Module Catalogues

Language and Gender

Module Title Language and Gender
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

The aim of this module is to equip students with the necessary skills to undertake critical analysis of the phenomena of language and gender encountered in the course of their studies and beyond. Students are introduced to key theoretical and analytical approaches to language and gender. They are encouraged to select their own material for analysis on the basis of relevance to their studies and interests. Therefore, this module is suited to students majoring in Applied English, Communication Studies, English and Communication Studies, English and Finance, and English and International Business. The topics to be typically covered are built largely upon and related basically to other modules offered, including ENG103 Introduction to English Language, ENG110 Semantics and Pragmatics, ENG112 Literature and Gender, ENG201 Advertising and the Media, and ENG215 Language and Society. The aims of this module include
1. To familiarise students with past and current theoretical and methodological approaches to language and gender.
2. To develop students’ critical understanding of current theories of language and gender as well as their ability to apply these in real data and real-life situations.

Learning outcomes

A Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main schools of thought within the field of language and gender and the methodologies used in this line of research.
B Demonstrate the ability to comment critically on the major studies within the field.
C Demonstrate the ability to analyse data drawing upon the relevant theoretical concept and apply standards data analysis techniques and background concepts to new data.

Method of teaching and learning

Lectures and tutorials