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Language, writing and democracy

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2021

About the course

In response to a discussion about (social) media, fake news and alternative truths, the importance of the written word is greater than ever. There is a growing need for citizens to be critical and able to respond in speech, as well as in writing, to claims that are posted in various contexts.
In this course you will get an insight into how language and writing are connected with active citizenship and democracy. During the course we will zoom in on democracy as a concept and discuss how democracy can be enacted. We also go into depth with language and writing, what they are, and how they are vital for functioning and sustainable democracies in different contexts. During the course you will individually and collaboratively practise, analyse, and theorise language and writing in light of active citizenship.

Language of instruction: English.

Application and eligibility

Language, writing and democracy, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


18 January 2021


6 June 2021

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 25%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Required Knowledge

1)    Degree in Education which includes language(s) or 2) Bachelor's degree which includes 60 ECTS credits or more in a language subject, or equivalent.


Higher education credits acquired no later than on the last day of the application period

Application code



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.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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