04ENG206 DISCUSSION AND ARGUMENTATION SKILLS 5 ECTS
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
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.
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.
Reppu, materials provided by the lecturer.