Contemporary Social and Political Discourses

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework, discussion sessions, and active participation.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • the role of language in contemporary social and political issues with respect to, for example, gender, ethnicity and race and within social and political areas such as institutions, the media, migration, and integration
  • the relation between language, culture, identity and power in society in the English language.

Skills

  • analyzing and understanding social and cultural identities as discursive practices
  • analyzing and understanding the relationship between language and power in society.

Competences

  • contributing relevant knowledge to the elucidation and discussion of the relationship between language, identity, and power, on the basis of relevant knowledge.

Extent and expected workload

5 ECTS

Exam

Exams

Name of examContemporary Social and Political Discourses
Type of exam
Active participation and/or written assignment
To pass the module Contemporary Social and Political Discourses (Nutidige sociale og polistiske diskurser), active participation in the module’s series of lectures and discussion sessions is required. Active participation is defined as reading set literature, 80 percent attendance of the module’s series of lectures and discussion sessions, contribution to the module’s discussion sessions through oral presentations and active participation in discussions.
If the student does not meet the requirements for active participation, the following examination will be undertaken:
An internal written examination in Contemporary Social and Political Discourses (Nutidige sociale og politiske diskurser). 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.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleNutidige sociale og politiske diskurser
Module codeBALISE20188
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities