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

Undergraduate Course: Scandinavian Studies Language Paper 1 (ELCS10008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course will consolidate and develop core written language skills.
Course description This course consists of weekly classes where the skills in writing in Danish/Norwegian/Swedish will be developed. In the course, students will work with texts covering a variety of subjects, and they will learn to understand the use of style and register. The course will cover how to summarise texts, to compose short argumentative essays on various topics and these exercises will be used as a vehicle for revising grammar and enhancing general language skills. Teaching of this course is integrated alongside teaching of the courses in Oral for Danish/Norwegian/Swedish.

The method used is synchronous small-group language teaching with asynchronous elements including discussion of advanced grammar issues, video material, and articles from Danish/Norwegian/Swedish 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. 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 Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entry to Honours and completion of 3rd year abroad requirements for Scandinavian Studies Honours. May only be taken in conjunction with Honours option course(s) in Scandinavian Studies.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 40% Coursework, 60% exam
40% Essay (1,000 words) (Semester 1)
60% weighted sit-down written exam during spring exam diet

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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a broad palette of Danish/Norwegian/Swedish vocabulary with a high degree of grammatical accuracy in fluent and spontaneous discussion, even on abstract, complex and unfamiliar topics, supported by a sophisticated understanding of Danish/Norwegian/Swedish culture.
  2. Engage successfully with recorded and live speech on concrete and abstract topics, even when not clearly structured or explicitly expressed, 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 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 in their activities, carrying out independent revision and research under the guidance of the tutor, and to show awareness of their own and others┬┐ roles and responsibilities as part of a team.
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Additional Class Delivery Information Hours to be arranged with students at the 4th year first class meeting
KeywordsDELC Scand 4 LP1
Course organiserMs Sanna Sjogren
Tel: (0131 6)50 4023
Course secretaryMrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528
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