School of Humanities

English language 4

This course is part of the programme:
Bachelor's study programme Slovene Studies (1st Level)

Objectives and competences

Students will be able to master language and content analyses of more complex texts and humanistic themes in English.

They will be able to master their writing skills at an advanced, more complex level, and to prepare and do their own presentation on a chosen topic. Also, students will have been able to develop their critical thinking skills, which will help them to continue with their work of reading complex themes in English.

The general objective of the course:

C1 level (according to CEFR, the European scheme of language knowledge).

Prerequisites

Obligatory – knowledge of English at the secondary school or gimnazija level.

Desirable – knowledge of English acquired at the academic subjects English Language 1, English Language 2, or English Language 3.

Examination prerequisites:

  • attendance at lectures and practice sessions (at least 80%),
  • seminar assignment (essay and presentation).

Content (Syllabus outline)

At English 4, students will be able to devote their time to the process of understanding, by means of textual analyses and reflective work, of a few selected humanistic themes.

19 century European novel.

19 century English novel.

Jung: understanding man’s psyche.

Jung: man and his symbols.

Jung: Aion.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

In the final stage of lectures, students will be required to prepare their seminar assignment (an essay and an oral presentation on a chosen topic).

Knowledge and understanding of more complex English syntax.

Knowledge and understanding of more complex humanistic themes written in English.

Development of critical thinking skills.

Development of subjective thinking concerning the themes covered in the course of lectures.

Readings

Auerbach, Erich. Mimesis: the Representation of Reality in Western Literature. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2003.

Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2008.

Austen, Jane. Emma. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2008.

Jenkins, Richard. A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.

Jung. The Symbolic Life. London: Routledge. (trans. R.F. C. Hull) 1993.

Jung, C. G. Memories, Dreams, Reflections. New York: Random House. (trans. Richard and Clara Winston). 1989.

Jung, C. G. Man in Literature, Art and Philosophy. Princeton: Princeton University Press. (trans. R.F. C. Hull) 1978.

Jung, C. G. Aion. Princeton: Princeton University Press. (trans. R.F. C. Hull) 1978.

Waugh, Patricia (ed.). Literary Theory and Criticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2006.

Assessment

– seminar assignment – written exam

Lecturer's references

Milena Kovačević holds BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature and Comparative Literature from University of Zagreb, and MPhil in Linguistics from the same university.

During her studies, M. Kovačević received the Zagreb University Rector’s award.

Employment in Zagreb: Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb University, and British Council Zagreb. During her time in British diplomacy, Milena had an intensive professional development in the United Kingdom.

Milena has received her academic habilitation with the University of Nova Gorica where she teaches English language and literature. Milena has had lectures at universities in France (Paris, Dijon), England (Norwich), Italy (Bergamo), Denmark (Aarhus), Greece (Thessaloniki).

Favourite themes: English literature, comparative literature, Carl Jung.

University course code: 1SL243

Year of study: 2

Semester: 2

Course principal:

Lecturer:

ECTS: 4

Workload:

  • Lectures: 30 hours
  • Exercises: 30 hours
  • Individual work: 60 hours

Course type: mandatory elective

Languages: english

Learning and teaching methods:
• lectures • practice sessions • seminar assignment (essay, presentation)