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LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

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LN 1002
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBA

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Theories of communication, including the deconstruction of widespread misconceptions.

Broad principles of language patterning and their embeddedness in cultural perspectives.

The relationships between communicative interaction and construction of the self and society.

The contribution that an understanding of language and communication can make to a range of disciplines.

Selected contemporary social issues that are principally or partly communicative/linguistic in nature.

2 one-hour lectures
1 one-hour tutorial

1st Attempt: One 2,000-2,500 word project or essay (50%);
1 two-hour written examination (40%); Tutorial Assessment (10%).

Resit: Examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will receive formative commentary from tutors in tutorials.

Students will be encouraged to discuss this performance with their tutors. All students will receive written feedback on essay performance, again, they will be encouraged to discuss their performance with their tutors.