|Titularis(sen)||Christ'l De Landtsheer|
|Taal waarin de cursus wordt gedoceerd:||Engels|
|Info semesterexamen:||examen in het 1ste semester|
1. Aanvangscompetenties (begintermen)
Students are supposed to have a good command of English. They should also have an above-average interest in current politics and keep themselves updated via various media.
Students should have received a broad basic training covering national and international historical, political, economic and social developments.
2. Eindcompetenties (eindtermen)
Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Students should have acquired insight into the process of public opinion formation and the roles played in this process by rhetoric and metaphor on the one hand and the new and traditional media on the other. They should also be able to discuss the communicative aspects of current political issues from an international and democratic perspective, e.g. in an essay.
The course is of particular interest to those who want to focus on political communication and international politics, on contemporary history and on political sociology.
If thought can influence language, then language can help determine thought, for better or for worse. The notion of language includes devices such as rhetoric and metaphor, but may also be understood to encompass the media (new and traditional). In Antiquity, rhetoric and metaphor were already recognised by Aristotle to be important power factors.
Studies of propaganda have further underscored the persuasive power of such linguistic devices. Moreover, historical developments in society demonstrate time and again the importance of constantly monitoring public opinion. New and traditional media play an increasingly prominent role in such processes.
The impact of rhetoric, metaphor, and perception politics through mass media is demonstrated by means of topical case studies. The course takes a democratic and an interdisciplinary and international comparative perspective.
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6. Noodzakelijk studiemateriaal
Compulsory reading – study material
Beer, F.A, & De Landtsheer, C. (2004)(eds.). Metaphorical World Politics. Rhetorics of Democracy, War and Globalisation.East Lansing: MichiganStateUniversity Press.
7. Facultatief studiemateriaal
Farnen, R.F., German, D.B., Dekker, H., De Landtsheer, C., & Sünker, H. (Eds.)
(2008). Political Culture, Socialization, Democracy, and Education: Interdisciplinary and Cross-National Perspectives for a New Century.
: Peter Lang.
Carver T., e.a. (Eds.) (2008). Political Language and Metaphor: Interpreting and Changing the World.
Hart Ch., e.a. (Eds.) (2007). Cognitive Linguistics in Critical Discourse Analysis: Application and Theory.
De Landtsheer, C. & Feldman, O. (Eds.)
(2000). Beyond Public Speech and Symbols. Explorations in the Rhetoric of Politicians and the Media.
Feldman, O. & De Landtsheer, C. (Eds.) (1998). Politically Speaking. A Worldwide Examination of Language Used in the Public Sphere.
Office hours Monday 16.00-18.00.