Skip to Main Content
2021-2022 Catalog
INT 2010: Discourse Analysis

Course Description for Discourse Analysis

INT2010: Discourse Analysis
Prerequisite:  INT 1000, ASL 3514, INT 3011, and ASL 4131
Co-requisite: INT 2113
Description: This course introduces discourse analysis to deepen student awareness of and appreciation for various discourse norms and strategies used in English and American Sign Language (ASL). Students will study general discourse types, including conversations, presentations, and narratives specific to ASL and English. Students will study speech act theory and pragmatics in order to identify features of cohesion, coherence, politeness, and powerful/powerless language in oral, written, and signed texts. Students will learn how to identify the function of intent, discourse markers, rhythm, prosody, and space. Discourse structures and genres, gender differences, and framing will also be addressed. The course emphasizes relevance to meaning-based cross cultural communication.