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LN5019: COMMUNICATION THEORY AND ANALYSIS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course introduces the theoretical frameworks used in analysing communication, enabling students to investigate social interaction, power relations, and the ways in which language is used in a variety of contexts. It provides a grounding in the precise analysis of language use, which will enable students to go on to investigate communication in a range of professional contexts during the MLitt programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tania Fahey Palma

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Master Of Science In Cultural And Creative Communication or Master of Science Professional Communication

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will explore theories of communication in both spoken and written contexts. Students will be introduced to relevant theories in the areas of Pragmatics, Identity, Context, Politeness and elements of Social Psychology. The course will also equip students with the means to analyse specific texts relevant to these different theories through Corpus Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis and Social Identity Theory. 


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 10 - 12, 14 - 16

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Students will complete two 2,500 word essays for 90% of the overall mark and one 15 minute presentation for 10% of the overall mark.  

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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