Project in Language, Politics and Society


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises problem-oriented project work within the field of discourse studies.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • a selected topic within the field of language, politics, and society on the basis of a written project. The topic will derive from the project courses of the semester.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • independently identifying and delimiting a problem in the field of language, society, and politics
  • analyzing and understanding the interplay between language and political and social phenomena
  • addressing the significance of the relations between  communicative, political, and social phenomena
  • organizing relevant data and research material in a manner appropriate to the completion of the first year of the bachelor study to address signifycant problems involvering the relation between language and social and political phenomena in contemporary society
  • using relevant digital resources and tools to conduct research and collect and analyze data in the field of language, politics and society


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • integrating individual and group interests in addressing problems concerning language, society, and politics
  • identifying and reflecting on relevant theories and academic disciplines for addressing a defined problem within the area of language, society, and politics
  • communicating ideas, arguments, and research results about a defined issue concerning language, society, and politics in an academic spoken and written English.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • To participate in the exam, it is required that the project course module ‘Contemporary Social and Political Discourses’ has been completed and that the exam portfolio from the module ‘Discourse Studies: Theories and Methods’ has been submitted.


Name of examProject in Language, Politics and Society
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
An oral examination based on the students’ written work, whether prepared individually or in cooperation with others. The group will be jointly responsible for the project report or other written work undertaken jointly. The project report constitutes the basis for the examination and assessment, and an overall assessment of the project and the oral performance will be made. At oral group examinations, the examination must be conducted in such a way that individual assessment of each individual student’s performance is ensured, cf. the Examination Order, section 4, subsection 2.

The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student(s), the examiner and the censor on the basis of the project report written by the student(s); the project report must not exceed 15 pages per student for group projects and 20 pages for individual projects. During the examination, the student(s) must demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies in accordance with the learning objectives of the module.

The prescribed examination duration is 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for deliberations and grading; however, the maximum duration for large groups is two hours, and the maximum duration of an individual examination is 30 minutes.

Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised project report.
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 titleProjekt i sprog, politik og samfund
Module codeBALISE2206
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities