The following courses are included in the programme.
Semester 1 (30 ECTS credits)
- University Introduction Course: Introduction to academic studies at Linköping University, 3 ECTS
- The Anthropology of Europe: An anthropological perspective on Europe with emphasis on Sweden, 3 ECTS
- Language, Culture and Linguistics: Analysis of the relations between language and culture from a linguistic perspective, 6 ECTS
- Semiotics of Language and Culture: Semiotic theory and semiotic analysis of linguistic and cultural phenomena, 6 ECTS
- Literature, Community and Genre: Relations of literature and community and functions of specific literary genres in European societies from antiquity to the present time, 6 ECTS
- Narration and literature, 6 ECTS
Semester 2 (30 ECTS credits)
- Language and Culture in Europe: Interdisciplinary and general European perspectives on language and literature, 15 ECTS
Thesis*, 15 ECTS or Specialisation Courses**, 15 ECTS
*Students will write a 15 ECTS thesis in their chosen language.
**Courses offered for international students who will not write a thesis in Semester 2. (At the end of Semester 1, the students will decide, after consulting with the Programme director, whether they will write a 15 ECTS thesis during Semester 2 or take 15 ECTS of courses.):
- Literary course on a topic related to the theme of Language and Culture in Europe, 7.5 ECTS
- Linguistic course on a topic related to the theme of Language and Culture in Europe, 7.5 ECTS
Semester 3 (30 ECTS credits)
- Specialisation courses: Students will choose 2-4 linguistic and/or literary courses leading to more detailed knowledge of aspects of the history, the development and the nature of the European languages and literatures, 30 ECTS
Semester 4 (30 ECTS credits)
Burke, Peter, What is Cultural History?, Polity Press 2004
Chandler, Daniel, Semiotics. The Basics. Taylor & Francis Ltd 2004
Cobley, Paul, Narrative, Routledge 2001
Foley, William, Anthropological Linguistics, Blackwell 1997
Porter Abbott, H. The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, Cambridge University Press 2002
Instruction takes the form of lectures, seminars and individual or group supervision. Instruction is in English.
Examinations normally take the form of written essay assignments, to be presented orally, individually or in groups. The thesis is presented and defended at a public seminar.
Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions, one of which should be arranged shortly after the first examination.
Students who have failed an examination covering either the entire course or part of the course three times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the re-examination.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
Transfer of credits
The Board of Educational Science or the person nominated by the Board decides whether or not previous education can be transferred into the programme.
The student will be awarded the degree of Master of Arts in Language and Culture (with a Major in one of the following subjects: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Comparative Literature and General Linguistics) provided all course requirements are completed and that the student fulfils the general and specific eligibility requirements including proof of holding a Bachelors (kandidat) or a corresponding degree.
Students who have completed the first year, including a thesis of 15 credits, are eligible for a one-year Magisterexamen (translated as Master of Arts in Language and Culture) with a major in one of the following subjects: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Comparative Literature and General Linguistics
Completed courses and other requirements will be listed in the degree certificate.
A degree certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. For more information on how to apply for a degree certificate please see the following webiste: http://www.student.liu.se/examen?l=en
Students are admitted to programme in its entirety.
Last updated: 2013-12-18