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

Undergraduate Course: Norwegian 3 Language (ELCS09013)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAdvanced Language work, written and oral.
Course description The course is based on Norwegian texts in a range of styles, genres and registers and on a range of exercises and classroom activities. Classes on register, advanced grammar points, and aspects of essay writing will enable students to apply their consolidated linguistic skills in order to discuss and produce fluent and accurate written Norwegian on a range of current affairs topics, whilst helping them develop an informed view of essential political, economic and societal aspects of contemporary Norway.

Teaching of this course is integrated alongside teaching of Scandinavian Studies Language Paper 1 and Oral for Norwegian, but the tutor will give clear guidelines and separate Norwegian 3 assessment criteria for the guidance and assessment of students on this course. In the same way, all assessments have been adapted to suit Norwegian 3 students.

Students will attend two weekly synchronous small-group classes devoted to discussing orally and writing in Norwegian on current affairs topics. There will also be asynchronous elements including discussion of advanced grammar issues, video material, and articles from Norwegian newspapers and magazines. Each week, students are expected to do a set amount of asynchronous preparation in the form of summaries or short essays to be handed in, as outlined in that week¿s instructions, and to keep their knowledge of Norwegian current affairs up-to-date. The vast majority of communication in this course will take place in the target language.

Potentially Re-Traumatising Content:
In this course, we will be discussing content that may be re-traumatising to some students. We believe in the importance of engaging with this material and so please rest assured that we will work with you to ensure you can participate fully and demonstrate your achievement of the learning outcomes of the course, without compromising your wellbeing or your academic development. If you have concerns at any point, we invite you to approach the course organiser to discuss how we can best support you in your work on this course. We affirm that you will be treated with dignity and respect in all discussions and at every stage of the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Norwegian Language 2 (ELCS08011)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 44, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 70% Coursework and 30% Exam
Essay (800 words) - Semester 1 (20.00%)
Oral Presentation - Semester 1 (20.00%)
Oral summary and discussion exercise -Semester 2 (30.00%)
Sit-down exam during exam diet (30%)

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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Use a broad palette of Norwegian vocabulary with a good degree of grammatical accuracy, to participate actively and spontaneously in extended conversation on most general and many abstract topics, supported by a well-rounded understanding of Norwegian culture.
  2. Engage successfully with all kinds of speech on familiar matters, as well as long and complex factual and literary texts, with figurative or specialised language
  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 well-honed communication, presentation and interaction skills across a wide range of media and circumstances.
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Course organiserMiss Anja Troger
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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