Course Descriptions

01:013:204 Introduction to Discourse Analysis (3) (fall) CCD, SCL

Introduction to Discourse Analysis introduces the theories, approaches and methodologies for the study of human discourse, or ‘socially situated language-use.’ Discourse Analysis is a highly interdisciplinary approach today, applied by scholars in various academic disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, comparative literature, area studies, among others. This has resulted in a rich body of literature that offers different perspectives on different issues that concern the study of discourse. Applying a multidisciplinary approach, this course examines written and spoken languages/texts as a springboard to understand not only the linguistic qualities of socially situated language use but also, more importantly, the impact of surrounding discourse(s) on people’s beliefs, attitudes, assumptions, actions, interactions and social behaviors. Using the contemporary world of the 21st century, this course also explores issues and challenges that human beings are faced (both individually and collectively) as the consequence of globalization