English 1 - Modern Fiction, 7.5 credits (711G37)

Engelska 1- Modern litteratur, 7.5 hp

Course description

The course is aimed at students interested in learning more about English literature, especially from Great Britain and the USA. In the course, we will analyse and discuss modern literature which has been chosen to reflect and comment on society, and you will be given the chance to become acquainted with literary terminology and analytical methods. The course offers a variety of traditional lectures, seminars with group discussions in English and written take-home assignments, which also allow you to practise your English. The course credits can be transferred to make up part of English 1, foundation course, 30 ECTS credits.

Main field of study



First cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Shelley Torgnyson

Course coordinator

Shelley Torgnyson

Director of studies or equivalent

Lars Liljegren
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (One-quarter-time, Day-time) Autumn 2021 v202134-202203 English Linköping

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate studies
English language corresponding to the level of English language in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6) 
(Exemption from Swedish) 

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • use basic literary terminology
  • write an academic essay using a literary methodology
  • through the use of appropriate literary methodologies and terminology analyse literary texts and frame these in relation to relevant social issues and themes in the English-speaking world.

Course content

In the course students discuss modern literature primarily from Great Britain and the USA, which in various ways reflects social, cultural or political issues. The course introduces terminology and analytical methods pertinent to the field of literary studies. 

Teaching and working methods

The teaching consists of lectures and seminars. Homework and independent studies are a necessary complement to the course.

Language of instruction: English


The course is examined through an individually written exam, active participation in seminars and written take-home assignments. Detailed information about the way the course is examined can be found in the study guide for the course.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för kultur och samhälle


ESS1 Examination U, G, VG 1 credits
HEM1 Examination U, G, VG 3 credits
HEM2 Examination U, G, VG 3.5 credits

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