EKIS2003 Texts and Multiliteracies (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

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What do museums, video games and books have in common? In this course, we will answer this question by thinking outside the box.

Description

Content

Texts can be seen as products, structures and processes. Etymologically, the term text originates from the Latin verb texere, meaning “to weave, to join, to construct.” The question is how the elements are woven together to make meaning. In the course, we challenge the traditional notions of text and literacy. By focusing on the role of multiliteracies, we study meaning-making and text structure in different genres, such as websites, exhibitions, buildings, cities and video games.

Completion method

Contact teaching: actively participating in class, completing home assignments and writing a course paper

Assessment details

Active class participation, home assignments and course paper

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the students will be able to
  • see texts as multimodal semiotic entities and sites of multiliteracy practices,
  • understand the role of multimodal, digital and multilingual competencies in text creation, use and interpretation,
  • apply the concepts of cohesion and coherence in text design,
  • apply multiliteracies to create and/or critically analyse a text of their choice.

Additional information

Attendance policy – 83%

Recommended prerequisites

  • Prerequisite group 1
  • OR
  • Prerequisite group 2
    • EKIP2001 Introduction to Language Study (4 cr)Not published for this curriculum period
    • EKIP2002 Exploring Grammar (2 cr)Not published for this curriculum period

Study materials

The study materials will be shared on Moodle. Literature to be announced at the start of the course.

Completion methods

Method 1

Description:
Attendance policy – 83%
Evaluation criteria:
Active class participation, home assignments, course paper
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Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Evaluation criteria:
Active class participation, home assignments, course paper
Language:
English
Study methods:

Contact teaching: actively participating in class, completing home assignments and writing a course paper

Study materials:

The study materials will be shared on Moodle. Literature to be announced at the start of the course.

Teaching