1 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BASIC STUDIES EKIY001 STAFF TUTORING, 2 pts Tuula Hirvonen Helena Miettinen Katja Mäntylä Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to apply their skills in academic studies plan their studies and the structure of their degree discuss the practices of the university and the department with fellow students and staff Prerequisites: - Methods of Study: group meetings Assessment: regular attendance; drafting a personal study plan; using the scale 0-5 Reading: - Target Group: first-year students MODULE 1: Communication EKIP102 ACADEMIC WRITING, 4 pts Tuula Hirvonen Sanna Lehtonen Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to recognise basic features of academic texts produce short, basic texts according to academic conventions see writing as a process and recognise the phases of the process set goals for their work in academic writing plan time management for their work take responsibility for their work give peer feedback on academic texts better understand their own skills and ways of learning and themselves as writers, and evaluate their skills
2 produce a portfolio for feedback and evaluation Prerequisites: - Methods of study: Weekly class meetings for one semester: class, group and pair work in addition to individual assignments. Assessment: Class attendance (required), peer feedback, written assignments and a portfolio, in which the students assess their work and learning in relation to their goals; 0-5. Reading: COURSE BOOKLET Academic Writing Handbook : How to survive in academic writing; available at Kirjavitriini by September 2. PLEASE BUY THE BOOK AND BRING IT TO THE FIRST CLASS MEETING. Target group: All students starting their English studies. EKIP103 PRACTICAL GRAMMAR, 2 pts Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to use English more accurately in speech and writing identify typical problems for Finnish speakers of English and (hopefully) avoid them Methods of study: Presentation and practice. As the name says, this is a very practical course. The groups meet for 2 hours a week over 2 periods / 1 semester. Assessment: On a scale from 0 to 5, based on course work (40%) and final exam (60%). Reading: Course materials provided by the teacher. Target group: First year students. EKIP104 PRONUNCIATION 1 pt Roger Noël Smith Laura McCambridge Learning Outcomes: The contrast between the phonetics and the phonological systems of Finnish and English gives rise to serious problems in pronunciation for many students at the segmental level, so by the end of the course students are expected to be able to name and describe the main areas of difficulty in pronunciation for Finnish speakers of English describe and apply the appropriate mechanical articulation required in the target sounds pronounce most target sounds accurately Mode of Study: The initial focus of practice is to 'achieve' the target sounds (that is to say, to produce them accurately in isolation, or in single words of one syllable) and then to extend this ability into progressively more complex phonetic environments. Instruction is by means of traditional drills, but students are also provided each week with an
3 introductory presentation in the theoretical differences between the phonological systems and the phonetics of the two languages as they apply to each of the target sounds. Assessment: End-of-course examination, in which students are required to read a short text; the readings are recorded and later assessed for pronunciation quality and graded Pass / Fail. Required source material: M. Peacock, English Pronunciation. It is obtainable from University Print and each student is required to have a copy and to bring it to every class. Target group: First Year Students EKIP105 PHONETICS 1 pt Katja Mäntylä Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to discuss the characteristics of the English sounds and the sound system use the appropriate phonetic terminology to describe the English sounds transcribe speech by means of phonetic symbols recognize and produce the sounds used in English analyze and assess the articulatory features of the English sound system Prerequisites: - Methods of Study: lectures and practice exercises Assessment: regular attendance, class participation, and a final exam; using the scale 0-5 Reading: will be provided in the lectures Target Group: first-year students MODULE 2: Form, Meaning & Function EKIP202 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY, 2 pts Tuula Hirvonen Katja Mäntylä Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to view language as a research subject recognise the variety of languages in the world and the linguistic variety within one language identify various research areas (e.g. general and applied linguistics) and research orientations (e.g. language and society) in linguistics recognise the central levels of linguistic description (phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, semantics, pragmatics) and the basic terminology related to them recognise the research and teaching profiles in the Department of Languages: language learning and teaching, language use and discourse, language and culture
