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English Department

Writing Skills and Media Analysis (6 ECTS)



Bachelor Major (120 ECTS)

Bachelor Minor (60 ECTS)

Course Type(s)

Module Group Language Skills and Culture


one-semester module, offered each semester


  • written paper (50%)
  • written exam (50%)
  • graded                                                         

Language of Instruction

Prerequisites Students are required to have passed "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction".
Content This one-semester, weekly course follows on from the module "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction." Students will be offered a choice between a US and UK focussed course, looking at a range of cultural issues and how they are reflected in the mass media. Building on the skills acquired in the LS&C Introduction, the course will also develop and extend the students' critical thinking and academic writing skills. In addition, students will also be introduced to essential tools of media analysis.
Learning outcomes Students can critically analyse media texts and develop their analysis within the framework of an academic essay. They can present a nuanced and supported interpretation cohesively and in academic English (C1 level).