General entry requirements + English B
Merit rating is calculated based on Swedish upper secondary grades achieved, according to specific entry requirement 6/A6.
The Bachelor in English Studies is a program that aims to reflect the diversity of contemporary English scholarship at the same time as it reflects the research interests of its faculty. The program is therefore designed around current understandings of the theory and practice of language and literature in its various social forms. In linguistics, we emphasize such fields as phonetics, sociolinguistics, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis, and also how the English language has developed into a global language of communication. In literary studies, the focus is the study of language-centered cultural production in general, including a special focus on narrative, relations between text and image, and literary and cultural theory. Particular attention is placed on examining the operations of power in the use of language with a special emphasis on gender, class, and ethnicity/race, but also on how technology and aesthetics are contributing to contemporary understandings of the world. This mix of subjects and perspectives 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, besides literature, visual communication, art, music, advertising, and span the emerging global-technological cultures of the English speaking world.
The program emphasizes the student’s own written and oral production, and offers the student a choice to include the 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.
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
Introduction to the Theory of Literature (7.5 credits) EN241A
Specialisation in Literature (7.5 credits) EN242A
The History of the English Language (7.5 credits) EN237L
Sociolinguistics - Theories and Methods (7.5 credits) EN238L
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
Terms 1, 2 and 6 are compulsory for the degree. Terms 1, 2 and 6 are part of the main field of study.