Undergraduate Course: Nynorsk Language and Literature (ELCS10011)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Nynorsk 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.
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.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Continuous Assessment (70%), comprising:
Language Exercises (20%)
500-word essay proposal (formative)
8-10 minute presentation (formative)
2,000-word essay (summative)
2-hour degree exam
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Nynorsk Exam||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
- 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.
- Produce clear, complex reports, articles and essays, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, and examples.
- 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.
- Consistently exercise autonomy and initiative, taking significant responsibility for the work of others and for a range of resources to bring about new thinking.
|Course organiser||Dr Guy Puzey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3639
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646