Contemporary Social and Political Discourses

2021/2022

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework, discussion sessions, and an individual examination portfolio.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

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

Skills

The student must attain

Skills in:

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

Competences

The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • contributing relevant knowledge to the elucidation and discussion of the relationship between language, power, and politics
  • communicating about issues in contemporary social and political discourse in a clear written English.

Type of instruction

Please see ยง 17 in the curriculum.

Exam

Exams

Name of examContemporary Social and Political Discourses
Type of exam
Written exam
An internal individual portfolio examination in Contemporary Social and Political Discourses (Nutidige sociale og polistiske diskurser).

The examination is an individual exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate 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 titleNutidige sociale og politiske diskurser
Module codeBALISE2008
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