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2011/2012  BA-EOK_TTP  Text and text production

English Title
Text and text production

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course Period Autumn
1. semester
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BA in English and Organisational Communication
Course Coordinator
  • Bodil Helder - Department of International Language Studies and Computational Linquistics
Main Category of the Course
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
The student must document:
  • that he/she has insight in the basic textual concepts introduced during the course and is able to apply them in the analysis of a text
  • that he/she is able to produce a written text product in English which adequately meets the conventions of the given text genre
  • that he/she is able to account for the strategies chosen in the product on the basis of the theories and methods relating to the course
Basic grammar insight (e.g. sentence analysis) is desirable, but not a requirement.
Regular examination:
Assessment Home Assignment
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship No censorship
Exam Period Winter Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below
24 hours individual home assignement

Length of home assignment: Max. 3 Standard pages (NS)

Examination language: English

As the regular examination
Course Content

The overall goal of the course is to give the student insight in the basic elements and concepts that are necessary to understand, interpret, produce and communicate various types of business and organisational texts. This goal is achieved as follows:

• The student will acquire theoretical knowledge of the overall characteristics of professional texts.
• The student will master methods for identifying the genre and purpose of a professional text on the basis of a number of parameters for analysis (e.g. structure, appeal forms, speech acts, stylistic features and lexical choices).
• The student will be able to make grammatical and linguistic observations at sentence level and include them in the analysis and production of texts.
• The student will be able to apply the theories and methods of the course in his/her own text production.

Teaching Methods
The course is a combination of class teaching, discussions of texts and exercises prepared at home and written assignments produced individually or in groups. Workshops may be included.
Student Workload
Teaching/Classes 50 hours
Preparation (including analyses and exercises) 105 hours
Written assignments 25 hours
Exam, including preparation for the examination 45 hours
Total 225 hours

Helder, Bodil (2011): Textual Analysis. An approach to analysing professional texts. Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur.

Jonas Gabrielsen & Tanja Juhl Christiansen (2010): The Power of Speech. Copenhagen: Hans Reitzel.