Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Critical Discourse AnalysisWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101408.2

Discipline: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
David McInnes


Equivalent Units
100888 - Studies in Language and Discourse

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 40 credit points at Level 1.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
The principal means of communication in our culture is language, it shapes and patterns our world, socialises us, and is fundamental to almost all forms of interaction. Critical Discourse Analysis takes language and text as its objects of study, seeing these as technologies for social interaction, representation and communication. By exploring both the grammatical structure of the English language and its use and development in and for social contexts and purposes within a post-structuralist framework, Critical Discourse Analysis develops analytical, interpretive and critical skills for students. Critical Discourse Analysis has the potential for application in many areas of study and professional work.

Specialisations

KP1000.1HumanitiesCONTINUING
M1008.1English, Text and WritingCONTINUING
SM1004.1English, Text and WritingCONTINUING




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