Universität Wien FIND

122210 VO Communication, Code and Culture (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 9:45-11:15 online

Wednesday 06.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 13.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 20.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 10.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 17.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 24.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 15.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Wednesday 19.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

• explain for the general audience what types of information we communicate through language beyond the literal meaning

• name the main loci of variation in our linguistic codes

• discuss at the current level of scientific understanding several examples of how language is employed by our culture for different purposes

• read a sophisticated linguistic research article outside of your area of direct competence: you will learn to identify what is important for you as a reader, and where and how to ask for the help of a specialist

The written exam for the class will test the above four skills.

Assessment and permitted materials

written "take-home" final exam that involves essay questions testing the mastery of the course learning goals named in the description

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab
Participants will be expected to demonstrate critical thinking and a sufficient degree of familarity with the topics discussed in the lecture by passing the final test.
Minimum for pass grade: 60%
1: 90-100%
2: 80-89%
3: 70-79%
4: 60-69%
5: 0-59%

Examination topics

Readings for the course, plus the material discussed in class and the understanding built in the interactive class sessions. As the exam tests skills as well as knowledge, class participation will be crucial for successful completion of the exam.

Reading list

See the reading list in the syllabus. The readings will be made available electronically through Moodle and the university library.

Association in the course directory

Studium: MA 812 (2); MA 844; UF MA 046/507
Code/Modul: MA M01; UF MA 1A, 4B
Lehrinhalt: 12-0113

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:16