Social practices in relation to media and society, the philosophical basis for concepts of discourse, and communication in a range of social contexts.
This is a theoretical and practical paper that will help students to develop an in-depth
knowledge of discourse analysis as a research method.
MFCO 414 draws together the theoretical and the practical aspects of discourse analysis within a media and communication studies context. The paper explores the philosophical basis for concepts of discourse, provides an understanding of social practices in relation to media and society, and provides students with the skills to undertake analyses of communication in a range of social contexts.
|Paper title||Discourse Theory and Practice|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2022 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,174.57|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 54 300-level MFCO points
- Teaching staff
- Convenor and lecturer: Dr Brett Nicholls
Glynos, Jason, and David R. Howarth. 2007. Logics of critical explanation in social and political theory. London: Routledge.
Additional readings will be available through eReserve on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning,Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Develop an understanding of the differences between hermeneutic and positivist approaches to social research
- Engage with the critical assumptions underlying concepts of discourse
- Identify the key features of discourse analysis in a global context
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of discourse analysis as a research method
- Critically reflect on the ehtics of social research
- Undertake a discourse analysis of a media object or situation
- Conduct advanced independent research