1st semester - choose 2 out of 3 courses
Authors, Readers and Texts Year 1 / Semester 1
This course, ART, focuses on the relationship between authors, readers and texts, with an emphasis on the relation between a text's form, content, and function; theories of textual interpretation; and practicing modes of critical reading.
The course has a limited number of places.
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Study points: 15
Course coordinator:
Eric Dean Rasmussen
First and Second Language Literacy Development Year 1 / Semester 1
The course provides an overview of the fields of first and second language literacy development, considering similarities and differences in the two. It covers theories, paradigm shifts, processes, practices and characteristics related to each. It addresses linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and educational perspectives linked to the development of literacy in a first and second language.
The course has a limited number of places.
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Study points: 15
Course coordinator:
Rebecca Anne Charboneau Stuvland
Reading Verbal and Visual Signs Year 1 / Semester 1
The course combines the study of verbal and visual signs from both linguistic and literary/cultural perspectives. The first part of the course focuses on the pragmatics and semantics of verbal and visual signs and on the 'grammar' of images, as well as on the interaction between material/medium, function and form in verbal and visual texts. The second part of the course focuses on literacy intertextuality and metonymic coding and/or critical literacy behind verbal and visual images, imagery, and symbolic elements of a text.
The course has a limited number of places.
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Study points: 15
Programme coordinator:
Signe Ekenberg

Choose between exchange abroad or courses at The University of Stavang

Exchange abroad
Exchange study, one semester Year 1 / Semester 2
Courses at UiS
Reading the Past: the History of Written English Year 1 / Semester 2
This module covers the history of the English language from the beginnings to the present day. It combines the study of language history with a specific focus on the written evidence, and on the social context of language change. We look at what texts were like in the past, who produced and read them, and how changes in language and literacy interact with social and technological change. We also address the question of present-day uses of the past: how much can we know about past languages, and how can we apply and communicate the findings of historical research? At the same time, the course provides a solid, practical introduction to earlier stages of English and addresses the major linguistic developments from Old to Present-Day English.
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Study points: 15
Course coordinator:
Oliver Martin Traxel
Literature in Context Year 1 / Semester 2
This Course, Literature in Context, is driven by the idea that our understanding of literary texts can be greatly enhanced by an appreciation of the context within which these texts were produced and read. Texts will be chosen with the express intention of exploring the historical, bibliographical, cultural, and philosophical period within which they are situated. While close reading is at the heart of any literary analysis, the emphasis in this course is moving from the text into the world
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Study points: 15
Course coordinator:
Allen Clarence Jones
Master in Literacy Studies - Compulsory courses
Dissertation and oral exam Year 2 / Semester 3
The master's dissertation is a piece of work that is based on individual research and is presented in a form that accords with academic conventions in relation to referencing, style, register, and so forth. It discusses a topic that has been approved by a supervisor and is written under supervision. In addition to regular meetings with their supervisor, the students attend regular seminars.
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Study points: 60
Course coordinator:
Merja Riitta Stenroos

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.