5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work
|Language of instruction
The course is held in the spring term 2017, during periods III
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to
identify and describe how embodied conduct such as gestures and
gaze are involved in the construction of social actions in
different types of situations. The student will also be able to
apply the acquired analytical tools and practical research skills
for the analysis of social-interactional phenomena involving
language, embodied conduct and the material environment.
The key analytical fields drawn upon are conversation analysis
and gesture studies. Students are encouraged to engage in field
research, collect suitable video data for studying social
interaction, transcribe short segments of data, formulate a
research question, do small-scale analyses and present their
findings via a final paper. The practical research skills include
collecting, managing, editing and transcribing video data.
|Mode of delivery
Lectures and workshops 26 h; group work 30 h; self-study 79 h.
Work in a virtual learning environment is also involved.
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Variable learning activities and teaching methods are used.
Master’s-level students of English Philology
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
Conversation Analysis recommended
|Recommended optional programme components
The course is an independent entity and does not require
additional studies carried out at the same time.
|Recommended or required reading
Selected readings to be agreed with the course teacher(s).
|Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment is based on two written assignments, a group
project and an individual course paper. The assessment is based on
the learning outcomes of the course. Information on exams and
alternative methods for taking courses can be found on the English
Philology website. Read more about assessment criteria at the
University of Oulu webpage.
The course utilises a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the
numerical scale zero stands for a fail
Tiina Keisanen (University Lecturer)
|Working life cooperation
The course is elective in the Advanced Studies of English