09.06.2015

Self-study options - Itseopiskeluvaihtoehdot 2014-2015

Englannin kielen opetussuunnitelma 2012-2015, päivitys lukuvuodelle 2014-2015

NB! THESE SELF-STUDY OPTIONS ARE VALID UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST, 2015

See here for instructions for registration and exam days

 

NOTE! You are not allowed to bring any books or other material to the exam! (exception: literature exams and Exploring Grammar 2 (only the book allowed))

Subject Studies - Aineopinnot

THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE, 5 pts | KIELITIETO, 5 op

 

EKIA201 Exploring Grammar 2, 5 pts
N.B. Course offered in autumn 2014; book exam offered in February and April 2015.

Examiner: Tuula Hirvonen

  • Downing, A. and Locke, P. (2006). English grammar: a university course (2nd edition). London: Routledge.

N.B. Course booklet also useful when preparing for the exam. Please ask more from the examiner.
You are allowed to bring the book to the exam but not the booklet or any notes.

 

EKIA271 Pragmatics, 5 pts
Examiner: Arja Piirainen-Marsh

  • Cutting, Joan (2002). Pragmatics and discourse. Routledge.

  • Thomas, Jenny (1995). Meaning in interaction. Oxford: Blackwell.

  • Verschueren, Jef (1999). Under-standing pragmatics. London: Arnold.

 

EKIA208 Semantics, 5 pts

Examiner: Tuula Hirvonen

  • Riemer, Nick (2010). Introducing semantics. Cambridge University Press.

  • Kreidler, Charles W. (1998). Introducing English semantics. Routledge. (Ebrary)

 


LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND SOCIETY, 4 pts | KIELI, KULTTUURI JA YHTEISKUNTA, 4 op

EKIA512 Towards Modern English, 4 pts
Examiner: Helena Höylä

  • van Gelderen, Elly (2006). A history of the English language. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (Ebrary)

  • Crystal, David (2003). English as a global language (2nd edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

EKIA514 Sociolinguistics 1, 4 pts

Examiner: Helena Höylä

  • Holmes, Janet (2001). An introduction to sociolinguistics (2nd edition or newer). Harlow: Longman OR Holmes, Janet (2013). An introduction to sociolinguistics (4th edition). Harlow: Pearson Education (available as e-Book)

  • Locher, Miriam A. and Strässler, Jürg (eds.) (2008). Contributions to the sociology of language: standards and norms in the English language. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [Introduction + Part I: English over time and space; pp. 1–83] (Ebrary)

 

EKIA451 American Novels - Paul Auster, 1–4 pts

Examiner: Roger Noël Smith

  • For 1 pt: The Invention of Solitude.
  • For 3 pts: The Invention of Solitude and Leviathan.
  • For 4 pts: The Invention of Solitude, Leviathan, and The Book of Illusions.


EKIA452 American Novels - F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1–4 pts

Examiner: Roger Noël Smith

  • For 1 pt: Three short stories The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, The Ice Palace and An Alcoholic Case.
  • For 3 pts: Three short stories The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, The Ice Palace and An Alcoholic Case, and the novel The Beautiful and Damned.
  • For 4 pts: Two novels The Beautiful and Damned and Tender is the Night.


Notes
: It is a formal requirement that all the books must be read in English versions. Candidates may do both EKIA451 and EKIA452 if they wish. However a candidate who has been examined already on a particular option at Subject Studies level may not offer the same option at Advanced level.
All the literature exams are ‘open book’. That means you may have a copy of the books in the examination.

 

EKIA515 Residence in an English-speaking Country, 4 pts

Aim and content: Residence of at least two months in an English-speaking country or countries. The aim is to experience every-day life and culture of the country/countries, and to improve the student’s language skills in English.

Assessment: A written report of a minimum of five pages in English, to be handed to the amanuensis by email within two months of arrival. Grade: pass/fail.

Instructions: The idea is for you to report on your exchange or your work experience. In the main body of your report you should

  • tell where the student exchange or work took place

  • say why you decided to apply for a student exchange or a job

  • describe what you studied and how the studies or work there benefited your studies in Finland

  • discuss the cultural differences that you experienced

  • consider your experiences in relation to your career prospects and employment in the future.

