EKIA470 Discourse at Work (5 cr)
This course introduces theoretical perspectives, research and methodological approaches for investigating features of language and culture in professional contexts. We will discuss a range of topics relevant to communication in the workplace. These include professional identities and communities, features of texts at work, how to transcribe and analyse face-to-face and digitally mediated interaction, the use of English as lingua franca in working life and language and gender in the workplace.
Contact teaching: course diary and project work (workplace visit)
Independent study: reading tasks, written assignments and project work (workplace visit)
Lecture participation, course diary and project work (workplace visit) OR written assignments and project work (workplace visit). The assessment criteria are available in Moodle.
After completing the course students will be able to apply concepts and methods in the study of discourse and interaction in analysing texts, talk and digital communication in selected professional contexts.
Attendance requirement for completion method 1 (contact teaching) is 80%. Completion method 2 is based on independent study only.
- Prerequisite group 1
- EKIP2001 Introduction to Language Study (4 cr)Not published for this curriculum period
- Prerequisite group 2
Readings will be specified during the course.
Teaching (5 cr)
Contact teaching: course diary, project work
Independent study (5 cr)
Reading tasks and written assignments