Swedish Language & Culture 2B

Subject SWED10002 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus or online

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 Hours of Language Classes per week.
Total Time Commitment: 4 x contact hours/week, 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Swedish Language & Culture 2A or equivalent.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: none
Recommended Background Knowledge: none
Non Allowed Subjects: Previously available as Intermediate Swedish B. Students who have completed Intermediate Swedish B or Swedish Language & Culture 2B at Level 2 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Assoc Prof Catrin Norrby


Subject Overview:

This subject builds on skills acquired in Swedish Language and Culture 2A. It focuses on reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammatical structure, making use of a number of different types of texts and activities, including the study of a contemporary film. Students will expand their vocabulary to a higher level of complexity in the speaking, understanding, reading and writing of Swedish.

  • have developed skills to communicate in spoken and written Swedish with increasing fluency and accuracy.
  • understand a basic variety of registers of Swedish within contemporary and historical contexts.
  • have been introduced to the society, history, culture and literature of Sweden, largely through the medium of Swedish.
  • have studied selected texts.
  • have achieved the level of language competency required for admittance into Swedish Language and Culture 3A.

Aural, oral and written assessment totalling 1,000 words 25% (during semester). a 1-hour mid-semester test 25% (during semester) and a 2-hour written examination 50% (in the examination period).

This subject has the following hurdle requirements:

  • Regular participation in tutorials is required with a minimum of 75% attendance.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:

Materials will be available on-line through LMS

  • F-ing Amal (L Moodysson) Bokforlaget Memfis
Recommended Texts:

Routledge English-Swedish Swedish-English Dictionary

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have further developed speaking and listening skills.
  • be able to express themselves in a variety of contexts.
  • be able to work efficiently as a team member.
  • have an understanding of social and cultural diversity.
Notes: This subject is also available on-line. Students who wish to complete this subject on-line need to contact the Subject Coordinator by email prior to the commencement of semester.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages - Swedish
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Swedish
Swedish Major

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