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04ENG206 DISCUSSION AND ARGUMENTATION SKILLS 5 ECTS

Learning objectives

The student learns

  • to apply basic semiotic and rhetorical concepts and use these in discussions and debates
  • to read various kinds of advanced level texts

  • to analyse the message and language of chosen texts

  • to write critical analyses based on chosen texts

  • to discuss topical news and topics and express one’s own opinions

Contents

Basic semiotic and rhetorical concepts (eg sign, index, icon, symbol, intertextuality, denotation, connotation, myth, ethos, logos, pathos), figures of speech (eg metaphor, metonomy, synechdoche, euphemism), reading techniques (eg critical reading, SQ3R), different text types (persuasive, instructive, descriptive, informative), topical texts, written analyses and discussions and debates based on chosen texts.

Prerequisites

01ENG Englannin kieli ja viestintä 3 ECTS; for second- or third-year students.

Assessment and evaluation

Compulsory attendance, course work, final exam or written project and its presentation.

Evaluation: pass/fail or 1-5.

Materials

Reppu, materials provided by the lecturer.

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