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Courses Available in the Spring Semester

Required language skills​

  • The Turku Department of English operates at the C1-C2 level of English proficiency, and the languages of instruction are English and Finnish.
  • The courses listed below are for exchange students, who study English as a degree subject
  • The courses offered at our department are NOT for improving language skills!
  • If you are not an English student at your home university, but would like to improve your English during your exchange, please visit Turku University Language Centre's web page for information about skills courses.


Please note that exchange students are not admitted to classes listed elsewhere on the English Departments' websites, which are either specifically designed for Finnish-speaking students, or are closed-access due to limited resources.

  

SPRING SEMESTER (Quarters 3 and 4)

Q3: 9.1.-5.3.2017 & Q4: 6.3.-7.5.2017
Recommended arrival: a week before the teaching starts.
 

BA LEVEL COURSES

 

Second Language Acquisition  (5 op = ECTS credits)

ENGL2017

An introduction to the major issues in second language acquisition, with particular reference to English.
 
Teaching: Spring semester, Quarters 3-4: Lectures 2h/wk
Time and place: TBA
Teacher: Pekka Lintunen
 
Assessment: by examination.
 
 

Contemporary Literatures in English   (5 op = ECTS credits)

ENGL2005
 
An introduction to the major trends and genres in contemporary writing in English worldwide.
 
Teaching: Spring semester, Quarters 3-4: Lectures 2h/wk
Time and place: TBA
Teacher: Janne Korkka
 
Assessment: by reading the literature, paper and examination.
 
Literature:

Quarter 3:

Malouf David 1993. Remembering Babylon.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o 1965. The River Between.

Rhys Jean 1966. Wide Sargasso Sea.

Quarter 4:

Wiebe Rudy 1962. Peace Shall Destroy Many.

Ondaatje Michael 2000. Anil’s Ghost.

Balsari Saumya 2004. The Cambridge Curry Club OR 2013. Summer of Blue.

 

Contemporary Societies and Institutions UK & USA (2 op)

ENGL1008
 
A study unit on British and American society. Offered as a taught course OR a independent study book exam.
 
Teaching: TBA
Time and place: TBA
Teacher: TBA
 
Assessment: TBA
 

Discourse Studies & Pragmatics  (5 op = ECTS credits)

ENGL2007
 
The basics of analysing text and discourse; doing discourse analysis in theory and practice.
 
Teaching: Spring semester, Quarters 3-4: Lectures 2h/wk
Time and place: TBA
Teacher: Attila Krizsán
 
Assessment: by assignment and examination.
 

Grammar 2 (4 op = ECTS credits for exchange students)

ENGL2003
 
This course offers a detailed descriptive and analytical approach to the grammar of English and requires a good command of normative grammar and of basic grammatical and linguistic terminology.
 
Textbook: Biber Douglas, Conrad Susan & Leech Geoffrey 2002. Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and written English. Longman (Pearson Education).
 
Teaching: Spring semester, Quarters 3-4; Lectures (2h/wk)
Time and place: TBA
Teachers: Janne Skaffari
 
Assessment: by examination.
 

The Story of English  (5 op = ECTS credits)

ENGL2004
 
The evolution of the English language from its earliest beginnings to the present day.
 
Teaching: Spring semester, Quarters 3-4: Lectures 2h/wk
Time and place: TBA
Teacher: Janne Skaffari
 
Assessment: by examination based on the lectures and course reading.
 
  

BA Options

A number of optional courses and book examinations will also be available each semester. Some of these courses have limited space, in which case degree students at the University of Turku take priority. Please consult Dr Janne Korkka (jkorkka@utu.fi) about admission.
 
 

Participation Pass (2op)

The completed Participation Pass can be included into study modules as an option or an MA level elective. You can read more about the Pass here.


 
 

MA LEVEL COURSES

Who can attend MA courses?

  • Students who are working for a Master's degree,
  • AND have already completed the requirements of a Bachelor's degree.
  • A few classes may also be open to other relatively advanced exchange students.
  • Please consult the English Department exchanges coordinator, Dr Janne Korkka (jkorkka@utu.fi) for specific advice!
Some of these courses have limited space, in which case degree students at the University of Turku take priority. Please consult Dr Janne Korkka about admission.
 
 
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Credits

The quantity of credits awarded for each course is expressed in ECTS study points (in Finnish: opintopisteet, abbreviated op).

Grades

The grades awarded will be on a scale from 5 (high) through 1 (low), which are exactly equivalent to the A-E of the ECTS scale.
 

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