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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
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POLVOA42/S25/33 Political Discourse Analysis 5–10 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Politiikan tutkimuksen tutkinto-ohjelma
School of Management

General description

This course provides an introduction and overview over the disciplines of political and critical discourse analysis. The course will focus on various approaches to political discourse analysis as a tool for analyzing power relations. There is no set single approach, as the field is quite porous. The related works of scholars will be made available for the students for reading, analysis, and reflection during the course.  After the course, the students are expected to better understand the various approaches to political discourse analysis and are better equipped to utilize these theories in their forthcoming work. The students will be more adept at spotting discursive practices in political speech and the media and evaluate possible underlying modes of argumentation.  The language of the course is English, so students are expected to be reasonably proficient in reading and writing academic texts in this language.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment via email to teacher responsible. Optimal group size is 20 students, so places on the course are limited. Enrolment prioritized for political science students, otherwise in order of registration.

Enrolment for Open University Studies

Suoritusvaihto 1: osallistuminen opetukseen
Haku 13.8.2015 alkaen

Suoritusvaihtoehto 2: sähköinen kirjallinen tentti
Haku 13.8.2015 alkaen ympäri lukuvuoden

Pakolliset edeltävät opinnot: POLPOP02 Valtio-opin johdantokurssi


Mikko Poutanen, Teacher responsible


28-Oct-2015 – 14-Dec-2015
Lectures 14 hours
Wed 28-Oct-2015 - 9-Dec-2015 weekly at 10-12, Linna K108
Seminar 16 hours
Thu 29-Oct-2015 - 10-Dec-2015 weekly at 14-16, Linna K108
12-Nov-2015 at 14 –16 , Pinni A3107
Mon 14-Dec-2015 at 14-17, Pinni A4060, Additional seminar for Advanced students


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Weekly reading materials for seminar in the form of book chapters or academic articles