4 find information in research literature and linguistics web pages understand how knowledge of linguistics is related to building their own profiles of language expertise Prerequisites: - Methods of study: Tutorials (attendance required): class, group and pair work; assignments and study of the course material. Assessment: Continuous assessment and two home exams; 0-5. Reading: Course booklet (from 20 th October-). Course book: George Yule The study of language (4 th edition). Cambridge: CUP. Target group: All students of English. EKIP204 EXPLORING GRAMMAR 1, 2 pts Helena Miettinen Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to describe the structure of language using basic grammatical terminology distinguish the English basic clause types from each other analyze written language clauses and sentences with the help of the categories presented in the course name and distinguish from each other the different phrases and their parts, and understand the connections between the different levels of structural analysis. Prerequisites: - Methods of Study: Lectures based on course material, participation in classroom work and discussion, analyzing language structure in various texts individually and in groups. Assessment: Participation in classroom work and two home exams, 0 5 Reading: Exploring Grammar 1 booklet, available at Kirjavitriini Target Group: First year students MODULE 3: Language Learning & Teaching EKIP301 OPI OPPIMAAN VIERAITA KIELIÄ, 2 pts Tuula Hirvonen Helena Miettinen Osaamistavoitteet: Kurssi on johdatus kielitietoisuuteen, ja se antaa valmiuksia oppia oppimaan vieraita kieliä. Tämä on nyt asetettu tärkeäksi tavoitteeksi mm. Eurooppalaisessa viitekehyksessä kieli- ja kulttuuritaitojen ohella. Kurssin tavoitteena on innostaa opiskelijat pohtimaan kielenoppimisen ja -opettamisen eri puolia sekä omien
5 kokemusten että alan uusimman tutkimustiedon avulla. Kurssin suoritettuaan opiskelija osaa hyödyntää omia ja muiden oppimiskokemuksia kuvata itseään englannin kielen oppijana ja käyttäjänä (motivaatio, asenteet, käsitykset, viestintästrategiat) arvioida englannin kielen käyttöään (taitotasoasteikoilla) ja kuvata keinoja, joilla kehittää sitä edelleen niin koulussa kuin koulun ulkopuolella (oppimisstrategiat) kuvata suomalaisen kielikoulutuksen kehitystä ja siihen vaikuttaneita tekijöitä nimetä kielenoppimisen tutkimuksessa käytettyjä menetelmiä ja arvioida niiden hyviä ja huonoja puolia Edeltävät tiedot: - Opiskelutapa: yksilö-, pari- ja ryhmätyöskentely Arviointi: aktiivinen osallistuminen kurssityöskentelyyn, kokoava lopputyö, itsearviointi; 0-5 Kirjallisuus: Paula Kalaja & Hannele Dufva (2005), Kielten matkassa: opi oppimaan vieraita kieliä, Helsinki: Finn Lectura Suositus ajoituksesta: 1. vuosi Kohderyhmä: kaikki 1. vuoden opiskelijat MODULE 4: Text & Discourse EKIP401 TEXTS AND LITERACY, 3 pts Helena Miettinen Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to: identify the basic concepts and tools applied in literacy and discourse studies read critically and recognise and analyse the various ways of making and mediating meanings through multimodal texts analyse the meanings conveyed by texts produced in different contexts and the effect they have on their target audience and society in general Prerequisites: - Methods of study: Lectures, analysing texts in groups Assessment: Regular attendance, written assignments, course paper Reading: Course booklet Anne Pitkänen-Huhta & Piia Varis: Texts and Literacy (available at Kirjavitriini). Target group: All students starting their English studies EKIP403 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES, 3 pts Roger Noël Smith
6 Learning Outcomes: Students usually come to the department without having studied literature very much previously. After completing the course the students are expected to be able to identify and describe specified tools used in literary analysis apply specified analytical tools to given literary texts identify and describe broad categories of genres, forms and techniques provide appropriate evidence for textual comment write a critical analysis of a literary text applying specified analytical tools Mode of Study: Text-based, topic-based and task-based work. The course will be posted in Optima where the topics, texts and tasks will be available. Before each meeting, there will be a literary text to read and an accompanying task. Students will be given the opportunity to compare individual responses within a small group; there will be whole group feedback, and some presentation on the topic by the tutor. Assessment: Examination graded on scale 0-5 Required Reading: Montgomery et al, Ways of Reading. Note: the 3rd Edition (2007) is required; Lodge, The Art of Fiction. Target Group: First year students MODULE 5: Language, Culture & Society EKIP501 CULTURE AND SOCIETY TUTORIAL, 3 pts Roger Noël Smith Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to appreciate some of the variety of countries and conditions within which English is spoken discuss the cultures of four English-speaking countries and do so in reasonably fluent and accurate English read critically, being aware of some of the factors that affect the dependability of a text Prerequisites: None Methods of study: Tutorial (one hour per week throughout the year) involving group and whole class discussions. Each teacher will teach the tutorial in his / her own way. Assessment: 75% of the final mark will be based on the quality of contributions made to the class discussions. In order to participate in these discussions students will have to have read the relevant texts beforehand. The other 25% of the final mark will be given for a review of the year, done at the end of the course. The mark will be given on the scale 0 5. Reading: Roger Noel Smith s groups:
