The course has two main aims, both of which contribute to further progress in written and oral proficiency:

- to broaden students' literary, theoretical, and critical competence, and skill in analyzing literary text,
- to broaden students' knowledge of English linguistics and basic linguistic methodology.

English II consists of the following course units: Literary Theme Course, Linguistic Survey Course, and Language Proficiency. Students also take one optional module, either in linguistics or in literature.

  • The Literary Theme Course develops students’ critical and analytical skills and introduces theoretical issues in studies of literature and culture from different parts of the English speaking world and different time periods.
  • The first part of the Linguistic Survey Course deals with syntax, semantics and phonetics/phonology. In the second part students concentrate on fields of study such as pragmatics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.
  • Language Proficiency is dealt with in both the Linguistic Survey and the Literary Theme Courses as well as in a lecture series focusing on English grammar.
  • Students choose one of the optional module in linguistics or literature offered each term. The optional course is given as a series of seminars.

Eligibility criteria: English I, 30 credits (or the equivalent)

Syllabus and application

Information autumn term 2017:

Information spring term 2018: