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Comparative Literature 1, basic course , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Comparative Literature - LIA
  COURSE CODE   716G10
On completion of the course, the student should be able to - account for basic questions about literary theories and central concepts, and demonstrate basic knowledge of the traditional methods and theories of comparative literature - account for the historical and social conditions and functions of literature - at a basic level and from different perspectives, analyse and interpret literary texts from different times and in different genres - account for the western development of literature the earliest times until today - with good language production ability, carry a literary-critical discussion.
Module 1: Theories and Methods of Comparative Literature I, 6 HE credits
The module constitutes an introduction to literature studies as a historical and an aesthetic discipline, and provides an orientation in the traditional methods and central concepts of comparative literature.

Module 2: The Art of Writing I, 3 HE credits
The module constitutes an introduction to the basic concepts of writing, and a practical orientation in the shifting genres of the literature.

Module 3: Literary Analysis, 6 HE credits
The module is given in parallel with modules 4 and 5 and consists of exercises in literary-critical textual analysis including the bases of prosody.

Module 4: Early History of Literature, 7.5 HE credits
The module gives an overview of the most important periods, movements, theories and genres in the western history of literature from the earliest times until the 17th century.

Module 5: History of Modern Literature, 7.5 HE credits
The module gives an overview of the most important periods, the movements, the theories and the genres in the western history of literature from the 18th century to today.
The teaching takes the form of lectures, seminars, group work, oral and written practical assignments, and requires the students to be well prepared by studying independently. Seminars, group work and practical assignments are compulsory.
The modules are examined separately through written examinations, take-home examinations and/or continuous writing and group assignments, and through active participation in compulsory parts. More information about the form and contents of the examination can be found in the course study guide.

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.

Specific entry requirements 2 (relevant language level 3 and En B). Exemption is given for relevant language Level 3.
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.
Comparative Literature 1, basic course
Litteraturvetenskap 1, grundkurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 224/03-41   Course Code: 716G10      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Comparative Literature - LIA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     LIA   HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2006-11-10
Latest revision 2012-10-01