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Kursplan för

LSP530 - Fiction for engineers
Kursplanen fastställd 2012-02-24 av programansvarig (eller motsvarande)
Ägare: SPRAK
7,5 Poäng
Betygskala: TH - Fem, Fyra, Tre, Underkänt
Utbildningsnivå: Grundnivå

Undervisningsspråk: Engelska
Blockschema: LA
Minsta antal deltagare: 10
Max antal deltagare: 30

Modul   Poängfördelning   Tentamensdatum
Lp1 Lp2 Lp3 Lp4 Sommarkurs Ej Lp
0199 Projekt 7,5 hp Betygskala: TH   3,5 hp 4,0 hp    

I program

SPRAK Fackspråk och kommunikation, Årskurs 1 
MTS Människa - teknik - samhälle, Årskurs 1 


Docent  Magnus Gustafsson


MTS 7,5 hp


För kurser inom Chalmers utbildningsprogram gäller samma behörighetskrav som till de(t) program kursen ingår i.

Kursspecifika förkunskaper

Fluent English


The course aims to promote and enhance the creative and argumentative strengths of engineering students through relatively advanced studies of literature in English. The literature is often inspired by the perspective of engineering as well as science and technology in relation to the surrounding society.

The course also introduces alternative ways of thinking and values and the discussion of of the role of art and literature in society. The course is one of the courses in the MTS cluster and meets the guidelines of the MTS requirements mainly by emphasising different epistemological perspectives and different world views and values as they are placed in relief in the course literature. The role and development of technology and science during the 20th and 21st centuries is discussed in novels by authors with a science or technology orientation whose novels tend to set potentially conflicting values against each other. Furthermore, the potential and power of technology and science is compared to the limits they are bound by in a postmodern world.

Lärandemål (efter fullgjord kurs ska studenten kunna)

Analyse literary text and construct an argumentative interpretation of literature that is meaningful outside the immediate context of the course.

Effectively and appropriately use narratological terminology to promote analysis and interpretation.

Explore ways in which fiction comments on the man-technology-society nexus.


In the course, approximately seven novels or plays are discussed and compared in a student-oriented seminar. There are also elements of creative writing to inform discussions and analyses. The seminar discussions cover literary schools, narratology, reading strategies, and literary theory. The course also includes an online poetry exchange with US students.


Three-hour-seminars once a week. Some seminars are conducted online via a platform or a blog.


Separate list of titles and reference literature.
The literature for the fall-run 2011:
Lewis Carroll. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Jenny Diski. Only Human
Ian McEwan. Saturday
Jean Rhys. Wide Sargasso Sea
Tom Stoppard. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Jeanette Winterson. The Stone Gods

Additional material distributed during seminars or through the course web site. All the titles will be ordered at Cremona.


Graded assessment (fail, 3-5) based on all the assignments of the course (seminar preparations, journal, and term paper) where the student makes a selection of assignments and presents a learning portfolio for final assessment. Only portfolios comprising a term paper can get high passes.

Sidansvarig Publicerad: on 24 jan 2018.