English: Discourse Analysis

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle Level 1
School of Humanities and Media Studies
Subject field
English (ENA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
No main field of study1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 16 January 2015.
This syllabus is valid from 16 January 2015.
Revised, 03 November 2015.
Revision is valid from 03 November 2015.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a good knowledge of central ideas in discourse analysis, based on a good understanding of central concepts and principles in discourse theory from a linguistic perspective
  • explain what is meant by discourse and demonstrate an understanding of the different definitions of what comprises discourse
  • communicate an understanding of current theoretical issues and trends in discourse analysis
  • critically and independently apply discourse theory to texts and demonstrate an understanding of the implications of applying discourse analytic methods to texts

Course Content

The course consists of in depth studies in discourse analysis based primarily on linguistic theory. The course covers a number of different traditions in discourse research, including conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis.


The course is examined partly on a continual basis on students’ oral and written performance and partly on a final paper.

Forms of Study

Teaching consists of lectures, seminars and text analysis exercises. All teaching is done in English. Participants also work independently applying methods of analysis to a number of types of texts.


The Swedish grades U - VG


  • 90 credits in English including 30 credits in English at First cycle, level 2 or equivalent knowledge

Other Information

Replaces EN3049.
The course was part of the Main field of  English until 2015-08-01.