7 First Semester: Chinua Achebe. Things Fall Apart; Kate Fox, Watching the English. Second Semester: Materials either available in Optima or on the Internet. In students prepared topics for presentation and discussion that they chose from the British media. Eleanor Underwood s groups: First semester: Materials available in Optima. Second semester: Gillian Slovo. Every Secret Thing Amit Chaudhuri. A Strange and Sublime Address EKIP502 BRITISH AND AMERICAN HISTORY, 2 pts Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: Students will achieve a critical understanding of major developments in British and American (United States) history, with particular emphasis on the period from 1776 to the present. understand issues such as the rise and transformation of the British Empire/Commonwealth, the industrial revolution, the increasing involvement of government in society, Britain s influences (political and cultural) in the contemporary world, and social life in Britain today. learn to critically examine the evolution of the USA from British colonies to independent power, the issue of race in the USA, and America s role in the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. develop their reading skills in English develop their ability to study independently. Prerequisites: None Method of study: Mostly independent study, but with introductory lectures in the first period. Assessment: 3-hour written examination (no books), with essay questions based on the required reading. Grading will be on the scale 0-5. Reading list: Jeremy Black, The making of modern Britain. London, The History Press, Simon Henderson, Aspects of American history. London, Routledge, EKIP504 THE STORY OF ENGLISH, 2 pts Helena Miettinen Learning Outcomes: The course introduces students to the use and users of the English language, and to its development from a regionally spoken language to a world language.after completing the course the students will be able to
8 describe the changes that have occurred in English through centuries (in its pronunciation, orthography, grammar, and vocabulary), from the Old English period to the present day describe the regional and social variation in Present-day English explain the developments of the English language from the viewpoint of both language history and sociolinguistics understand the political, economic, technological, and cultural reasons for the spread of English Prerequisites: EKIP202 Introduction to Language Study Methods of Study: background reading and exercises, the Internet, pair and group work, lectures; the class meets with the teacher every second week and studies independently in small groups every second week Assessment: completing tasks and readings, active participation in class and in small groups, course paper, self-evaluation; 0 5 Reading: David Crystal (2002) The English language, 2nd revised edition, London: Penguin Books Target Group: 1st year students SUBJECT STUDIES MODULE 1: Communication EKIA106 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION, ACADEMIC WRITING STEP 2, 3 pts Tuula Hirvonen Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to use the skills they have chosen to develop for further academic writing, which may include o locating information in databases o using citations o style of academic writing o planning a pilot study for the candidate s thesis use the skills learnt in Academic Writing more efficiently for planning the work needed for the candidate s thesis You will first identify the problem areas you want to be working on and the contents will be built around the needs identified. Either you have an on-going writing project for which you need support or you will create one for the course. It will also be possible to collaborate in a writing project. During the course it is possible to explore ideas and do a pilot study for the candidate s thesis even a year before taking the pro seminar. Prerequisite: Academic Writing course or equivalent.
9 Methods of study: Work in pairs or small groups; peer feedback. Study journal and individual or collaborative course paper. Assessment: Tutorials (regular attendance), course paper and oral presentation; study journal; 0-5. Target group: Subject studies students, possibly working on other written assignments at the moment. EKIA106 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: CREATIVE WRITING, 3 pts Sanna Lehtonen Learning outcomes: This course is a beginning workshop in creative writing the focus is on small pieces of writing, including poems and short stories. The course will increase awareness of various text types and, based on critical readings of model texts, students will write a number of small tasks during the course. The purpose is to encourage students to plan, write and discuss their texts in a supportive environment. Students will learn how to give and receive constructive criticism and how to improve their revising skills. Students should thus be willing to rewrite and revise their work in the light of constructive comments. A further aim is to expand and refine students vocabulary and style resources. Students will compile a portfolio of their work, to be submitted at the end of the course. Prerequisites: Academic Writing; priority will be given to students who have completed all their Basic Studies courses. Methods of study: Readings, small writing tasks, group work, giving feedback to others, compiling a portfolio. Assessment: Active and regular participation in class (including the feedback to other students); a portfolio. 0-5 grading scale. Reading: Will be provided by the teacher. Target group: Students wishing to improve their (creative) writing skills. EKIA106 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION, RESEARCH WRITING, 3 pts Laura McCambridge Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to find suitable academic sources read academic texts efficiently and critically use academic texts effectively in their own writing write clear and convincing analytical text use appropriate register and tone for research reporting use computer tools for editing their texts Prerequisites: Academic Writing Methods of study: Lectures, in-class reading, writing and discussion exercises Assessment: Based on several small writing assignments leading up to a final paper. 0-5 grading scale.
