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English: Introductory Course. Linguistics and Academic English

Course
Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-13002
Tuition
Full education cost: 21 500 SEK
First payment: 21 500 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

This course offers a broad theoretical overview of linguistics and aims to give the students an understanding of the structure and different contexts of language. There is a focus on sociolinguistics, language history, language change and first and second language acquisition, as well as on the structure of the English language. The course also addresses basic linguistic characteristics of academic spoken and written English. The written parts in particular give an introduction to English scientific and scholarly prose. Items include linguistic awareness, linguistic accuracy, stylistics, academic vocabulary, cohesion and underlying cultural aspects.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

General entrance requirements + English course B. Or: English course 6

Selection

Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %).

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %).