Discourse Studies 5 ECTS credits (OY) - ay682385A

Aika ja paikka

Time: 24.1.-24.4.20

Place: TBA


Target group: Intermediate-level students of English Philology


Person responsible: Marjukka Käsmä (FM)


ECTS Credits: 5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction: English

Learning outcomes: Upon completion the student should be able to:

  • display an understanding of the range of research approaches to the study of discourse
  • apply some of the methods in the analysis of various data.

Contents: The students will familiarise themselves with the major approaches and methodological tools used in discourse analysis and experiment with different techniques of data analysis. The examples include traditional but also more recent approaches that explore technologically mediated and multimodal discourse.

Mode of delivery: Class sessions, collaborative work online and independent study

Learning activities and teaching methods: Variable learning activities and teaching methods following a problem-based approach. Work on key readings and data analysis through lectures, workshops and study circles.

Prerequisites: Basic Studies in English Philology recommended

Recommended optional programme components: The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading: Recommended support for the course: Jones, R.: Discourse Analysis. A Resource Book for Students. London: Routledge. Other readings will be set during the course.

Assessment methods and criteria: Active participation in course work and a reflective report or term paper as agreed with the teacher. A detailed description of the assessment criteria will be available for course participants online.

Grading: The course utilises a numerical grading scale (0–5). In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Other information: The course is compulsory in the Intermediate Studies of English Philology.