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Stylistics, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Course within the Programme - Master of Arts in Language and Culture
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Language and Culture - SKI
  COURSE CODE   763A34
After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- critically discuss concepts of style and different stylistic approaches
- identify and discuss stylistic devices and their possible effects in various kinds of texts
- analyze a text from a stylistic point of view
- critically review and give constructive criticism on the work of fellow students.
The aim of this course is for the student to become familiar with stylistics as a field of study and to become conscious of stylistic aspects in different kinds of texts.
An overview of stylistics as a field of study and of important stylistic schools and approaches, historically and presently. The gained knowledge is applied and practiced through analyses of written and spoken texts, using micro stylistic as well as macro stylistic analyzing tools.
The course is organised in lectures, student active seminars, and independent study. Language of instruction: English
Two shorter individual written assignments, one group project comprising a stylistic analysis that is presented orally and in writing, and a critical evaluation of another group’s project.

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/Engelska 6; 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.
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: LiU 1327/06-41   Course Code: 763A34      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Language and Culture - SKI          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     SKI   HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-12-10