Critical Discourse Analysis
Dr. César Colorado
Centre of Discourse Studies
07 OCTOBER - 25 NOVEMBER 2023
(Specific dates and times below)
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS: 20
180€ for full course (with the option to pay in installments)
20€ for 2-hour class session
30€ for 3-hour class sessions
Course certificate included
The registration deadline is October 4th.
*Registration for full for course only. If you wish to register for an individual class session please contact us directly at email@example.com.
Critical Discourse Analysis is a tool that studies social phenomena from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective. It takes into account various cognitive, textual, social, historical and multimodal aspects. In this course we focus on practical aspects of Critical Discourse Analysis and delve into social issues such as discrimination, sexism, feminism, anti-racism, etc.
The course is aimed at people who study, research or are interested in the use of Discourse Analysis to study social issues from a critical point of view. It is given by Dr. César Rojo, professor at the Centre of Discourse Studies.
The course consists of 20 hours of class. During the month of October, the sessions will be 2 hours. In November they will be 3 hours. The course will be held online and in-person at the Centre of Discourse Studies in Barcelona* (*in-person format subject to participation).
Classes will be held on Saturdays, from 16:00 to 18:00 (CEST time zone) in October and from 16:00 to 19:00 (CET time zone) in November.
7 Oct: Introduction to CDA. The notion of discourse and critical analysis. Objectives and scope of critical analysis. The case of Ecolinguistics and its relation with CDA.
14 Oct: Key concepts of CDA: ideology, power, control, manipulation, counter-power, discourses of destruction and discourses of construction.
21 Oct: Racism. Examples in informative and political texts: news bulletins and statements by politicians.
28 Oct: Anti-racism. Examples in discourses of social movements: manifestos, calls and web pages.
4 Nov: Machismo. Examples in the discourse of popular culture: songs and sayings.
11 Nov: Feminism. Examples in social protest slogans, novels and poetry.
18 Nov: Pollution and global warming: the planet as a resource or as the pacha mama. Examples in the news and advertising.
25 Nov: Capitalism, consumerism, individualism vs. solidarity economy and cooperativism. Examples in the news and advertising.