MYC227


Course Title Course Code Program Level
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS MYC227 Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures - Applied English and Translation Studies Programme Associate Degree

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
03
(Fall)
2 0 2 2 3

Teaching Staff Yrd. Doç. Dr. Elif TOKDEMİR DEMİREL
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives Students are provided with sufficient background on the history of discourse analysis, and with the ability of employing specific discourse analysis methods to a variety of texts.
Course Content This course includes the discussion on the concept of ‘discourse’, and ‘discourse analysis’, and a wide range of discourse studies.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon successful completion of the course: 1. Studenst will be able to define concepts relating discourse and discourse anaşysis and will be able to distinguish them. 2. Students will comprehend the relationship between function an structure in the scope of discourse analysis. 3. Students will comprehend the relationship between text and context. 4. Students will become knowledgeable about the approaches towards the analysis of oral and written discourse samples. 5. Studenst will be able to analyze oral and written discourse samples.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction. Definition of general concepts relating discourse analysis.
2. Week Functional and structurlist approaches to discourse analysis.
3. Week Data used in discourse analysis: Examination of daily language in the scope of discourse analysis.
4. Week Comparison of written and oral discourse: Characteristics of oral discourse.
5. Week The role of transcriptions in the analisys of oral discourse and comparison of transcriptions.
6. Week Comparison of written and oral discourse: Characteristics of written dicourse.
7. Week Discourse and register in written discourse and implications for discourse analysis.
8. Week MIDTERM
9. Week Language functions, discourse analysis in terms of Jakobson's Language Functions Model.
10. Week Planes of discourse in discourse analysis and their interrelations.
11. Week Discourse analysis exercises: Analyses of oral and written discourse samples. Student presentations.
12. Week Discourse analysis exercises: Analyses of oral and written discourse samples. Student presentations.
13. Week Discourse analysis exercises: Analyses of oral and written discourse samples. Student presentations.
14. Week Discourse analysis exercises: Analyses of oral and written discourse samples. Student presentations.
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 30
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%) 10 (Participation, attendance, library works, projects etc.)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Books: An Introduction to Language (V. Fromkin – R. Rodman) Semantic Analysis: A Practical Introduction (C. Goddard), Theories of Discourse: An Introduction (D. Macdonell), Discourse analysis as Theory and Method (M. Jorgensen – L.J. Phillips), Discourse: The New Critical Idiom (S. Mills), Discourse and Power (M Foucault) Articles: “The Different Functions of the Discourse Marker, well” (H. Nguyen), “The Discourse Marker, well: A Relevance – Theoretical Account” in Journal of Pragmatics (A. H. Jucker), “Multimodal Analysis of “well” as a Discourse Marker in Conversation: A Pilot Study, “Critical Discourse Analysis” (T.A. Van Dijk), “Critical Discourse Analysis” (J.Sheyholislami)
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)