The Directorate is an administrative institution in the field of education and its main objective is to improve quality and support progress in education in accordance with law and government policies, best evidence and international standards.
1.1. Students adopt a critical viewpoint and can manifest the position and significance of Icelandic literature and language in contemporary society.
1.2. Students have a clear overview of the history of Icelandic literature from its beginning to the present, know the principal literary genres, and have gained extensive knowledge and understanding in a chosen field of literature.
1.3. Students have a good overview of both Modern and Old Icelandic language, recognise the principal language transitions that have occurred and are occurring, and have gained extensive knowledge and understanding in a chosen field of the language.
1.4. Students have a critical understanding of different viewpoints and theories, which can be used in researching Icelandic language and/or literature.
1.5. Students are acquainted with diverse research methods in literature and/or linguistics and can apply several of these to Icelandic linguistic or literary subject matter.
2.1. Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression.
2.2. Students work independently and methodically on diverse literary and grammatical topics.
2.3. Students have demonstrated the ability to manage their own research on a specific and interesting topic.
2.4. Students know the fundamentals of thorough source evaluation, are familiar with the use of primary sources and use them in their own investigations.
2.5. Students can express themselves clearly and methodically in discussions and in writing and have mastered various styles of language tailored to differing situations.
3.1. Students have fully mastered the technicalities and literary specifics of essay writing.
3.2. Students know how to think critically.
3.3. Students are able to acquaint themselves with new theories in the field of linguistics and literature and make use of them in their work.
3.4. Students have the ability to study independently, to organise their work and their time, and to keep to time plans.
3.5. Students have acquired the necessary learning skills to be able to undertake further studies.