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LENG370_1

Bachelor Thesis in English

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.


The student will write a thesis in one of two sub-disciplines of English: (applied) linguistics or literature. The choice of sub-discipline in this course must coincide with the chosen direction in LENG270 (LENG271 Specialization in English Literature; or LENG272 Specialization in English Language - International English: variation and change).

Learning outcome

Knowledge
Upon completion of the course, the student will have gained knowledge of:
  • central concerns in the chosen field of the bachelor thesis
  • relevant theoretical texts related to the bachelor thesis
  • ethical concerns related to academic research

Skills
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  • discuss central concerns within the research area of the bachelor thesis
  • understand and make use of relevant research methods

General competence
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  • formulate research questions for thesis writing
  • work independently with complex issues and present the findings in a thesis
  • master written academic English
  • show familiarity with and correct use of research ethics, appropriate academic terminology and references

Contents

The students will write a thesis in one of two sub-disciplines of English: (applied) linguistics or literature. The student chooses topic, research material and relevant reading in consultation with a supervisor. The student must submit a thesis proposal containing a title and research questions, as well as drafts of the thesis, within given deadlines.

Required prerequisite knowledge

One of the following alternatives:
  • LENG270 Specialization in English Language and Literature, MENG100 Introduction to the English Language, MENG105 British and Irish Literature, MENG140 The Sounds of English, MENG165 American Literature and Culture, MENG180 Uses of English with didactics
  • LENG116 Introduction to British and Irish Literature, LENG270 Specialization in English Language and Literature, MENG100 Introduction to the English Language, MENG140 The Sounds of English, MENG165 American Literature and Culture, MENG180 Uses of English with didactics
  • LENG115 An Introduction to Literature in English, LENG145 Introduction to the English language, LENG175 American Literature and Culture, LENG195 English Phonetics and Phonology, LENG270 Specialization in English Language and Literature
Students must have a minimum of 45 ECTS in introductory English courses or equivalent in order to begin the specialization.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Assignment1/1 A - F
The thesis is an independent scholarly research paper of 5500 words +/- 10 %, not including appendices, tables and references.

Coursework requirements

Oppgaveseminar 75%, Godkjent tittel og problemstilling levert innenfor oppgitte frister, Minimum to godkjente utkast til oppgave levert innenfor oppgitte frister, Minimum to veiledningsmøter
Seminar attendance 75%. Approved topic and research question(s) and minimum two approved thesis drafts within given deadlines. Students must attend at least two supervision sessions. Students are not entitled to further supervision in connection with a new exam attempt/new admission.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Dina Lialikhova , Allen Clarence Jones
Course teacher
Ingrid Galtung
Tutor
Peter Paul Ferry , Rebecca Anne Charboneau Stuvland , Eric Dean Rasmussen , Torill Irene Hestetræet , Sonya Louise Lundblad
Programme coordinator
Margrethe Melin

Method of work

Writing seminars and individual supervision meetings.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Specialization in English with Research Paper (LENG360_1) 15

Open to

Open to all students accepted into the Bachelor programme in English Language and Literature at the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, provided that they have the prerequisite knowledge. Open to exchange students. Other students must apply within the given deadlines.

Course assessment

Quality control by students is a central element of the UiS plan to improve teaching. In the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages this system includes student evaluation of courses.

Literature

Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher


This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 14.07.2020

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