About the course

Course content

English III, Linguistics option, consists of two 7.5 credit modules and a 15-credit research paper.

Module 1: Critical Discourse Analysis (7.5 credits)

Module 2: Corpus Linguistics (7.5 credits)

Module 3: Bachelor Research Paper (15 credits)

In Module 1, Critical Discourse Analysis, examine oral and written communication in relation to power structures, ideology, and the construction of social and individual identities. Various dimensions of language use are closely examined in relation to institutional control and power relations. By integrating textual analysis with socio-cultural practices, critical discourse analysis is used to reveal relations of power, dominance and inequality as well as to see how these are produced and reproduced within social, economic, political, and historical contexts.

Module 2, Corpus Linguistics is concerned with tools and methods used in language analysis. The course includes the investigation of existing corpora, i.e. large text-collections, and instruction in how to compile specialized corpora for specific purposes. The course, which is a learning-by-doing course, involves the use of different computer programmes for more detailed analyses of language data.

Module 3, Bachelor Research Paper, entails independent research into an issue, chosen and formulated in collaboration with the supervisor. The research performed is independent, but the student will receive feedback from a supervisor at various stages during the research process. The course will result in a research paper, defended in an academic seminar.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Basic eligibility for university studies and the higher education courses English I, 30 credits (en101E/A) and English II, 30 credits (en102E/A/B).


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

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