 


OPTIONALS, 4 pts | VALINNAISET SUUNTAUTUMISOPINNOT, 4 op

EKIA313 Researching Interaction in the Classroom, 4 pts
N.B. NOT offered in January-March 2015

Examiner: Leila Kääntä

Three of the following:

  • Markee, N. (2000). Conversation analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

AND

  • Blommaert, J. & Jie, D. (2010). Ethnographic fieldwork: A beginner's guide. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

AND

  • Gee, J. (2005). An introduction to discourse analysis: Theory and method (2nd edition). New York: Routledge. (Ebrary)

or

  • Rymes, B. (2009). Classroom discourse analysis: A tool for critical reflection. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

EKIA390 Learning and Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary, 4 pts

Examiner: Katja Mäntylä

  • Carter, Ronald (2012). Vocabulary: applied linguistic perspectives (Routledge Linguistics Classics). Abingdon: Routledge.

  • Larsen-Freeman, Diane (2003). Teaching language: from grammar to grammaring. Heinle ELT.

 

EKIA391 Reading and Writing in a Foreign Language, 4 pts

Examiner: Anne Pitkänen-Huhta

  • Aebersold, Jo Ann & Field, Mary Lee (1997). From reader to reading teacher: Issues and strategies for second language classrooms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Hyland, K. (2003). Second language writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

EKIA392 Learning Disorders from the Perspective of SLA, 4 pts

Examiner: Katja Mäntylä

  • Martin, Deirdre (2009). Language disabilities in cultural and linguistic diversity. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

  • Nijakowska, Joanna (2010). Dyslexia in the foreign language classroom. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

 

EKIA460 Discourse Analysis, 4 pts

Examiner: Samu Kytölä

  • Johnstone, Barbara (2002). Discourse analysis. Oxford: Blackwells.

  • Georgakopolou, Alexandra and Goutsos, Dionysis (2004). Discourse analysis: an introduction (2nd edition). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

 

EKIA474 Critical Discourse Studies, 4 pts

Examiner: Elina Westinen

  • Blommaert, Jan (2005). Discourse: a critical introduction. Cambridge: CUP.

  • Litosseliti, Lia (2006). Gender & language: theory and practice. London: Hodder Arnold.

 


Advanced Studies - Syventävät opinnot

THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE, 5 pts | KIELITIETO, 5 op

 


EKIS271 Pragmatics, 5 pts

Examiner: Arja Piirainen-Marsh

Choose two of the following:

  • Watts, Richard (2003). Politeness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Mills, Sara (2003). Gender and politeness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Holmes, Janet & Stubbe, Maria (2003). Power and politeness in the work place. Harlow: Pearson.

  • Goatly, Andrew (2012): Meaning and humour. Cambridge: Cambridge University press.

 


LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND SOCIETY, 5 pts | KIELI, KULTTUURI JA YHTEISKUNTA, 5 op

 

EKIS578 Sociolinguistics 2, 5 pts

Examiner: Judit Háhn

Two of the following:

  • Mesthrie, J., Swann, J., Deumert A. & Leap, W.L. (2002). Introducing sociolinguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Also a newer version of the book is suitable.

AND

  • Blommaert, J. (2010). The sociolinguistics of globalization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

or

  • Boxer, D. (2002). Applying sociolinguistics: domains and face-to-face interaction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (ebrary)

 

EKIS461 American Novels - Paul Auster, 1–5 pts

Examiner: Roger Noël Smith

  • For 1 pt: The Invention of Solitude.
  • For 3 pts: The Invention of Solitude and Leviathan.
  • For 5 pts: The Invention of Solitude, Leviathan, and The Book of Illusions.

EKIS462 American Novels - F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1–5 pts

Examiner: Roger Noël Smith

  • For 1 pt: Three short stories The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, The Ice Palace and An Alcoholic Case.
  • For 3 pts: Three short stories The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, The Ice Palace and An Alcoholic Case, and the novel The Beautiful and  Damned.
  • For 5 pts: Two short stories The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and The Ice Palace and the novels The Beautiful and Damned and Tender is the Night.

