|College Course in Swedish, 1-20 p., semester 1 (for local applicants), 30 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|The whole course is intended for non-Swedish-speaking students who have completed their upper secondary school abroad and who plan to study at university level in Sweden. The aim of the whole course is that students should become proficient in Swedish, and acquire a knowledge of Swedish social and cultural studies as well as gain familiarity with teaching and examinations at a Swedish university/college of higher education. The entire course package will meet the special requirements for Swedish (SvB) after a student has passed the final examination after semester 2 (spring semester).
The entire course package will also lead to eligibility in social studies for course A (ShA).
|The aim of semester 1 is that students should acquire a basic knowledge of Swedish and develop their language proficiency as well as gaining familiarity with Swedish society and the Swedish system of education. They should acquire a rapidly progressing knowledge of essential basic grammar as well as acquire a functional and relevant vocabulary.
The semester begins with an introduction, which will provide information about practical matters, the Swedish system of higher education, cultural encounters, etc as well as practical help and awareness of how it is to live, study and function socially in Sweden. There will also be a survey of the study techniques common in Swedish higher education, including exercises on how to work in groups.
|Tuition comprises whole-class and group teaching. Attendance is compulsory.|
|The course is examined by means of continual assessment and active participation in class is required. There is also a final written exam.
Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions, one of which should be arranged shortly after the first 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.
For admission to the course, applicants must meet the general eligibility requirements applicable for admission to the course applied for, with the exception of the requirements in Swedish. Passing the final test of the Intensive Introductory Course in Swedish for Beginners and Guest students, 5 p (or the equivalent) is however a requirement.
The course is only offered to applicants who do not have Swedish as their mother tongue.
|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.