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LN5019: COMMUNICATION THEORY AND ANALYSIS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:43


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tania Fahey Palma

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

  • One of Master Of Science In Cultural And Creative Communication or Mlitt In Film, Visual Culture & Arts Management (September Start) or Master of Science Professional Communication
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

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. 


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 13 - 19, 13 - 19

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x 2500-word essays

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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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