10 Reading: Most reading material will be selected by students themselves, based on the topics they choose to write about. Other materials will be provided by the instructor during the course. Target Group: Students who wish to develop their research writing skills, e.g. for writing a Bachelor s or Master s Thesis. EKIA106 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: FROM FINNISH TO ENGLISH 3 pts. Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to write English more accurately than before make more informed choices about what expressions to use in written English use a wider vocabulary in their writing understand better the similarities and differences between the ways English and Finnish are used and therefore generally feel more confident about their written English Prerequisite: Academic Writing Methods of study: Students will work at home on a translation each week and in the class we will discuss the different suggestions that students make and try to reach some kind of consensus about acceptable and unacceptable ways of expressing in English what has been expressed in the original in Finnish. Assessment: A portfolio including the translations done during the semester (40%) and a final exam (60%). The grading scale 0 5 will be used. Target group: Second and third year students. EKIA157 ORAL COMMUNICATION, 2 pts Laura McCambridge Helena MIettinen Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to take part in group discussions, present own thoughts and ideas on a variety of topics give a short presentation based on individual study on a given topic Prerequisites: - Methods of Study: group discussions, and short presentations by students Assessment: continuous assessment based on regular attendance and class participation; using the scale 0-5 Target Group: all students wishing to improve their oral communication skills in a variety of situations, with the emphasis on the presentation of ideas and arguments in group communication EKIA157 ORAL COMMUNICATION, 2 pts
11 Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to discuss social and cultural matters more confidently Prerequisites: Students should have completed Basic Studies and it would be good to have completed at least one course in Module 5 in Subject Studies. Methods of study: Reading and discussion in small groups Assessment: On a scale from 0 to 5, based on class participation and contributions. Reading: Available from the teacher, in Optima, and chosen by the students themselves. Target group: Second or third year students EKIA157 ORAL COMMUNICATION FOR TEACHERS, 2 pts Laura McCambridge Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to present in an accessible and interesting way give clear instructions give constructive feedback stimulate class participation lead discussions Methods of study: Lectures, group work, practice sessions. Assessment: Based on class participation and practice sessions for each skill covered by the course. 0-5 grading scale. Reading: Reading material will be provided during the course. Target Group: Future teachers. MODULE 2: Form, Meaning & Function EKIA201 EXPLORING GRAMMAR 2, 5 pts Tuula Hirvonen Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to understand the relationship between form and function in grammatical structures of English analyse the relationship between linguistic form, meaning and function in different text types ranging from individual words and basic grammatical constructions to sentences, utterances and units of discourse, both in written and spoken discourse use a set of tools and methods for analysis in other areas in language study, e.g. sociolinguistics, pragmatics, study of talk and discourse analysis
12 The course aims to deepen your understanding of the basic grammatical structures of English after Exploring Grammar 1. Prerequisites: Introduction to Language Study, Exploring Grammar 1 Methods of study: Individual, pair work and group tasks in class, guided analysis tasks and written assignments. Assessment: Regular attendance, four written assignments (individual and pair work); 0-5. Reading: EXPLORING GRAMMAR 2 BOOKLET and a separate EXERCISE BOOKLET, which will be available in Kirjavitriini by early September. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BOTH BOOKLETS WITH YOU IN THE FIRST CLASS MEETING. In addition to the booklet, we strongly recommend the following grammar as a backup and further reading: A. Downing and P. Locke (2006), English grammar:a university course (2 nd Edition). London: Routledge. Target group: Second and third year students (subject studies). Recommended for both future teachers of English and students with other professional interests. EKIA207 GRAMMAR IN USE, 5 pts Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to use English with a high degree of accuracy in both speech and writing use a wider range of structures than before, and therefore express themselves more accurately and subtly Methods of study: This is a follow-up course to Practical Grammar, and will be taught on the same principles of student participation and practice both orally and in written activities. Assessment: On a scale from 0 to 5, based on course work and homework assignments (40%) and final exam (60%). Reading: Photocopies in the class, internet grammar sites, and perhaps some material in Optima. Target group: Second or third year students who want to improve their grammatical accuracy in both spoken and written English. EKIA212 CONVERSATION AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, 5 pts Laura McCambridge Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to understand connections between form, function and meaning on the level of social interaction analyze interpersonal communication from sociolinguistic and pragmatic perspectives, e.g. how social relationships are negotiated through language use understand and more effectively deal with sociocultural differences in conversational practices Prerequisites: Introduction to Language Study
