Dr. Patrick Ryan

CSI 3360F/G


E-mail:  pryan2@uwo.ca  
Ph:  433-0041 Ext. 4442

Office: DL 127 - Office Hours: T & F 12:30p-1:30p and W 5:15p-6:15p

CSI Academic Information Secretary  -- Claire Hass
519-433-0041 x4360 -- claire.hass@kings.uwo.ca  -- DL 107

Fall 2017
Tuesdays 9:30a - 12:30p, FB 003

course email group: csi_3360@uwo.ca
Printable Course Outline


This course provides an introduction to reading childhood as discourse.  We will draw upon key concepts in semiotics, literary criticism, the history of ideas, conversation analysis, ideology critique, and the analytics of power. 


Ian Hutchby, The Discourse of Child Counseling (John Benjamins Publishing, 2007).

Approximately a dozen articles available through the course calendar

See the course schedule for weekly assignments.



Discussion Participation

25% (every week)

Paper 1

10 % (Oct. 3)

Paper 2

40 % (Nov. 14)

Paper 3

25 % (Dec. 8)


Students are expected to schedule appointments and other responsibilities around class time.  To be excused from discussion participation due to temporary illness or one-time unavoidable scheduling conflict, contact me directly via email. 

Please do not use email to engage me in substantive conversation, to review course material, or to pose open-ended questions.  I am happy to speak with students face-to-face or immediately after class.

If health issues are prolonged, or to request more extensive academic accommodation, you must meet with me in person and provide documentation to the Dean's Office.  If you seek more extensive forms of accommodation, I ask that you deal directly with me in-person as is appropriate.  I am available almost every working day on campus and will make an appointment to meet with you.

Penalties for late papers may be avoided if extensions are requested in advance.  Otherwise, a two-mark deduction will be taken for each of the first three days late, and a 5-mark deduction for each day thereafter.  One-month after the due date a zero will be assigned for the paper. 



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