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SCAN4006 - Advanced Project Work in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish

Value: 0.5 course units
Ms Annika Lindskog
Teaching structure: The module structure incorporates independent reading, one-to-one discussions with the tutor about the material and oral presentations with the whole class, written exercises in the form of the portfolio tasks, and a final essay at the end of the project. The final essay is expected to show substantial knowledge and understanding of the topic, as well as an advanced level of communicative and expressive language skills.
Assessment: Coursework 50% (3 x tasks, both written and oral); Final essay 50%. Please note mode of assessment is at the moment to be confirmed.

Module Description:

The module aims to expand the vocabulary, oral skills and written skills of students who already have a high level of fluency and proficiency in their chosen language. It is designed to challenge all students at their individual level and give them the maximum opportunity to develop their own strengths within the framework of the module, while at the same time give the students the opportunity to undertake a longer and more in-depth study of a specific topic that relates to their main language.

The module comprises of individual language work on a topic set by the module tutor each year. The primary skills to be practised are reading, oral ability, and writing, as well as the more specific skills needed for producing course-relevant material of different formats (visual and oral presentations, written reviews of primary material) . The assessment of the course will consist of three tasks produced during the course (including multimedia use), and one final summarising essay.

The topic for the project will be chosen by the student in discussion with the course tutor and can include, but are not limited to: modern literature, current social issues, cultural reviews or a philosophical or academic debate. Previous Projects have focussed on a variety of issues and objects like women in literature, dialects, immigrant language, language and identity, the freedom of speech and right-wing politics, neutrality, fairy tales, death metal, gender identity, homesickness, cafe culture, Nordic food and Anglo-Nordic relationships. We have not had nearly enough art-based or other visually focussed projects yet, and we keep waiting for one about Titanic..