Welcome to Karlstad University

English C, 30 HP

Introductory information for students admitted to Karlstad University.
It is important that you read all the information.

Before you begin your studies, you need to:

1. Create KauID
2. Register for your course

1. Create KauID

What is KauID? KauID is your digital identity at Karlstad University that allows you to log in to our digital services.

If you have studied at Kau before you do not have to create a new KauID, you can use the same KauID as last time.

2. Register for your course

You need to register on time, not to risk losing your place on the course.
Registration period: 2022-08-22 - 2022-08-29
Log in to My Kau using your KauID to register.

What is My Kau? My Kau is a personal digital service for students at Karlstad University.

It is important that you decline your admission offer if you do not wish to attend the course.

If you have been admitted late, and therefore can´t register on time, contact the administrator.

Welcome to English C!


The course consists of the following modules:


Module 1 - English Linguistics III: History of English from a Sociolinguistic Perspective

This module covers the basics of English language history from a sociolinguistic perspective, with a special emphasis on phenomena that can be observed in modern English and current trends in the development of English. In addition, students read research publications which treat English language history from a sociolinguistic perspective, and learn about possible research questions and methods in the field.


Module 2 - English Literature and Theory

In this module, students apply literary theory to texts from the English-speaking world. The module highlights the relationship between literature and society through studies of literary and cultural theories and perspectives, such as postcolonial, Marxist, ecocritical, and gender-based theories. Through analysing texts, students acquire familiarity with theory and develop an awareness of the significance and function of literature.


Module 3 - Degree Project

In this module, students carry out a research project and write a thesis in either English linguistics or English literature. Instruction is in the form of seminars and supervision. Supervision can be provided individually or in groups. The module is concluded with a mandatory seminar where students present and defend their independent projects and serve as peer reviewers of other students' work. Supervision is provided for the course duration. Reregistered students are only offered supervision if circumstances permit.



Attendance is not mandatory, except for oral exams and mandatory seminars.



·        Oral exams

·        Take-home exams

·        For the degree project, assessment is based on an independent project presented and discussed in a mandatory seminar and performance as peer reviewer of another student’s work


Other course information:

Detailed course information is available on the learning management platform Canvas, including course outline, assignments, and preparation.


Contact information:

Sofia Nylander (administrative officer): sofia.nylander@kau.se

Marie Tåqvist (course convener): marie.taqvist@kau.se


Course teachers:

Module 1. Marie Tåqvist, marie.taqvist@kau.se

Module 2. Nicklas Hållén, nicklas.hallen@kau.se and Johan Wijkmark, johan.wijkmark@kau.se

Module 3. Andrea Schalley (Linguistics), andrea.schalley@kau.se  and Johan Wijkmark (Literature), johan.wijkmark@kau.se

New student

There is a lot to think about when you start university, we know! We have gathered some useful information to help you, don’t forget to read the checklist!

Go to Canvas

In the course, we use the learning platform Canvas. Canvas is a tool that offers a digital learning environment.
Once you have registered for your course in My Kau, you can log in to Canvas and access important course information.

Finding your way around the University

Use the campus map MazeMap to locate buildings and rooms Go to MazeMap

Reading List

View reading list
Please note that the reading list may be revised until six weeks before the start of the course.


View schedule
Please note that the schedule may change up to two weeks before the course starts. Check the schedule on a regular basis to get the latest information on locations and times as there may be changes during the course as well.

Can we help you?

ADMINISTRATOR: Malin Ornstein  

COURSE CONVENOR: Marie Tåqvist