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Swedish Language 4, advanced course , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
  COURSE CODE   714A01
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- account for the emergence of the modern European languages and modern European literature
- demonstrate advanced knowledge within a subject-relevant field
- carry out a research assignment and, in correct and scholarly language, present it in an essay with clear disciplinary foundation.
Contents of the modules
Module 1. Language and Culture in Europe, 7.5 HE credits. The course comprises a comparative and historical overview of the emergence, interrelation and special character of the modern European languages and the modern European literature. The relationship between linguistic phenomena and cultural and social contexts are emphasised, as well as current theorising and methodology in the area.

Module 2. Advanced Course in the Swedish Language, 7.5 HE credits. This module comprises the teaching course that is being offered during the current semester. Examples of subject areas in which courses can be given are language history, socio-linguistics, textual analysis and linguistic structure.

Module 3. Thesis, 15 HE credits. The course consists of an independent completion of a research assignment, which is presented, in correct and scholarly language, in an essay with clear disciplinary foundation and specialisation. The summary of the essay should be written in English. Review of another essay is also included in the course.
Apart from independent studies of the reading list, work with the examination assignments, studies of previous research prior to the thesis work and preparation of the essay, the course includes scheduled activities in the form of lectures, teaching sessions, seminars and supervision.
Module 1: Written take-home examination. Module 2: Attendance and active participation in the compulsory seminars. Written take-home examination. Module 3: Completion of an academic paper. Critical oral review of another essay.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Admission to the course requires a passing grade in Swedish, basic course and continuation course, as well as completion of Swedish, in-depth course, with at least 22.5 HE credits approved (including a thesis). In addition to above, approved knowledge in English equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle studies is required.
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Swedish Language 4, advanced course
Svenska språket 4, avancerad kurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: LiU-2008/00111   Course Code: 714A01      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Swedish - SVE          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     SVE   HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-01-21