Contemporary Social and Political Discourses


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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

Learning objectives


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 example gender, ethnicity and race and within areas such as institutions, the media and problems such as integration
  • relations between language, culture, identity and power in society and in the relation to the English language.


The student must attain

Skills in:

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


The student must attain

Competencies in:

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

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examContemporary Social and Political Discourses
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam (individual)

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.
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 codeBALISE2208
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