Dr. Patrick Ryan

CSI 3360F/G

CHILDHOOD & DISCOURSE

E-mail:  pryan2@uwo.ca  
Ph:  433-0041 Ext. 4442
Office: DL 127
Office Hours: Tues 12:30-2p and Th 11:30-1pm

CSI Academic Information Secretary  -- Laura Clarke
DL104
519-433-3491 x.4503
laura.clarke@kings.uwo.ca

Fall 2018
Tuesdays 2:30p - 5:30p, FB 003

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Printable Course Outline


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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. 



READINGS:

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.

 


MARKING SYSTEM:

Discussion Participation

15% (every week)

Paper 1

15% (Oct. 2)

Paper 2

40% (Nov. 13)

Paper 3

30% (Dec. 11)


ABSENCE, ACCOMMODATION, & PENALTIES:

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. 

If health issues are prolonged, or to request more extensive academic accommodation, 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. 

To ask questions about course content, assignments, or to pose other open-ended questions, speak with me in-person.


 

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY WIDE ACADEMIC POLICIES:

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