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Faculty Course: Semiotics as Theory and Method, 7.5 Credits

Swedish name: Profilkurs: Semiotik som teori och metod

This syllabus is valid: 2022-01-03 and until further notice

Course code: 1PK006

Credit points: 7.5

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: No main field: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Department of Language Studies

Established by: Faculty director of studies, Faculty of arts, 2021-09-09


The course introduces semiotics as an interdisciplinary approach, focusing on the concepts of sign, meaning, communication, culture, cognition, etc. The course discusses various theories and research areas within semiotics, e.g., cultural semiotics, cognitive semiotics, visual and social semiotics. Basing on these theories, the student writes a semiotic analysis of a certain phenomenon and presents it in a written and oral form.
The course consists of two parts:
Semiotics I (discussion), 5 credits
Semiotics II (oral presentation and final assignment), 2,5 credits

Required Knowledge

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6
one of the following alternatives:
1) Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS)
2) 90 ECTS, of which at least 7,5 ECTS must come from an independent project, or equivalent qualifications


Valid from: 2022 week 1

Chandler Daniel
Semiotics : the basics
Third edition : Abingdon : Routledge : [2017] : xviii, 331 pages :
ISBN: 9781138232921
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Cobley Paul
The communication theory reader
London : Routledge : 1996 : xii, 506 s. :
ISBN: 0415147166
Search Album, the University Library catalogue

As well as material given by the teacher.