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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages & Cultures - Scandinavian Stud

Undergraduate Course: Norwegian 1 (ELCS08028)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummarySince few applicants to the University have prior qualifications in Scandinavian languages, the first-year ab-initio classes are the standard form of entry to the study of a Scandinavian language, so welcome to Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and thank you for choosing to study Norwegian! Takk for at du valgte studere norsk!
Course description Summary of content: mostly language, some literature and civilisation.
Norwegian 1 is a full-year course, and students attend four lessons a week (three of which are with the whole class, and the fourth tutorial lesson is usually taught in two split groups). The main emphasis of the course is on concentrated learning of spoken and written language. There will also be student project work on aspects of Norwegian culture, society and history. The literature component of the first-year course is of necessity slim, but a number of short texts are studied in Semester 2.
By the end of the course, the aim is to have reached CEFR level A2, as described in the learning outcomes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Swedish 1 (ELCS08027) OR Danish 1 (ELCS07001)
Other requirements
Additional Costs Textbooks (circa 30)
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  23
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 88, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 301 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 30 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 70% continuous assessment, comprising:
written language assessment (15%)
class exam (20%)
oral assessment 1 (10%)
literature assessment (10%)
oral assessment 2 (15%)

30% written degree exam

For Visiting Students enrolled on ELCS08031, 100% of the assessment is derived from coursework, comprising:
culture and civilisation essay (30%)
written language assessment (30%)
class exam (40%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Norwegian 12:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a familiarity with everyday Norwegian vocabulary, grammar and syntax; along with a broad understanding of Norwegian culture.
  2. Appraise straightforward spoken and written information about familiar everyday, study or work related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details.
  3. Communicate with reasonable accuracy in familiar contexts on familiar topics both orally and in writing, expressing personal opinions, and comparing and contrasting those of others.
  4. Develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media.
  5. Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDELC Norwegian 1
Course organiserDr Guy Puzey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3639
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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