Notes: It is a formal requirement that all the books must be read in English versions. Candidates may do both EKIS461 and EKIS462 if they wish. However a candidate who has been examined already on a particular option at Subject Studies level may not offer the same option at Advanced level.
All the literature exams are ‘open book’. That means you may have a copy of the books in the examination.

 

EKIS504 English as a Global Language, 5 pts

Examiner: Elina Westinen

  • Pennycook, Alastair (2006). Global Englishes and transcultural flows. London: Routledge.

  • Cogo, Alessia & Dewey, Martin (2012). Analysing English as a Lingua Franca: A corpus-driven investigation. London: Continuum.

 


OPTIONALS, 5 pts | VALINNAISET SUUNTAUTUMISOPINNOT, 5 op

 

EKIS373 Assessing Reading and Writing, 5 pts

Examiner: Anne Pitkänen-Huhta

  • Weigle, S. Cushing (2002). Assessing writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Alderson, J.C. (2000). Assessing reading. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

EKIS377 Language Learning and Teaching Revisited, 5 pts
N.B. NOT offered in April-May 2015

Examiner: Paula Kalaja

Two of the following:

  • Ortega, L. (2009). Understanding second language acquisition. London: Hodder Education.

or

  • Cook, V. (ed.) (2002). Portraits of the L2 user. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. (ebrary)

AND

  • Kumaravadivelu, B. (2006). Understanding language teaching: from method to postmethod. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

or

  • Bachman, L.Y. & Palmer, A.S. (1996). Language testing in practice: designing and developing useful language tests. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

or

  • Lantolf, J.P. (ed.) (2000/2005). Sociocultural theory and second language learning. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

or

  • Lantolf, J.P. & Thorne, S.L. (2006). Sociocultural theory and the genesis of second language development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

EKIS372 Learning and Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary, 5 pts

Examiner: Katja Mäntylä

Two of the following:

  • Nassaji, Hossein & Fotos, Sandra (2011). Teaching grammar in second language classrooms: integrating form-focused instruction in communicative context. Abingdon: Routledge.

AND

  • Chacón-Beltrán, Rubén, Abello-Contesse, Christián and del Mar Torreblanca-López, María (2010). Insights into non-native vocabulary teaching and learning (Second Language Acquisition). Multilingual matters.

or

  • Takaè, Višnja Pavièiæ (2008). Vocabulary learning strategies and foreign language acquisition. Clevedon: Multilingual matters.

 

EKIS571 Bilingualism, 3–5 pts

Examiner: Arja Piirainen-Marsh

  • Colin Baker, 2001. Foundations of bilingual education and bilingualism. (3rd, 4th or 5th edition) Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. 2 pts.

  • Suzanne Romaine, 1995. Bilingualism. Oxford: Blackwell. 2 pts.

  • Colin Baker, 2000. A parents’ and teachers’ guide to bilingualism. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. 1 pt.

 

EKIS476 Literacy, 5 pts

Examiner: Anne Pitkänen-Huhta

  • Cope, B. and Kalantzis, M. (eds.) (2000). Multiliteracies: literacy learning and the design of social futures. London: Routledge.

  • Baynham, M. (1995). Literacy practices: investigating literacy in social contexts. London: Longman.

  • Baynham, M. & Prinsloo M. (eds.) (2009). The future of literacy studies. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

 

EKIS477 Analysis of Multimodality, 5 pts

Examiner: Samu Kytölä

  • Kress, Gunther and van Leeuwen, Theo (2001). Multimodal discourse: the modes and media of contemporary communication. London: Arnold.

  • Scollon, Ron & Wong Scollon, Suzie (2003). Discourses in Place. London: Routledge.

 

EKIS480 New Media Analysis, 5 pts

Examiner: Samu Kytölä

  • Lankshear, Colin and Knobel, Michele (2011). New literacies, everyday practices and social learning (3rd revised edition). Open University Press.

  • Burn. Andrew & Parker, David (2003). Analysing media texts. Continuum.