Discourse Studies: Theories and Methods


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework and an exam portfolio.

Learning objectives


  • pragmatic, sociolinguistic, conversation analytical and discourse analytical methods as regards the English language
  • discourse analytic methods and theories as regards the English language.


  • analyzing and understanding spoken and written communication in everyday use and in organizations and the media
  • analyzing and understanding the social and cultural varieties of the English language.


  • working with relevant theories and methods for analyzing complex discursive issues pertaining to the English language
  • communicating ideas, arguments and research results concerning complex discursive issues within the English language in a well-argued and articulate academic spoken and written language.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examDiscourse Studies: Theories and Methods
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives and has participated actively in course activities. The requirements for the contents of the portfolio will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised exam portfolio.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleDiskursstudier: teorier og metoder
Module codeBALISE20187
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Global Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities