Skip to content
printicon
Main menu hidden.
Syllabus:

Studies in Humanities, 30 Credits

Swedish name: Studier i humaniora

This syllabus is valid: 2021-08-30 and until further notice

Course code: 1KU032

Credit points: 30

Education level: First cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: No main field: First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements

Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Department of Culture and Media Studies

Revised by: Head of Department of Culture and Media Studies, 2021-03-30

Contents

The course provides an introduction to studies in the Humanities. The different modules are held by departments at the Faculty of Arts.
 
Module 1. Metaphor and metonymy in political discourse (7,5 ects)
In this module, metaphor and metonymy, two of the major tenets in the framework of Cognitive Linguistics, are studied. The focus is on the use and function of these two processes in political discourse. On the basis of this theoretical foundation, the use of metaphorical and metonymic framing on political persuasion is analyzed and its effects dealt with.
 
Module 2. Propaganda, Journalism and fake news (7,5 ects)
This course module introduces the concepts of propaganda, persuasion, PR, fake news, and discusses their relationship to journalism. Different types of dubious content are presented, and the possible societal consequences of mis- or disinformation are discussed.
 
Module 3. Swedish Sloyd, Wood-Crafting Culture in Practice (7,5 ects)
The aim for the module is through practical work experience Swedish sloyd-culture. During the course we will focus on traditional woodworking techniques. Specific areas in woodworking will be introduced during the module.
 
Module 4. Milestones in Nordic History (7,5 ects)
During this course module we will focus on important themes in Nordic History: the development of the Danish and Swedish protestant states, the consequences of the Napoleonic period, the coming of nationalism and new identities in the nineteenth century, the development of the Welfare State, the Nordic Countries and the Second World war and finally Minorities in the Nordic Countries.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing Module 1  the student should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
  • account for established Cognitive Linguistic theories and models on metaphor and metonymy
  • describe the uses and function of metaphor and metonymy in political discourse 
Competence and skills
  • analyze the use of metaphorical and metonymic framing on political persuasion
  • independently find relevant sources for completing assignments
  • show an ability to account for, and discuss his or her conclusions in relation to relevant arguments and background knowledge Judgment and approachcritically evaluate the reliability of different sources
After completing Module 2  the student should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
  • explain, compare and discuss key concepts: propaganda, disinformation, journalism, and fake news, and
  • problematize the relationship between them. 
Skills and abilities:
  • identify different types of dubious content and reflect upon the possible societal consequences of mis- or disinformation. 
Judgement and approach:
  • demonstrate the ability to screen and critically review media content.
  • individually and in groups summarize, discuss and present topic-relevant problems that are introduced during lectures, presentations and in texts.  
After completing Module 3  the student should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
  • describe and apply different techniques within wood sloyd.
  • form an idea in material.
  • work safely in a workshop. 
Skills and abilities:
  • show ability to work the different processes of sloyd.
  • have the ability to complete your practical work. 
Judgement and approach:
  • be able to evaluate your own and other sloyd artifacts from Swedish traditions.
  • be able to interpret sloyd artifacts from a historical perspective.                    
After completing Module 4  the student should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
  • the student must have an overall knowledge of the milestones in the history of the Nordic countries
  • the student shall be able to discuss important social, political and cultural changes in the Nordic countries 
Skills and abilities
  • the student shall be able to discuss living conditions among people from a class, ethnic and gender perspective 
Judgement and approach
  • individually or in groups summarize, discuss and present topic-relevant problems that are dealt with during lectures, presentations and in texts.

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements

Form of instruction

The structure of the course

The course is held in English. Teaching consists of lectures, seminars, group exercises, and individual work. When attendance at lectures or exercises is compulsory, that is, of the examining nature, it is specifically stated in the schedule. In case of absence on a compulsory occasion, supplementary information is provided by the teacher.
 
For those who are registered on a course and have a disability, there are resources for special support. For more information contact the Student Center. Attendance at group work and participation in exercises of examining character is mandatory, and therefore adapted study pace cannot be applied.

Examination modes

The course is examined continuously through assignments, participation in mandatory seminars, and individual exams. Group assignments and seminars are graded with graded with Pass (Godkänd) or Fail (Underkänd). Individual essays (final exam) are graded with Pass with distinction (Välgodkänd), Pass (Godkänd) and Fail (Underkänd). To pass an individual 7,5 hp module (min. grade G) all mandatory parts are required, and the individual essay(s) must have received the grade G. To receive Pass with distinction (VG) for a module, all mandatory parts are required (grade G) , and the individual essay(s) must have received the grade VG. The final grade for the 30 hp course is based on the grades of the individual modules. Grades are set by the Faculty of Humanities' appointed examiner.
 
Each module with a final examination has five examination opportunities. Students who have not received a passing grade after the first examination have the right to a second examination opportunity within two months. The third and fourth opportunities will be when the course is held again, and the fifth opportunity will be the next  time the course is offered. Registered students have the right to be examined up to two years after their first registration date.

Other regulations

In a degree, this course may not be included together with another course with similar content. In case of uncertainty, the student should consult Director of Studies at the Department of Culture and Media Studies.

Literature

Valid from: 2021 week 35

Module 1: Metaphor and metonymy in political discourse

Musolff Andreas
Political metaphor analysis : discourse and scenarios
London : Bloomsbury Academic : 2016 : vi, 194 p. :
ISBN: 9781441160669
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue
Reading instructions: Additional texts and internet links

Module 2:Propaganda, Journalism and fake news

Barclay Donald A.
Fake news, propaganda, and plain old lies : how to find trustworthy information in the digital age
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield : 2018 : xv, 228 pages :
ISBN: 9781538108895
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

Propaganda & persuasion
Jowett Garth, O'Donnell Victoria
Seventh edition : Los Angeles : Sage : [2019] : 400 sidor :
ISBN: 9781506371344
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

Jansen Sue Curry
Stealth communications : the spectacular rise of public relations
Cambridge, UK : Polity Press : 2017 : vii, 242 s. :
ISBN: 9780745664811
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

Additional texts and internet links.

Module 3: Swedish Sloyd, Wood-Crafting Culture in Practice

Sundqvist Jögge
Slöjd in wood.
Natur och kultur/LTs förlag, Stockholm 2018 : 2018 :
Mandatory

Module 4: Milestones in Nordic History

Nordic narratives of the Second World War : national historiographies revisited
Stenius Henrik, Österberg Mirja, Östling Johan
Lund : Nordic Academic Press : 2011 : 173 s. :
ISBN: 978-91-85509-49-2 (inb.)
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

A concise history of Sweden from the Viking Age to the present
First edition : Lund : Studentlitteratur : [2018] : 229 sidor :
ISBN: 9789144104973
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

Democracy and the welfare state : the Nordic nations since 1800
Ingvaldsen Siri, Larsson Thomas, Overgaard Pedersen Erik, Harkness Ian, Nordskog Susan
1. udg. : Solna : Turbine : 2009 : 214 s. :
ISBN: 978-91-85787-56-2
Mandatory
Search Album, the University Library catalogue