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Wodak, Ruth r.wodak at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Nov 18 10:32:55 CET 2015

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Summer School "Media Representations and Research Methods: Critical Discourse Analysis, Social Semiotics and Textual/Visual News Framing"
Maastricht University

Course description
There is an ongoing debate in many countries on the quality of media coverage, for example of the immigrants/ refugees/ asylum seekers in the European Union. This underlines the continued importance of research into media representations and the ways in which different audiences interpret them. The “Media Representations and Research Methods” Summer School helps you to better understand the textual and visual elements of the news. The opening lectures teach you how to structure your research and provide insights into the context of media representations. Then you learn how to analyse discourses, signs and frames in a step-by-step process. The lectures contain many eye-opening examples and offer ample room for discussion. You are encouraged to choose a theme and method for your coursework that are both relevant to your research interests. You write a paper in which you use a qualitative method to analyse a news article or photo and give two talks.

Learning objectives
-Applying qualitative methods from critical discourse analysis, social semiotics and framing analysis to study the possible meanings of media texts and images -Designing an analytical framework to study visual and textual representations in the media in line with your research objectives -Understanding the role of the national and ideological context in which media operate in the production of news

Target audience
-Bachelor/Master students who need to analyse media representations for their course work or dissertation -PhD students who want to operationalise concepts, theories and methods related to media representations and/or need support with their research methodology -Professionals who need a deeper understanding of why and how media representations reflect and affect society

Recommendations from former students
-“It is a rare thing to find someone as genuinely enthusiastic and passionate about teaching as Leonhardt.” — Carol, Master student, Germany -“Leonhardt provides personal feedback as well as extra reading materials catering to the individual needs of every student.” — Renée, PhD student, Belgium “Unlike many other teachers, Leonhardt made sure that the curriculum matched the needs of each individual student by providing individual feedback and additional reading material.” — Nicole, Master student, The Netherlands

Course Program
-Course period: 1 - 5 August 2016
-Course language: English
-Number of participants: 7-15
-Full course program: available as a pdf file at the GeoMeans website -Course sessions: Lectures, roundtable discussions and student presentations -Special features:
---focus on long-term skills development instead of knowledge that is quickly forgotten ---interactive setting in which everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion ---direct and constructive feedback to enrich the collective learning experience ---focus on exchanging views and disagreeing in a friendly atmosphere ---stimulating balance between knowledge, assumptions and questions (i.e. critical thinking) ---advice on your employability skills, internship/PhD opportunities and career options -Extra options:
---After-class tutoring in person and by e-mail ---Facebook Group of this Summer School to share ideas and links with current and former students ---Informal drinks and dinners with other students and course leader

Course Exam and Certificates
-Exam: one paper and two presentations
-Required in order to pass your exam: high attendance rate and active participation during plenary sessions, strong motivation and good command of English
-ECTS: 1.5 (for students who pass their exam; other students and professionals get a certificate of attendance)

Course Fee, Special Offer, Funding and Accomodation -Course fee: €475 (does not include accommodation, transportation and food/drinks) -Special offer: €900 for two GeoMeans courses during Maastricht Summer School 2016.
-Suggested second course: Media Representations and Multimodality: Semiotic Modes, Text-Image Relations and Multimodal News Frames -Course funding: not available -Course accommodation: please visit the Maastricht Housing website

Contact person: Leonhardt van Efferink
email: l.vanefferink at maastrichtuniversity.nl

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