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Bachelor Thesis in English LENG370

The student will write a thesis in one of two sub-disciplines of English: (applied) linguistics or literature. The choice of sub-discipline in this course must coincide with the chosen direction in LENG270 (LENG271 Specialization in English Literature; or LENG272 Specialization in English Language - International English: variation and change).


Course description for study year 2021-2022

Facts
Emnekode

LENG370

Versjon

1

Vekting (SP)

15

Semester undervisningsstart

Spring

Antall semestre

1

Vurderingsemester

Spring

Undervisningsspråk

English

Tilbys av

Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Cultural Studies and Languages

Learning outcome

Knowledge 

Upon completion of the course, the student will have gained knowledge of

  • central concerns in the chosen field of the bachelor thesis
  • relevant theoretical texts related to the bachelor thesis
  • ethical concerns related to academic research

Skills 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • discuss central concerns within the research area of the bachelor thesis
  • understand and make use of relevant research methods

General competence 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • formulate research questions for thesis writing
  • work independently with complex issues and present the findings in a thesis
  • master written academic English
  • show familiarity with and correct use of research ethics, appropriate academic terminology and references
Content
The students will write a thesis in one of two sub-disciplines of English: (applied) linguistics or literature. The student chooses topic, research material and relevant reading in consultation with a supervisor. The student must submit a thesis proposal containing a title and research questions, as well as drafts of the thesis, within given deadlines.
Required prerequisite knowledge
One of the following alternatives:
LENG270 Specialization in English Language and Literature, MENG100 Introduction to the English Language, MENG105 British and Irish Literature, MENG140 The Sounds of English, MENG165 American Literature and Culture, MENG180 Uses of English with didactics
LENG116 Introduction to British and Irish Literature, LENG270 Specialization in English Language and Literature, MENG100 Introduction to the English Language, MENG140 The Sounds of English, MENG165 American Literature and Culture, MENG180 Uses of English with didactics
LENG115 An Introduction to Literature in English, LENG145 Introduction to the English language, LENG175 American Literature and Culture, LENG195 English Phonetics and Phonology, LENG270 Specialization in English Language and Literature
Students must have a minimum of 45 ECTS in introductory English courses or equivalent in order to begin the specialization.
Eksamen / vurdering
Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemiddel
Assignment 1/1 A - F

The thesis is an independent scholarly research paper of 5500 words +/- 10 %, not including appendices, tables and references.

Coursework requirements
Oppgaveseminar 75%, Godkjent tittel og problemstilling levert innenfor oppgitte frister, Minimum to godkjente utkast til oppgave levert innenfor oppgitte frister, Minimum to veiledningsmøter
Seminar attendance 75%. Approved topic and research question(s) and minimum two approved thesis drafts within given deadlines. Students must attend at least two supervision sessions. Students are not entitled to further supervision in connection with a new exam attempt/new admission. 
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Dina Lialikhova
Course teacher: Ingrid Galtung
Tutor: Peter Paul Ferry
Course coordinator: Allen Clarence Jones
Tutor: Rebecca Anne Charboneau Stuvland
Tutor: Rebecca Anne Charboneau Stuvland
Tutor: Eric Dean Rasmussen
Tutor: Torill Irene Hestetræet
Tutor: Torill Irene Hestetræet
Tutor: Sonya Louise Lundblad
Programme coordinator: Margrethe Melin
Method of work
Writing seminars and individual supervision meetings.
Open for
Open to all students accepted into the Advanced teacher programme in English Language and Literature at the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages.
Course assessment
Quality control by students is a central element of the UiS plan to improve teaching. In the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages this system includes student evaluation of courses.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Specialization in English with Research Paper (LENG360) 15
Literature
The syllabus can be found in Leganto