13 Methods of study: Lectures, discussion, group work. Assessment: Projectwork, course paper. 0-5 grading scale. Suggested Reading: Deborah Tannen 1984, Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk among Friends; Ron and Suzanne Scollon 2001, Intercultural Communication; Helen Spencer-Oatey (ed.) 2000, Culturally Speaking. Target Group: Students who are interested in issues of interpersonal communication e.g. between cultures, genders, friends, colleagues, and so on. MODULE 3: Language Learning & Teaching EKIA301 LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING, 5 pts Paula Kalaja Katja Mäntylä Learning Outcomes: This is an introductory course on Language Learning and Teaching. After completing the course the students will be able to name and explain most important issues and strands of research in the area of language learning and teaching describe what knowing a language means explain why some succeed in language learning while others do not describe the developments in language learning and teaching over time assess English text books from the point of view of syllabus design describe language learning in different contexts describe the different starting points of language assessment and apply standard rating scales in assessing different language skills Prerequisites: KLSP002 Johdatusta kieleen ja sen tutkimukseen, EKIP301 Opi oppimaan vieraita kieliä Methods of Study: Weekly readings and tasks, pair and group work, lectures Assessment: Active participation, course paper, self-assessment; 0 5 Reading: Keith Johnson (2008), An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, 2nd revised edition, Harlow: Pearson Education; and Language Learning and Teaching - booklet Target Group: A compulsory course for teacher trainees; 2nd or 3rd year students EKIA302 RESEARCHING INTERACTION IN THE CLASSROOM, 5 pts Alicia Copp Jinkerson Leila Kääntä Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to differentiate between different theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of interaction
14 utilize different research methods and their core concepts to analyze classroom interaction, specifically ethnographic microanalysis, discourse analysis and conversation analysis recognize key studies from each of these perspectives make observations and read transcripts of interactional data Prerequisites: recommend previous experience working with interactional data, but not compulsory Methods of study: Lectures, class discussion and group work on classroom data, readings. Assessment: Based on regular attendance and class participation, 3 short written assignments on classroom data discussed in class; grading 0-5. Reading: A reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course. Target group: Subject or Advanced students interested in researching interaction. EKIA309 DESIGNING TEACHING MATERIALS, 5 pts Katja Mäntylä Learning outcomes: This course will explore factors that affect designing teaching materials. After completing the course the students will be able to -discuss and explain different language learning theories are reflected in teaching materials, and how this can be taken into account in the design explain and evaluate factors that have an effect on teaching materials create some language teaching materials of their own and revise existing ones Prerequisites: EKIA301Language learning and teaching Methods of study: Readings, lectures, pair/group work, designing one s own material, final report Assessment: Active participation in class, material design and final report Reading: A selection of texts, available through Optima Target group: 2 nd or 3 rd year students EKIA375 TEACHING GRAMMAR: OPTIONS? 5 pts Paula Kalaja Learning Outcomes: This is a theoretically informed but hands-on course for future teachers of English addressing issues related to teaching grammar within the Finnish school system. After completing the course the students will be able to provide a number of definitions for the key term explain why grammar should be taught describe principles on which grammar teaching can be based judge grammar lessons in existing series of EFL textbooks design grammar lessons from a variety of theoretical starting points Prerequisites: EKIA301 Language Learning and Teaching Methods of Study: Readings and tasks, pair and group work, lectures
15 Assessment: Active participation in class, course paper, self-evaluation; 0 5 Reading: A selected set of readings Target Group: 3rd year students EKIA310 TASKS IN LANGUAGE TEACHING, 5 pts Laura McCambridge Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to relate classroom activities to theory on language learning and teaching design effective language learning tasks and task-based curriculum design assessment tasks and develop assessment practices for task-based courses implement tasks in the classroom in a way that promotes language learning Mode of Study: Lectures, group work, practice sessions. Assessment: Based on a practice teaching session and a task-portfolio. 0-5 grading scale. Suggested Reading: Rod Ellis 2003, Task-based Language Learning and Teaching; More specific reading material will be provided during the course. Target Group: Future language teachers MODULE 4: Text & Discourse EKIA402 LITERARY TEXTS POETRY, 5pts Roger Noël Smith Learning Outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to formulate and give evidence for their own critical opinions discuss themes in a variety of poems from a variety of periods analyse various methods employed to express the themes Methods of Study: The course is very varied in its scope, and in response to recently expressed student interest, we will be reading and discussing poems of different periods that are on similar themes (eg the seasons, love, love and mortality, death and posterity, and various aspects of nature such as the sea or animals, among other themes). Weekly tasks are posted in Optima on a selection of poems that may then be discussed in small groups before whole group discussion. Students on this course have often said that they find the process of collaboration in discussion to be very valuable as a way of discovering, formulating, expressing and refining their ideas (the method may be described therefore as heuristic ie the learning takes place through discoveries that result from ideas that come from the student). There will be some supporting use of audio-visual materials eg BBC Radio programmes, and film. Assessment: Written assignment of approximately 1200 words; graded 0-5. Reading: The texts are either posted in Optima or readily available on the Internet. Target Group: Anyone who has taken Introduction to Literary Studies (or equivalent elsewhere).
