BeskrivelseCourse description, incl. learning objectives and prerequisites:
Discursive approaches to research have become increasingly valuable across a range of study areas. This PhD course offers a review of the interdisciplinary field of discourse studies with a specific focus on the varied approaches and methodologies aligned with the broad field of discourse studies. This course will consist of three interrelated topics over a three-day period:
Day 1 is dedicated to a review of the interdisciplinary field of discourse studies and its core concepts and philosophical assumptions. The focus will be on what brings this large and dispersed field together with the aim of providing students with a deep understanding of its conceptual grounding.
Day 2 will be dedicated to the presentation of different methodological approaches to discourse studies. The presentation will be structured along traditional and contemporary approaches in order for students to gain comprehensive insight into the historic development of the field and the applicability of approaches to different problems, contexts and data.
Day 3 will focus on students’ own work in relation to the larger field of discourse studies and the varied methodological approaches. Students will be asked to reflect on their suggested approaches and methods with a view to refining and/or redesigning their methods for exploring their particular topic or problem of interest. Specifically, we will address the challenges of combining approaches that would be considered incompatible and encourage students to develop new approaches to fit their unique research purposes. Students will present/discuss their specific research problem, a chosen discursive method, and reflection as to why this approach would be most useful for addressing their research interests.
There will be two prerequisites for the course:
Students must read all literature on the reading plan (in English).
Students must submit a 5 to 8-page paper (in English) detailing the student’s interest in Discourse Approaches. This paper would describe the student’s problem/research question(s) and include a brief review of relevant literature, and a description of the student’s proposed discursive approach to gain insights into their problem/research question(s). We welcome students offering a preview of their PhD proposal/work.
The language of the course will be English.
John McClellan and Lise-Lotte Holmgreen, Culture and Learning, ComOrg
Deadline 29. march 2021
If you wish to register for a course, please do as follows:
Guide for registration for the PhD Course:
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2. Find the course in Moodle. Click "Enroll me". An email will be sent to you if you have registered correct.
All courses are open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year.
Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 500 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted before deadline. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
|Periode||5. maj 2021 → 7. maj 2021|
|Placering||Aalborg , Danmark|
|Grad af anerkendelse||International|
- discourse studies
- research strategies
- discourse analysis