Discourse Studies: Theories and Methods


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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

Learning objectives


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.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • analyzing and understanding spoken and written communication, including on social and other digital platforms in social and political context as well as in organizations
  • analyzing and understanding the social and cultural varieties of the English language.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • working with relevant theories and methods for analyzing issues pertaining to language, politics and society.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examDiscourse Studies: Theories and Methods
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam (individual)

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.
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 codeBALISE2207
Module typeCourse
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