EKIP404 Discourse and Literacy, 2 op
The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the basic concepts and tools of discourse and literacy studies by analysing (and producing) different kinds of texts. The purpose is also to develop students’ ability to read critically and to recognise and analyse the various ways of making and mediating meanings through multimodal texts. In class we will examine texts produced in different contexts (e.g. everyday life, education, and the media) and analyse the meanings they convey and the effect they have on the target audience and society in general.
After completing the course students will be able to
- identify the basic concepts and tools applied in literacy and discourse studies
- read critically and recognise and analyse the various ways of making and mediating meanings through multimodal texts as well as talk
- analyse the meanings conveyed by texts and talk produced in different contexts and the effect they have on their target audience and society in general
- Methods of study: Lectures, group work, readings.
- Assessment: Regular attendance, 2 course assignments. Grading on the scale from 0 to 5.
Teacher: Anne Karppinen PhD
28 November 1 pm to 4 pm
12 December 9 am to 12
15 January 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm
16 January 1 pm to 4 pm
30 January 9 am to 12
20 February 1 pm to 4 pm
- Course booklet Anne Pitkänen-Huhta & Piia Varis: Discourse and Literacy.