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Course description
  DISCOURSE AND SOCIETY IN ENGLISH-SPEAKING CONTEXTS

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

This course gives students an overview of some of the central traditions in discourse studies, examining their theories, concepts and findings. As a result, students will be able to explore discourse in diverse communicative situations around them in an informed, reasoned and critical manner, and studiy phenomena of their own interest.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

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Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

- To introduce students to the methods, terminology and main findings of discourse studies dealing with the various uses of language(s) in a variety of social contexts. 

- To inculcate an appreciation of two basic dimensions of discourse: a) conveying content and describing a reality; b) performing social actions and constructing social reality and social structures.
- To guide students through selected readings on the subject, and prepare them to design small investigations.

 

 

General

Code: 31055
Lecturer responsible:
SANCHEZ FAJARDO, JOSE ANTONIO
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,60
Practical credits: 0,80
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 1,6
    Practical credits: 0,8
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught