This subject involves the advanced study of major theories and methods of discourse analysis and representation, through consideration of both classic and recent approaches, and through practice at applying particular methods of analysis.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
have developed skills of discourse collection and transcription;
have acquired theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of a number of important approaches to discourse analysis;
be able to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of current issues in the study of discourse.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
have developed their ability to critically evaluate and compare complex arguments;
have improved their analytical skills through intensive practice in a range of analytical problems;
have developed their oral and written communication skills at an advanced level.