16 EKIA403 AMERICAN NOVELS, 5 pts Roger Noël Smith Learning Outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to discuss and write about the presence of perennial American themes in the novels, such as identity, belonging and allegiance methods employed by the novelists to convey those themes the critique of American society in the novels Mode of Study: Presentations by the course tutor; the reading in chronological order of chapters and preparation of tasks prior to the seminars; group work in class going over previously prepared questions, followed by whole group discussion. The weekly topics and tasks will be posted in Optima. Students intending to take this course will appreciate the need to have read the novels in order to take part properly in group discussion. Time permitting, there may be some use of the films of The House of Mirth and The Great Gatsby. Assessment: Examination; 0-5. Required reading: Students are required to have their own copy of each novel: Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn, Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth, Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises, F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby; his short stories The Diamond as Big as The Ritz and The Ice Palace are posted in Optima and are highly recommended, and may also be studied in the course in relation to The Great Gatsby. Students should already have a copy of David Lodge, The Art of Fiction. Each of these novels (except as far as I know the Hemingway novel) is covered in the Icon Critical Guide series, in which there are extracts from a variety of critical essays, in chronological order, with an accompanying narrative that summarises and comments on the developing critical arguments. They are all very strongly recommended as secondary sources. Their details are as follows: Stuart Hutchinson, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn (1998) ISBN ; Stuart Hutchinson, ed, The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence (1998) ISBN ; Nicholas Tredell, ed, The Great Gatsby ((1997) ISBN They are all from the Icon Critical Guide series that is published by Icon Books Ltd and are paperbacks. They should be obtainable relatively inexpensively on the Internet and probably at amazon.com. Target group: First and second year students mainly but others are welcome EKIA450 CLASSICS READING CIRCLE, 5 pts Laura McCambridge Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to understand major trends and developments within British literary history (from the Restoration to the mid Twentieth Century)
17 relate classic British novels to their historical contexts analyze, interpret and evaluate readings, applying various approaches to literary criticism Prerequisites: Introduction to Critical Analysis or Introduction to Literary Studies Methods of study: Lectures, small group work. Reading: In groups, students will select 4 classic novels from different eras in British literary history. Assessment: Based on class participation and a written exam at the end of the course. 0-5 grading scale. Target group: Students who enjoy reading and wish to gain greater familiarity with classic British prose and British literary history. EKIA406 WORKING WITH DISCOURSE, 2 pts Arja Piirainen-Marsh, Leila Kääntä, Samu Kytölä Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to apply the basic concepts of discourse and conversation analysis to English text and talk. Prerequisites: - The course complements the departmental introduction to discourse studies (KLSA320) by offering tools and skills needed for analyzing English discourse. Key approaches to discourse will be introduced and discussed, together with examples of research in the field. Methods of Study: Lectures, class discussion, group work tasks, home assignment. Assessment: Written Assignment. Grading 0 5. Reading: Course materials. Target Group: Second and third year students. This course is compulsory to students of English specializing in discourse studies. EKIA408 THE STUDY OF TALK AND INTERACTION, 5 pts Arja Piirainen-Marsh Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to show an understanding of language as an interactional phenomenon identify the most important structural features of interaction recognize key theoretical perspectives through which talk is analysed collect, transcribe and analyse interactional data apply the tools of conversation analysis to data of their own choice Prerequisites: Working with Discourse highly recommended. This course focuses on language as an interactional phenomenon and examines the forms it takes in a variety of real-life situations. It offers tools for examining how people coordinate turns and actions, how they adapt their use of language to particular contexts,
18 how they communicate nonverbally and how they construct and manage social relationships in the process of interaction. Methods of Study: Lectures, class discussion, readings, analytic tasks Assessment: Course paper based on individual or group project. Grading: 0 5. Reading: Selected readings will be provided. Target Group: Second and third year students. MODULE 5: Language, Culture & Society EKIA573 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES, 2 op Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be better able to understand the background to contemporary cultural studies identify and discuss the various strands in English cultural studies Prerequisites: This self-study package is designed to complement the joint course KLSA922, Johdatus Eurooppalaisen kulttuurin tutkimukseen, and it cannot be taken until after the KLSA course has been completed. Assessment: By examination, which can be taken twice a year, on the faculty exam days in February and in May; 0-5 Required reading: John Hartley (2003) A Short History of Cultural Studies (London, Sage, but also available in e-brary). Recommended timing: In the spring following completion of KLSA922. EKIA501 MODERN CULTURAL HISTORY, 5 pts Michael Coleman Learning outcomes: Students will develop a critical understanding of major cultural and intellectual developments (such as the Scientific Revolutions, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, mass education, Imperialism, Modernism, Fascism, Postmodernism) in the Western World from early modern times (1500) to the present learn to think critically on the issue of KNOWLEDGE how we come to know (or think we know) about reality learn to think COMPARATIVELY on such issues, especially by critically comparing Western and non-western concepts of knowledge. Prerequisites: None Method of Study: Lecture course and readings (See MONISTE and ask lecturer). Comment and discussion welcome in class. Assessment: Written examination (3 hours; essay questions opinions sought; no books; 0-5 grading).
