General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to introduce the basic elements of written and spoken language, to train the student in language correctness, scientific writing, and the language of his/her own vocational branch.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to use his/her native language correctly in different communication situations. He/she has a basic knowledge of how to write scientifically with references and can independently produce documents related to his/her branch. He/she is aware of the importance of life long learning to improve his/her language.

Course contents

Written Communication, vocabulary, Information Retrieval, Meeting Technicalities, Literature and Language Correctness.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Upper secondary school Swedish (native language)or similar knowledge of the language

Previous course names

Swedish 1 and 2 before August 2005

Additional information

Detailed timetable to be distributed during the introduction. Information Retrieval is a compulsory part of the course.

Recommended or required reading

Reuter, Mikael. 2003. Översättning och språkriktighet. Svenska Språktjänst Ab
Svenska skrivregler. 2001. Svenska språknämnden. Andra upplagan. Stockholm:Liber.
Material distributes by the teacher

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 3 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 25 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 15 hours
  • Individual studies - 70 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 70 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 63 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


Lindroos Camilla


Lindroos Camilla

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Två föreläsningar hålls i Period 1 med instruktioner i vetenskapligt skrivande och användning av källor.
Tidtabellen för själva kursen med innehåll delas ut i samband med introduktionen i oktober 2010. Tiderna finns i ARBS.

Assessment methods

  • 2011-12-08 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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