Faculty course: Metaphors in Political, Scientific, and Everyday Discourse
Spring Term 2021
About the course
The course addresses two key processes and concepts in cognitive linguistic research: metaphor and metonymy. The nature and the theoretical understanding of these processes are studied in detail. On the basis of this theoretical foundation, the use of metaphor and metonymy in a number of discourses is carefully analyzed. The course includes case studies focussing on specific texts from political, scientific, and everyday discourse as well as an individual project where students can focus on specialized discourse from their own scientific background.
Faculty course: Metaphors in Political, Scientific, and Everyday Discourse, 7.5 hp
Spring Term 2021
24 March 2021
6 June 2021
Type of studies
Number of mandatory meetings
Number of on campus meetings
No on campus meetings.
Outline for distance course
The course is based on online teaching. It includes two compulsory meetings, each of which is half a day. It is possible to attend the meetings online or on campus in Umeå as an ordinary classroom session. Access to a computer is required in order to be able complete the various compulsory tasks included in the course. For information on technical requirements for computer equipment and internet connection, see 'Technical Requirements for Online Courses' at https://www.umu.se/student/sprakstudier/dokument/
The two half-day meetings are compulsory.
English B/6 and one of the following alternatives: 1) Bachelors degree (180 credits) 2) 90 university credits, of which at least 7,5 credits must come from an independent project, or equivalent qualifications
Application deadline was
15 October 2020.
The application period is closed.
Application and tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.