5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work
|Language of instruction
The course is held in the autumn term, during periods I and II.
An alternative method for taking the course will be provided in the
spring if the student is unable to take the course in the autumn.
It is recommended to complete the course during the autumn
Upon completion the student should be able to:
- display general knowledge of broad periods in the history of
English-language literature, and specific understanding of
representative authors and texts
- understand and articulate the differences between several
major interpretative approaches to literature
- offer personal readings of individual literary texts based on
close reading and textual evidence
This course will offer students a broad overview of English
literary history by presenting and analyzing a range of literary
texts from different periods and nations. The course will thus
combine elements of literary historical survey with the techniques
of close reading and literary interpretation. The course will also
introduce basic elements of literary theory.
|Mode of delivery
Whole class activities 24 h; group activities 24 h; online
activities 24 h; independent study, reading and writing 63 h
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, guided discussions, problem-solving activities and
other active learning tasks, alongside student-led essay
presentation and debate sessions and online forum activities
Basic-level students of English Philology
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
|Recommended optional programme components
The course is an independent entity and does not require
additional studies carried out at the same time.
|Recommended or required reading
To be agreed with the course teacher(s)
|Assessment methods and criteria
Assessment will be based on in-class presentations and debate,
online forum contributions, and a term paper. Information on exams
and alternative methods for taking courses can be found on the
English Philology website. Read more about assessment criteria at
the University of Oulu webpage.
The course utilises a numerical grading scale 1–5. In the
numerical scale zero stands for a fail.
Eric Sandberg (University Lecturer)
|Working life cooperation
The course is compulsory in the Basic Studies of English