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Language, Culture, and Linguistics, 6 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Course within the Programme - Master of Arts in Language and Culture
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Övriga ämnen - ÖÄA
  COURSE CODE   763A27
The aim of the course is for the student to acquire knowledge of the relations between language and culture from a linguistic perspective. On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- identity and describe different types of social and cultural aspects of linguistic meaning including the ability to discuss the similarities and differences found in the linguistic expression of social and cultural phenomena
- discuss and critically analyse the conceps: language, culture and meaning.
- review and present current research in the subject area.
- Introduction to the subject area language, culture and linguistics
- Language, culture and creation of meaning in an evolutionary perspective
- Language, culture and thinking
- Language and social relations
- Spoken vs written language
- Language contact.
Lectures, seminars requiring active partcipation and independent study. The course is given in the form of seminars that demand the student´s active participation. Active participation means reading and digesting the literature, preparation for participation in the seminar discussion, written reports of seminar discussions, independent initiative in finding relevant research literature outside the course literature, and an oral review of a research article together with a written review of the article to be handed in to the course leader. Language of instruction: English.
The individual student is examined by way of written hand-in assignmnets dealing with the course literature and by way of an assessment of the student´s oral and written presentation and review of a relevant research article. Written reports of seminar discussions and active participation are also part of the examination.

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.

Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper or equivalent.

A major (at least 90 ECTS credits, 3 semesters of full-time study) in one of the following subjects: Comparative Literature, General Linguistics, English, French, German, Spanish, or Swedish, and approximately two semesters of full-time study in another subject relevant to the course is required, including a paper corresponding to approximately 10 weeks of study (15 credits).

Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
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.
Language, Culture, and Linguistics
Language, Culture, and Linguistics
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 1327/06-41   Course Code: 763A27      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Övriga ämnen - ÖÄA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     ÖÄA   HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-09-10