BA Program English and American Studies

Program Information ♦ Exam Dates: Introduction to American Literary StudiesVO American Literature and CultureBA Thesis Guidelines


 

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Program Information

The students of the Bachelor’s Degree Program in English and American Studies enhance their proficiency of English and study English linguistics as well as British and American literature and culture. They also acquire soft skills needed to work in diverse professional fields. For general information about the program, please click here: BA English and American Studies

One important aspect of the BA Degree is the newly implemented Buddy-/Mentoring-Program. More information can be found here: Buddy-/Mentoring-Program



Exam Dates

VO Introduction to American Literary Studies
Prof. Mario Klarer

The following exams will be held on OLAT and lecture:

  

  • 2nd exam date Winter Term 2022/23
    Monday, February 27, 2023, 14.00-14.15 pm.
    Registration: 01.02.2023 - 22.02.2023 via LFU online
    You will receive further information via email.

 

  • 3rd exam date Winter Term 2022/23 and 1st exam date Summer Term 2023
    Monday, June 26, 2023, 14.00-14.15 pm.
    Registration: 01.06.2023 - 21.06.2023 via LFU online
    You will receive further information via email.

 

  • 2nd exam date Summer Term 2023
    Thursday, September 28, 2023, 14.00-14.15 pm.
    Registration: 01.09.2023 - 20.09.2023 via LFU online
    You will receive further information via email.

 

  • 3rd exam date Summer Term 2023 and 1st exam date Winter Term 2023/24
    Monday, January 29, 2024, 14.00-14.15 pm.
    Registration: 01.01.2024 - 25.01.2024 via LFU online
    You will receive further information via email.


 

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VO American Literature and Culture

Reading List

VO "American Literature and Culture: Survey of American Literature after 1900"

Prof. Sascha Pöhlmann

 

  • 2nd exam date for the Summer Term 2022: October 3 through 7, 2022

    Please register for the exam by submitting the form below by e-mail (sascha.poehlmann@uibk.ac.at) along with your reading list, specifying especially which texts you choose among the optional ones (if applicable). Send your registration e-mail on September 23, 2022, between 9 to 12 AM.

 

  • 3rd exam date for the summer term of 2022 and 1st exam date for the winter term of 2022/23: January 30-February 3, 2023

    Please register for the exam by submitting the form below by e-mail (sascha.poehlmann@uibk.ac.at) along with your reading list, specifying especially which texts you choose among the optional ones (if applicable). Send your registration e-mail on January 20, 2023, before 12 noon.

 

  • 2nd exam date for the winter term of 2022/23: March 6-10, 2023

    Please register for the exam by submitting the form below by e-mail (sascha.poehlmann@uibk.ac.at) along with your reading list, specifying especially which texts you choose among the optional ones (if applicable). Send your registration e-mail on February 24, 2023, before 12 noon.

 

  • 3rd exam date for the winter term of 2022/23 and 1st exam date for the summer term of 2023: June 26-30, 2023

    Please register for the exam by submitting the form below by e-mail (sascha.poehlmann@uibk.ac.at) along with your reading list, specifying especially which texts you choose among the optional ones (if applicable). Send your registration e-mail on June 16, 2023, before 12 noon.


 

Registration form

 

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BA Thesis Guidelines and Prerequisites

In order to complete  your BA in English and American Studies, you need to submit two BA theses. For both theses, you need a thesis advisor, who can be any faculty member in the Departments of English and American Studies.

Courses

In order to submit your theses, you need to attend the courses VU Bachelor's Thesis I (Compulsory Module 19: Bachelor's Thesis I) and VU Bachelor's Thesis II (Compulsory Module 20: Bachelor's Thesis II). Your thesis advisors will forward the grades of your theses to the instructors of these courses.

Prerequisites

Depending on the area of your Bachelor's thesis, the following compulsory modules have to be completed successfully:

Literary Studies
  • 10 (Introduction: Literary Studies)
  • 11 (Advanced: British and Postcolonial Literary Studies)
  • 12 (Advanced: American Literary Studies)
Linguistics
  • 5 (Introduction: English Linguistic)
  • 6 (Survey of English Linguistics)
  • 7 (Focus on Special Fields of English Linguistics) or 8 (Focus on Method and Innovation in English)
Cultural Studies
  • 14 (Introduction: Cultural Studies)
  • and either the elective module 4 (Critical Area Studies 1), 5 (Critical Area Studies II), 6 (Cultural Studies I), or 7 (Cultural Studies II)
Language Skills
  • 1 (Language System I: Focus on Language Constituents)
  • 2 (Language System II: Focus on Language in Context)
  • 3 (Focus on Language Usage I)

Guidelines

The length of a BA thesis is 30 to 40 pages (double-spaced, from "Introduction" to "Conclusion") and is equivalent to 7.5 ECTS-credits. They must be written in English and include the "Declaration of Academic Integrity" ("Eidesstattliche Erklärung)." 

The thesis advisor will assess your thesis according to the official criteria. Make sure to submit the filled-in form "Proof of BA thesis" ("Nachweis über die BA-Arbeit") along with your thesis. Your thesis advisor will forward the form as well as the grade to the relevant course instructor. 

The theses have to have a cover page that includes the following information: student name, student registration number, name of the course instructor, course title, semester of course attendance, name of the thesis advisor, date of submission.

For information regarding citation style, formatting, submission deadlines, etc., contact your thesis advisor and follow their instructions precisely. 

 

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