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Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis - SIMM27

7,5 credits

About the course

What is text? How does one analyze a discourse? What does it mean to have texts and documents as research material?

This course is aimed at providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the use of text and discourse analytical methods within the social sciences, and to convey the necessary practical skills required for their application.

Throughout the course you will gain in-depth knowledge of discourse and text analysis. While the main focus of the course is on different types of discourse analysis, we will also explore the potential of and challenges with text analysis and document analysis. The course is structured in a way that makes it possible to integrate theoretical and practical moments of learning the methods. By carrying out team exercises in text analysis, by presenting and discussing them during the workshops, and by writing the individual paper, you will have an opportunity to train your analytical skills acquired during the course.

Online course platform

This course uses Live@Lund as the online course platform. The course platform will be opened about four weeks before the course begins to all students who were accepted. Here you will be able to access literature, assignments, announcements, and schedule, as well as participate in discussions and communicate with teachers. You can access the course site here (a new window will open).

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About the course

Period: 2018-04-25 to 2018-06-03

Course schedule

Course syllabus

List of Literature

This course uses Live@Lund as course site. Admitted students will be able to log in to see more information.

Course Coordinator

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Maria Tonini
Lecturer, Department of Gender Studies

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Excerpts from student evaluations

“I am so happy that from day one I felt that the course had applied a gender perspective, even intersectional perspective.”

“This course has provided me with analytical tools that I will definitely use, (since) for a rhetorician it is vital to understand discourse to be able to understand persuasion.”

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