RS Media Studies I

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LJX036B10
Vaknaam RS Media Studies I
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
(dit vak wordt ook buiten deze periode aangeboden; zie opmerkingen)

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 PhD. E.I.G. Costa
Docent(en) PhD. D.K. Cheruiyot ,PhD. E.I.G. Costa ,PhD. B. Ganesh ,dr. D. Mustata
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Media Studies  ( Major) 3 semester II a verplicht