19 Readings: 1) MONISTE: MODERN CULTURAL HISTORY (Course outline, from Copy Shop), 2) Readings suggested each week by lecturer. Target Group: Subject/Advanced students. But all students welcome. EKIA502 A CENTURY OF SOCIAL CHANGE, 5 pts Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to understand contemporary English society better (and perhaps therefore Finnish society too) understand how English society has come to be what it is present and discuss social issues, with particular reference to England access information about English society Prerequisites: Students must already have passed British and American History and the Culture and Society Tutorial. Target group: Second or third year students. Methods of study: Tutorials, 2 hours per week for one semester / two periods. Teacher input and one paper presented by each student for discussion on subjects such as the welfare state, multiculturalism, women s role in society, civil liberty, law and order, or the media. This paper requires close co-operation beforehand between student and teacher and a lot of independent work. Assessment: On a scale from 0 to 5 depending on contribution to class meetings, including one s presentation (50%), and a final essay (50%). Required reading: Paul Johnson (ed.) Twentieth-century Britain: economic, social and cultural change. London: Longman 1994 EKIA504 EDUCATION AND SOCIETY, 5 pts Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to understand the different kinds of education that people get in England understand better why English society is like it is understand better how our education affects our lives discuss the relationship between education and society Prerequisites: It is highly recommended that students who also intend to take Century of Social Change should take that course before taking this one. Mode of study: Reading and class discussions, two hours per week, one semester / two periods. The course looks at some of the social and political problems in present-day education through three works of fiction written in the late 20 th century or early 21 st, supplemented with current materials from the press. In Britain education is at the root of many of the divisions in modern society, and this course explores some of those divisions,
20 examining how the varieties of educational experience affect people s lives and shape the character of society. Assessment: Students will be graded on a scale from 0 to 5 on the basis of their participation in class each week (50%) and a final written paper (50%). Students will have to have read the texts before the relevant class discussions. Points will be withheld in the case of poor attendance or failure to keep up with the reading. Target group: Second and third year students with an interest in and some background knowledge of English society. Required reading: Alan Bennett (2004). The History Boys. London: Faber; Willy Russell (1985). Educating Rita. Various editions; David Lodge (1989). Nice Work. London: Penguin EKIA650 PROSEMINAR, 5 op Tuula Hirvonen Sanna Lehtonen Helena Miettinen Learning outcomes: Writing a BA thesis on language learning and teaching, discourse studies, or language and culture. The course includes a joint lecture series Tutkielman laatimisen perusteet (KLSA077) in the first period. After completing the course the students will be able to explain principles of scientific thinking and working methods search for information and source literature carry out a small-scale empirical study and report on it both in speech and writing explain and carry out different stages of a research process o choosing and narrowing down a topic o writing research questions o familiarising themselves with research literature o writing a research plan o collecting and analyzing data o reporting on the results o polishing the layout and language of the final version critically evaluate studies by others and discuss them in a group Prerequisites: basic studies and some subject studies Methods of Study: Active and regular participation, exercises, giving feedback to others, meetings with the supervisor, and writing pages thesis individually or with a pair. After the thesis is finished, the students take a maturity test (1 op) in their mother tongue on a faculty exam date that is a part of the compulsory language and communication studies. Assessment: active participation, respecting the deadlines, ability to carry out independent work Target Group: 3 rd or 4 th year students
21 Tuula Hirvonen My pro seminar group will work on topics in applied linguistics, particularly those related to second language acquisition, foreign language teaching and teaching of writing. I would like to continue in the area of writing with those who are interested in exploring instruction in academic writing, use of feedback and tutoring writing. I offer two groups, one starting in September and another in January. The January group will carry on till the end of the following autumn term. This is thus an option for those students who are planning on going abroad in their third year (spring term). I invite applications also from second-year students who feel that they are ready for a pro seminar (most subject studies courses done). Sanna Lehtonen This proseminar is for students interested in discourse studies, cultural studies or literary analysis, particularly for those who want to do research on written media texts or literature and/or who are interested in language and cultural/social identity (especially gender). Helena Miettinen I welcome students who are interested in issues related to language learning and teaching, especially in the role of cognition in language learning and knowledge, but also other topics such as language tasks and assessment. EKIA651 KANDIDAATINTUTKIELMA, 10 op Learning outcomes: After writing a BA thesis the students will be able to name research orientations and apply the basic concepts in language study appropriately describe the stages of a research process carry out a small-scale research project under supervision o narrow down the topic and search for relevant research literature o write a research plan o formulate a research question o gather data and analyse it using appropriate methods o write up a research report o give an oral presentation on their study Prerequisites: basic studies and some subject studies. The introductory course on the chosen module.
