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Syllabus 2018-19 - 76313005 - Critical Discourse Analysis (Critical discourse analysis)

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DEGREE: Máster Univ. en Online en English Studies (OMIES) / Estudios ingleses
FACULTY: Centre for Postgraduate Studies of the University of Jaen

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Critical Discourse Analysis
CODE: 76313005 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 3.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: NIETO GARCÍA, JESÚS MANUEL
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 225 E-MAIL: jmnieto@ujaen.es P: 953211829
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/filing/3414
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. Language, Ideology and power.

1.1. Introduction: from text grammar to discourse analysis to critical discourse analysis.

1.2. The importance of context.

1.3. Essentials in the study of discourse.

 

2. Discourse and sociocultural change.

2.1. Language as social semiotics. Halliday's model.

2.2. The ideational function.

2.3. The textual fuction.

2.4. The interpersonal function.

 

3. Textual analysis in social research.

3.1. Dealing with text and discourse from a social perspective.

3.2. Elements to consider in an analysis of interaction.

 

4. Critical language awareness.

4.1. A new view on language and interaction.

4.2. Looking for key elements in the creation of 'meaning'.

4.3. Looking for key elements in the creation of text.

4.4. Looking for key elements in the creation of interaction.

 

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Students will be asked to read critically the material placed in the virtual space for the subject, and to complete the activities (20%).

Likewise, they will be asked to take part in the debates open in the virtual forum (30%).

Finally, students will have to complete an essay about a relevant topic for the subject (50%).

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Essay 50%

Forums 30%

Activities 20%

Although students must take part in the forums twice for a pass in the subject, they will have to submit at least half of the contributions if they want to opt to a higher grade in the subject.

Those students who have previously failed the subject at least once will be assessed exclusively through the essay, if they choose to be assessed in that way.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Designing critical literacy education through critical discourse analysis [Recurso electrónico] : pedagogical and research tools for teacher researchers . Edition: -. Author: Rogers, Rebecca (Rebecca L.), 1959-. Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2014  (Library)