Cultural Texts and Contexts

7.5 ECTS-credits
First Cycle Level 1
School of Humanities and Media Studies
Subject field
English (ENA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved by the Faculty School of Humanities and Media Studies, 21 May 2012.
This syllabus is valid from 21 May 2012.
Revised, 02 July 2020.
Revision is valid from 02 July 2020.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to:
  • demonstrate a critical approach to different types of cultural texts as well as an understanding of the various messages and possible interpretations that these texts give rise to in different social and cultural contexts
  • demonstrate a basic knowledge of central cultural and literary theories and concepts as well as to apply these concepts in critical analyses of primarily literature an film
  • orally and in writing communicate and argue for their own interpretation of cultural texts in light of various social and cultural contexts
  • independently write an academic essay, based on the guidelines given, which uses formatting conventions

Course Content

The course consists of the study of a selection of cultural texts (in a wide sense) from the English-speaking world, such as fiction, film, TV, newspapers, advertisements, as well as other possible visual and textual media. The course also contains a selection of critical and theoretical texts which are used as points of departure for the critical analyses.


The course is examined through continuous assessment of seminar participation and written assignments, as well as through a final academic essay. Assignments which are turned in after the stated deadline cannot receive the grade of Pass with Distinction unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Forms of Study

The course is taught in the form of lectures, seminars, and individual supervision requiring an active participation through oral and written exercises. All teaching is conducted in English.


The Swedish grades U - VG


  • Literature in English 7.5 credits first cycle Level 1 or equivalent knowledge

Other Information

Replaces EN1018.