22 Methods of Study:: independent work, groupwork, individual supervision Assessment: BA thesis, carrying out a research process, active participation in group work Target Group: 3 rd or 4 th year students ADVANCED STUDIES MODULE 1: Communication EKIS107 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION, TUTORING WRITING, 3 pts Tuula Hirvonen Learning outcomes: After completing the course the students will be able to apply their knowledge of writing process to tutoring novice writers have a better understanding of teaching writing understand the processes involved in giving feedback and give appropriate feedback The course aims to instruct and give hands-on experience to advanced level students in teaching and tutoring beginning writers in English in Academic Writing. If you have taken Academic Writing or equivalent, you have the required background for the course. You will work in pairs tutoring your own Academic Writing students to learn about feedback as a process and about yourself as a feedback giver. Pair work will give you a chance to exchange experiences about tutoring and feedback. Tutoring will consist of consultation and feedback to writers on the early drafts of assignments and reading final drafts. Prerequisite: Academic Writing or equivalent completed in basic studies; preferably you have also completed the pro seminar; a minimum of one year must have elapsed from doing Academic Writing. Methods of study: Meetings with the instructor (10-12 hours) and tutoring Academic Writing students. The number of meetings and type of consultation will be worked out to correspond to the 3 points. Assessment: A study journal will be submitted as the course paper; 0-5. Target group: Recommended for future teachers. The course complements teaching practice and can be fitted into the schedule during the year when you are attending teacher training. Advanced level students only (those who have completed subject studies). EKIS107 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION, GENRES IN WRITING, 3 pts Laura McCambridge
23 Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to understand the social origins and consequences of writing norms within various genres and contexts recognize structural and linguistic features of different text types in English produce a range of professional, academic, and informal text types according to genre norms Prerequisites: Texts and Literacy Methods of Study: Lectures, pair presentations, and group work. Assessment: Based on pair presentations and several short written assignments. 0-5 grading scale. Suggested Reading: Ken Hyland Genre and Second Language Writing Target Group: Students who wish to learn structure and language expectations for a range of different text types and contexts in English. EKIS150 ENGLISH FOR PROFESSIONAL LIFE, 5 pts Roger Noël Smith Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course students are expected to be able to write different types of letters for professional life, including letters of application have developed as conversationalists particularly in small talk make an effective presentation in English. understand cross-cultural issues particularly as they apply to oral communication and particularly to presentations. Mode of Study: Presentation by the course tutor, discussion, a variety of written tasks, and student presentations. Course work will be posted in Optima. Assessment: Continuous by outcome based on the various tasks, graded 0-5. Materials: Students will be required to obtain a copy of Roger Noël Smith, Effective Presentations in English from the University Copy Shop. If you are interested in cross culture, three books by Richard D Lewis are highly recommended: in particular his Cross Cultural Communication, A Visual Approach, Transcreen Publications (1990) ISBN ; When Cultures Collide Nicholas Brealey International 3 rd ed (2006); and Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf. EKIS157 ORAL COMMUNICATION, 2 pts Roger Noël Smith Learning outcomes: By the end of the course students will have developed in confidence and fluency in a variety of oral situations awareness of their cultural and personal profiles and the implications for more effective oral communication practical strategies for improved performance in those situations (eg formal small talk situations, interviews, informal presentations)
24 their knowledge of the media (especially British and American newspapers) as a useful source for current topics for discussion Mode of study: Talking by the students is maximized in this course, so every topic is discussed by the students, eg small talk, interview techniques, cross-cultural issues; students select and present newspaper articles for small group discussion; select material and then engage in interview role play; make informal presentations, with particular emphasis on quality of voice projection. Assessment: By outcome according to participation Target group: Any student at this level EKIS157 ORAL COMMUNICATION, 2 pts Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: After completing the course students will be able to express their opinions fluently and accurately in English talk more knowledgably about current social and cultural issues in England Prerequisites: Students should have completed their BA thesis before registering for this course. Methods of study: Mostly group discussions, 2 hours per week over 2 periods / 1 semester. Texts will generally be used as the basis for discussions, and students will be expected to read articles from journals or newspapers to prepare for class meetings. Subjects for discussion include identity, social class, education, civil liberty, political responsibility, etc. Assessment: On a scale from 0 to 5 according to the quality of intellectual content and technical execution (fluency, grammatical accuracy, pronunciation, etc) of class contributions. Required reading: A collection of articles available in Optima. Target group: Advanced level students whose university course is nearing completion. MODULE 2: Form, Meaning & Function EKIS203 PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR, 5 pts Eleanor Underwood Learning outcomes: The aim of the course is to give future teachers of English a more thorough understanding of the grammar of English so that they will, firstly, feel more confident in their own use of the language and, secondly, be better able to explain it to others. During the course we will look at grammar both theoretically and practically, with the emphasis on what the language teacher needs to know in order to be able to explain it in the classroom.