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Postgraduate Course: Text and Context (CLLC11091)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course responds to the growing interest in changing practices of writing and reading, technological mediations of texts and images, and tensions between visual and verbal expression, content and form, and literary and non-literary forms of writing.
Course description The course aims at interrogating the materiality and visibility of texts, positioning of forms of writing within the theoretical and methodological approaches to studying cultures. The course examines the opposition of word and image and the processes of reading and writing, and interrogates the position of text as privileged conceptual tool in theories of culture and society.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesminimum 7.0 IELST or equivalent
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the key approaches to studying writing and textual forms as well as historical, political, cultural contexts of writing.
  2. Understanding of the epistomological investment in forms and cultural practices of writing.
  3. Ability to conduct analysis of forms of writing.
  4. Develop skills in relating theory to textual practices.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Generic cognitive skills (e.g. evaluation, critical analysis):
1. Develop original and creative responses to reading practices and writing forms.
2. Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to everyday texts and popular media texts.
3. Critically review complex non-academic texts.

Communication, numeracy and IT skills:
1. Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists.
2. Undertake critical evaluation of complex texts and a range of modalities of representations.
3. Use a range of ICT applications to support and enhance research presentation.
4. Communicate using appropriate methods to a range of audiences with different levels of expertise and adopt communication to the context and purpose.

Autonomy, accountability and working with others:
1. Take responsibility for own work.
2. Practice research in ways which draw on critical reflection on own and others┬┐ roles and responsibilities.
3. Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in research activities.
4. Manage ethical issues related to research.
5. Work in a group and respond to the work of colleagues.
Additional Class Delivery Information The course is delivered in 10 weekly seminars and culminates in a colloquium organised by students to present their writing projects.
Keywordstext and image,materiality and graphic forms of writing
Course organiserDr Ella Chmielewska
Tel: (0131 6)51 3736
Course secretaryMrs Lyndsay Hagon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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