MONS1003 Self-study: questions and applications of discourse studies (5 cr)
This course is a self-study package in which the student writes an essay on a topic of their own choosing related to discourse studies. The aim is to let the student examine a specific theme or concept in discourse studies that is relevant to her/his studies, as well as practice scientific and critical thinking, argumentation and writing. The purpose of the essay is to practice critical assessment of research literature through comparison of different theoretical perspectives, concepts and sources, by relating these to each other and to the writer's own perspectives. The essay is theoretical and does not include any empirical analysis of data. The topic of the essay can be related to the student's MA thesis.
The required literature, the specific topic of the essay and the schedule for completing the course will be negotiated with the instructor.
Independent study: literature searches, readings, essay
More detailed assessment criteria will be provided as part of the instructions for the essay.
- has practiced scientific and critical thinking, argumentation and writing
- has practiced comparative discussion of theoretical perspectives and concepts
- is familiar with and can apply a theoretical framework based on discourse studies
- has practiced skills in academic information seeking and problem solving
The schedule for completing the essay is negotiated with the instructor immediately after registering for the course.
Description of prerequisites
SOKS105 Introduction to Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society
SOKS1006 Key themes and questions in applied language studies
SOKS1007 Introduction to methodologies of applied language studies