Study plan

Experience English Language and Literature: Spring Package

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Programme description

Experience English: Spring consists of three classes, all of which are taught by English Department faculty:

SP172L: American Studies

SP204L: Creative Economy

ENG124L: Advanced International English


SP172L: American Studies

American Studies is designed to make students conversant with the canonical literary tradition of the United States, as well as provide them with the variegated social, cultural, and historical contexts for each work. In addition, students will be introduced to a wide selection of American young-adult fiction placed in a critical and didactic context.

SP204L: Creative Economy

Students are guided in the analysis, articulation, and assessment of the creative economy. The course develops advanced skills in cross-cultural communication, particularly the use of English to communicate in non-academic contexts. 

ENG124L: Advanced International English

Through the analysis of an international set of texts written in and translated into English, students develop skills in cross-cultural communication and in the use of English as an academic lingua franca in Norway and beyond. 

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Learning outcomes


The student shall:

  • Develop knowledge of textual structure and linguistic devices and of critical and analytical approaches to both literary and non-literary texts in English;
  • Have introductory knowledge of traditional and contemporary literary texts and theory;
  • Have increased knowledge of and insight into the English language.


The student can:

  • Use English more confidently and functionally, both orally and in writing appropriate to the audience in different situations;
  • Demonstrate English skills in a variety of formats.


The student can:

  • Deliberate relevant subject material and communicate in English in such a way that is adapted to their target audience;
  • Apply knowledge and skills within the subject of English in an academic and professional context.

Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification, language requirement, view more information about requirements and deadlines.

Entrance as a semester or year international exchange student to Nord University, campus Bodø.

Career possibilities

The study of English provides international students with a solid foundation for communication-based work in a variety of occupations. The study of English provides a wide range of language, communication, and cultural skills. Upon completion of the semester package, students have received course content relevant to the following areas of employment:


Translation / proofreading / editing

Teaching (upon certification) / tutoring


University recruitment / international affairs


Further education

A semester package study of English provides international students with an excellent foundation for continued study of English at more advanced levels, such as a Bachelor of English. It can also complement other areas of study such as communication, business, or government.


No tuition fees. Costs for semester registration and course literature apply.

Assessment methods

English classes at Nord University use a combination of portfolio assessment, obligatory assignments, home exams, in-school exams, and oral exams. By using a variety of assessments, students are insured fair and holistic evaluation of their knowledge of and skills in English.

Programme evaluation

The programme is evaluated via student questionnaire, as well as by the programme director. The evaluations form a part of the University's quality assurance system.

Qualifications requirements and regulations

Refer to "Regulations concerning studies and examinations at Nord University" and other local regulations under Rules and Regulations.

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ECTS Credits 30 Study level Half-year programme and shorter Teaching language
The Faculty of Education and Arts
Course location Bodø