DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000651

Discourse Analysis

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sigita Rackevičienė (sigita.rackeviciene@mruni.eu)

a. o: Viktorija Mažeikienė

Institute of Humanities


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

First

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

In-classroom and distance

1 semester

English, Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

The course of Discourse analysis will provide the students with the basic knowledge of discourse theory and develop the ability to apply it in analysis of various types of discourses

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

This course equips the students with the following abilities: 1. to analyze linguistic phenomena in regard of patterns of language across discourses and the social and cultural contexts in which texts appear and function;

Lectures – theme explanation, problem based tasks for discussions. Seminars – the discussion of the theoretical material explained in a lecture, the problems analysis in the material using the main and additional literature, and other information sources, analysis results discussion.

Methods of oral evaluation – examination (frontal, individual); presentations (individual and group). Methods of written evaluation – didacting testing, colloquium.

2. to analyse and assess various types of discourses;

lectures, problem based tasks for discussions in seminars, individual and group work solving problem based questions,

Methods of oral evaluation – analysis presentation (individual and group). Methods of written evaluation – description of analysis results.

3. to present the results of discourse analysis to the audience.

Lectures, problem based tasks for discussions in seminars, individual and group work solving problem based questions,

Methods of oral evaluation – examination (frontal, individual); presentations (individual and group). Methods of written evaluation – description of analysis results.


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. Introduction to discourse analysis. Discourse and society

3

5

8

18

Studying course literature and carrying out assignments.

2. Discourse and pragmatics

3

5

8

18

Studying course literature and carrying out assignments.

3. Critical discourse analysis

2

5

7

18

Studying course literature and carrying out assignments.

4. Discourse and genre

3

5

8

18

Studying course literature and carrying out assignments.

5. Discourse grammar

3

5

8

18

Studying course literature and carrying out assignments.

6. Language corpora and discourse analysis

2

5

7

22

Studying course literature and carrying out assignments.

Consultation

2

2

Examination

2

2

Overall

16

2

30

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

30

During the semester.

Actively participates in seminar discussions; clearly and reasonably presents analysed material orally and in writing, critically interpret an analysed discourse considering a social, cultural, political context, genres and registers peculiarities; applies theoretical knowledge and discourse analysis methods to perform practical tasks.

Colloquium

15

During the semester.

The colloquium paper consists of open theoretical questions and practical tasks. Assessment is focused on the ability to define major concepts of discourse theory and to analyse various aspects of discourse. Written assessment paper results are given in a 10 point scale.

Presentation

15

During the semester.

The content of presentation and assessment criteria: 1) The presentation consists of analysis of theoretical and empirical material. 2) 2 major aspects of the presentation are taken into consideration and are given a certain per cent proportion: (1) performance of analysis (collection of material, the thoroughness of analysis, summary of findings and presentation of conclusions) max. 50 %; (2) presentation of analysis (conformity to the requirements of presentation structure, delivery and sources) max. 50 %. The sum total of the per cent makes up the 10 point scale of presentation assessment.

Examination

40

January

Written examination. It consists of the following tasks: 1) theoretical questions, 2) discourse analysis from a given perspective.