Students will have two separate learning hours each week. The first hour will take the form of an interactive lecture in which the whole cohort will discuss preparatory reading the students will have completed in advance of their class and the tutor will clarify and give examples of key theoretical concepts. Students will have the opportunity to refine their understanding of the ideas under consideration with their peers and with their tutor.
In the second learning hour, students will participate in a smaller seminar and will be encouraged to bring in their own analyses of discourse examples of their choice, making practical use of the ideas introduced in their reading and the lecture hour. They will have the opportunity to discuss and develop their analyses with their peers and with their seminar tutor.
For their first assessment, students will submit a learning diary on the module’s MOLE site. For weeks 2-5 of the module, students will log their weekly reading and provide accompanying short reflections on each of their seminar discussions. The word count for each diary entry is 300 words, giving a total of 1200 words for this assessment (30% of the total module grade).
For the second assessment, students will undertake an extended, practical application of the text-world approach to a discourse example of their choice. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own research interests and select a text for analysis in consultation with their module tutor. They will articulate their analysis of their chosen text through a 2500-word essay (70% of the total module grade).
Information last changed: Tuesday 21st of March 2017 :: 11:44:10 AM (GMT)Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course convener.
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