Discourse Studies: Theories and Methods

2021/2022

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework and an individual exam portfolio.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • relevant discourse analytical methods for understanding relations between language use and social and political phenomena
  • theories of language and language use vis-à-vis social and political power and communications.

Skills

The student must attain

Skills in:

  • analyzing and understanding spoken and written communication in social and political context as well as in organizations and the media
  • analyzing and understanding the social and cultural varieties of the English language.

Competences

The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • working with relevant theories and methods for analyzing issues pertaining to language, politics and society
  • communicating about issues in discourse studies in a clear written English.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.

Exam

Exams

Name of examDiscourse Studies: Theories and Methods
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an individual 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 portfolio 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.
ECTS5
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 titleDiskursstudier: teorier og metoder
Module codeBALISE2007
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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