ENG1100 – English Grammar
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
- Spring 2019
- Autumn 2018
- Spring 2018
- Autumn 2017
- Spring 2017
- Autumn 2016
- Spring 2016
- Autumn 2015
- Spring 2015
- Autumn 2014
- Spring 2014
- Autumn 2013
- Spring 2013
- Autumn 2012
- Spring 2012
- Autumn 2011
The course aims to give insight into a standard description of the English language and into the relationship between meaning and grammatical form. Frequent comparisons are made with Norwegian grammar in order to enhance students’ awareness of differences between the two languages.
The knowledge you acquire in this course can be applied to other languages as well.
After completing this course, you:
- have detailed knowledge about how the English language is structured, and you can describe it by using a theoretical framework,
- know how grammar contributes to the meaning of sentences and texts,
- can account for the distinction between form and function in language,
- can describe language in an analytical and precise manner,
- know how to use correct and idiomatic English.
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Group and seminar teaching requires admission to the course.
Recommended previous knowledge
The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English.
Lectures and group sessions for 13 weeks, 52 hours in all.
Autumn 2021: The lectures will be digital, but some of the group sessions may take place at campus.
Students are expected to attend all teaching. The quality of the teaching depends on active participation in all group sessions. If you are not able to attend, you must give notice to the teacher no later than the same day as the absence.
If you miss a group session, it’s your responsibility to make sure that you have covered the content.
- Within specified dates students must submit 2 obligatory assignments. Dates for submission will be announced at the beginning of term. Make sure you have familiarized yourself with the rules for citing sources (for more information, look further below). The obligatory assignments have to be approved by the teacher in order for the student to sit the exam. Read more about guidelines for compulsory activities.
- Read more about rules concerning valid excuses and how to apply for postponements.
In a 10-credit course you are expected to spend at least 12 hours a week studying for the course.Two of those hours are spent attending lectures, two hours are spent in seminars, and eight hours are free for your own studies. These hours should be spent reading, making notes, and completing exercises for the seminars. You may also want to spend some of this time working on your writing skills and discussing the course material with other students.
You are expected to come prepared to each group session. This means that you have completed the exercises given to you every week, and are prepared to discuss and ask questions in class.
ENG1100 consists of lectures and seminars, and these complement each other, so you need to attend both. Material that is covered in the lectures will not be repeated in the seminars, other than in connection with the discussion of the exercises.
The obligatory requirements must be fulfilled in order to qualify for the exam.
Autumn 2021: There will be a 4-hour take home exam at the end of the term. Both language and content will be part of the assessment.
Previous exams. Please note that the assessment of the course normally is based on a 4-hour written exam.
Digital home examination
The home examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera.You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
The results from the exam will be found on the StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the next two semesters that the course is taught.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.