RS Media Studies I

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode LJX036B10
Vaknaam RS Media Studies I
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
(dit vak wordt ook buiten deze periode aangeboden; zie opmerkingen)
Rooster Rooster onder voorbehoud

Uitgebreide vaknaam Research Seminar Media Studies I
Leerdoelen 1. Demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of the purpose and methods of discourse analysis.
2. Demonstrate the ability to select a research topic and develop a research question
appropriate for the senior undergraduate level.
3. Demonstrate the ability to orally present a project plan in front of peers and respond to
comments from peers.
4. Demonstrate the ability to independently plan and execute academic research.
5. Demonstrate a high level of responsibility, self-discipline and initiative.
Omschrijving This course provides a hands-on introduction to conducting research for the BA thesis. In
small groups students will design a research project and conduct an analysis of the selected
sample under the close supervision of the instructor. The research method that will be
covered in this course is Discourse Analysis - and in particular - critical discourse analysis
(CDA). We will explore the following questions:
• What is discourse?
• How has discourse been studied (in media studies)?
• To what extent does language shape social identities, social relations, and systems of
knowledge and belief?
• How do texts construct subjects and subjectivities?
• How do readers make meaning through texts?
• How do texts carry values and norms? What discursive mechanisms build up and
naturalize social/economic/political/cultural relations?
• How are struggles for power and control carried out in discourse?
• How are we controlled by others through language and symbols? (And how do we
control others?)
• What are the relations between texts, discursive practices and socio-cultural practices?
• Should researchers be politically engaged?
• What counts as relevant/interesting/valid analysis?
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm presentatie, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator E.I.G. Costa, PhD.
Docent(en) E.I.G. Costa, PhD. , B. Ganesh, PhD. ,dr. D. Mustata ,dr. A.M.L. Van Cauwenberge
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Media Studies  ( Major) 3 semester II a verplicht