English, 4 credits

Engelska, 4 hp

THIU01

Main field of study

No Main Field of Study

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Shelley Torgnyson

Director of studies or equivalent

Johan Holtström

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 38 h
Recommended self-study hours: 69 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6IBYG Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Norrköping E
6IBYG Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Norrköping E

Main field of study

No Main Field of Study

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Civil Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Electronics
  • Chemical Analysis Engineering, B Sc in Engineering

Specific information

The course is not available for exchange studemts

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the students will have the ability to:

  • Actively take part in conversations and discussions with proper English
  • Organize and present information effectively in a professional context
  • Present and compare information from graphs and tables
  • Express themselves grammatically correct in simple contexts, both verbally and in their writing
  • Apply proper language style in both letters and simple reports

Course content

Emphasis is placed on oral communication. Communication is practiced through exercises that are tied to professional contexts and/or everyday life situations. The students will have the ability to express themselves freely with English training that emphasizes vocabulary, phrases and idiomatic expressions that are specifically tied to different situations and be aware of the frequent grammatical structures that differ from the Swedish equivalents. Pronunciation and accents are addressed in connection with oral exercises. The social role of the language is emphasized and students practice leading discussions in different contexts. Cultural differences are brought to awareness. Training is given in: presentation techniques (individual and in groups), argumentation and debate techniques and in being able to quickly summarize and report the contents of a text, describing a process to do something and give clear instructions. Written practice is given in different contexts such as letters, summaries, minutes from a meeting etc. The written exercises are integrated into the oral activities.

Teaching and working methods

Instruction is given in the form of seminars where attendance is obligatory.
The course is offered twice during 2016; Vt2 (Linköping) and Ht1 (Norrköping).

Examination

UPG1Examination4 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Johan Holtström

Examiner

Shelley Torgnyson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 38 h
Recommended self-study hours: 69 h

Course literature

Kompendium från institutionen.
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG1 Examination 4 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Kompendium från institutionen.

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X

                            
3.2 Communications

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X
UPG1

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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