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Undergraduate Course: Nynorsk Language and Literature (ELCS10011)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryNynorsk is one of the two official written standards of Norwegian. This course charts the history of the Nynorsk language and its associated literary and cultural output, as well as introducing the main features of Nynorsk grammar and vocabulary.
Course description In a series of lectures, student presentations and group work, students will study the historical, poltical and ideological background to Nynorsk: one of the two official written standards of Norwegian. The inner development of the language and the history of the Nynorsk movement will be investigated with reference to the wider context of the emergence of modern Norway. Nynorsk culture will be explored through selected highlights of poetry, drama and literature written in Nynorsk over the course of the language┐s history. Students will also be introduced to the main features of the grammar and vocabulary of Nynorsk.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Danish Language 2 (ELCS08008) OR Norwegian Language 2 (ELCS08011) OR Swedish Language 2 (ELCS08013)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass is required at first attempt.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 30 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Continuous Assessment (70%), comprising:
Language Exercises (20%)
Essay (50%)
500-word essay proposal (formative)
8-10 minute presentation (formative)
2,000-word essay (summative)

Exam (30%)
2-hour degree exam
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Nynorsk Language and Literature2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a good understanding of the ideological principles behind the development of Nynorsk, the history of the Nynorsk movement and its contextual background, along with the themes, issues and wider contexts of selected highlights from Nynorsk literary and cultural production.
  2. Demonstrate a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Nynorsk grammar and vocabulary, be able to write short texts in Nynorsk, and to translate Nynorsk texts into English.
  3. Produce clear, complex reports, articles and essays, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, and examples.
  4. Demonstrate finely honed communication, presentation and interaction skills across a wide range of media and circumstances, both formal and informal, for lay and specialised audiences.
  5. Consistently exercise autonomy and initiative, taking significant responsibility for the work of others and for a range of resources to bring about new thinking.
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Course organiserDr Guy Puzey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3639
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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