecticism, and multidisciplinarity of contemporary English scholarship. The program is designed for students interested in studying the theory and practice of language in its various social forms. We examine how understandings of language have developed in fields such as phonetics, sociolinguistics, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis, and also how the English language has developed into a global language of communication. The focus is on examining the operations of power in the use of language with a special emphasis on gender, class, and ethnicity. English Studies also encompasses literary studies, as well as the study of language-centered cultural production at large. It enables the student to develop a sophisticated critical consciousness and an awareness of the ways in which language is structured and used for different purposes in a range of contexts. These contexts include, but are not limited to, film, art, music, advertising, and span English, American, and emerging post-colonial cultures.
The program emphasizes the student’s own written and oral production, incorporating and can be easily tailored to incorporate performing arts and creative writing into the curriculum, thus merging critical and creative thinking. English Studies students gain skills that are applicable to a broad range of career opportunities, including teaching, media (editing, publishing, journalism, advertising, TV, radio, film, etc.), as well as business and administration. Students learn to analyze, evaluate, and create a wide range of texts. These transferable skills are recognized by employers who put a high value on: the construction of clearly expressed arguments; the logical presentation and analysis of ideas; the production of creative solutions; the competent management of large amounts of complex information; and the taking of initiative in conducting independent research. The program provides a suitable foundation for graduate studies in English, creative writing, teaching, and other fields, both in Europe and worldwide.