Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Discourse Analysis TDE418 8 3 + 0 4


Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. BETÜL MUTLU
Instructors Assist.Prof. ŞAHRÜ PİLTEN
Goals The aim of this course is to provide comprehensive understanding of the use of discourse analytical methods.
Contents This course deals with studying discourse analysis based primarily on linguistic theory. It also covers analyzing texts to indicate evidence for foregrounding and backgrounding to describe topic and to investigate word order variation and information structure.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students will be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of central ideas in discourse analysis from a linguistic perspective.
2 Students will be able to explain what is meant by discourse and demonstrate an understanding of the different definitions of what comprises discourse
3 Students will be able to communicate an understanding of current theoretical issues and trends in disourse analysis.
4 Students will be able to critically and independently apply their understanding of discourse analytical methods.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods 1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Drill and Practice
Assessment Methods A: Written Exam, B: Oral Exam, C: Homework

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction: What is discourse analysis Uses of discourse analysis ‘Descriptive’ and ‘Critical’ goals read the course material to be processed.
2 Linguistic categories, minds, and worldviews Discourse, culture and ideology read the course material to be processed.
3 Discourse and ideology read the course material to be processed.
4 Context, text and consequence Problems in studying the contents Discourse analysis Critical Discourse Analysis read the course material to be processed.
5 Analyzing texts: some concepts and tools of linguistic analysis. read the course material to be processed.
6 Text analysis issues: Meaning relations between sentences and clauses Semantic relations Grammatical relations read the course material to be processed.
7 Types of Exchange Speech functions Grammtical functions read the course material to be processed.
8 Representations od social events Clause elements: processes, participants, circumstances. Grammatical metaphor read the course material to be processed.
9 MID-TERMS Repetition of the topics included in the exam.
10 Modality Types of modality Markers of modality read the course material to be processed.
11 Evaluation Evaluative statements Statements with deontic modalities Statements with affective mental process verbs Value verbs read the course material to be processed.
12 Appraisal: Negotiating attitudes Kinds of attitudes Affect Judgement Appreciation read the course material to be processed.
13 Amplifying attitudes: GRADUATION Sharpening focus Softening focus read the course material to be processed.
14 Sources of attitudes: engagement Projection Modality Concession read the course material to be processed.

Textbook Martin, J. R. & Rose, D. (2003). Working with Discourse. London: Continuum.
Additional Resources Johnstone, B. (2008) Discourse Analysis. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Richardson, J. E. (2007). Analyzing Newspapers. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Fairclough, N. (2003). Analyzing Discourse. London and New York: Routledge. Martin, J. R. & Rose, D. (2003). Working with Discourse. London: Continuum.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Possessing, on the basis of competency in the field, advanced level theoretical and practical knowledge of the field supported by textbooks with updated information, practice equipments, research methods and techniques applied to field studies and other resources. x
2 Using of advanced theoretical and practical knowledge within the field. x
3 Using and interpreting acquired advanced knowledge and skills within the field of human sciences in areas of education, research and community service. x
4 Taking responsibility both as a team member and individually in order to solve unexpected complex problems faced within the implementations in the field. x
5 Planning and managing activities towards the development of subordinates x
6 Planning personal and institutional development using knowledge and skills in the field x
7 Evaluating the knowledge and skills acquired at an advanced level in the field with a critical approach. x
8 Determining learning needs of subordinates and direct the learning. x
9 Developing positive attitude towards lifelong learning. x
10 Informing people and institutions on issues in the field, transferring ideas and solution proposals to problems theoretically and practically x
11 Sharing the ideas and solution proposals to problems on issues in the field with professionals and non-professionals by the supporting of qualitative and quantitative data via various communication instruments. x
12 Joining various social, cultural and artistic events in the field of Human Sciences. x
13 Monitoring the developments in the field and share information with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio B1 General Level. x
14 Using programs required in the field ; informatics and communication technologies in advanced level x
15 Collecting, interpreting, applying field-related data and share it with related person, organizations and institutions x
16 Oversee ethical values in the process of the implementation of information. x
17 Supporting the universality of social and cultural rights in the field ; possessing sufficient consciousness of social justice and protecting the historical and cultural heritage x
18 Carrying out interdisciplinary studies in the field. x
19 Acting in accordance with the framework of the quality processes. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 5 70
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load (h) 116
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.87
ECTS Credit of the Course 4