Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)

This course aims at equipping the students with the knowledge and skills of analysing discourse in different social contexts critically. This course is organized into four units. The first unit introduces the basic concepts of discourse analysis along with its relation to ideology and its discursive structure. The second unit reviews the history, principles, objectives, role of analyst and engages students in discussions about how CDA differs from discourse analysis. The third unit deals with the commonly used methodologies for critical discourse analysis. The fourth unit that is the application of critical discourse analysis provides the students with opportunity to analyze different types (genres) of discourses critically.