Researching Literature and Culture 5 ECTS credits (OY) - ay682381A

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Target group: Intermediate-level students of English Philology


Person responsible: Marjukka Käsmä (FM)


ECTS Credits: 5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction: English

Learning outcomes: Upon completion the student should be able to

  • demonstrate knowledge of a range of literary and cultural theories
  • apply these theories to a range of literary and cultural texts
  • understand the strengths and weaknesses of particular theories and approaches

Contents: This course will introduce students to a range of theoretical approaches to literary and cultural criticism, and give them opportunities to practice applying them to selected cultural texts.

Mode of delivery: The course will be organized online and will comprise of independent study, reading and writing as well as online forum discussions.

Learning activities and teaching methods: Problem-solving activities and other online assignments through which students will complete a written portfolio.

Prerequisites and co-requisites: Introduction to Literature in English

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

Assessment methods and criteria: Assessment will be based on the written portfolio and active participation in online activities.

Grading: The course utilises a numerical grading scale (1–5). In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Other information: The course is compulsory in the Intermediate Studies of English Philology.