|Type of course:||Elective (1 of 3)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Erasmus Language of instruction:||English|
|Name of lecturer:||Adina Botas|
|Seminar tutor:||Adina Botas|
|Form of education||Full-time|
|Form of instruction:||Lecture|
|Number of teaching hours per semester:||28|
|Number of teaching hours per week:||2|
|Form of receiving a credit for a course:||Grade|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||2|
This course is concerned with introducing students to some basic analytical tools, concepts and methods for studying the possible meanings of textual representations, with a main focus on news media and public discourse, in the aim of understanding the significant role of texts in our society.
The course is composed of 14 interactive lectures and discussions, starting from the following notions:
- Language, Text, Discourse
- Content and Function
- Meaning potential and context
- Intertextuality and situated meaning
- Discourse and Society
By the end of this course, students will be able to design an analytical framework for the study of textual representations, understand the complex relationship between text and meaning and operate with the studied concepts and tools for the analysis of texts and their role in society.
Each student will receive an individual assignment consisting of the elaboration of a short written paper (1500-2000 words) and a final oral presentation. The paper will be based on a template designed by the lecturer (Mrs. Adina Botas) to guide students in the process of structuring and writing well-organised and consistent course papers.