Nutidige sociale og polistiske diskurser


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • 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.


The student must attain

Skills in:

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


The student must attain

Competencies in:

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



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.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleContemporary Social and Political Discourses
Module codeBALISE20188
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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