Discourse Analysis: Theories and Methods

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Discourse Analysis

Fall 2020

Taught By: Robin Wagner-Pacifici

Section: A

CRN: 7001

Credits: 3

This is a course that focuses on the analysis of discourse in a wide variety of social contexts (journalistic, legal, political, medical, familial). Discourse analysis examines both verbal and non-verbal communication to explore the making of claims of meaning, truthfulness, authority, in everything from political speech to advertising to scientific reports. The goal of the course is to provide a solid grounding in both the theories of speech, writing, symbols, and images, and in the empirical studies that have grown out of these theoretical frameworks. As well, the course provides a range of methodologies for carrying out systematic discourse analysis. This course is affiliated with "Discourse Analysis: Case Studies of Contemporary Crises" and the two courses may be taken in sequence or separately. Undergraduate juniors and seniors are permitted to take this course only with the permission of the instructor.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:47am 1/20/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020