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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Dite Liepa
Study type:Part time, Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Communication Science
Language:Latvian
Branch of science:Communication Sciences

Objective

To characterise the Latvian media language in the period of restoration and strengthening of independence of the state by objectively analysing the changes in the language from the sociolinguistic point of view.

Prerequisites

Centralised examination in Latvian passed when graduating from the secondary school.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

• to characterise modern media development processes and their driving forces;
• to analyse the link of language to ideological and political processes;
• to understand peculiarities and styles of the publicist style on the basis of the Latvian media language;
• to find one’s way around situational and social rules of language use.

Skills

• to use Latvian in accordance with media formats;
• to understand the deepest regularities in language use in media and in the public environment;
• to evaluate and analyse media language quality;
• to use language corresponding to specific media genres in own creative work;
• to use different layers of language in creating different content.

Competence

• to evaluate real media language using information for the creation of own professional texts;
• sense of responsibility for the written text (word), its suitability and compliance, as well as possible reaction to it;
• critical and self-critical attitude to the media language used in practice, its manifestations (styles and their suitability in a situational context);
• responsible, knowledge-based language use in accordance with media format.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Multimedia Communication, MK3Bachelor’sRequiredDite Liepa
Public Relations, SA3Bachelor’sRequiredDite Liepa
Journalism, ZR3Bachelor’sLimited choiceDite Liepa
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Photography, FON2Bachelor’sRequiredDite Liepa
Multimedia Communication, MKN2Bachelor’sRequiredDite Liepa